Matt Reardon featured at Made in Tahoe Festival, May 27-28th 2017, Squaw Valley
The Village at Squaw Valley will once again host a festival highlighting 'all things local' over Memorial Day weekend. The 5th annual Made in Tahoe Festival features 100 Local artisans with items made or inspired in the Tahoe/Truckee area. Food and drink vendors will satisfy every craving. Live music on three stages will begin both days at 11am, and go until 7pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday, with 20 bands and performance artists providing a variety of choices. The weather is going to be perfect this weekend, so come out and enjoy this wonderful setting and all the offerings.
A music event not to be missed is Matty Reardon and the Red River Revival. They perform at 3pm on Sunday at the Main Stage.
Matt Reardon was the founder of the Made in Tahoe Festival, which he created, funded, and launched 5 years ago. Matt was an extreme sports icon and one of the top rated free-skiers in the world. A traumatic accident at the World Extreme Invitational in New Zealand changed everything, and nearly cost him his leg, and his life. Matt turned to music, for therapy and for inspiration. I could write a book about this period in this very special man's life, and how it transformed him and those he later worked with in music, but in the interest of time...fast forward!
Matt founded the band Black Sunshine and has worked with many renowned artists. This weekend the band will include Matt 'Toast' Young (Drummer for Billy Idol), Issac from Mother Hips on Bass, and Gary from Pedal Steel on Guitar. Local favorite band Groove Foundry's horn section will be joining in, with Todd Mather on Tenor Sax, Jen Campbell on Trumpet, and 'Nak' on Trombone. They will bring a unique vibe, using horns in lieu of strings, to songs the group will be playing that have never been performed live before. These include songs written for the soundtracks of the new Red Bull film, and Jeremy Jones "Higher" video.
Complete event information, including a list of artists, food and drink vendors, and the music schedule is available through Squaw Alpine at http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/made-tahoe-festival and the Tahoe Weekly at http://thetahoeweekly.com/2017/05/good-things-made-tahoe/