Natalie Cole Sets the Stage for An “Unforgettable” Summer Series

Natalie ColeWe’re ready to kick off the 2010 Lake Tahoe Music Festival summer season, and we’re doing it by announcing a performance by the incomparable Natalie Cole August 5 at Northstar-At-TahoeTM Resort. Combining R&B, jazz and pop sounds this nine-time Grammy Award-winner is an unstoppable force in music. Fans were touched by her “Unforgettable” duet with father Nat “King” Cole on 1991’s “Unforgettable…With Love,” and were equally enthralled by her 2008 release, “Still Unforgettable,” and 2009’s “Let’s Talk About Love.”

Backed by a 13-piece big band, Cole’s silky vocals are set to fill the mountain air with hits she’s recorded from the American Songbook along with so many of her own songs. She strives for a beauty and mystique in the songs she performs and also for, as she says, “lyrics and melodies that touch you and soothe you, appealing to your intellectual side, but most of all, appealing to your heart.”

Read the L.A. Times Concert Review from September 2009

With 24 albums under her belt and more than three decades in music’s limelight Cole has appealed to many people’s hearts. Elegant, sophisticated and often times nostalgic, her music is powered by vocal dexterity and an intimate and knowing way with lyrics and melody. Her versatility has led to a diverse list of No. 1 hits including “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” “Inseparable,” “Our Love,” “I’ve Got Love On My Mind,” “Pink Cadillac” and “Miss You Like Crazy,” just to name a few.

Read Natalie’s biography.

Watch Cole sing “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” at the White House.

Natalie Cole Discography (Click on the links to listen and watch video.)
Let’s Talk About Love, 2009
Still Unforgettable, 2008
Leavin’, 2006
Ask A Woman Who Knows, 2002
Greatest Hits Vol. 1, 2000
The Magic of Christmas, 1999
Snowfall on the Sahara, 1999
Celebration of Christmas, 1996
Stardust, 1996
Holly & Ivy, 1994
Take A Look, 1993
I’ve Got Love on My Mind, 1992
Unforgettable: With Love, 1991
Good to Be Back, 1989
Everlasting, 1987
Dangerous, 1985
I’m Ready, 1983
Happy Love, 1981
We’re the Best of Friends, 1979
I Love You So, 1979
Natalie Live, 1978
Unpredictable, 1977
Thankful, 1977
Natalie, 1976
Inseparable, 1975

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About the Venue
This year we’re bringing some of our concerts to a new venue at Northstar-At-TahoeTM Resort, mid-mountain in a gently sloping bowl and overlooking a breathtaking view of mountains and valley below. We hope you enjoy this scenic addition to our concert locations.


Festival’s Gala Rocks with The Sun Kings

Looking to take a musical joy ride? The Festival can take you on a “Magical Mystery Tour,” at our Opening Night Gala July 16 featuring live music and dancing with The Sun Kings, a band that recreates the soul and spirit of The Beatles.

Although the five members of The Sun Kings don’t look like John, Paul, George or Ringo, their covers of Beatles songs from throughout the Fab Four’s recording career are uncanny.  Harking back to the early days of the Beatles, before their U.S. invasion and mop-tops, The Sun Kings’ performances are reminiscent of the joy and excitement of the original Beatles concerts.  The Bay Area band’s repertoire includes more than 100 Beatles songs from “Strawberry Fields Forever” to “I Should Have Known Better.”

sk_2006_trainIt all takes place at a private estate on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and is the official kick off of our summer concert season.  It’s also our way of saying thank you to our donors and encouraging new patrons  while raising money for the non-profit Festival and its Education Outreach Programs. The festive event includes “Quiet” and “Lively” auctions along with hors d’ oeuvres, complimentary champagne and wine, no-host bar and seated gourmet dinner. 

Donors at the $1,500 level are guaranteed seats, and a limited number of individual tickets are available for $250.  Learn more at