Novelists launch 40th Valhalla Tahoe at Boathouse Theatre

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The Novelists open the 40th season of the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival.
Larry Sabo / Tahoe Onstage photos

It’s a novel idea. There is a window behind the stage in the Boathouse Theatre, enhancing performances with a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe.

As the sun set on Wednesday, The Novelists opened the 40th Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival for a nearly sold-out Boathouse Theatre audience.

A four-piece band that formed 10 years ago in Reno, The Novelists feature four storytelling singers, with keyboardist Eric Andersen and acoustic guitarist-mandolinist Joel Ackerson taking the leads. Zack Teran plays bass and Miguel Jimenez-Cruz is the drummer.

The band also played in the venue in 2017.

“It’s really a beautiful spot. I don’t know when they built the Boathouse, but it just has that concert, old-school vibe,” Andersen said. “It’s absolutely gorgeous.”

A summer concert series highlights The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival. Most of the concerts are on Wednesday nights. However, there will be show on Tuesday and Thursday, as well as free Sunday concerts on the Grand Lawn.

The next Boathouse musical concert will be rock ‘n’ roller Kimberley Dahme on Wednesday, July 17.

Next Wednesday: John Muir treks to Lake Tahoe.

Click to see all of Larry Sabo’s photos of The Novelists show in the Boathouse Theatre.

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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