Country star Tim McGraw plays celebrity golf week

Tim McGraw plays Harveys Tuesday, July 16.

Tim McGraw plays Harveys Tuesday, July 16.

Lake Tahoe’s celebrity golf week will tee off with Tim McGraw.

The country singer with 23 No. 1 Billboard singles and three Grammy Awards will perform Tuesday, July 16 in the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, John Packer, the director of entertainment for Harveys and Harrah’s, confirmed Tuesday. The opening bands and ticket information are expected to be announced in about a week.

The 24th annual American Century Championship is July 19-21, and tickets for the golf event went on sale April 1.

Country acts Rascal Flatts and the Band Perry will perform in Harveys arena on July 19.

McGraw played at the venue in 2002, the first year of the modern era of the summer outdoor concert series, just after Harrah’s purchased Harveys.

McGraw last played here May 30, 2010, the earliest summer show in the series’ history. It rained and snowed on May 29 and 31.

“I remember wiping down chairs and hoping, but, actually, it turned out to be a beautiful day,” Packer said.

McGraw recently released “Two Lanes of Freedom,” and it was his 14th No. 1 album debut on Billboard’s country charts.

Married to country singer Faith Hill, McGraw will appear Sunday, April 7 on the CBS broadcast of the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Tickets for July 30-31’s Phish concerts sold out in about 20 minutes last Wednesday.

Other summer concerts at Harveys are the Steve Miller Band with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers on June 22, FUN. with Tegan and Sara Aug. 27, Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice Aug. 30 and Dave Matthews and Gary Clark Jr. Sept. 4.

The summer series typically has about 10-12 concerts.

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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