San Francisco Comedy Competition returns to MontBleu

Event Date: 
September 13, 2014 (All day)

sixteen contestants from around the country and Canada will give audiences and judges their best material during the San Francisco Comedy Competition event in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 15.

The competition, now in its 39th year, returns to MontBleu with an outstanding group of future stand-up comedy starts picked from hundreds of applicants.

This year’s host is a past contestant himself, Kris Tinkle. Kris' new album, "Maybe I Don't Feel Like Smiling," is current in the top 10 on iTunes. He is also a regular on "The Artie Lange Show."

South Shore casinos dealt losing hand to start off new fiscal year

Casinos on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe had a gaming win of $25,079,065 in July, which is down 22.5% from the same month a year ago according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).

In figures released today, the NGCB shows the whole state of Nevada almost equal to last July's reported gaming win with $931,819,621 taken in during the month, up .65% from July of 2103.

The gaming win represents the computed income of casinos before business expenses and taxes.

Power ballad rocker, reality TV star Bret Michaels at MontBleu

Event Date: 
November 29, 2014 - 9:00pm

Rocker, reality star, philanthropist and front man for the enduring rock ’n’ roll band Poison, Bret Michaels, will bring all the roses and a generous supply of power ballads to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa stage in a one-night-only, solo show, Saturday, Nov. 29.

Comedian Daniel Tosh returns to South Lake Tahoe

Event Date: 
December 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Daniel Tosh, host of the Comedy Central series “Tosh.0”, returns to the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, NV on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $75.00, $65.00, and $55.00 and go on sale August 29th.

All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

Toast of the Canyon Wine Train on the V & T Railroad

Event Date: 
August 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

Northern Nevada has its own version of a wine train as the V & T Railroad's historic steam engine takes people along the Carson River for an evening of wine and appetizers.

Hop on board at the train station each of Carson City and embark for a scenic trip that offers panoramic views of the Carson River Canyon and Nevada's classic high desert landscape.

Lake Tahoe as you have never seen it

Drone Promotions of Lake Tahoe shares their latest drone creation: a tour of Lake Tahoe.

Winemaker's Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar to Feature Vintages of Hearst Ranch Winery

Event Date: 
August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Winemaker's Dinner featuring the Vintages of Historic Hearst Ranch Winery
Complementing a 4 - Course Dinner by Chef Larry Rice, will be held at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar August 28, from 6 until 8.
Winery Guest: James P. Buda
Come join us for an evening of tasteful enjoyment!
We have a delicious meal planned for you, accompanied by Hearst Ranch Winery Vintages including:


Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar
1378 Hwy 395 N Gardnerville, NV
United States

Sand Harbor concert celebrates peace with music from around the globe

Event Date: 
September 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. The World Concert, an original blend of diverse musicians, aerialists and dancers, is produced by Trails and Vistas, a Truckee, CA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to producing inspiring art events in nature, in collaboration with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project.

Valhalla Art and Music Festival wraps up season with two free concerts

On Sunday, August 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series. This is a special free kids concert featuring the acclaimed children’s act the Banana Slug String Band. Their music is original and full of inspiring positive messages about taking care of each other and the environment. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and join sit on the Grand Lawn at Valhalla from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Crawfish and muscles take center stage at MontBleu Resort

Event Date: 
August 23, 2014 (All day)

A outdoor feast with the main course arriving straight out of Lake Tahoe and an indoor muscle and fitness protein fest will be the ultimate flex and fry events of the summer, Aug. 23 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

The second annual Boil 'n Fry Day Festival is Lake Tahoe's version of an old fashioned New Orleans crawdad feed, complete with live music at the MontBleu Outdoor Event Center, carnival games, hot wings, barbecue, cold crafted beer and all the fried, boiled or barbecued fresh water crustaceans festival goers can eat.

Slash and Aerosmith put on a show in South Lake Tahoe

Fans and City staff were on hand at the South Lake Tahoe airport as Aerosmith arrived for their outdoor concert at Harvey's on Friday afternoon.

Slash took to the stage first, bringing a lot of fan favorites from Guns & Roses as well as new songs. After a full hour of playing, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Aerosmith brought out high energy and constant rock and roll. Their set was non-stop action for almost two hours.

