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Headliners Rebelution deliver good vibes to the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on June 30.
Tahoe Onstage photos by Pheonix Gruneich

Photographer’s notebook: For a dainty little sweet girl, HIRIE has a powerhouse voice. The opener at the Friday, June 30, reggae show at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys gave out nothing but pure love. She was accompanied by a great band and horn section. Collie Buddz was next and he kept the vibes flowing with a lot of energy, which sparked up the crowd. Collie brought out the horn players from HIRIE, making it feel like a family vibe. A setting sun illuminated the stage. Dj Mackle between sets was a nice touch. For me, Nahko and the Medicine People stole the show. Not that Rebelution didn’t deliver — it did just that. It was my first time seeing Nahko and they won me over as a new fan. Nahko finished a song in spoken word, he played keys and guitar. He also brought out HIRIE for an awesome duet. Amid a beautiful sunset, Rebelution, the headliners, played to a packed house. The people who came out made the best gumbo salad ever: All kinds of music lovers  enjoyed the show. Folks danced and sang along to all the words of Rebelution’s many hit songs. The no-nonsense stage and lighting for the guys was epic. They put on a outstanding show for the Tahoe crowd. Good vibes were had 🙂

— Pheonix Gruneich

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HIRIE and Nahko join forces in Tahoe onstage during an evening of reggae.

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Tim Snider works his bow to the breaking point for Nahko and Medicine for the People. Now a resident of Santa Monica, Snider formerly lived in Reno.

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Nahko adds new fans at Lake Tahoe, including the photographer.

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Hawaii’s HIRIE played her set and then guested with the other bands, too.

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Even the sun was high when Collie Buddz hit the stage.
Tahoe Onstage photo by Pheonix Gruneich

 

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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