LAKE TAHOE — JULY 12– Palm Tree Crew & Another Planet Entertainment presents Palm Tree Music Festival, featuringGryffin Disco Lines, DRAMA (Club Set) and Vandelux (DJ Set), performing live at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys – Friday, July 12, 2024. 

Tickets will be available Friday, April 19th at 10am PT at &

Following a nonstop tour of international installments and the brand’s recent announcement of the return for its summer kick-off event in The Hamptons, Palm Tree Music Festival is bringing the party to Lake Tahoe for the first time ever! This July, Palm Tree Crew is bringing the party to Lake Tahoe for a festival experience at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys! Curated by Kygo and his Manager Myles Shear, the most sought-after destination of the season will be fully reimagined to fuse together an unmatched feeling of summer in paradise with majestic lakeside vibes and unparalleled performances from global music icons.

On Friday, July 12, Palm Tree Music Festival will bring fans from around the globe together for one night only to share their love of carefree never-ending summer nights and world-class musical talent while enjoying signature craft cocktails by Tequila Don Julio. Also, melin, the most premium headwear in the world, will showcase their HYDRO Collection at PTMF Lake Tahoe.  Come experience melin at their Mobile Customer Experience Lab (MCEL) all festival weekend. The festival will be headlined by Gryffin and will feature additional performances by Disco Lines, DRAMA (Club Set) and Vandelux (DJ Set).

Founded in 2016 by Kygo and Shear, Palm Tree Crew first came to life when the pair began gifting palm tree necklaces to their inner circle as a symbol of community. Today, Palm Tree Crew is a diversified holding company that owns and operates a consumer brand, a global live events business and a multi-product investment platform, all within one unified ecosystem that embodies the care-free vibe of an endless summer.

Palm Tree Music Festival Lake Tahoe

Performers: Gryffin, Disco Lines, DRAMA (Club Set) and Vandelux (DJ Set)

Location: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Palm Tree Music Festival Hawaii is produced by Palm Tree Crew and Another Planet Entertainment

Presale begins Wednesday, April 17th at 10am PT

General on sale begins Friday, April 19th at 10am PT with tickets starting at $89.50. 

VIP and Palm Club Table Packages will be available as well.

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About Palm Tree Crew:

Palm Tree Crew, originally founded by Kygo (Kyrre Gorvell Dahll) and his manager Myles Shear, is a diversified holding company that owns and operates a consumer brand, a global live events business and a multi-product investment platform, all under one unified ecosystem. Palm Tree Crew harnesses the power of business builders, investors, strategic advisors and celebrities who know how to build global brands.

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About Another Planet Entertainment:

Established in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment (APE) is the largest independent promoter in the U.S. and has produced and promoted thousands of events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Neil Young, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Lizzo, Metallica, Bruno Mars, twenty one pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Zedd, Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine and Olivia Rodrigo. Named Top Independent Promoter (U.S.) by Billboard Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and Top Independent Promoter (Worldwide) in 2017, APE is the exclusive promoter for the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, the Fox Theater in Oakland, the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Independent and Castro Theatre in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys as well as co-promoter of The Bellwether in Los Angeles. APE also operates private events division Another Planet Event Group and an artist management arm, Another Planet Entertainment Management, with a roster that includes two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Tycho. In addition, APE produces award-winning festivals – Outside Lands (since 2008, ranked #4 on Billboard’s Top 50 Festivals of 2022) in San Francisco. 

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November 7, 1940 – December 19, 2023

With sadness in our hearts, we have lost our beloved mother Ethel Loraine Aubrey. Everyone who knew her adored her. Most remember Ethel as a little pistol, firecracker, social butterfly, most of all “Bella Of The Ball.” Ethel was part of South Lake Tahoe & Douglas County Senior Centers, Lake Tahoe Community College Choir, and the Lake Tahoe Ukulele Group. Ethel loved to perform, dance and sing. She would volunteer at multiple events with her daughters like, Soroptomist, Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, Barton Foundation, Senior Care Center, and American Legion. Ethel was a world traveler, always dolled up and on the go, she would wave across the room just to say hello to someone. She is now with God, and singing in his choir.

Ethel’s Celebration Of Life, for all who loved Miss Ethel.

April 27th,2024 (10:00am-1:00pm)

American Legion Post 795

2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd

South Lake Tahoe, CA.96150

Obituary: Charles W. Maas

July 10, 1938 – March 18, 2024

Charles W. ‘Chuck’ Maas of Los Angeles, California, aged 85, passed away on March 18, 2024, in Placerville, California, due to an advanced infection. Chuck was married to Dorothy Maas and previously to Glenita Maas. Chuck worked in sales and marketing for most of his life, a career that took him throughout California, to Latin America, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. He was enthusiastically drawn to moonshot business ideas and saw value in unlikely places. Chuck developed strong friendships that he nurtured for life, beginning in his early years in the neighborhood of Bell, during high school at Cantwell – Sacred Heart of Mary, and at UCLA, where he was actively engaged in student life and was a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Chuck was a rugged outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, camping, and fishing and could often be found with the simplest of setups, happily sleeping under the stars. He lived life to have fun and contentedly remarked at the time of his passing, ‘Isn’t life great!’.
Chuck made friends wherever he went, happy to share his time, stories, and a pint. People didn’t forget meeting Chuck. He often moved, residing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kentfield (California), London, Gullane (Scotland), and South Lake Tahoe, where he worked for Lake Tahoe Accommodations for 24 years until retirement in 2018. Chuck was surrounded by his children Jocelyn, Kim, Stuart, and Andrew at his passing. Chuck is also survived by his wife Dorothy, his former wife Glenita, his brother Alan, and his three grandsons, Matt, Chase, and Spencer. They ask those who wish to honor Chuck to do so by committing to making everyday fun. Chuck would have appreciated that.

