This week’s action: Celebrity golf, ’80s greats and hip-hop |

This week’s action: Celebrity golf, ’80s greats and hip-hop

Adam Jensen

The annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course kicks off early next week with practice and celeb-am rounds July 19. The entertainment options at the South Shore really pick up during that week, but the variety of things to do isn’t half bad for the usual lull between Fourth of July and the American Century Championship, especially for live music. Also, the weather looks like its going to be just about perfect this weekend, so get out there and enjoy summer before its gone. Here are a few picks for this week at Lake Tahoe:

1. Sting and Peter Gabriel

I figured this Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena show was going to be a high point of the summer, and then I started looking back through Sting’s and Peter Gabriel’s catalogs. They are absolutely littered with hits synonymous with the 1980s. Gabriel’s catalog, especially, also reminded me of how viable an art form music videos used to be. What’s a music video you ask? Oh, never mind.

2. Songwriter Celebration

Folk storytelling and tradition in a historic venue on the beach, need I say more? The California Songwriter Celebration takes place Wednesday, July 20, at the Valhalla Art Music & Theatre Festival. Anyone who enjoys acoustic guitar and musical banter may want to check it out.

3. Vokab Kompany

These San Diego funk and hip-hop weirdos put on a high energy live show that will likely catch you nodding your head. Vokab Kompany plays two shows in coming days at Lake Tahoe, one at Live at Lakeview July 21 and one at the American Legion July 22.

Adam Jensen is the editor of Lake Tahoe Action. He can be reached at

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