Lake Tahoe concert line-up for August

August 01 Leche De Tigre / Connor Party @ Heavenly Village
Young Shakespeare: "As You Like It" @ Valhalla Boathouse
The Novelists @ The Beacon
Straight Jacket @ Himmel Haus
DJ Enfo @ Peek Tahoe
Tressa Bell @ 968 Park
the Wrinkle @ King's Beach
Lisa Marie Johnston @ Cottonwood bar and grill
Ana Popovitch w/ The Steepwater Band @ Crystal Bay Club
August 1-2 Ashley Red @ Cabo Wabo
August 02 LADY GAGA Artpop Ball w/ Lady Starlight @ Harvey's Outdoor
Naive Melodies / Patrick Walsch @ heavenly Village

Tahoe’s Lucky Beaver Now A Serious New Contender in Reno’s ‘Best Burger’ Battle

Move over Awful-Awful, Lake Tahoe’s best burger is now the new burger in town in ‘the biggest little city’ and has its sights set on the ‘Reno’s Best Burger’ crown, and it’s only available at the new Reno location of the Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger.

What makes this newcomer think its Beaver Burger can unseat the decades old reputation of the Awful-Awful as Reno’s best? “It’s the meat that matters,” says Lucky Beaver co-founder Mike Leeper.


Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger, Reno
3655 S Virginia St, across from the Atlantis, Reno
United States

The Winter and the Wolves World Tour featuring Grieves

Event Date: 
August 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the Winter and the Wolves World Tour featuring Grieves, Son Real and Fierce Vill plus special guest Ekoh from Las Vegas, NV! This is happening on Friday, August 8, 2014. Tickets are $16 adv at Whiskey Dicks (South Lake Tahoe) 702 Skate & Snow (Carson City) Recycled Records (Reno) or online at or $20 day of show.

Wa-Sha-Shu It’Deh Native American Festival held this weekend at Valhalla

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 27 2014 .
July 26, 2014 (All day)
July 27, 2014 (All day)

The Wa-Sha-Shu It’Deh Native American Festival returns to Valhalla at the Tallac Historic site this weekend, July 26 and 27. The festival celebrates the Washoe's ancient lifeways and their Lake Tahoe homeland.

The festival features traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and great food. The basket weaving competition features over fourteen different categories. The Washoe are highly regarded for their master craftsmanship of baskets and have had several well-known weavers throughout their history, including Dat So La Lee.

Lake Tahoe a finalist in "America's Favorite Space" - Winner announced on Thursday

Good Morning America, ABC TV's morning show, has but the vote out to the viewers to select the top spot in the country. They gathered nominations and photos and here are the Top 5:\\The Top 5 Nominees

1. Lake Tahoe. Known for its crystal clear blue water and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the lake, which borders Nevada and California, is a nature lover's paradise. For Nancie Goodnough, who cannot walk and hike due to rheumatoid arthritis, Lake Tahoe has been a place of healing.

Drought affecting California State Parks including D.L. Bliss in Lake Tahoe

A lack of water in California has prompted water restrictions to be imposed at California State Parks including Lake Tahoe's D.L. Bliss.

Due to the drought conditions showers, flushing toilets, and trailer dump stations will not be available at the park and chemical toilets have been put in their place.

According to the park's website, drinking water will continue to be available at the spigots throughout the campground but there will be no showers.

July 2014 Concerts in Tahoe: Lady Gaga, DJ Pauly D, NOFX, Carrie Underwood

Mind-blowingly many artists playing in July 2014; Notables this month from Harrah's Harvey's LT include Train, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Boston, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Steve Miller Band - Crystal Bay Casino will be featuring Geechy Guy, Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, and Ana Popovic.

Live at Lakeview will feature Tracorum, Randy McAllister, The McCoy/Tyler band, The Sierra Drifters, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds.

Over 260 Music Videos this month, so click through and check out the playlists.

Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks 2014

South Lake Tahoe's 2014 fireworks display included this song performed by local Jesse Kalin Carson. The spectacular show is synchronized to music so no better way to show the visitors what Lake Tahoe is all about than to use a local artist's music.

