A mountain of star-filled concerts, blockbuster festivals, and heart-pounding athletic competitions, fireworks are on tap this summer at Tahoe South www.tahoesouth.com.
TAHOE SOUTH FAVORITES
Tahoe Show: The sixth annual Tahoe Show boasts hundreds of the best sculpted bodies as contestants vie for cash prizes at MontBleu Resort, Casino and Spa, Aug. 27. 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 and physique, fitness and bikini www.tahoeshow.com.
The Lake Tahoe Marathon: Combines inescapable natural beauty and hard-core fitness for the 21st annual event, Oct. 6-9. 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.
TAHOE SOUTH ROCKS, ROLLS, AND SWINGS
A summer lineup of legendary artists graces the Harveys Outdoor Arena stage during the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series every year. This year’s lineup so far has featured Slightly Stoopid, James Taylor, Sting and Peter Gabriel, Tim McGraw, Don Henley, and Keith Urban. On August 18, the Steve Miller Band will be performing. Additional acts will be announced with shows anticipated to sell out www.caesars.com/harveys.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa showroom summer entertainment features Michael Franti and Spearhead, Aug. 19. More acts will be added visit www.montbleuresort.com for announcements.
FNCTN (pronounced “FUNCTION”) brings a solid lineup of the region’s best live DJ’s to play at Xhale Lounge on the first Friday of each month, entry is $10/person. The ongoing concert series will include more acts throughout the summer at popular venues, for updates visit: http://www.fnctnmusic.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 30-Aug. 25 at Lakeview Commons. The amphitheater-style seating offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe along with a variety of booths featuring local merchants, a beer garden, and food.
For Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe concerts visit: www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com.
FESTIVALS, ARTS, FOOD AND WINE
The Roaring ’20s era 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. 13-14 www.tahoeheritage.org.
Sample the Sierra, the seventh annual farm-to-fork festival, celebrates the pairings of Sierra Nevada wine makers, brewers and restaurants, with regionally grown fresh produce, plus entertainment, storytellers and acoustic music. This event offers regional products such as honey, jams, olive oil, and soaps along with pottery, painting, photography, and handmade crafts by regional artists, Sept. 17 at Bijou Community Park www.samplethesierra.com.
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