South Lake Tahoe’s Live at Lakeview announces 2016 lineup
Live at LaKeView Lineup
June 23: Paa Kow, Drop Theory (world / Afro-fusion)
June 30: 40 Watt Hype, 4 Piece Puzzle (Latin soul)
July 7: Randy McAllister, Patrick Walsh (country / Americana)
July 14: Ideateam, Jonny Gold Trio (funk / jazz)
July 21: Vokab Kompany, Black Star Safari (electronic funk / rock)
July 28: Surprise performance, Moonbase (reggae / roots)
Aug. 4: Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Bison (bluegrass / Americana)
Aug. 11: Big Sticky Mess, Boca Do Rio (funk / Brazilian space funk)
Aug. 18: Diego’s Umbrella, Swamp Zen (gypsy rock / funk)
Aug. 25: Lavish Green, Wesley Orsolic Band (ska / rock)
Funk, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass and reggae — there’s a little something for everyone at this year’s Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series.
On Course Events announced the lineup for the fifth annual free lakefront music series Thursday, June 9. The popular series returns to Lakeview Commons Thursday, June 23. The series runs from 4:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 25.
“We tried to bring some of the old favorites back but introduce some new acts as well,” said Leslie Schultz, director of marketing for On Course Events.
Davis, California, funk band Big Sticky Mess is an example of one band that has played its way from an opening act to a headliner at the series, which features terraced seating overlooking the beach, stage and Lake Tahoe itself. The venue plays a role in attracting musical talent to the stage each summer
“South Lake is really turning in into a market people want to break into as a band,” Schultz said.
The series will begin with West African percussionist Paa Kow playing world music and Afro-fusion. Paa Kow last played Live at Lakeview in 2014. Truckee funk band Drop Theory opens the first show of the 2016 series.
“We feel like we’ve created a community event that people love,” Schultz said, adding that she’s looking forward to this year’s lineup.
“I’m really excited about all of them. I can’t pick favorites.”
The event also hosts art on the beach, local merchants, food vendors and a beer garden. Proceeds from the beer garden will continue to support South Tahoe BMX Association. A complimentary bike valet will also raise funds for a different South Shore nonprofit each week.
Lakeview Commons is located at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and U.S. Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. Additional parking is available at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center located at 1601 Rufus Allen Blvd.