Thousands attend inaugural Tahoe Heartbeat Festival; $23k raised

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Thousands attended the inaugural Tahoe Heartbeat Festival which raised more than $20,000.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. —  The inaugural Tahoe Heartbeat Festival took place on Saturday, Aug. 20, and brought the community together through live music, a vendor village and food and beverage trucks in efforts to raise money for a local environmental nonprofit. 

A culmination of ticket sales, bar tips, and with a $10,000 donation from Tahoe Blue Vodka, the Tahoe Heartbeat Festival, held at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Playfields, successfully raised $23,000 total for the Tahoe Fund.

The local nonprofit’s overall goal is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on forest health, lake clarity, sustainable recreation, transportation, and stewardship. The proceeds raised at the Heartbeat Festival are a proactive step for the Tahoe Fund to further reach their goals. 

Tahoe Heartbeat Festival organizers are looking forward to further involvement and growth in the local community in the years to come and bringing this festival back to South Lake Tahoe again in the future. 

Deb Howard on behalf of the Tahoe Fund, Matt Leavitt with Tahoe Blue Vodka (middle) and event organizer Paul Reder.

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