Jefferson Starship expected to honor Paul Kantner at Lake Tahoe show |

Jefferson Starship expected to honor Paul Kantner at Lake Tahoe show

A June 20, 2001 Associated Press file photo shows Jefferson Starships' Paul Kantner, left, performing in New York. Former bandmates are expected to pay tribute to the late musician at a Saturday show at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

If you go

What: Jefferson Starship

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $40.36 plus fees


Jefferson Starship fans can expect a tribute to the band’s recently deceased leader Paul Kantner at a Saturday show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The psychedelic- and folk-rock act has continued to tour following Kantner’s death late last month at age 74 of organ failure and septic shock. Kantner co-founded Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship and was an admired musical influence in his hometown of San Francisco throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

“Kantner, who spent much of his life in his native city, would look back years later and remember a golden age of art, free love and joyous possibility,” according to an obituary by the Associated Press. “He joked that San Francisco was a privileged haven, ‘49 square miles surrounded by reality.’ (The correct number is closer to 47). He believed deeply in the ‘60s dream, often citing an anecdote that for a few days in 1966 the stars were so aligned that you could expect any wish to be granted.

“‘Which, needless to say, it was,’ he liked to add.”

Saturday’s Jefferson Starship show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is likely to include plenty of tributes to the late musician, said Harrah’s and Harveys spokesman John Packer.

Special guests to the show may include Darby Gould, from Jefferson Starship – The Next Generation and World Entertainment War, and former Jefferson Satarhship guitarist Mark “Slick” Aguilar, Packer added.

Recent set lists by Jefferson Starship have included Jefferson Starship originals and Jefferson Airplane classics like “Volunteers,” “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

More information on the show is available at

— Adam Jensen, Lake Tahoe Action

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