Good Vibez Presents and PR Entertainment Announce Lineup for Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest 2023
6th Annual festival expands to two days and unveils new location, Palisades Tahoe
Feb. 7, 2023 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Good Vibez Presents together with PR Entertainment are pleased to announce the lineup for the 6th annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest which will take place Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2023. Additionally, Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest announce a venue change from South Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock to the festival’s new 2023 home, Palisades Tahoe. “We are thrilled to partner with PR Entertainment to bring people together for mindful, sustainable gatherings rich with music—old and new school reggae—and art in the Tahoe Basin,” says Dan Sheehan, co-founder of Good Vibez Presents.
“Our entire team is excited for this summer and our new home at Palisades Tahoe. Taking the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival to this beautiful Tahoe location will give music and nature fans memories for a lifetime,” says Paul Reder of PR Entertainment, a long-time Tahoe resident and one of the largest independent concert promoters and theatrical producers in the Tahoe area.
Tickets, as well as VIP, will go on sale Feb. 14 at 10 AM PST at laketahoereggaefest.com. VIP offerings include a private bar and bathroom, and a VIP-only viewing area.
Considered one of North America’s best ski resorts, Palisades Tahoe is known for its vibrant ski culture. It was host to the 1960 Winter Games, and has been home to an incredible list of music festivals over the years including Bill Graham’s iconic Summer Music Festival with the Jerry Garcia Band in 1991. Music lovers will also know it as the modern-day home to the WinterWonderGrass Festival. When driving into Palisades, it’s impossible not to be stunned by the view of Tram Face, the imposing rock cliff below the Aerial Tram, and the jagged snow-covered peaks that shoot up in every direction. Higher on the mountain, a sparkling Lake Tahoe splays out before you, a view Mark Twain once described as “the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”
Like all festivals in the Good Vibez canon, festival goers can expect exciting programming both on and off stage including local food vendors, interactive local art displays, a quirky and quality vendor area, and a commitment to leaving the community better than they found it with composting, recycling, and greening initiatives which work towards zero waste.
“We love working in the High Sierra,” says Amy Sheehan, co-founder of Good Vibez. “Being a destination for outdoor lovers and music fans alike, we feel a real synergy when working here. I find that a lot of our patrons come for the music and end up staying a few days for the hiking, dining, and general exploring that the majestic High Sierra range has to offer.”
What: 6th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival
When: Saturday, July 22nd & Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
Where: Palisades Tahoe (1960 Olympic Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146)
Who: Rebelution, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Dispatch, Hirie, J Boog, The Expendables, Iya Terra, Bumpin Uglies, The Elovaters, Pipedown, and Claire Wright
For more information and to purchase tickets starting February 14 at 10 AM PST, please visit laketahoereggaefest.com.
The Expendables have proven anything but in their nearly 25-year career since starting out as a spirited party band in high school performing surf-rock covers for birthdays and family gatherings. A quarter-century later, elementary school buddies Raul Bianchi, Adam Peterson and Geoff Weers, along with bassist Ryan DeMars, who joined in 2000, have forged a unique sound born in the laid-back beach life in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The Expendables’ infectious hybrid of ska, surf-rock, punk, reggae and metal can be heard in their latest streaming track, “Surfman Cometh,” a spaghetti-western meets “Pipeline” twang that could easily form the soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The song is the first release from the group’s new and improved Band Room, their longtime rehearsal space in a 1,100 square foot warehouse and former wine cellar on Coral Street, where Adam Patterson took charge of the final mix to great effect. The band’s previous studio album of original material, 2015’s Sand in the Sky, was followed by The Expendables’ second release featuring acoustic reworkings of past material, Gone Raw, 2019’s follow-up to 2012’s Gone Soft. The Expendables continue woodshedding until they can get back out on the road. Their 2017 Moment EP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, showed the band starting to move into different musical directions, a set featuring collaborations with reggae crooner HIRIE, rapper Tech N9ne, Eric Rachmany, and Micah Peuschel.
Land acknowledgement: We acknowledge that the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, at Palisades Tahoe in the Olympic Valley, is within the traditional, ancestral territories and homelands of the waší∙šiw (Washoe people – the people from here). The waší∙šiw are the aboriginal stewards of the land in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin since the beginning of time and as a sovereign nation the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, as it is known today, continues to advocate for the protection and preservation of waší∙šiw ɁítdeɁ (the Washoe peoples homelands). To recognize the ancestral lands that we work upon is an important step in honoring the people who have called the Lake Tahoe Basin home from time immemorial and acknowledging their continued presence today. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible those whose land we work upon. We are grateful for the opportunity to host community gatherings here. As we acknowledge the Lake Tahoe Basin as the homeland of the waší∙šiw, we ask that you, as visitors, treat this place with the same respect as those who walked before you.
We encourage you to learn more about the Washoe people in their own words by visiting their website washoe tribe.us. A brief summary of Washoe history can be found here and a more detailed summary here.
About Good Vibez Presents: Good Vibez Presents is a full-circle project for founders and industry veterans, Dan and Amy Sheehan, who have been promoting and producing unforgettable, multidimensional events around the world for decades, most notably the largest reggae-rock festival in the country, California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey and the newly-launched roots, Americana, and outlaw country fest, Rebels & Renegades. Since 2003, Good Vibez has produced hundreds of concerts and festivals all along the West Coast, Hawaii, Arizona, North Carolina, and Mexico, bringing people together with mindful, sustainable gatherings rich with music and art. Centered on their desire to use their platforms to elevate creatives in their community, their events are rooted in supporting local nonprofits and small businesses.
About PR Entertainment: PR Entertainment, Inc / PREpresents, a Lake Tahoe based entertainment firm, has produced over 4,000 shows, festivals, and tours around the world. PRE has been responsible for the tours and performances of thousands of national headliners over the years including The Killers, Robin Williams, Jason Mraz, 30 Seconds To Mars, Daniel Tosh, Chelsea Handler, Stevie Nicks, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Sting, James Taylor, Diane Ross, and more. PRE also produces the annual Bass Camp Festival, Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, and the Lake Tahoe Bluegrass & Beyond Festival. PR Entertainment produced the Northstar Ski Resort Summer Concert Series for two seasons, the MontBleu Outdoor Concert series, and the Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Concert Series.
About Palisades Tahoe: Palisades Tahoe is the largest ski resort in California, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks now seamlessly connected by the Base to Base Gondola. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the more than 70-year-old resort celebrates a rich history as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the definitive Spring Skiing Capital, and is home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. This season, the resort is proud to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, February 24-26. With an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Palisades Tahoe frequently operates the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers year-round events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. Palisades Tahoe is also the largest resort on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 50+ international ski destinations. In 2021, the resort changed its name, trading in a harmful slur for a name that better reflects its values and legacy. Visit the Palisades Tahoe website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo.