Live at Lakeview postponed; July 4th fireworks canceled

Larry Sabo / Tahoe Onstage
The sun has set on Live at Lakeview until at least July 14 due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

There will be no Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series or any other city of South Lake Tahoe special events through at least July 14. The city passed the motion on Tuesday.

In addition, the Lights of the Lake Fourth of July fireworks show has been cancelled, the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority announced on Wednesday.

“We want to continue to provide memorable experiences for our community with free live music at Lakeview Commons. However, the public health and overall safety of our community comes first,” Rob Giustina, the owner of On Course Events posted in a press statement. “We remain committed to our community and as soon as State, County and City regulations permit, our team is ready to produce live concerts once again.”

El Dorado and Butte are the first two counties to be permitted to enter Stage 2, under California Gavin Newsom’s guidelines, meaning dine-in restaurants and stores can open.

“It’s a good day for El Dorado County, its residents and its economy,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Brian Veerkamp on the county’s website on Tuesday. “We’re very happy for our business owners, their employees and patrons that we are in the front of the State’s approval line so they can re-establish their livelihood and return to some semblance of normalcy.”

South Lake Tahoe’s City Council will readdress allowing special events at its July 14 meeting. The annual Thursday concert series at Lakeview Commons initially was going to start on June 25.

The TDVA will consider having a fireworks show on Labor Day weekend.

“The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the top priority,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority. “The region will re-open in phases and continue to follow the guidelines from health experts and government officials

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