Summer concerts at Kahle |

Summer concerts at Kahle

Summer Family Music at Kahle Community Park is in its fourth year, gaining both in popularity and size.

Facing the awning-covered stage on the field to the left of the community center, audience members will be able to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the lilting tunes in the balmy summer air. The five concerts this year are scheduled both on weekdays and weekends to accommodate work schedules.

“People have all sorts of schedules in Tahoe, so we thought it would be best to have concerts on weekdays as well as weekends so people could attend,” said Vicki Schussel, recreation coordinator at Kahle.

Sponsors this year include BMJ Medical, Harveys Resort Hotel/Casino, Caesars Tahoe, Embassy Suites Resort, Horizon Casino Resort and Tahoe Douglas Senior Auxiliary.

“In January we ask for sponsors, send out letters and make some calls,” Schussel said. “Then some of the sponsors picked their own groups, or we look at requests from residents and past concert-goers. Our free concerts are totally sponsored through donations.”

The Starship Concert is a fund-raising event for Kahle Park Phase II which began May 4. The project will include a gymnasium, indoor jogging track, expanded fitness room and a game room.

Summer Family Music in the Park includes:

– Mumbo Gumbo and Okra Pickles, July 11, tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. For more information, call Benefit Productions at (530) 544-8875.

– The Riptides, featuring Al Moss, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free.

– Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, Aug. 11, gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit Phase II of Kahle Park construction.

– Brian Farnon Band, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Tahoe Douglas Senior Auxiliary and is free.

– Mel Saunders and the Rainforest Band, Jazz is Dead and N.Y. Jimmy and the Jive Five, Sept. 5. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. For more information, call Benefit Productions at (530) 544-8875.

For additional information on all these events, call Kahle Community Center at (775) 588-0271.

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