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June 19, 2013
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Elvin Bishop, Tainted Love on tap for Tahoe July 4 festival

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, the final details for the region’s largest celebration are being wrapped up for the seventh annual Red, White and Tahoe Blue, slated for July 3-6 in Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

“From top name entertainment to good old-fashioned parades, carnivals, fine dining events and a spectacular military rescue demonstration, there are more reasons than ever before to enjoy Lake Tahoe while we celebrate our heroes among 30 festive events,” said RWTB board chairman Jim Smith.

Below is a look at some of the new and marquee events in store for 2013.

Mountain Bike, Hike and BBQ — July 3

If you love to hike or bike the Flume Trail, and like to learn about the region’s history along the way, the new Mountain Bike, Hike and BBQ is one to put on your to-do list, Smith said.

Starting at the Tunnel Creek Station and Café in Incline Village, bikers and hikers will be shuttled to their starting points on the Flume Trail and finish back at the café for a barbecue and live music.

A bonus to this event includes members of the Incline/Crystal Bay Historical Society, who will provide insight to the region’s steeped history along the hiking and bike trails.

Advance ticket purchases include a $5 discount and are $30 for Hike or Bike with shuttle, barbecue and band; additional tickets are available for those who just want to enjoy the food and entertainment or just want to go on the hike or bike trails.

The trails are family friendly, yet the bike ride is 800 feet of elevation gain, Smith said.

Bikes can be rented from Flume Trail Bikes at Tunnel Creek and the Village Ski Loft & Bike Shop. Proceeds benefit Red White and Tahoe Blue, Incline/Crystal Bay Historical Society and Incline High School Mountain Biking Team.

Les Misérables outdoor performance — July 5

Tahoe Players Performing Arts Association and Orchestra will present its premiere performance of Les Misérables on the Coors Light Main Stage at the Village Green on Friday, July 5.

The performance starts at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website or by calling 775-229-3347. Tickets range from $10 to $35.

All are encouraged to bring low-back chairs or blankets; the venue will open at 6 p.m.

No food or beverage from outside of the venue will be allowed; local vendors will serve both at the Village Green as a fundraiser for the festival.

Tainted Love returns — July 5

As if there wasn’t enough on tap for July 5, the Crystal Bay Club will be alive with the best of the 80s with this well-know favorite, Tainted Love, which played outdoors last year at the Village Green.

Organizers encourage all to get your groove and dance in your 80s attire. This show is expected to sell out, so pre-advanced ticket purchases are encouraged and available by visiting the CBC or going to www.cbc.tickets.musictoday.com.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $45 with discounts offered for advance purchases. To find out more about Tainted Love, visit www.taintedlove.com.

Elvin Bishop, Pablo Cruise on stage — July 6

On Saturday night, July 6, The Elvin Bishop Band joins forces with Pablo Cruise to offer an evening of Grammy-award winning music for all ages on the Village Green.

This big summer night line-up is being collaboratively produced by Red, White and Tahoe Blue and the Crystal Bay Club, where tickets are now on sale through www.cbc.tickets.musictoday.com.

Pre-season pricing is set at $30 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under. The show begins at 7 p.m. and all are encouraged to bring low-back chairs or blankets; the venue will open at 6 p.m.

No food or beverage from outside of the venue will be allowed; local vendors will serve both at the Village Green as a fundraiser for the festival.

“We encourage everyone to visit our website to purchase tickets and secure information on all of the events,” said Lee Weber-Koch, a RWTB board member.

For more information on all RWTB events and to purchase tickets, visit the festival’s website at www.redwhiteandtahoeblue.org or call 775 298-1010.


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