Whitney Peak Hotel stretches outside for Under the Arch concert

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Buddy Guy headlines the Sept. 19 Whitney Peak Hotel Under the Arch.

The mix of artists who will play at the Sept. 19 Whitney Peak Hotel’s Under The Arch might seem unusual, but it isn’t when you consider who put it together.

“This is what we have become known for,” Brent Harding of Devil Dog Productions said. “We put together a not-your-average concert bill.”

G Love & Special Sauce will be at Under The Arch.

G Love & Special Sauce will be at Under The Arch.

With the passing of B.B. King, Buddy Guy now undeniably is the best-known living bluesman. G Love & Special Sauce is a roots-hip-hop band and Todd Snider is a charismatic storytelling song man.

“(Under The Arch) embraces different genres yet attracts the same people,” Harding said. “People I see at a Buddy Guy show are the same people I see at a Todd Snider show and a lot of the same people I see at G Love shows. I think the variety is going to make for a festival type atmosphere yet it will be one big show on one stage.”

Tickets went on sale May 29 for Whitney Peak Hotel’s first outdoor show on the ReTrac across the street from the entrance of Cargo, the venue for the after-party band which will be announce on July 11. The ReTrac will hold 3,000 concertgoers. Harding said it is the biggest show he has put on in the area. Devil Dog Productions also secured the music for the Crystal Bay Casino and various shows at Squaw Valley, including Bluesdays and the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest.

“When you see who will play the after-party, you will see why this is the biggest thing I’ve done,” Harding said. “It’s significant. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag. I can’t announce it but it is confirmed and I am probably as excited about it as I am the headliner. This band has never played in the area that I know of.”

  • Whitney Peak Hotel- Under The Arch
    Where: The ReTrac next to Whitney Peak Hotel
    When: Saturday, Sept. 19
  • 6 p.m.: Todd Snider
  • 7:30 p.m.: G Love & Special Sauce
  • 9 p.m.: Buddy Guy
    11 p.m. Cargo after-party: (Very special act to be announced on July 11)
    Price: $55 General admission or $75 to include after party; VIP $125 (Includes after party, Private viewing area, bar & VIP Hospitality room inside hotel)
    Purchase: www.cargoreno.com

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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