Red, White and Tahoe Blue - the Incline Village-based nonprofit Fourth of July celebration entering its sixth year this summer - and the Crystal Bay Casino are partnered to co-produce a trio of concerts for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Tainted Love - an energetic '80s rock and pop cover band - will kick things off with an outdoor concert at the Village Green in Incline Village on Thursday, July 5, and Super Diamond - the ultimate Neil Diamond tribute - cap the weekend at the CBC's Crown Room on July 7.
According to Wednesday's announcement, Red, White and Tahoe Blue chairman Jim Smith and Crystal Bay Casino General Manager Bill Wood have been working on the project the past couple months.
"Both have expressed enthusiasm at what appears to be a long-term relationship to foster and grow Red, White and Tahoe Blue into a week-long event and nationally recognized fireworks display," Wood said in a statement.
Furthermore, negotiations are on track for a "nationally known act" on Friday, July 6, according to the announcement, but the date has yet to be confirmed. Look to future editions of Lake Tahoe Action for more on this concert, as well as the July 7 Super Diamond show.
On July 5, the beautiful Incline Village Green will be rocking '80s style to the tunes of the North Shore's favorite party band, Tainted Love, the seven-piece outfit from San Francisco that has returned year after year to North Lake Tahoe for energetic and memorable shows.
The band will bring concert-goers back to the days when keyboards ruled the airwaves, cascading hairdos were commonplace and outlandish fashions lit up the pioneering early days of MTV.
With a stellar lineup of three high-energy singers driven by a powerhouse band whose credentials include Pride & Joy, Super Diamond, Car Wash, Panama, and Yah-Yah Littleman, Tainted Love delivers a nonstop '80s live show featuring songs such as "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Sweet Child of Mine," "Obsession," "Heartbreaker" and many other pop and rock gems from that deliriously decadent decade.
The Incline Village Green is a wide-open space next to the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. It has a multi-use field for playing soccer, Frisbee or a friendly game of football, and a trail and creek run around its edges, nestled among aspen trees.
Doors for the July 5 concert open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. Bring a blanket or a low-backed chair. Food and adult beverages will be available. Get your tickets early as this show will sell out! All tickets are $25, rain or shine. No refunds.
Tickets available at crystalbaycasino.com, by phone at 775-833-6333 or at the Crystal Bay Casino. All proceeds benefit Red White and Tahoe Blue.