Tahoe South Winter Nights Heat-Up with Star-Studded Entertainment

Heading to The Ridge Tahoe for winter skiing and boarding action? Sure, the daytime is reserved for the slopes but after the sun goes down the party is just getting started around Tahoe South.

Lace up your boogie shoes for Boogie Nights at Blu!
Lace up your boogie shoes for Boogie Nights at Blu!

Here’s an entertainment lineup of what’s happening over the next few weeks:

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe opens Jan. 28 with concerts planned during the Grand Opening weekend including Uncle Kracker, Jan. 29; Skid Row, Jan. 30 and Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Jan. 31; The Saddle Tramps, Feb. 5; the English Beat, Feb. 7 and Starset, Feb. 13. More acts are forthcoming. The Hard Rock offers a 25,000-square-foot casino floor, one-of-a-kind food and beverage options and entertainment that bears the high standard of the iconic Hard Rock brand.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa rounds out the first month of 2015 with The Guess Who, Canada’s first international rock music superstars whose anthems “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” and “Share the Land” rocked the charts in the 1970s, will perform at the MontBleu Theater Jan. 31. Lewis Black, one of America’s prolific and popular performers on the comedy stage will bring his scorching wit and hilarious commentaries to MontBleu, Friday, Feb. 6.

As winter turns to spring, what better way to make the transition at Tahoe than a little slopeside surf music magic with the legendary Beach Boys March 27 at MontBleu Theater.  Regarded one of the greatest American rock groups and an important catalyst in the evolution of popular music, The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands ever.

Even if you don’t remember the days of disco, MontBleu rolls out the carpet Friday and Saturday nights with Boogie Nights at Blu, the ultimate 70s and 80s theme dance party. Brush off those retro clothes, practice your dance moves, and get ready to jump back in time.

Meanwhile, the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is building its winter entertainment venues with Masters of Illusion, Jan. 31.  This spectacular all-ages magic show will mesmerize your senses and keep you wondering how they do it. The band known for its uncanny take on the Stones’ and San Francisco’s favorite cover band, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, will be covering the early classics to its more contemporary releases, Feb. 7. Keeping with the retro rock sound, Jefferson Starship arrives at Harrah’s Feb. 14.

Other upcoming shows at Harrah’s includes Los Lobos, Feb. 21, Bruce in the USA, Feb. 28, Pat Traver’s Band, March 7, America’s favorite ABBA Tribute Band, ABBAcadabra, March 14 and The Punch Brothers, March 28.

The Improv at Harveys presents the best names in comedy every week in the Cabaret Theater at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Shows begin at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and Sunday, with 8:30 and 10:30 pm on Saturdays. Howie Nave is the host/emcee for all shows. Headliners and openers are: Graham Elwood and Avi Liberman through Feb. 1; Allan Havey and Joe Dosch, Feb. 4-8; Will Durst and Chris Mancini, Feb. 11-15; Bob Zany and Larry Brown, Feb. 18-23; James Stephens III, Feb. 25-Mar 1; Henry Phillips and Jim McCue, March 4-8; Ben Gleib and Suli McCullough, March 11-15; Jackie Flynn and Kevin Flynn, March 18-22; Ritch Shydner and Tracey MacDonald, March 25-29.

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