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.