Visit Lake Tahoe in August and “… travel to the beat of a different drum…*”
We’ll tell you where that quote is from in just a minute…
An opportunity to visit Lake Tahoe is a treat, no matter your interests or age. Past blogs have highlighted boating, dining, beaching, hiking, biking, skiing, snow-shoeing, sightseeing, shopping, dining, casino-ing and more. Kathy at Tahoe Destination Vacation Rentals is your go-to girl when it comes to finding the perfect rental home for your family and friends. Whether you’re looking to bring the whole gang, or escape for some quiet couple time, Kathy will find the home that is perfect for your needs. As a long-time resident she is also knowledgeable about the quiet coves you’ll need to see, the best brunch in town, a reliable babysitter, or the guy to call when you want to relax and leave the driving to another “captain” for the day. With all that said, the weather is perfect, so head on over for a well-deserved vacation!
As August rolls around, we need to take some time to look at the outstanding entertainment in town. Whatever beat you step to, you’ll find it in Tahoe this month; keep reading for a run-down of some toe tapping, lighter-lifting, frolicking fun!
If you want a cozy setting to enjoy some music, many of the local bars and nightclubs offer live entertainment. Our friend, Jesse Kalin Carson is busy making the rounds and we highly recommend getting in to see the man sing! Take a look at his Facebook page here.
This month offers an incredible line-up of live entertainment; here is a look at what’s available:
The Lake Tahoe Summer Fest runs August 1-17th. Here you will find prestigious classical performers invited from across the US and beyond performing orchestral concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sundays are set aside for special Children’s Concerts. Throughout the week you may attend the rehearsals for free! Tenor, Matthew Polenzani and pianist, Simone Dinnerstein will be two of the featured artists at this year’s festival held at the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village, Nevada.
The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival at the Tallac historic site runs throughout August and is an unforgettable setting for a variety of performances. Here you will find Celtic/Folk music, improv, murder mystery dinner, Artist in Residence, a film festival, Shakespeare, Folk/Bluegrass, and Classical music. Tour the Pope House or take in the vintage car show; have your face painted while being entertained by wandering jugglers and minstrels and enjoy the food and music.
The highlight of this event is:
The Great Gatsby Festival, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. This two day event is held on the Valhalla Grand Lawn August 9th and 10th and features a Tea and Fashion Show on the 10th. The “spectacle” of The Great Gatsby era as celebrated at Lake Tahoe is a must-see!
And you won’t run out of musical performances this month. There are so many, we have listed them by venue and date:
At Harvey’s Outdoor Arena this month:
Aug 2 – Lady Gaga’s artRave
Aug 3 – Boston and The Doobie Brothers
Aug 8 – Aerosmith with Special Guest Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & Conspirator
Aug 14- Bruno Mars
Aug 16- Sammy Hagar and Friends
Aug 24- Rascal Flatts with Special Guests Sheryl Crow & Gloriana
Aug 29 & 30- The Eagles Tour
At Harveys’ South Shore Room:
Aug. 23- The Zombies
Sept 6- The Verve Pipe
At the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa:
Aug 9- Chris Isaak
Aug 21- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Aug 23- Tahoe’s Crawfish Music Festival- “Boil & Fry Day” a five band concert line-up with some beer, wings and crawfish too!
*Were you wondering? “… travel to the beat of a different drum…” are lyrics of a song written by Mike Nesmith (remember the Monkees?) and probably best remembered as recorded by The Stone Poneys and sung by a young artist named Linda Ronstadt. Seemed a timely history lesson as Ms. Ronstadt was awarded The National Medal of Arts by President Obama at the White House this week.
**If you remember the song, you might also remember the old school use of the asterisk!
Happy travels, whatever your beat!