The gold-medal winning Olympic heroes from Meyers will be honored and a concert series begins Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter, the snowboarderss who successfully mined for gold in Sochi, Russia, will ride in a fire truck and star in a parade from Viking Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe through their hometown Meyers all the way to Sierra-at-Tahoe. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and will arrive around 1:45 p.m.
The four-week Live at Grandview Music Series opens at 3 p.m. with the Nibblers, a retro soul and funk band from Sacramento. The Nibblers opened a show Tuesday for Dumpstaphunk, so it clearly is a top-level band.
The Saturday series continues March 15 with the Soft White Sixties and Vokab Kompany, April 5 with Hot Buttered Rum and the Creak and concludes April 12 with Midi Matilda and Tracorum.
“This concert series is basically an extension of the Live at Lakeview brand that combines the free live music and recreational focus of Live at Lakeview with the great vibes of the mountain at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort,” said Leslie Schultz, a Sierra spokeswoman.
Live at Lakeview is a summertime Thursday night series at South Lake Tahoe’s Lakeview Commons. Live at Lakeview this year is sponsored, in part, by Tahoe Onstage.
The parking lot at Sierra-at-Tahoe is very likely to fill up early. Free shuttles will stop at the Lake Tahoe Airport, Billy Ramsey’s Downtown Café in Meyers (downstairs from Divided Sky) and the Lake Tahoe Environmental Magnet School on East San Bernardino Ave., the old Meyers elementary school. Pick up free shuttle tickets at the stops to catch a ride. Busses will deliver people to the ski resort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and return them beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Jamie Anderson, 23, won the gold medal in the first Olympic Slopestyle event in the 2014 Olympics. Maddie Bowman, 20, won gold in the halfpipe. Hannah Teter, 27, is a three-time Olympian. She has a gold and silver medal. She reached the podium again in 2014, placing fourth in the halfpipe.
1 p.m. – Welcome Home Hwy 50 Procession: South Tahoe High School – Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort
1:45 p.m. – Resort Welcome & South Tahoe High School Jazz Band Fanfare: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Plaza
2:10 p.m. – National Anthem by South Tahoe High School Choir
2:15 p.m. – Congratulations Ceremony & Speeches
3 p.m. – Autograph Signing
3-5:30 p.m. – Concert by the Nibblers