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There’s Music In The Air…   Leave a comment

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The Deck Heads . Truckee Regional Park

The Deck Heads . Truckee Regional Park

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Summer season at North Lake Tahoe and Truckee means music concerts – mostly free – throughout the basin. With musical styles running the gamut, you can sit back and enjoy as the band is ‘Singing the Blues’ or you can ‘Listen to a Country Song’, rock out to the ‘Rock of Ages’ and get down with your bad self when they ‘Play That Funky Music’. (Ten points if you can name all the artists who sang those…)

Most of these venues encourage you to bring a picnic along with your low backed chairs and blankets. Sip a glass of wine while you relax for an evening of open air entertainment. (decant beverages into plastic bottles if you can. Broken glass on the beach is a real buzz kill).  Don’t feel like cooking or packing picnics? Some venues offer food and beverage vendors on site that can sate your hunger pangs and wet your whistle.

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In Truckee, The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District hosts the Truckee Summer Music Series on  Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm at the Truckee River Regional Park. For more information on their full schedule, the bands and the type of music they play, click their link above. Also note all the many local businesses that sponsor this event to bring this wonderful music to you. So shop local, these businesses will appreciate your support. Donations to help fund this event are also appreciated and donation boxes are available at the park.

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The Blues Monsters. Photo from the Concerts at Commons Beach website.

The Blues Monsters. Photo from the Concerts at Commons Beach website.

 

In Tahoe City, The Tahoe City Downtown Association and the Tahoe City Public Utility District hosts the Concerts at Commons Beach. Concerts are held on Sundays and start at 3 or 4 pm and go until 7pm. Once again, local businesses and community groups sponsor this event too. Click the link above for more information, and there is also a place for you to donate to ‘the cause’ on the website.

 

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In Kings Beach, The North Tahoe Business Association hosts Music on the Beach every Friday from 6-8:30pm at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. What makes this particular venue even more enjoyable is not only its vast sandy beach, but its sandy lake bottom and warmer water temperatures that make it perfect for a before concert afternoon swim. Kings Beach also has many restaurants and food purveyors in quick walking distance to the beach. Come early though, as there is road work being done in the area which can slow you down. Parking is available for a fee at the beach, but parking here can fill up early, so plan accordingly. As always, support your local sponsors of this event.

 

 

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If your tastes run more towards classical music and sumptuous orchestral arrangements, The Lake Tahoe Music Festival starts in July. Dubbed ‘Serenades at Sunset’, the locations, days and prices vary from venue to venue, so be sure to check out their website as to what is being played where and when and for how much. Links on the website allow you to buy tickets for these concerts in advance.

 

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From the Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival website. Venue: The West Shore Cafe

 

And if you still haven’t gotten enough of your groove on, many of the local ski areas like Squaw Valley and Northstar also often have free music and events. Be sure to peruse their websites for upcoming events. The links to their websites or in the column to the left.

Sing. Sing. Sing!

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Tahoe City Solstice Festival – June 19-22. 2014   Leave a comment

 

The Tahoe City Downtown Association invites you to join them for a Summer Solstice Festival. Events include a farmers market, classic car show, a wine walk and concerts on Commons Beach among an array of other delights.

Tahoe City is home to a plethora of fine restaurants, many with lake views, plenty of shopping and is the jump off spot to some of our finest bike trails along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. Don’t have a bike? Well you can rent one! Or just take a stroll if that’s more your speed.

The Truckee River in Tahoe City is Lake Tahoe’s only outlet, so be sure to stop at Fanny Bridge. How did it get its name? You’ll soon find out. Peer down into the turquoise blue waters at the river’s mouth to spot the mega sized Mackinaw and Rainbow Trout. Bring change. The local Girl Scout troops often stock fish food near the bridge. (Don’t feed them potato chips and Cheetos. They’re as bad for the fish as they are for you!)

For more information on ALL the events in Tahoe City for the Solstice Festival, here is the link:

http://www.visittahoecity.org/event-items/tahoe-city-solstice-festival-2/

 

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Get Cultured Outdoors—it’s summertime!   Leave a comment

One of the best things about being in the mountains in the summer is that you can combine enjoying the great outdoors at it’s best and a bit of culture. Here are three favorites that you should not miss:

Shakespeare/Music on the Beach, Sand Harbor, Incline Village

Sand Harbor is just about the prettiest place around, with the whole lake unfolding past those big white granite boulders. Spending an evening there really doesn’t require anything else, but since you are there anyway, you might as well throw in a little Shakespeare to add to the fun. This year “Two Gentleman of Verona,” a comedy, will be presented between July 13-August 26th.  Verona performs Tuesday-Sunday, and on Mondays you can go to Sand Harbor and hear some music. For more info or to purchase tickets go to http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/.

 

Truckee Thursdays

Every Thursday throughout the summer downtown Truckee becomes a big party. From 5-9 pm you will find a farmers market, street faire, arts and crafts, live music from top performers, delicious food and lots of happy people getting together and enjoying the summertime.

 

Concerts on the Commons, Tahoe City

Bring your picnic basket, a swimsuit, and a mellow attitude to enjoy the end of your weekend at The Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Starting at 4:30 on Sunday afternoons you can join the throng grooving to a variety of great music on the grass or sand next to the beach. If you forgot the food, several vendors are there to tempt you with food and drink. Where else can you take a dip in Lake Tahoe and float off shore listening to music? All for free.Image

 

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