Reggae show added to Harveys Summer Outdoor Concerts

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Slightly Stoopid smokes at Harveys in 2017. The band headlines another reggae show this summer.
Tahoe Onstage photo by Michael Smyth

Is it 2 AM yet?

Slightly Stoopid is making a return trip to the Summer Concert Series. The SoCal reggae band will perform on Saturday, June 16, at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, and will be joined by Stick Figure and Pepper. It’s part of the School’s Out for the Summer 2018 Tour and music starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets to the all-ages show are $18 (early bird) to $39.50 plus fees and taxes. All tickets are general admission. Presale begins Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. and the passord is “wise.” General sale starts Friday, Feb. 23.

Kenny Chesney will play at Harveys on Monday, July 3.

Kenny Chesney, Monday, July 3

On Tuesday, Harveys announced that another country star, Kenny Chesney, also will appear in the Summer Concert Series, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Chesney will bring his Trip Around the Sun Tour to Lake Tahoe with special guests Old Dominion. Tickets for the all-ages show are $149.50 for front floor, $89.50 for rear floor and $69.50 for bleachers.

Things are shaping up nicely for the 14th annual Summer Concert Series at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, with everything from country to rock to pop to psychedlic jams on the menu.

Here’s what has been announced.

Two evenings with Phish, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18

An Evening with Phish kicks off its summer tour with two shows Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18, at Harveys in Stateline, Nevada. An online ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com. Details at phish.com/tours. Tickets to the general public are $80 and go on sale at noon Thursday, Feb. 8, at Another Planet Entertainment and Ticketmaster outlets. Four ticket limit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Phish also played two shows at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Lake Tahoe in 2013.

In a career spanning more than 33 years, Phish has become one of the most significant live music phenomena of all time. On the basis of word-of-mouth about their performances — with virtually no radio or video support — the Burlington, Vermont band grew from playing club gigs along their native East Coast to drawing 100,000 music fans to remote corners of the country. At every turn, Phish managed to win over newcomers and casual fans as well as maintain the loyalty of their devotees with a singularly broad repertoire, virtuosity, and by making a unique event of each show. Band Members are Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell.

Keith Urban will be at Lake Tahoe on July 29.

Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22

Keith Urban, the country music star from Australia, will play two shows, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. Regular ticket sales start at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Front floor seats are $139.50, rear floor $89.50 and bleacher seats are $59.50.

The Graffiti U World Tour includes eight shows in Canada. Twenty-four year old Kelsea Ballerini will open for Urban.

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton, who won three 2018 Grammy Awards, will appear at Lake Tahoe on July 26.
Chris Stapleton Facebook image

Chris Stapleton, Thursday, July 26

Hours after winning three Grammy Awards, Chris Stapleton was added to the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series. Country music’s hottest star will perform Thursday, July 26, at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Legendary Marty Stuart will open, along with Brent Cobb.

Stapleton picked up Grammys last night for Best Country Album, “From A Room: Volume 1,” Best Country Solo Performance, “Either Way,” and Best Country Song, “Broken Halos.” He has won five Grammys in his solo recording career, which began after fronting a bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers, from 2008 to 2010.

Tickets range in price from $149.50, $89.50 and $69.50, plus fees and taxes.

Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band keeps on rock’n Lake Tahoe. The 2016 show lasted nearly two hours.

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton, Saturday, Aug. 17

Do you feel like I do?

This one seems like an old-fashioned Day on the Green at the Oakland Coliseum. Steve Miller, The Space Cowboy and Gangster of Love, will be joined by Brit pop-rocker Peter Frampton at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, for a concert under the stars at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $139.50, $69.50 or $39.50, plus fees and taxes, at apeconcerts.com or ticketmaster.com.

Frampton joined the Steve Miller Band on tour last summer. Both artists said they look forward to a reunion in 2018.

“2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience,” Miller said. “The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are really looking forward.”

Frampton added: “Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve’s set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can’t wait to get back out there.”

Frampton left the band Humble Pie in 1971 to start a solo career that included the seminal 1976 album “Frampton Comes Alive!”

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth debuts at Lake Tahoe this summer.

Charlie Puth, Saturday, Aug. 18

Singer-songwriter Charlie Puth has garnered a lot of attention in the past two years, so it only makes sense he was the first artist to be announced for the concert series.

Puth will appear appear at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with special guest Hailee Steinfeld when his Voicenotes Tour stops in Tahoe. Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50. The show is expected to sell out, but the venue sometimes releases last-minute tickets.

New Jersey-born multiple GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, songwriter and producer Puth, 26, catapulted to superstardom in 2016 at light speed. He maintained this perpetual motion with the 2017 single “Attention,” which he appropriately wrote and produced on a Japanese bullet train. Following the song’s debut at a groundbreaking Los Angeles music exhibit dubbed #THEATTENTIONROOM, critical applause exploded, with The New York Times proclaiming it “a savage takedown rendered in pinpoint 1980s soft-soul haze smacked hard by glossy funk.” The song cracked 3 million Spotify streams in just a week, and its music video racked up more than 3 million views in under 24 hours.

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews strikes a pose during his 2013 appearance at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.
File photo/ Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Dave Matthews Band,  Friday, Sept. 7

Dave Matthews Band returns to the Lake Tahoe with a new studio album set for release this summer. The tour kicks-off on May 18 in The Woodlands, Texas, and all ticket purchases will receive a free copy of the album. Visit http://tour.davematthewsband.com/ for tour dates, tickets and other information. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

REDHEAD ALERT: And since he can’t drive 55, chances are that Sammy Hagar will be speeding toward Tahoe at some point this summer for his annual pilgrimage at Harveys.

About Randy Hashagen

Tahoe Onstage copy chief Randy Hashagen, a former Bay Area journalist, walked away from his career to become a crazy cab driver. He's still barnstorming, but his wing-walking days are over. Lately, he has been watching the world flow through Lake Tahoe since 2012.

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