Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Soaks Up Summer 2017 with Swimming, Spokes, Suds, Sun, and Star-Studded Shows
April 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – Tahoe’s national treasure – the lake – is filled to capacity after a record-breaking winter, and ready to provide visitors gallons of recreational opportunities and special events this summer. South Shore’s most popular season includes heart-pounding athletic competitions, celebrity golf action, July 4th fireworks, blockbuster concerts, and craft brewery events all on-tap. (www.tahoesouth.com)
SIGNATURE LAKEFRONT SOIREES
The 28th annual American Century Championship, the No. 1 celebrity golf tournament in the U.S., will bring a star-studded line-up of more than 80 athletes and Hollywood stars to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, July 11-16. New participants include NFL players/coaches, former Raiders star Charles Woodson, and Paige Spiranac, the breakthrough professional golf competitor and social media personality. Larry the Cable Guy, Jeremy Roenick, Rob Riggle, Kevin Nealon, Jack Wagner, Jason Kidd, Bode Miller, MLB Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Ozzie Smith and Ivan Rodriguez are also back. Televised by NBC Sports the winner pockets $125,000. Additional superstars and longtime favorites are expected to announce their participation in the coming weeks. (www.americancenturychampionship.com)
Celebrated as one of the best July 4th fireworks shows in the nation attracting an estimated 100,000, “Lights on the Lake” is a spectacular array of red, white and blue pyrotechnics synchronized to top rock/pop hits and patriotic favorites. This show will be the summer season’s exclusive fireworks performance and has been rated one of the country’s best displays in prominent travel outlets including CNN, Budget Travel, USA TODAY and NBC’s Today Show. Choice viewing spots are South Shore’s sandy beaches and aboard boats including paddlewheeler cruise, private charter companies or renting a vessel. The music will be simulcast on local radio stations.
SUDS, STUDS & SIPS
The inaugural Lake Tahoe Brewfest hosted by Cold Water Brewery and Grill and FNCTN (a production/promotional group; pronounced “Function,”) is coming to South Shore June 10 to feature craft brew tastings from all over Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. The event also includes a home brewers competition, live music, arts and craft vendors and food.
The sixth annual Tahoe Show boasts hundreds of the best-sculpted bodies as contestants vie for cash prizes at MontBleu Resort, Casino and Spa on Aug. 26. Known as the most beautiful show on the West Coast, the judged event is a qualifier for the National Bodybuilding Championship and features categories in bodybuilding, figure, physique, fitness, and bikini. (www.tahoeshow.com)
Local libations and regionally sourced cuisine are on the menu at the 8th annual Sample the Sierra food and wine festival, Sept. 16 at Bijou Community Park. Early bird tickets are now available for the region’s only farm-to-fork fair celebrating homegrown food, wines, spirits and brews, and the opportunity for businesses to participate in the growing foodie culture in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (www.samplethesierra.com)
Celebrating its 26th year, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride is an impressive 72-mile journey that circumnavigates Lake Tahoe in one day, Sunday, June 4. Hosted by Bike the West and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, it offers spectacular scenery along with the necessities: food/water, restroom, and first aid stations for avid recreational bicyclists. Cycling action continues on the same route with the 15th Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue as participants test their strength and physical endurance on Sunday, Sept. 10. (www.bikethewest.com)
The 53rd annual DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is considered to be the oldest relay race in the country as runners converge to run counter-clockwise around Lake Tahoe, June 10. Teams of seven individuals each tackle approximately 8-12 mile sections along the 72-mile scenic route. (www.laketahoerelay.com)
Long distance milers will lace up their running shoes and hit the road with the third annual Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, June 17. Presented by Epic Tahoe Adventures, the 13.1-mile course starts at Spooner Summit and drops over 1,000 feet as it winds down U.S. Highway 50 along the stunning east shore of Lake Tahoe to a finish line at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Other weekend activities include an expo, post-race party for runners and their guests and awards for the top male and female age group finishers. (www.epictahoe.com)
The Lake Tahoe Marathon combines inescapable natural beauty and hard-core fitness for the 22nd annual event, Oct. 13-15. The weekend features multiple marathons with choices of 5K or 10k, half marathon, 18-milers, 144 milers around the lake or a four-day, 288-mile run. There’s a children’s run, plus swim and kayak competitions, and dozens of competitions to choose from. (www.laketahoemarathon.com)
The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival honors Tahoe’s heritage with a season filled with performances and comedy at the Boathouse Theater, outdoor concerts, festivals, and cultural events like Dirty Cello, June 21; Music on the Lawn: Red Rose, July 2; Bob Woods’ Swampbilly, July 5; Barwick and Siegfried, July 23; The Novelists, July 26; Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Aug. 2; Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Aug. 9; I See Hawks in L.A., Aug. 16; Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankenfurter, Aug. 23; Laura Love, Aug. 30; Linda McRae, Rick Shea and Ernest Troost, Sept. 6; Romancing the West historic documentary, Sept. 13; SambaDa, Sept. 20; The Woman in Black – A Ghost Play, Oct. 5-8; 12-14; and Wordwave at Valhalla One-Act Play Winners 2017, Oct. 22 . For more information, full schedule, and tickets visit, (www.valhallatahoe.com).
