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Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie added to summer concert series

Blake Shelton

Recording artist and television personality Blake Shelton will appear at Lake Tahoe on Friday, July 12.

Now there are nine. Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie were added to Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series on Monday.

Shelton, a country recording artist and judge on the singing competition television program “The Voice,” will appear Friday, July 12, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The concert will be held after the opening round of the 30th annual American Century Championship, which is played across the street at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Ticket prices range from $99.50 to $255.50 and sales begin at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29.

It is the fourth show in the series headlined by a country artist. Six days after Shelton performs, his ex-wife Miranda Lambert will take the stage. Ticketmaster presales begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The codeword is “PARTY.” http://bit.ly/2TUvvAg

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie says “Hello” to Lake Tahoe on Saturday, August 17.

A soul and pop singer, Richie will appear at Harveys on Saturday, Aug. 17. A four-time Grammy Award recipient, Richie will have a Hello tour this summer, named for his 1984 hit song. He started recording in 1968 as a member of the Commodores. His solo career began in 1982.

Ticket prices range from $69.50 to $149.to and go they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29.

Previously, Harveys announced seven other concerts for the popular summer series: country star Tim McGraw on Friday, June 14; a cappela stars Pentatonix with Rachel Platten on Sunday, July 7; country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert on Thursday, July 18; Jackson Browne on Saturday, Aug. 10; The Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on Saturday, Aug. 24; country music’s Luke Bryan on Sunday, Aug. 25; and the Dave Matthews Band on Friday, Sept. 6.

The modern-day Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series started in 2002, after Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe merged. In 2018, a record 18 shows were held.

Blake Shelton press:

Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album Texoma Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features tracks including “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 115 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, Shelton has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name. The first location in his hometown of Tishomingo, OK opened in September 2017, while the space on Nashville’s lower Broadway hosted a week-long grand opening in June of 2018. Locations in Gatlinburg, TN and Orlando, FL are due to follow.

Lionel Richie press:

International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, and Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017.  In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.

Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.”

Richie was a judge on ABC’s American Idol this past season and has returned to the ‘Judge’s’ chair for the 2019 season.  He launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in April 2016. In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Richie took his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. The highly successful residency wrapped in October 2018 after a three-year run.

With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he also headlined festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

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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