Nevada Side of South Lake Tahoe Sees Orderly Crowds, Early Morning Stabbing

Overall, the 4th of July was busy but things went pretty well according to Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini. "A lot of people enjoyed the 4th in Lake Tahoe," he said. "We scheduled a lot of deputies to handle the extra crowds and didn't see a lot of problems. We managed well and were prepared."

Nevada Beach has been an alcohol free beach for the holiday since the 1990s which is something Sheriff Pierini said needed to be done. "Having that ordinance made a big difference," he said.

July 2014 in Tahoe: Billy Ray Cyrus, Sinbad, Carrie Underwood, Train

WOW! This is probably the busiest concert month since I've been keeping a blog.

#4thofJuly events include parades and fireworks on both ends of the lake in #LakeTahoe plus Billy Ray Cyrus in Incline Village and Sinbad at the Montbleu on July 5th, Black Star Safari, 4-piece puzzle, and Groovebox at the American legion July 4th, Red White & Bass feat. Love and Light, Muppet Punk, Gurbtron, Trevor Selby, Tre Tuna, DJ Chango at Lakeside at Night and Stylust Beats, Subtropixx, Aux, IJV at Tahoe...

July 01 Unauthorized Rolling Stones @ Harrah's

"Red, White & BOOM!" with DJ DAN

Event Date: 
July 5, 2014 - 9:00pm

Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the second annual Red, White and BOOM! 4th of Julyweekend House Music Explosion featuring SF's legendary DJ Dan plus special guest DJ Aspect getting the party warmed up! This is happening on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Whiskey Dick's Saloon. Tickets are $15 adv at Whiskey Dicks & Beach Hut Deli (South Lake Tahoe) 702 Skate & Snow (Carson City) Recycled Records (Reno) or online at or $20 day of show. The party will feature enhanced Sound, Lights, Visuals and Go-Go dancers all night long!

"Homegrown California Style Reggae" THRIVE at Whiskey Dicks

Event Date: 
July 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the return of THRIVE live in concert! Homegrown reggae music from Santa Cruz, CA plus special guest Weapon from South Lake Tahoe!

This is happening on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Whiskey Dick's Saloon located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd in South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $10 adv at Whiskey Dicks & Beach Hut Deli (South Lake Tahoe) or online at or $12 day of show.

Since 2008 Santa Cruz based Pop/Rock/ Hybrid-Reggae band Thrive has been paving its path in the music world.

South Lake Tahoe Police Step Up Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department will conduct targeted pedestrian and bicycle safety law enforcement this summer in order to reduce accidents. They will be deploying officers on bicycles and motorcycles to educate the public.

In 2013, the South Lake Tahoe Police department conducted 42 injury traffic collision investigations that involved serious and/or fatal injuries. 10 of those collisions involved bicycles and 5 involved pedestrians.

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride 2014

Every year since I've had a channel I have been covering Bike The West's signature bicycling event America's Most Beautiful Bike ride; though, over the years I've varied dramatically on how I have chosen to cover it. By tradition, I always cover the bicycle race on foot to give me a different perspective to the people who cover it on bicycle helmet cams or in a car.

June in South Lake Tahoe: Sarah McLaughlin,Three Dog Night, Joan Osborne, Neil Sedaka

Lots to do in South Lake Tahoe during the month of June!

June 01 America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride @ Montbleu
Wagon train parade
Family Bike Day @ Truckee Regional Park
Rock River Band @ The Beacon
Dimitri Mathemey group @ Moody's Bistro
Mike Kise Memorial charity fishing derby @ Jakes on the Lake
June 02 Rise Up @ Rojo's
June 03 LunarBurn fundraiser w/ GmD, Highbreed, Monophorix @ Whisky Dick's

'California Cool' Crooner Chris Isaak at Tahoe's MontBleu

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Whether it's love, passion or heartbreak, no one sings a breakup or makeup song quite like Chris Isaak. California's coolest crooner will bring his sweeping catalogue of heart-bending classics — from "Wicked Game," "Somebody's Crying" to "San Francisco Days" and "Two Hearts" — to Lake Tahoe for a one-night-only show Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Announcing the Premiere of Pat Branch Films' "Is It Happening?"

