Adam Jensen: Beach-music season arrives at Lake Tahoe |

Adam Jensen: Beach-music season arrives at Lake Tahoe

An attendee to a previous Live at Lakeview show gets up to get down.
Adam Jensen | File photo

Sunday marks June 21, the official start of summer (as well as Father’s Day). With the changing of the season comes a grand tradition at Lake Tahoe — combining the great outdoors with live music.

Whether you’re intently listening to a band’s chops or throwing a Frisbee around and gazing across the lake, only half hearing the songs in the background, Lake Tahoe’s beach music scene is a not-to-be-missed aspect of summer.

Several restaurants around the lake offer toes-in-the-sand listening experiences. Three free, weekly summer music series also combine sun and sounds at Lake Tahoe.

The first of the lakefront music series begins at 6 p.m. Friday, with Lake Tahoe funk act Drop Theory performing at the Music on the Beach series in Kings Beach, just outside of the North Tahoe Event Center at 8318 North Lake Blvd. The series runs Fridays through Aug. 7. More information is available at

Concerts at Commons Beach follows up at 3 p.m. Sunday with performances by Montaña and Groove Foundry at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. The series runs Sundays through Sept. 6. More information at

At the South Shore, the popular Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series begins Thursday, June 25. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the first of this year’s Thursday concerts at South Shore features Johnny Gold Trio and Raymond Victor Band performing blues and jazz. Lakeview Commons is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 50 and Lakeview Avenue. The series runs Thursdays through Aug. 27. More info at

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

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