Scorpions joins 2018 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series

Rock band Scorpions is the latest addition to the 2018 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series lineup. On Friday, Aug. 31, the German group will take the stage at Harveys Outdoor Arena at 7:30 p.m.

The band, which formed in the ’60s, is known for classics including “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “Wind of Change.”

“In these 50 years, they have become Germany’s, or rather Continental Europe’s, most successful rock band, the living proof that not only VW, Mercedes or BMW are able to compete internationally, but classic rock music made in Germany as well,” states Scorpions’ online biography.

Washington-based heavy metal outfit Queensrÿche will open the South Shore show.

Tickets for the gig range from $69.50 to $149.50, and go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on Friday, April 20.

The 2018 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series features performances by fellow rock artists Robert Plant, Phish, Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton and Dave Matthews Band.

The Scorpions headed to Lake Tahoe outdoor concert series

#TahoeSnaps: Exploring Tahoe in the spring

All photos courtesy of #TahoeSnaps

TahoeSnaps, the Tribune's Instagram account, is a lake-wide endeavor. We joined forces with Lake Tahoe Action to bring our readers more fun photos from around Lake Tahoe.

Here's the fun part: Tag us or use our hashtag (#TahoeSnaps) when you post a Tahoe-focused photo to Instagram, and you may see your photo reposted to our account or printed in Saturday's Tribune. Photos should feature Tahoe's vibe — ski shots, lake views, family fun, snowball fights, really anything you're doing around our lovely lakeside communities. We post and repost on a daily basis.

WinterWonderGrass returns to Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley

The three-day festival that celebrates bluegrass music in all its forms returns to Squaw Valley on Friday, April 6, for a weekend full of foot-stomping fun.

WinterWonderGrass 2018 marks the fourth consecutive year that acoustic roots music shines on Tahoe's North Shore during one spring weekend. This year, headliners include The Infamous Stringdusters, The Devil Makes Three and Railroad Earth.

"WWG is part music festival, part beer tasting, part snow holiday and part family reunion for fans and family of all ages!" states the WinterWonderGrass website.

Friday night's headliner — The Infamous Stringdusters — is known for hits like "Black Rock" and "Walking On the Moon," while Saturday's headliner — The Devil Makes Three — is marked by hits including "Old Number Seven" and "Stranger." Railroad Earth, the six-member ensemble that headlines the festival on Sunday night, is recognized for "Black Elk Speaks" and "Any Road."

"It's going to be an epic weekend bringing together those who love music, mountains and a good time," states Squaw Valley's website.

Tickets range in price and are available for purchase online via Eventbrite. A link to buy tickets is available at http://www.winterwondergrasstahoe.com, where additional information and a full lineup can be found.

WinterWonderGrass concludes Sunday, April 8.

Squaw Valley is located at 1960 Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley.

National Burrito Day: Tribune staff shares favorite burritos in Lake Tahoe

Get the hot sauce ready  it’s National Burrito Day.

Other than chowing down on a burrito, what is the best way to celebrate the huggable goodness of meat, veggies, fries and more wrapped in a tortilla?

We decided the answer is to share a list of the Tahoe Daily Tribune staff’s favorite burritos from various local joints. Enjoy!

Managing Editor Ryan Hoffman’s Pick: California Burrito from Taqueria Jalisco

Some people say the will never forget certain things, such as the birth of their first child. I will never forget when the man at the cash register said those magical words: French fries. Mind blown. What makes Jalisco the place to grab this masterpiece of human ingenuity (one that I would put right up there with the polio vaccine and the Model T)? It's $7. You are welcome.

Reporter Autumn Whitney’s Pick: Pastor Burrito from Margarita’s

Margaritas. Nothing beats that Pastor Burrito — simply dreamy. Lather it with a whole tub of their salsa, and you're set to jet with the best plate of your life. Trust me on this one. I get it so often that they know what my order will be without me having to say a word.

