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Posted on: December 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SnowGlobe, City staff celebrate successful first day of music festival

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South Lake Tahoe, CAThe 2019 SnowGlobe Music Festival kicked off with a bang this year and by all accounts, it was another success. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the three-day music festival this week.  

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 first day include:

  • South Lake Tahoe Police Department reports that day 1 was extraordinarily successful., There were no significant problems or issues of any kind, and no arrests were made on Sunday. 
  • RockMed, the event’s medical services crew, treated fewer patients than ever before 
  • 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 12 complaints received via the City’s telephone hotline and online complaint form on Day 1.  Most of the complaints were associated with firework noise, very few about noise from the music. City staff again responded to all complaints with return phone calls and/or in-person visits. City staff also received several calls from residents who were pleased with sound adjustments made by the alteration of the stage and other changes this year.  =
  • Event organizers and City staff continue to review sound data from the first day of the event and continue to work cooperatively on adjustments to hopefully reduce noise impacts
  • 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. The city has received only 2 trash complaints so far. 

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

To view daily sound monitoring reports, please visit

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!

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