Valhalla Renaissance Faire offers seven acres of entertainment on four stages at Camp Richardson’s campgrounds, June 3-4 and June 10-11. The two weekends include various activities: jousting, sword fighting, educational demonstrations, jugglers, magicians, children's games, merchants, actors, food, and beverages. (tahoesouth.com/events/valhalla)
The Roaring ’20s comes alive during the annual Great Gatsby Living History Festival at the Tallac Historic Site with costumes, live music, interactive historic house tours, vintage auto rides, classic kid’s games, and food, Aug. 12-13. (www.tahoeheritage.org)
HEADLINERS, CLASSICS, AND ROCKERS
A summer lineup of legendary artists will grace the Harveys Outdoor Arena stage during the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series. This year’s stars include Paul Simon, June 25; Rebelution with Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie, & DJ Mackle, June 30; Sammy Hagar & The Circle, July 2; Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield, July 9; Lenny Kravitz, July 14; Third Eye Blind, July 16; Jack Johnson, July 28-29; Slightly Stoopid, Aug. 4; The Who, Aug. 16; Linkin Park, Sept. 1; and Eric Church, Sept. 2-3. (www.caesars.com/harveys)
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa showroom schedule hosts classic performers along with new chart-topping hits including Eli Young Brand, May 25; The Naked and Famous, May 27; Mike Love w/Chad Wilkins Band, June 9; Paul Rodriguez & the Latin Kings of Comedy, June 10; Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, June 24; Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, July 8; Cheech & Chong, Aug. 18; Herbie Hancock, Aug. 19; Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Sept. 9; and Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sept. 15. (www.montbleuresort.com)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe rockin’ events entail Comedy Cage Match, May 28-29; Voodoo Glow Skills, May 31; Talib Kweli, June 10; Spazmatics, June 17; Warren G, June 30; Dada – 25th Anniversary Tour, July 18; and Primus with Clutch, Aug. 17. (www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com)
Free live music throughout the summer is available every night of the week whether it’s Live at Lakeview, Heavenly Village, lakefront bars or popular restaurants. Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series every Thursday, June 22 - Aug. 24 at Lakeview Commons. The amphitheater-style seating offers breathtaking views on the beach along with a variety of booths featuring local merchants, a beer garden, and food. (www.theshopsatheavenly.com; tahoesouth.com)
LOUNGE ACTS, MAGIC AND COMEDIANS
The Loft Theatre located in the Heavenly Village is home to Magic Fusion and offers guests of all ages year-round entertainment with award-winner illusionists, sleight of hand, pallor-theatre magicians. The Kinsey Sicks stars in Dragapella is an Award-winning Off-Broadway Comedy-Musical and will perform at the Loft Theatre, June 19-23. (www.thelofttahoe.com)
The Improv at Harveys offers comedic relief every Wednesday through Sunday with two comedians including Bobby Collins with Jesus Trejo, May 24-28; Dennis Blair with Alycia Cooper, May 31 – June 4; and Amir K with Grant Cotter, June 7-11. (www.caesars.com)
FNCTN brings a lineup of the region’s best live DJs to play at Xhale Lounge located in between MontBleu and Harrah’s casinos on the first Friday of each month. The ongoing concert series will include more acts and special events throughout the summer at various popular venues. (www.fnctnmusic.com)
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected]
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