Brett Dennen’s second Lift Series opens Saturday at Tahoe

Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen’s Lift Series takes off at the Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday.

Ready to have a sit down with singer-songwriter Brett Dennen? Kick off your ski boots and enjoy a special seated show Saturday at Crystal Bay Club.

Brett DennenDennen sent out an invite on Facebook: “Dear friends and ski bums, The second-annual Lift Series starts (this week) on Jan. 6th! Protect Our Winters will be registering voters, updating voter address information and getting people signed up for 2018 mid-term election alerts. If you can’t make it out to one of our stops, you can register here: protectourwinters.turbovote.org. If you sign up in person with POW at a show or ski resort, then you are automatically entered to win a hat and vest from Alps & Meters, shipped to your home.”

A confirmed ski bum himself, Dennen is taking his winter tour to some of his favorite resort towns, combining slope time with performances and a bit of political activisim. Protect Our Winters, based in Boulder, Colorado, has a mission of “uniting and mobilizing the snowsports community against climate change.”

Tickets for the Crystal Bay show are $27 in advance or $30 at the door. The sure-footed Grizzly Goat band returns to Tahoe for a free after-party in the Red Room. Guests must be 21 or older.

Raised in the quiet Central Valley town of Oakdale, Dennen, 38, was homeschooled and spent ample time pursuing creative endeavors and exploring how to play music. After learning to play guitar, he started writing songs at an early age. He later attended the University of California, Santa Cruz.

A folk-pop singer, Dennen has released six studio albums, including “Por Favor” in 2016. After his Lift Series, he embarks on an ambitious Let’s Tour 2018 that will take him from Texas to Oregon and from London to Paris from late February to mid April.

In the meantime, local ski bums and music fans have a chance for a sit down with Dennen on Saturday night.


About Randy Hashagen

Tahoe Onstage copy chief Randy Hashagen, a former Bay Area journalist, walked away from his career to become a crazy cab driver. He's still barnstorming, but his wing-walking days are over. Lately, he has been watching the world flow through Lake Tahoe since 2012.

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