Fall Heats Up in Tahoe South

Fall typically means cooler temperatures, but the entertainment lineup in Tahoe South suggests anything but. Put on your party pants and check out a concert, festival or the nightlife during your fall visit to The Ridge Tahoe.

Everyone loves free. OnCourse and the Lake Tahoe Golf Course are all about bringing free concerts to the community. King Sugar + Riotmaker will bring reggae beats from 4 – 8 p.m, Sunday, Sept. 20. A variety of local vendors will be on hand and food and drink specials are available. Bring the family and have some fun.

If you’re “B-B-B-B-Bad” you’ll want to catch George Thorogood and the Destroyers at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Sept. 26. This concert will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp in the South Shore Room. Come and boogie to classic tunes like “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love,” and “House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.”

Rock out with Queensryche at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Friday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. Known as one of the most revered bands in hard rock makes them a perfect fit for Vinyl.

What would fall be without a good old fashioned Oktoberfest celebration? Camp Richardson Resort is hosting their annual German tradition Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 – 4. Come out for German foods, desserts, craft booths, a beer and wine garden, live music featuring the “Gruber Family Band,” a pumpkin patch, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a costume contest for you and your dog. If this doesn’t sound like fun to you, consult your physician.

Probst at Oktoberfest this fall! Photo: Camp Richardson Resort.
Probst at Oktoberfest this fall!
Photo: Camp Richardson Resort.

Fall Fish Festival: Also known as the Kokanee Salmon Festival, this is a perfect walk on the ½ mile Rainbow Trail loop to watch the kokanee spawn within a few feet from your own feet. If you’re looking to spy a bear, this is the spot. Black bears visit Taylor Creek on a regular basis during the annual spawning, but please, be bear aware – no selfies with these magnificent creatures. This free event offers learning opportunities that include: a treasure hunt, fish painting, mascots such as Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Sandy and Rocky Salmon, and a visit from Smoky the Bear. Merchandise and food are available onsite for purchase. Don’t miss the Stream Profile Chamber, which provides a view of the stream environment allowing visitors to study a diverted section of Taylor Creek through a panel of aquarium-like windows. Take your camera, snap photos of the yellow aspens and enjoy a day in the sunshine.

If you enjoyed the Allman Brothers Band, don’t miss Gregg Allman, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Oct. 3. Get ready for a night of “Southern Rock” a term coined by Gregg himself to describe their musical genre which is a blend of rock, blues and country.

Peter Cetera, former bass player in legendary rock band “Chicago” will perform at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Saturday, Oct. 3. This Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter will be performing timeless hits for all to enjoy.

Not only has Gordon Lightfoot had success in writing songs for himself, but he’s also written songs performed by other great artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbara Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Jane’s Addiction, Toby Keith, and Eric Clapton. He’ll be performing at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.

Avoid “Hey Jealousy” and check out the Gin Blossoms at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Oct. 17. This well-known 90’s rock band is working on a brand new album and will be playing a fun variety of old and new hits.

If you’ve seen Old School and The Hangover you might remember the foul-mouthed wedding singer in both movies. The Dan Band, made famous by the blockbuster hits, will be performing at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m.

Hip hop comes to town with Nico & Vinz, Saturday, Sept. 24. This Norwegian duo originally started performing under the name “Envy,” but after the success of “Am I Wrong” in 2013, they rebranded and brought their talents to the US.

What show will you check out during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe?

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