As 2018 draws to a close, SnowGlobe Music Festival marks its eighth year as South Lake Tahoe’s major contribution to the international festival scene. The fest counts down to the new year each winter with three nights of EDM and hip-hop performers, art and a festive crowd whose fashions can often look like they’d fit in better during summer’s Burning Man than in the feet of snow blanketing Lake Tahoe.
Fusing Tahoe’s ski and snowboard culture with a lineup the consistently mixes large names in the electronic music scene with up-and-coming artists who have broken huge following their SnowGlobe appearances, this year’s list of performers is no disappointment.
Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz, RL Grime, Sofi Tukker and Big Gigantic are among the headliners of the first nights, while Above & Beyond, NGHTMRE, Shoreline Mafia and shallou take the stage for the final night of the fest on New Year’s Eve.
SnowGlobe also has been at the forefront of music festivals working with an environmental angle, aiming to put on an event with its vendors using 100 percent compostable utensils and dishes, as well as working with the Sugar Pine Foundation, which helps in the growth of Tahoe’s sugar pine population.
Another development is the recent partnership of SnowGlobe with MTV, which is aiming to take the Lake Tahoe festival and expand it out on a larger scale.
Transportation options (with a baggage allowance that lets visitors bring their snowboard with them) are available from Sacramento and the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as a daily shuttle running up the mountain from Reno and Carson City. Info can be found HERE.
Three day and single day tickets are available. Check out SnowGlobe’s website for complete information.
— Shaun Astor
- SnowGlobe Music Festival
When: Dec. 29-31
Where: Lake Tahoe Community College; Community Play Fields, 1 College Way, South Lake Tahoe