Valhalla Tahoe was formed in 1979 as the Tahoe Tallac Association to preserve the lakefront, historic estates while providing the community and visitors with quality arts, music, theatre and cultural events. In celebration of 40 years of dedication to this mission, Valhalla Tahoe will hold a FREE 40th Anniversary Concert on the Grand Lawn August 22 from 6pm-9pm featuring The Wild Feathers.
The Wild Feathers’ Neon Frontier Tour will take them to towns and festivals across the nation this summer. They are most at home on the highway, forever looking ahead to the next city and the next shared experience onstage.
“When you’re on the road, you’re like cowboys in the Wild West going out into some neon frontier,” says singer-guitarist Taylor Burns.
Their new album “Greetings from the Neon Frontier” finds The Wild Feathers reuniting with producer Jay Joyce, who oversaw the group’s 2013 self-titled debut and 2016’s Lonely Is a Lifetime. The band– packing a three-vocalist punch in Taylor, singer-guitarist Ricky Young and singer-bassist Joel King, along with drummer Ben Dumas – embrace their more countrified influences. Sounding partly like a lost Eagles album and the record Tom Petty never got to make, the album satisfies with thick harmonies, jangly guitars, in-the-pocket grooves and smart, tight songwriting.
Their magic lies in their collaborations with one another. It’s a fact of which each musician is keenly aware.
“We’re all smart enough to realize that while we’re pretty good on our own, we’re great together,” says Ricky. “Whatever this is, it’s special.”
Valhalla Tahoe is excited to offer a free show on the Grand Lawn featuring a band as popular as The Wild Feathers this year. This special 40th Anniversary Show is presented by Dancin’ Shoes, Valhalla Tahoe & Tarigo Productions. Lodging is sponsored by Lakeshore Lodge & Spa. It was made possible by a very generous donation from a community member.
It’s donations like these that help Valhalla Tahoe continue to provide high quality art, music and theatre events for the local community and the more than 100,000 visitors to the site each summer. The non-profit organization works with the U. S. Forest Service revitalize this once popular lakeside area. To date, several buildings have been rehabilitated and restored including the Grand Hall and the Boathouse Theatre, but a great deal of work remains to be done.