Terrapin Flyer, Melvin Seals prepare for a Jerry New Year

Tahoe Onstage

Melvin Seals and Terrapin Flyer reflect on the Grateful Dead in a concert Tuesday, Feb. 5, at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.
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Dead of winter will be a great time at Lake Tahoe. Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals will perform Tuesday, Feb. 5, in BLU Nightclub at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Late-Nite Productions announced the concert today, Dec. 16.

The musicians will be on their 2019 Mardi Gras tour and the exact lineup for Terrapin Flyer is apt to include surprise appearances.

Players include Tom Constanten, a member of the Grateful Dead from 1968-1970; Joe Chirco, drummer from the Zen Tricksters and David Nelson Band; bassist Janis Wallin from Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine; singer Kara Cavanaugh; lead guitarist Josh Olken; ex-Dark Star Orchestra bassist Mike Hazdra, and bassist Kevin Campbell from Stampy. Seals, of course, played keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band the last 15 years of Jerry’s life.

Terrapin Flyer’s roots go back to a 1999 Sunday jam in Chicago.

Advance tickets are $22 and available at MontBleu or online at www.TICKETWEB.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. and concertgoers must be 21 or older.


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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