North Shore residents were not happy with the noise, fire concerns, curfew, parking and trash problems in neighborhoods because of concerts in July.
North Tahoe Public Utility District, and concert promoter PR Entertainment, are taking steps now to reduce the impact on the surrounding neighborhoods during the August concert. Rebelution, Iration, The Green, and Stick Man will be at North Tahoe Regional Park on Aug. 13.
“This was the first time that the current staff has put on an event of this magnitude and while we acknowledge there are adjustments that need to be made, all things considered, we are pleased with the way things went,” Tracey Towner, with North Tahoe Public Utility District, said in a statement. “We are implementing changes to lessen the impacts on our neighbors, the residents that live in the surrounding neighborhoods.”
The stage will be relocated to change the direction of the sound, the speakers will be turned more inward, and the natural surrounding will be used to help damp down the sound in the neighborhoods.
The district will be posting notices at the entrance to the neighborhoods surrounding the park the weekend prior to the concert alerting residents of the time/date of the event and who they can call for additional information. Days prior to the event the neighborhoods will be signed with “No Park Access” signs and “No Parking Signs”.
VIP parking prices will be reduced and the shuttle service will run from Northstar.
There will be a designated smoking area during the concerts and signs around the park indicating “No Smoking in the Forest Due to High Fire Danger.”