Mavericks, Robert Cray tickets on sale Friday; Rare Meters reunion Tuesday
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for both the Robert Cray Band (Sept. 21) and the Mavericks (Aug. 31). The shows are in the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room.
Cray, who last appeared in Tahoe in 2011, has five Grammy Awards and is in the Blues Hall of Fame. He is currently touring in Europe. Tickets are $55.
The Mavericks reunited last year, and in February released an album, “In Time.” The band had 14 singles on Billboard’s country from 1991-2003, before spitting up. Lead singer Raul Malo has six solo albums. Robert Reynolds released two solo EPs and co-founded the supergroup Swag with fellow Maverick Jerry Dale McFadden, along with Wilco’s Ken Coomer, Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Doug Powell, recently with the New Cars. Tickets are $46.20.
Director of Entertainment John Packer will announce another high-profile show on Monday. That concert will be in September. Another major band, and one that has never before played Tahoe, will be coming in November. The band will be named at a later date.
Also, the Meter Men will perform at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the South Shore Room as a Phish after-party concert. The band will feature three of its original four members: Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste. John Gros of Papa Grows Funk replaces Art “Papa Funk” Neville on keyboards. After several years, Nocentelli returned recently to the original group for occasional shows.
Phish plays Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey in a pair of sold out shows.
Harrah’s South Shore Room and Harveys Cabaret show tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and at the box offices located at the entrance to the showrooms. For Ticketmaster phone orders, please call either 800-745-3000 or 866-448-7849. Tickets are also available via www.SouthShoreRoom.com.
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.