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Go Phish – tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday

Only the accomplished Internet “Phishermen” will land Tahoe’s most coveted tickets of the summer.

Tickets for Phish’s Aug. 9-10 shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, on the websites http://www.ticketmaster.com and http://www.apeconcerts.com. About 8,500 tickets will be sold for each show, which will be at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Tahoe.

All tickets are $50. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

“It’s just a great opportunity to have one of the most popular acts of its genre ever to be coming to Tahoe,” the venue’s director of entertainment, John Packer, said. “And it will be a great boost to its economy on a midweek basis.”

The shows are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Phish, of course, took the jam band torch after Jerry Garcia died in 1995. Melvin Seals, who plays Friday at the Crystal Bay Casino, confirmed Phish’s love of the Grateful Dead.

“I know they played a lot of Dead and Jerry on the bus,” Seals said. “I know some of them, and the Greatful Dead and Jerry band was some of the only music they allowed (to be played) on the bus.”

The Dead spawned bands like Phish, Seals said.

“The same thing with festivals,” Seals said. “There were just a certain amount a festivals each year and after Jerry passed, the festivals went crazy. Everybody has a festival now. And the same thing with bands. Phish, Moe, Wide Spread Panic and Leftover Salmon, it just goes on , these bands that just came out of nowhere.”

– MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa has booked reggae artists Soja and J Book to perform Tuesday, May 10. All tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

– The Hooliganz, Logic 1 and the Syndicate play the “Wiz Khalifa Pre-Party” at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Blu Nightclub at MontBleu. Wiz Khalifa tickets will be given away, including a pair of backstage passes to meet the rap artist who performs June 21 in the MontBleu Theatre. That show has not yet sold out.

– The British funk band the New Mastersounds will make its South Shore debut July 9 at the Mt. Tallac Brewery, according to Pet Projekt Presents Ryan Kronenberg.

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