A record 18 show will be held at 2018 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena. The final show announced was The London pop band Florence & The Machine, which will appear in Tahoe onstage Thursday, Aug. 9.
This is the 17th season for the series that began in 2002 after the Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe merged. The capacity for general admission shows is about 9,500. Parking at Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe will be $20.
Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin frontman will make his second appearance at the venue, appearing as Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, which plays roots rock and roll. At the band’s 2013 concert at the High Sierra Music Festival, the band played tunes from Led Zeppelin first two albums and closed with “Rock and Roll” from “Led Zeppelin IV.”
Seattle’s syncopated rockers The Dave Matthews Band also will perform, along with back-to-back shows by jam-band heroes Phish. There’s pop with Janet Jackson and Charlie Puth and a reggae tripleheader. And lots of country with Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.
- Harveys Summer Concert Series
June 16 — Slightly Stoopid
June 23 — Robert Plant, Los Lobos opening
July 3 — Kenny Chesney
July 13 — Pitbull
July 17 — Phish
July 18 — Phish
July 21 — Keith Urban
July 22 — Keith Urban
July 25 — Luke Bryan
July 26 — Chris Stapleton
Aug. 9 — Florence & The Machine
Aug. 10 — Janet Jackson
Aug. 12 — Amy Schumer
Aug. 17 — Steve Miller & Peter Frampton
Aug. 18 — Charlie Puth
Aug. 24 — Donny & Marie Osmond
Aug. 31 — Scorpions
Sept. 7 — Dave Matthews Band
Read on for details.
Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Pepper, June 16
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 $39.50 plus fees and taxes. All tickets are general admission.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Saturday, June 23
Hurry, before the levee breaks, score some tickets to Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters on Saturday, June 23, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Oh yeah, Los Lobos will be there to warm things up.
On Monday, Plant announced additional dates for his Carry Fire tour. Presale tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Tahoe show begin Thursday, March 8, at 10 a.m. with a password of “carry.” Prices are $139.50, $89.50 and $59.50, plus fees and taxes. General sales begin Friday, March 9.
Plant, 69, served as lead vocalist and lyricist for Led Zeppelin. He still garners a whole lotta love from fans across the globe. That includes the Sierra Nevada, where the frontman played with Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett at Harveys in 2008 in the bluegrass project Raising Sand Revue. He also performed at High Sierra Music Festival on the Fourth of July in 2013 with the Sensational Space Shifters.
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.
An Evening with Pitbull, Friday, July 13
Every dog gets its day and Pitbull’s has landed on one of the most-coveted times of the year: Friday after the opening round of the American Century Championship, the celebrity golf tournament held across the street. Tickets range from $59.50 to $149.50. Sales begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.
Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, born Armando Perez, toured large venues with labelmate Ke$ha in 2013 as he backed his seventh studio album, Global Warming. The album topped the U.S. rap chart and spawned the Top 10 hit “Feel This Moment” (featuring Christina Aguilera). The Miami-based star, who raps in both English and Spanish, has gained a reputation as a crowd-pleasing, suave performer, essentially serving as a great host who delivers the music his fans want to hear in concert. His live shows usually feature a few dancers, a band, and special guests who help him create a party atmosphere for the fans who scored tickets.
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 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.
Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, July 25
What makes you country?
Ask Luke Bryan. He’ll be at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Wednesday, July 25, for a concert with special guest Morgan Wallen. Tickets are $149.50 and $89.50, plus fees and taxes.
Bryan’s “What Makes You Country” album was released last year. The record has been so popular that he named this year’s summer tour after it.
People talkin’ ’bout what is and what ain’t country
What gives ’em a right to wear a pair of beat-up boots?
Is it the size of your tires and your fires, or your wild ass buddies?
Well, give me a minute, let me hit you with some hometown truth…
Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, 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.
Florence & The Machine, Thursday, Aug. 9
London’s Florence & The Machine will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Ticket prices range from $99.50, $79.50 and $49.50 plus fees and taxes. Founded in 2007, Florence & The Machine is an alt-rock band fronted by Florence Welch. The band’s music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also for Welch’s powerful vocal performances.
Janet Jackson, Friday, Aug. 10
Janet Jackson brings her State of the World tour on Friday, Aug. 10, to Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $69.50, $89.50 and $149.50, plus fees and taxes, for reserved seating. During a performance last fall in Reno, Jackson led a stage at times filled with as many as 16 people between musicians and dancers. She also showed herself as a master of audience interaction, singling out concertgoers for a blown kiss or a wink and an expression of gratitude. Her selection of dancers also notably included those across the age, size and appearance spectrums.
Amy Schumer & Friends, Sunday, Aug. 12
Comedy returns to the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys for the first time in more than a decade when Amy Schumer & Friends appear on Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets range from $62 to $132 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Steve Miller and Peter Frampton, Friday, 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, 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.
An Evening with Donny and Marie, Friday, Aug. 24
An Evening with Donny & Marie Osmond will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. This is part of their North American Summer Concert Tour. Tickets are $137.36, $98.35 and $65.38, plus fees and taxes, all for reserved seating. General sales begin at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at apeconcerts.com and ticketmaster.com.
From Biography.com: The younger siblings of the Osmond family, Donny and Marie Osmond started performing at an early age. Donny first entered the public eye when he joined his older brothers’ singing group,”The Osmonds,” and appeared regularly on”The Andy Williams Show.” Donny and Marie both recorded solo albums before joining forces to star on the 1970s TV variety show “Donny & Marie.” In the late 1990s, the duo co-hosted their own talk show. Donny and Marie both enjoyed newfound popularity after separately appearing on the hit reality competition show, “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2008, they announced an exclusive engagement of concerts at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Scorpions and Queensrÿche, Friday, Aug. 31
There’s nothing like classic heavy metal in the heat of summer. The Scorpions and Queensrÿche will bring their Crazy World tour to Lake Tahoe on Friday, Aug. 31.
The rockers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, singing lullabies such as “Send Me An Angel” and “Silent Lucidity” — but bring some ear protection for the little ones. Tickets are $69.50, $89.50 and $149.50, plus fees and taxes, and a presale starts Wednesday, April 18, at apeconcerts.com with the password “zoo.” General sales start April 20.
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.