Top Five Most Anticipated Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

Top Five Most Anticipated Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

A Lake Tahoe summer is winter’s one true rival in terms of recreation, weather, and entertainment, especially with the season’s hotly anticipated Harveys Summer Concert Series. The annual concert series begins in June and continues through Labor Day. This summer doesn’t disappoint with high caliber star power from all genres of music, but the following five concerts are some of the most anticipated for 2018.

Courtesy: Harrah’s/Harveys Lake Tahoe

The summer heats up with country acts, jam bands, and fan favorites in Lake Tahoe. 

July is all about Country music (Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton)

 Kenny Chesney
July 3, 2018

The Fourth of July’s “Lights on the Lake” aren’t the only fireworks in Lake Tahoe during Independence Day. Kenny Chesney will kick off the holiday with this stop on the Trip Around the Sun Tour with Old Dominion. Chesney’s contemporary country music hits include number one hits “She’s Got It All,” “You Had Me from Hello,” and “She Thinks My Tractor is Sexy.”

July 17, 2018

Phish heads rejoice! The “live music phenomena” and world-renowned band Phish returns to Lake Tahoe in July – and its fans will follow. A rock and groove band that is known for its lengthy improvisational jam sessions, Phish has a cult-like following with popular songs like “Fluffhead,” “You Enjoy Myself,” and “Divided Sky.”

Luke Bryan/Chris Stapleton
July 25 and July 26, 2018

It’s a back to back with country heartthrobs in July. Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour hits the stage July 25, followed by Chris Stapleton July 26. New to the Harveys lineup this year, Stapleton recently won the Best Country Album at the 2018 Grammys for “From a Room: Volume 1.” His hit single “Tennessee Whiskey” reflects his country, bluegrass and Southern Rock influences. He brings the country flavor along with backup from Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb.

Janet Jackson
Aug. 18, 2018

Global superstar Miss Jackson will light up the Tahoe night with her State of the World Tour. Jackson’s tour showcases some of her biggest dance anthems and legendary hits like “Contol,” and “All for You.” Variety Magazine said, “Jackson managed to expertly pull off an all-stops stadium pop show while still imbuing the affair with plenty of her own idiosyncratic personality.”

Dave Matthews Band
Sept. 7, 2018

Rounding out the summer concert series is fan favorite Dave Matthews Band. DMB, as known to their fans, will tour this year with a new studio album that is set to drop this summer. Their ninth studio release, this album is sure to amp up the crowds craving new material from a band that’s been serving up songs like “Crash into Me,” “Ants Marching,” and “Crush” for almost three decades.

Other concerts include Slightly Stoopid on June 16, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters on June 23, Pitbull on July 13, Keith Urban on July 21, Florence and the Machine on Aug.  9, Comedian Amy Schumer & Friends on Aug. 12, and Steve Miller Band on Aug. 17, Charlie Puth on Aug. 18, An Evening with Donny & Marie, Aug. 24, and the Scorpions on Aug. 31. Tickets are expected to sell out for each show.

Within walking distance to the Harveys Outdoor Arena, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel offers a basecamp for music and summer fun in Lake Tahoe.