Obituary: Karen Dillow

December 21, 1946 – April 9, 2024

Karen Dillow, a 47-year resident of South Lake Tahoe, passed away April 9, 2024 from natural causes after a short stay in Barton Memorial Hospital.
Karen was born December 21, 1946 in Vallejo, California to Donald and Alice Blomgren, and grew up in San Pedro on the Southern California beaches. She attended San Francisco State during the turbulent late sixties, finishing her studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills. In spring of 1971 she met her love, Rollie M. “Mick” Dillow.
In Mick’s words: “In 1968 I moved from LA to Aspen, Colorado with friends. While visiting back in SoCal I met Karen. We both fell for each other, but it was time for me to return to the rocky mountains. When I asked if she would come with me, she immediately quit her job and packed her suitcase.
” We enjoyed the rockies, also spending two summers in the Hamptons on Long Island, working evenings in Montauk and lying on the beach during the day. But the traveling was too much, so we moved to the lush Sonoran Desert of Tucson. After four years we decided that we missed the snow and changing seasons, so we made the move to South Lake Tahoe in 1977, where we both landed jobs at Harrah’s, back when Bill Harrah was still running the show. Karen enjoyed the hiking, camping, and most of all paddling the canoe on many Sierra lakes over the years. Retirement brought relaxation, traveling in the RV whenever we could, and just enjoying each other’s company.
“Farewell, love, we’ll meet somewhere in the future.”
Karen and Mick Dillow had fifty-three wonderful years together – for pet lovers that’s nine dogs and three turtles. There are no services scheduled.

Obituary: Taylen Robert Claude Brooks

March 3, 2003 – March 23, 2024

Taylen Robert Claude Brooks gave his life defending his brother Wyatt and himself from a mountain lion attack near Georgetown, California, on March 23, 2024.

The natural bond between the two was made stronger by the time they spent together in the great outdoors, hunting deer and turkey in season, casting for bass and trout all summer long. They lived that rarest of things in the modern era, what Teddy Roosevelt called The Strenuous Life. They ate what they bagged, and at times, bagged entirely what they ate. Right down to roasted pigeons and squirrel fricassee.

Their wonder at nature didn’t end there—at the time of the incident that took Taylen’s life, the brothers were on a National Forest Service road searching for fallen deer antlers, another pastime they shared together every spring. Taylen in particular was a master at spotting the truly difficult finds, the nubs and spikes way down deep in the grass and duff. He had an eye for the subtle, for the signs of the creatures that weren’t yet spectacular, but one day would be.

He also had an ear, for music. When he wasn’t immersed in the outdoors, Taylen was immersed in the guitar. Self-taught from a ridiculously young age, he had an intuitive understanding of how to play almost instantly what he’d just heard, no matter how technical it might be to a seasoned pro, or how impossible to the rest of us. He had speed, he had timing, he had dexterity. Like it was nothing. Van Halen and Pink Floyd, Nirvana and Pearl Jam—if he heard it, he learned it, incredibly quickly, and he could play it right back… like it was nothing. If he’d eventually wound up at Madison Square Garden, or the Royal Albert Hall, nobody would have been surprised.

Taylen grew up in the mountain foothills and vineyard country of southern El Dorado County. He attended Pioneer Elementary School and Mountain Creek Middle School in Somerset, California, and graduated from Union Mine High School in El Dorado, California, in 2022. In addition to his guitar chops, he was noted among his classmates for being caring, compassionate, and kind.

He worked with his dad, Aaron, painting houses and cutting firewood. He also planned to pursue a license to operate heavy equipment—although he might well have become a bona fide guitar hero first.

Taylen is survived by his mother, Amanda Welsh; his father and stepmother, Aaron and Stacy (Merrill) Brooks; sister Sydney and brothers Wyatt and D.J.; stepfather Keith Smith; grandparents Curtis and Marie Brooks of Granbury, Texas; Charlie and Laura Callahan of Savannah,Tennessee; Jeff and LaVon Stewart of Sacramento, California; Gordon and June Merrill of Mount Aukum, California; Craig and Karen Smith of Fallon, Nevada;and a passel of aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends who continue to love Taylen, and will always cherish him.

Taylen went to Heaven far too soon, but his immense bravery remains a legacy for eternity. He’s a hero to all who had the pleasure to know him, and he’s a legend to the entire world.

A support fund has been established through the El Dorado County Community Foundation—donations can be made at

Taylen’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on April 24, 2024, at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, California.