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The String Cheese Incident performing at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe

The String Cheese Incident performs at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa Feb. 21-23.
C. Taylor Crothers

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What: The String Cheese Incident

When: Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 21-23, 8 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (55 U.S. 50, Stateline, Nev.)

Tickets: $69.50 for single day tickets (plus taxes/fees)

Info: www.ticketmaster.com

Cheese is coming to Stateline. Yes, that Cheese.

Don’t panic — you have three chances to see them.

The String Cheese Incident starts its three-night run at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa Thursday, Feb. 21.

Although their roots are closer to three decades old, the Colorado-born band’s fame and following really started to grow in the early 2000s with the widespread use of the World Wide Web, as their online bio explains.

“Since then, The String Cheese Incident has gone on to carve out a completely different approach to the business of music; they are truly pioneers of a new way of ‘making a band.’ With the World Wide Web as their tool, SCI was among the first artists to disseminate information via the internet, such as tour dates, release information, and other news, to their growing fan base.”

The move proved to be a successful one for the band — venues don’t book acts for three nights to have them play to an empty room two nights. The String Cheese Incident is one of those acts with a die-hard following, and rightfully so.

Cheese is practically impossible to peg into a musical genre hole. The group started as predominantly bluegrass for its first couple of albums, but has since transitioned to more of a rock jam band, blending elements of reggae, country, Latin music and more progressive rock.

Seriously, listen to “A String Cheese Incident” then “Untying the Not” then 2017’s “Believe.” Were it not for the masterful musicianship, it would be easy to believe each album was the product of different bands.

The String Cheese Incident performs at MontBleu Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-23. Doors open each night at 7 p.m.

Learn more about the band at http://www.stringcheeseincident.com.


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