Event Date: 
May 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Is It Happening? Trailer from Pat Branch films on Vimeo.


11197 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA, 96161 Fifty Fifty Brewing Company
United States

Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas

Event Date: 
April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

Dr. Louis Grivetti will present “Chocolate: Heritage of the Americas,” featuring samples of American Heritage Chocolate made with authentic ingredients from the 17th century. Chocolate today is a universal treat—amazingly, a mere 500 years ago it was unknown outside of Central America. This presentation will cover
the geographical origins and global dispersal of the cacao tree, and its most beloved product.

Chocolate’s extensive history includes its earliest uses by native Mesoamericans and the spread of cacao production and chocolate manufacture into

Dr. Seuss Hats Off Exhibition Comes to Lake Tahoe

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seuss’s hats have ever traveled outside his home.


Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite 23
United States

CHP: Crackdown On Cell Phone Texting and Talking While Driving

April 1st starts the month long zero tolerance campaign “It’s Not Worth It!” to highlight the fact that drivers who text and use cell phones while driving have the same driving behavior as those who are legally drunk. South Lake Tahoe California Highway Patrol officers will join others from around the state in an effort to curb these behaviors in order to reduce preventable accidents with injuries.

South Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Lineup Growing

Summer 2014 at Lake Tahoe is going to be a musical one, complete with country, classic rock, new and old and more in between.

Rascal Flatts is the latest to book their trip to South Lake Tahoe. They will be hitting the stage on Sunday, August 24. Tickets go on sale April 11.

So far, the lineup is:

Sarah McLaughlin on June 24
Carrie Underwood on July 18
Zac Brown Band on July 20
Journey and Steve Miller Band on July 30
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Ball on August 2
Boston on August 3
Bruno Mars on August 14
Sammy Hagar and Friends on August 16
Rascal Flatts on August 24

Cycle Through Wine Country to Support Keeping Tahoe Blue

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is looking for cyclists to join their Climate Ride California team to cycle through wine country May 17-20, 2014. Riders will help raise awareness of climate change, alternative modes of transportation and the effort to Keep Tahoe Blue.

League staff member Seth Chanin will be captaining Team Keep Tahoe Blue.

Too Early to Tell Success of New Trash Pick Up Times in South Lake Tahoe

Since March 3rd, trash pick up times in South Lake Tahoe have been moved to two hours later in an effort to reduce wildlife problems and clean up, according to South Tahoe Refuse, protect our unique environment.

While it's too early to tell if the later times will keep bears out of local trash, both Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care and the Bear League say they feel it will make a big difference.

Up and Coming ZZ Ward Making First Visit to South Lake Tahoe

If you could take Muddy Waters, the Beatles, Tina Turner. David Bowie and Tom Petty, throw in a little Jay Z and mix them all up, you'd come up with a blond 27 year old named ZZ Ward.

After listening to her debut CD, "Til the Casket Drops", I am a new fan. And apparently I am not alone. "The tour has been incredible," Ward told me in a phone interview. "At every venue I'm seeing new fans and it's been a very positive thing to see."

How Can South Lake Tahoe Residents Reduce Water Usage By 20%?

California Governor Jerry Brown has called for a 20% reduction in water usage state wide in order to prepare for the anticipated water shortage not only for 2014, but also in coming years.

A presentation was made by South Tahoe Public Utility District at Tuesday's City Council Meeting on just how everyone can cut back, from private homes to city projects.

Long range planning is important for communities to survive cutbacks to water supplies. The District outlined their response to conservation:

South Lake Tahoe Earth Day

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

The Annual South Lake Tahoe Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bijou Community Park.

The festivities will include live music, a kid's zone, raffle prize and informative and interactive booths.

There will be plenty of opportunity to learn about local environmental issues while celebrating the Lake Tahoe region's unique beauty.

Carrie Underwood Added to Harvey's Outdoor Concert Series Lineup

The Harvey's Outdoor Concert Series in South Lake Tahoe is adding more concerts to their summer 2014 lineup.

Carrie Underwood was added to the schedule with a concert during the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament. Tickets for the July 18 show will go on sale March 20 at 10 a.m.

