New Lake Tahoe shows: The Temptations, Boz Scaggs, Kinsey Sicks
Soul, rock and musical comedy have been added to Lake Tahoe’s summer concert calendar.
The Temptations will play MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, June 11, while Boz Scaggs will take the stage at the casino Saturday, July 16. On the California side of the state line, comedy-musical troupe the Kinsey Sicks will play the Loft Theatre at Heavenly Village July 12-14, according to recent announcements from the venues.
The Temptations achieved fame as one of the most successful acts on Motown Records.
“The group began its musical life in Detroit in the early ‘60s,” according to a press release for the show. “It wasn’t until 1964, however, that ‘The Way You Do the things You Do’ turned the Temptations into stars. An avalanche of hits followed including, ‘My Girl,’ ‘It’s Growing,’ ‘Since I Lost My Baby,’ ‘Get Ready,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,’ ‘Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,’ and ‘I Wish It Would Rain.’
“… Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles and 14 Billboard R&B No. 1 singles. Their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. In fact, the Temptations were the first Motown act to earn a Grammy Award.
“The current lineup consists of original member and co-founder Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson.”
Tickets to the June 11 show start at $50 plus fees and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Boz Scaggs will perform his hits and music from his most recent release, “A Fool to Care,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at MontBleu.
“Raised in Texas with an abiding respect for American roots music, Boz Scaggs has crafted a distinctive trademark sound, garnered many accolades and proven himself as one of music’s most creative and original artists, ” according to a press release for the show. “He hit it big in 1976 with his critically acclaimed album ‘Silk Degrees’ featuring the smash hits ‘Lowdown,’ which won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, ‘Lido Shuffle,’ ‘What Can I Say’ and the ballad ‘We’re All Alone.’
“The newest album in a prolific career, ‘A Fool to Care’ boasts Scaggs’ pioneering blend of rock, soul, jazz and R&B taken to new heights. The inspirational heart of the album lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility.”
Tickets to the July 16 show start at $55.50 plus fees and are available at http://www.ticketmastser.com.
At the Loft Theatre, the Kinsey Sicks will bring an outrageous show to the South Shore July 12-14.
“Combining award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag, the Kinsey Sickss are one of the hottest comedy-musical troupes in the U.S. The New York Times praises their ‘voices sweet as birdsong’ and Billboard Magazine calls them ‘one act that should not be missed,’” according to a press release for the show. “With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show in New York City, an extended run in Las Vegas, two feature films, six CDs, and appearances throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, the Kinsey Sicks have earned a diverse and devoted following.”
Tickets to the performances start at $25 plus fees. More information is available at http://thelofttahoe.com.