Sarah McLachlan in Tahoe onstage Tuesday

If you’re like me, you have one pressing question about McLachlan: what’s in her handbag?

Now the truth can be told: a book of Buddhist wisdom. A deck of “Hello Kitty” playing cards. An iPhone (for her daughters, India, 12, and Taja, 7. Mom hates phones). Dark chocolate. And oregano oil for her voice.

Sarah McLachlan plays Tuesday, June 24, in the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.

Sarah McLachlan plays Tuesday, June 24, in the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.

Ah, the voice. McLachlan is part rock star, part emotional balladeer, famous for her mesmerizing voice and multi-instrument talent (piano, keyboard, guitar, banjo) and easy-going stage demeanor. Ironically, many people know her mainly for her work with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and various animal-based and human charity organizations. But the girl can sing, having sold more than 10 million albums. She also founded the Lilith Fair, which features women artists.

The June 24 show is the first of 13 this summer at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50 to $89.50, will be available at the gate, Harveys spokeswoman Lesley Overfield said Monday.
McLachlan’s latest album,  “Shine On,” was released in May and is also lends its name to her current, 30-city tour. You probably know two of her biggest hits by heart: “I Will Remember You” and “Building a Mystery,” the latter which won her the 1997 Female Vocalist of the Year.

McLachlan, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is also a doctor. She received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta last year.


Sarah McLachlan

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24

Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Cost: Starting From $39.50 (Plus Fees)

Summer Concert Series
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

June 24: Sarah McLachlan
July 18: Carrie Underwood
July 20: Zac Brown
July 25: Train
July 30: Journey and the Steve Miller Band
Aug. 2: Lady Gaga
Aug. 3: Boston and the Doobie Brothers
Aug. 8: Aerosmith with Slash
Aug. 14: Bruno Mars
Aug. 16: Sammy Hagar (general admission)
Aug. 24: Rascal Flatts with special guest Sheryl Crow
Aug. 29-30: Eagles


About Rick Chandler

Rick Chandler is a Tahoe Onstage staff writer and columnist.

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