Underwood joins Sara McLachlan (June 24), Zac Brown Band (July 20), Journey and Steve Miller Band (July 30), Boston and The Doobie Brothers (August 3) and Bruno Mars (August 14).

Valhalla Tahoe Announces New Festival Director

Putting on the annual Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival takes more than a village. It requires the skills, creativity and organization of a Festival Director. The Tahoe Tallac Association, which produces the Festival, is pleased to announce its new Festival Director, Evangeline Elston.

Yonder Mountain String Band Performs at MontBleu

Event Date: 
April 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

A one-night-only show of progressive banjo rolling, mandolin chopping bluegrass music with the Yonder Mountain String Band and special guest The Brothers Comatose is April 3 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Don't Forget to Move Clocks Forward

Even though winter hasn't made much of a presence in Lake Tahoe this year, it's time once again for the annual spring ritual of daylight savings time. Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m. is the official time charge where people are to move their clocks forward one hour.

City of South Lake Tahoe Approves 3 Year Deal With SnowGlobe

With a vote of 4 to 1, the South Lake Tahoe City Council voted Tuesday to give SnowGlobe a three year contract to have their signature concert event in the city. Promoters will also be receiving an additional $25,000 in cash funding to run the event.

SnowGlobe brings in an estimated $6 million return on the City's investment through advertising, hotel bookings, money spent on food and supplies as well on international awareness of the unique concert in South Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Tops Woman's List of Places to Visit Before Going Blind

What would you do if you were losing your eyesight? This question wasn't a hard one to answer for Monroe, Louisiana resident Leslie Hestle. Her answer? Go to Lake Tahoe!

Suffering from gyrate atrophy since birth, Hestle knew that her eyesight was going away. People with the disease are usually totally blind between the ages of 40-60. One year ago she had cataracts surgery, giving her eyesight for awhile longer but without peripheral vision.

Sierra Chef 2014 Cooking Class: Gluten Free is Fabulous!

Event Date: 
February 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Chef Candace Lockhart, Owner of Bella Tahoe Catering, will be teaching a hands on and demonstration class as part of the Sierra Chef Cooking Series at the Lakeview Loft in South Lake Tahoe. The February 6 event will be from 6 to 8 pm. Chef Lockhart will be showing just how fabulous Gluten Free cooking can be.

You'll learn to create 2 appetizers, a main course and a dessert, all tasty and Gluten free.

The class is $75 and reservations can be made by email at or by phone at 775-588-01

Sierra Chef 2014 Cooking Class: Spice Blending

Event Date: 
January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Gourmet Cooking Class series at the Lakeview Loft continues with Spice Blending on Thursday, January 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Diane Weidinger, owner of Heart Rock Herb & Spice, will be teaching a spice blending class that includes learning to cook with fresh spice blends. Featured spice blends will be Herbs de Provence, Tahoe Taco and Tahoe BBQ.

The class is $75. Reservations can be made by contacting Events Ink at 775-588-0484. More information is available at


Event Date: 
November 24, 2013 - 10:00am

After getting his $10 Christmas Tree cutting permit from the U.S. Forest Service; Charlee, from the Charlee Simons & Jen morning show on K-Tahoe 590 AM & FM 96.1, finds the PERFECT tree in the forest!

Charlee Simons from K-TAHOE on the "Polar Express"

Charlee, from the K-TAHOE morning radio show of Charlee Simons & Jen, brings you along for a ride on the Nationally famous V&T Railroad's "POLAR EXPRESS" out of Carson City, NV. All aboard!

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Workshops for South Lake Tahoe

Event Date: 
December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm

El Dorado County, Douglas County, and the City of South Lake Tahoe are hosting two community workshops on December 11-12, 2013 to discuss the role that outdoor recreation plays in enhancing tourism and community livability for the South Shore. This is a great opportunity for residents to share their insights about parks, recreation, trails, events and programs, so that recreation opportunities can be improved in the future.

Fall Harvest Jam at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu Resort Featuring Shaggy and Black Uhuru

Event Date: 
November 29, 2013 - 10:00pm

Grammy Award winning island music superstars Shaggy & Ravon and the legendary group Black Uhuru will headline separate shows at the Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Nov. 19 and Nov. 29.

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