Sammy Hagar and The Circle crush it at Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Onstage

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony strike a triumphant pose during the July 2 concert at Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Onstage photos by Kurt E. Johnson

Photographer’s notebook: What can you say? Sammy Hagar is the ultimate musician and his band is fantastic. Seriously, Sammy Hagar and The Circle crushed it on Sunday, July 2, at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The camaraderie, fun and love that they have on the stage just emanates out to the audience. As I walked around the audience looking for spots to take photos, everywhere I went you could hear the fans talking about how much they were enjoying the show and how Sammy and the band always look like they’re having such a good time on the stage.

— Kurt E Johnson

  • Sammy Hagar and The Circle
    Sammy Hagar (guitar), Michael Anthony (bass), Jason Bonham (drums) and Vic Johnson (guitar)
    July 2, 2017
    Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
    Set list
    There’s Only One Way to Rock
    Good Times Bad Times
    Rock Candy
    I Can’t Drive 55
    Big Foot
    Right Now
    Why Can’t This Be Love
    Little White Lie
    When The Levee Breaks
    Top of the World
    Heavy Metal
    Mas Tequlia
    When It’s Love
    Rock and Roll
  • To see all of Kurt E. Johnson’s photos from the show, click this link.

    Tahoe Onstage

    Sammy Hagar’s sons Andrew, left, and Aaron, open the show.

    Kurt E. Johnson / Tahoe Onstage

About Kurt Johnson

Photographer Kurt E. Johnson has played drums since he was 14. He is in the South Shore blues band Mudd Bonz and the instrumental progressive psychedelic space rock band Aether Haze. He retired after a 31-year career in the Bay Area and has lived at Lake Tahoe for 10 years. His passion is concert photography and playing music. To see more of his photos, visit his website

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