- Performed at three different venues around the lake
- Late July to early August each year
- Amazing concerts spread out over a few weeks
Overview: Entertaining concert-goers for more than 25 years, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival was the brainchild of Edgar Braun, the former conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. This outdoor festival is now one of the largest of its kind in the West, and attracts more than 10,000 spectators who come to hear some of the nation's best musicians in concert.
When: A late July early August event each year
Where: Different venues throughout Lake Tahoe
Fees: Costs may vary by event
Details: The Lake Tahoe Music Festival is held on several different days (not consecutive) throughout the month of July. Currently, the concerts – usually a total of 8 to 10 – are performed at three different venues around the lake. Audience members can choose from a number of genres presented in the "classical" tradition, including jazz, rock, Broadway, and traditional classical music by composers like Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
Some concerts are free while tickets must be purchased for the others. The fest is very popular and seats disappear quickly, so those planning to attend should secure tickets as soon as they become available.