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Showcase Series Events

2017 Showcase Series 

We are delighted to present this year’s Showcase Series performances. Due to the enormous popularity of some of our Showcase Series events, we strongly recommend that you prepare in advance for the purchasing process. Reserved seating tickets for some events will sell out within minutes, so please consider general admission seating when purchasing tickets. There are no bad seats in the house. And remember, we have a variety of wonderful performances this season; so if your first choice is not available, please consider exploring something new. We have something for everyone!

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Don’t miss this diverse lineup of fantastic live entertainment on the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at scenic Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Showcase Series 2017 Line-Up

Reno Philharmonic
Bravo on the Beach: Reno Phil Rocks Tahoe!

July 17, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $60-$130 / Tables: $300-$600 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

“Reno Phil Rocks Tahoe!” will feature rock and pop favorites performed by award-winning vocalists and the Reno Phil led by music director Laura Jackson. This year’s talented soloists are the fabulous LaKisha Jones, Rob Evan and Chloe Lowery, performing legendary rock and pop songs including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Hotel California,” “Like a Prayer” and “Man in the Mirror.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the best of the 70s and 80s surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Lake Tahoe under the summer stars.

Sierra Nevada Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty – A Fairy’s Tale

July 24, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

A new interpretation of the popular romantic tale, The Sleeping Beauty – A Fairy’s Tale features the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and is reimagined for contemporary audiences by Sierra Nevada Ballet’s director/choreographer, Rosine Bena. The search for true love is a universal quest that defies time and space. The heroine of this story must wait patiently in order to find true love. Meanwhile, the hero must conquer his fears by encountering Malefique, the sinister fairy who challenges his character. This full-length, classical ballet production features a cast of over 50 professional dancers.

Reno Jazz Orchestra
Roots in the Blues

July 31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $27-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s 18-piece jazz band will bring the many shades of “blue” to the stage in a tour de force performance that includes songs, swing and soul from some of the top vocalists in the business. Hear tunes from where the blues began and big band interpretations of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.  From there it’s off to the world of rock, funk, rhythm and blues – and a little twist of country, too! Don’t miss this extraordinary night with top jazz musicians and celebrated vocalists on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.

Reno Philharmonic
Bravo on The Beach: Out of This World

August 7, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $50-$110 / Tables: $250-$500 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the Reno Phil! Relive the magic of the movies under the stars at Lake Tahoe – and experience a celestial journey with music from Star Wars, Star Trek and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Tap into your inner Spock or Princess Leia as the orchestra, led by Dr. Jason Altieri, plays your favorite space fantasy film themes live in concert. Imagine sitting on the beach, looking up at the stars – and hearing the “Imperial March!”

Alexander Hamilton
An Interactive Historical Experience

August 14, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Hamilton is hotter than ever. And this summer he is headed to Sand Harbor! Join acclaimed, first-person presenter Hal Bidlack as he assumes the persona of Alexander Hamilton in an unforgettable Chautauqua-style encounter that brings history alive. Experience the intellect, wit, humor and humanity of this famous United States Founding Father – whose visionary spirit continues to dominate America’s culture and economy. Make history with us at Lake Tahoe as we explore, firsthand, the fascinating nuances of our nation’s birth.

Prim Jazz Night
White Hot Summer Groove featuring
Peter White and Euge Groove

August 21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $32-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Luxuriate in the lush sounds of smooth jazz performed by two icons of the art form: composer and saxophonist Euge Groove and acoustic guitarist Peter White.  These acclaimed artists, accompanied by a fantastic band, will thrill Lake Tahoe audiences with their original compositions and jazz standards. Throughout their careers, they have released nearly two dozen solo albums between them and recorded and toured with Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, Aaron Neville, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, and many others. Join us this summer and find your groove at Sand Harbor!

Reno Jazz Orchestra
An Evening with Denise Donatelli

September 2, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $27-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Experience a joyful journey through jazz and adult contemporary music when vocalist, composer and four-time Grammy Award nominee Denise Donatelli joins the 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy a swinging night of music and song that includes favorites from the 20s through the 50s and today with selections from Donatelli’s “Best Jazz Album of the Year.” Don’t miss this family-friendly concert performance featuring the big band sounds of the RJO alongside the stage-stealing charisma this amazing jazz artist.

Trails & Vistas World Concert
A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

This extraordinary concert features Tim Eriksen, “widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio). A consummate performer, Eriksen combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexton – transforming American tradition with Southern Appalachian and Irish songs. Embark on a journey down the Silk Road with Nava Dance Collective, under the direction of Miriam Peretz, performing traditional, sacred, and ethno-contemporary dance. Fared Shafinurey will captivate audiences with his powerful voice and soulful ingenuity on the setar – weaving in his own lyrics in Persian and English. Enjoy world rhythms with Liza Carbé and JP Durand (two founding members of the acclaimed Southern California band Incendio), a performance that will showcase a powerful ensemble of twin-guitar melodies. The evening opens with Mountain Eagle from the Washeshu nation of Lake Tahoe and local musician Angèle Carroll. End the night dancing under the stars!