South Lake Tahoe Event Guide, September 2018
A Look Forward at
September in Tahoe means cooler mornings and nights, and of course lots of events to look forward to! We've highlighted just a few of this month's best events coming to the South Shore below!
Thin Air Chili Cookoff
Where: Kirkwood Mountain Resort
What: The 18th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook-Off at Kirkwood, Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Kirkwood Village Plaza. The event, sponsored by the Kirkwood Community Association, features the region’s top chili makers, beer and wine tasting, live music provided by the Wesley Orsolic Band and a Kid’s Zone with face painting, a bounce house, games and arts and crafts (for a $10 entry fee).
Labor Day Lasers at Lakeview Commons
Where: Lakeview Commons
What: The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, The City of South Lake Tahoe and On Course Events have teamed up to present a Labor Day celebration at Lakeview Commons. Laser Day, also known as Labor Day Lasers at Lakeview will take place at Lakeview Commons on Sunday, September 2nd.
Dave Matthews Band
Where: Harvey's Casino Outdoor Arena
What: The Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991, when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Instead of simply recording himself with a guitar, he opted to bring in some instrumental help to give his musical ideas more depth. Dave found assistance in drummer Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who were both accomplished jazz musicians in the local Charlottesville music scene. Based on the recommendation of distinguished local jazz guru John D’earth, 16-year-old musical prodigy Stefan Lessard came on board to play bass. Completing the band was keyboard player Peter Griesar, who left the band after a couple of years, as well as the talented and classically trained violinist, Boyd Tinsley.
TEDx South Lake Tahoe
Where: Montbleu Resort & Casino
What: The night starts out with an opportunity to network with other deep thinkers in Lake Tahoe and a chance to see local artists showcase their talents. Then we’ll dive into the show with over ten speakers talking about a myriad of topics. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges”. For 2018, we want to bring unity and positivity in a time that division is too strong a motivation. We’re excited to see how this subject intertwines through our speakers’ presentations.
Tour De Tahoe
Where: Perimeter of Lake Tahoe
What: We invite you to experience adventure cycling around the 72-mile shoreline by participating in the 15th Annual Tour de Tahoe cycling event – Bike Big Blue.This is your chance to ride around Lake Tahoe at Summer’s end offering fresh mountain air, incredible scenic beauty, great food & entertainment and managed and supported by one of the most experienced bicycle event management teams in the West.
Graham Nash from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Where: Montbleu Resort & Casino
What: Graham Nash, the legendary musician and founding member of iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, has helped shape the world around him through ideas, innovations, and influential works of art for more than four decades. One of music’s most legendary singer-songwriters and vocal harmonists, Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash - and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also an internationally renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer. In 1990, his passion for photography led him to establish Nash Editions, recognized by the Smithsonian for its role in the invention of digital fine art printing.