South Lake Tahoe, CA- The 2018 SnowGlobe Music Festival entered its second day yesterday and by all accounts, it was another success. An estimated 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day music festival this weekend.
City staff continues to work hard to help promote a safe and successful event, and to help alleviate community impacts associated with the festival. Highlights of the second day include:
- South Lake Tahoe Police Department reports that day 2 was extraordinarily successful. For the second straight day, there were no significant problems or issues of any kind, and only 3 arrests were made on Sunday. 16 arrests were made on Day 2 in 2017.
- RockMed, the event’s medical services crew, treated 19 patients at their on-site facility for various issues. This was a sharp decrease from Day 2 in 2017, which included 36 patients treated.
- Event organizers and City staff again conducted continuous monitoring of sound levels at the perimeter of the event venue and generally recorded decibel readings in the 70 – 85-decibel range, which are within stipulated permit requirements.
- There were a total of 35 complaints (from 27 different individuals) received via the City’s telephone hotline and online complaint form on Day 2. All of the complaints were associated with spillover noise from the musical performances, and City staff again responded to all complaints with return phone calls and/or in-person visits. City staff also received 3 calls from residents who were pleased with sound adjustments made from night one to night two.
- Event organizers and City staff continue to review sound data from the first two days of the event and continue to work cooperatively on adjustments to hopefully reduce noise impacts on nearby neighborhood residential neighborhoods during the final night on New Year’s Eve.
- Event organizers continue to place a high priority on trash collection, and crews again worked diligently throughout the day and several hours after the performances ended last night to remove all litter associated with the event. In the first two days, the city has received no trash complaints.
Day 3 includes a New Year’s Eve celebration, with performances beginning at 3 pm and continuing through 12:45 am.
The forecast calls for a cold and breezy New Year’s Eve, so festival attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly. A fireworks show is scheduled to ring in the New Year at SnowGlobe, and South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue will be closely monitoring weather conditions throughout the night. Adjustments will be made if weather conditions dictate, and City Fire staff are focused on ensuring another safe and successful evening.
The City’s efforts to promote a safe and successful event will continue throughout the remainder of SnowGlobe. Numerous local partners, including Lake Tahoe Community College, El Dorado County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, STPUD, and others have worked closely with the City and event organizers, and the City greatly appreciates the strong spirit of cooperation among all parties.
To report concerns about SnowGlobe please call 530-542-6001 or submit an online complaint form at http://cityofslt.us/FormCenter/SnowGlobe-7/Snowglobe-Complaint-Form-45 .
To view real-time sound level measurements at the event venue and daily decibel readings, please visit http://www.cityofslt.us/699/SnowGlobe . Please note that due to sometimes unreliable wireless internet service, the real-time measurements may be temporarily disabled. The device continues to record significant data, however, and this data will be helpful in evaluating future beneficial adjustments.
Thank you again to all of the SnowGlobe attendees for visiting South Lake Tahoe, and thank you again to our residents for your patience and understanding during this significant special event!
Happy New Year to everyone in South Lake Tahoe!