Lakeview Commons is the new amphitheatre created by the City of South Lake Tahoe. Located at El Dorado Beach, in the Al Tahoe neighborhood, it used to be a pile of rocks with a very small beach area and a lot of soil erosion.
Lakeview Commons still has a lot of rocks but they have been artifully formed into a series of steps creating a walkway and terraces, perfect for watching a concert, fireworks, paddleboard contest, or the sunset on the lake.
In an attempt to get people to actually see the new amphitheatre, the city has put together a free, outdoor concert series, plus events meant to create participation. Last night, there was a standup paddleboard race. Tonight, there’s a reggae concert. The concerts start at 4 pm and run until 7:30 pm.
The concert lineup is as follows:
July 12 – Keyser Soze Raggae
July 19 – 40 Watt Hype Latin Fusion
July 26 – Huckley Blues
August 2 – Congress Rock
August 9 – Forrest Day Blues/Jazz/Rock
August 16 – The Polyrhythmics World
August 23 – The New World Jazz Project Jazz (you probably guessed that)
August 30 – tbd
September 6 – tbd
So this is an easy thing. Park in the city lot, free, pack a dinner from home, kinda free, listen to music, free, and watch the lake, priceless. Guys, this could be the perfect first date if you’re on a budget although you will have to be a little creative with the dinner. But seriously, if you’re looking for something fun but casual and low key, take in the new Lakeview Commons.