News Editor Claire Cudahy’s Pick: Beef Tri-Tip Burrito from T's Mesquite Rotisserie

Sorry, South Shore, but I will drive 30 minutes from my Zephyr Cove house to T's Mesquite Rotisserie in Incline Village for the Tri-Tip Burrito with salsa verde. Always, salsa verde. Watching those birds and hunks of meat slowly turn in the giant rotisserie with juices dripping down is hypnotic. And it smells amazing. Pro tip: Get it to go and take it around the corner to Alibi Ale Works to enjoy with a Pale Ale. You're welcome.

Engagement Editor Emily Kaiser’s Pick: Superman Roll from Poké Rok

I know a sushi burrito might not be the first thing that comes to mind on a day devoted to burritos, but who said we can’t think outside the box? If you love sushi as much as me, it’s pretty amazing to have rice, raw fish and veggies wrapped around a giant blanket of seaweed. The Superman Roll really won me over with its mango and cilantro. I usually ask for a little extra Yum Yum sauce, and the combination of flavors does not disappoint.

Advertising Account Manager Justine Dhollande’s Pick: House Wrap from A Cup of Cherries

If you're really hungry and in a hurry, this is the best breakfast burrito to munch on while on-the-go. Not only is it filled with delicious veggies, potatoes, scrambled eggs and a bunch of havarti cheese (mmhhh), but you can add bacon, ham or even soy chorizo for vegetarians! The best part, though, is that after the burrito is made, it's pressed like a panini and served warm.

South Shore comedy: Laurie Kilmartin, Joe Dosch and Dax Jordan perform this week

Laurie Kilmartin

Kilmartin makes her Tahoe debut this week. She has been a solid act for decades, expanding her stand-up and damn good writing into several books. One to check out is "Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed." If you think the title is funny, try reading the book.

The comedian's Seeso special "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad" is a personal favorite and it made Vulture's 2016 list of top 10 comedy specials. Kilmartin's credits are numerous — she has appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," along with Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and a few other shows. She's also been featured at comedy festivals in Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh.

Kilmartin has also written for CBS's "The Late Show" and Comedy Central's "Too Late with Adam Carolla."

Joe Dosch

Joe Dosch recently appeared on Comedy Central's "Roast Battle," which is a far cry from his past: living in the Big Sky state. Montana isn't a mecca for comedy, but it was good enough for Dosch to toughen up his chops before making the inevitable move to Los Angeles.

Dosch is a strong writer, and he's crafted material for the Comedy Central roasts of Rob Lowe and Justin Bieber. He was also a featured comedian on RSVP Vacations' cruises. You wouldn't guess it, but Dosch's influences include comedians Bill Hicks, Patrice O'Neal and Bill Burr (among others).

Dosch defies any stereotype, which keeps his audience from ever pigeonholing him into any one category. I'll say this about him: Whether the gig is at a gay pride festival in West Hollywood or a rowdy Montana saloon, Dosch always delivers the goods to whatever audience is seeing him on any particular night.

Dax Jordan

Another fine writer and comedian is Dax Jordan, who's from the Portland, Oregon area. He took third place at the Seattle International Comedy Competition, beating out a number of folks who won other comedy festivals all over the country. After 10 years in the business, Jordan is pretty seasoned and has appeared in feature-length movies including "Untraceable" and "Freedom State." He has a quick wit and can bounce off anyone who tries to challenge him (aka any heckler).

The Improv at Harveys takes place Wednesdays through Sundays at 9 p.m. Learn more at http://www.harveystahoe.com.

#TahoeSnaps: Spring has sprung

All photos courtesy of #TahoeSnaps

TahoeSnaps, the Tribune's Instagram account, is a lake-wide endeavor. We joined forces with Lake Tahoe Action to bring our readers more fun photos from around Lake Tahoe.

Here's the fun part: Tag us or use our hashtag (#TahoeSnaps) when you post a Tahoe-focused photo to Instagram, and you may see your photo reposted to our account or printed in Saturday's Tribune. Photos should feature Tahoe's vibe — ski shots, lake views, family fun, snowball fights, really anything you're doing around our lovely lakeside communities. We post and repost on a daily basis.