Large crowd jazzes up first Live at Lakeview concert |

Large crowd jazzes up first Live at Lakeview concert

The Raymond Victor Band, with local musician Seth Hall (left), Raymond Victor, bass player Diane Dutra, drummer Marcus David and guitarist Gary Anthony, jazz up Lakeview Commons at the first Live at Lakeview concert on Thursday.
Jack Barnwell / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Hundreds came out in droves Thursday for a soul-stirring launch of the 2015 Live at Lakeview concert series.

Two blues bands played an eclectic style of blues and jazz music as the event celebrated its fourth anniversary.

Davis-based Jonny Gold Trio took the stage first, with Jonny Gold playing drums, Patrick Langham on bass and Karl Rasmussen on guitar.

The Raymond Victor Band, out of San Francisco, took the stage next, blasting out a mix of original songs and some classic compositions. Raymond Victor, the band’s namesake, hit the right keys on vocals and the piano, Marcus David on drums, Diane Dutra on base and Gary Anthony on guitar. Local musician Seth Hall joined in on the saxophone.

Live at Lakeview started in 2011, hosted by On Course Events. The city recently cut a deal with On Course to extend the concert series for another five years by waving $6,500 in permit fees each year. Additionally the city has chipped in $5,000 cash sponsorship this year and $2,500 for each successive season.

The free concert series continues every Thursday through Aug. 27.

The July 2 concert features Tubaluba, a Seattle-based eight-piece brass band who fill funk up Lakeview Commons with funk music. Patrick Walsh will warm up the crowd with a solo performance at 4:30 p.m.

Live art and a variety of local merchants will be on hand along with delicious food options plus amphitheater style seating and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from the beer garden, according to On Course Events. Proceeds from the beer garden will benefit South Tahoe BMX, ultimately benefiting the Bijou Bike Park.

More information and summer lineup, go to and connect with @LiveatLakeview on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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