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Home > Newspaper Articles > 1976 > April 30 - May 9, 1976. Lake Tahoe, NV.
CONCERT DATE: April 30 - May 9, 1976. Lake Tahoe, NV.
On the Scene
by Perry Phillips
Tuesday, March 9, 1976
Sahara Tahoe's summer entertainment season has been given a big boost with Elvis Presley agreeing to return for the first time in over a year. On orders from his doctor, Elvis curtailed his appearances last year and canceled his engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton when hospital rest was prescribed.
The last time I saw Elvis at Sahara Tahoe, his show ran a good two hours. And, he was on stage darn near the whole time. Two shows a night, even over a week's time, has to take its toll when each show runs two hours.
Since Elvis holds the record in the Sahara Tahoe's High Sierra Theatre it is best you be informed that the usual procedure for show reservations won't be in effect this time around. Here's how it's going to work and you had better move fast if you want to see him. All performances will be presold. All seats in the room are priced at $20.00 each. Tomorrow, the Sahara Tahoe will open an Elvis booth in the hotel lobby and tickets may be purchased there. You may also order by mail by sending a money order, a self-addressed No. 10 envelope and 50 cents for handling. Elvis opens April 30 and closes May 9 so indicate your desired date.
I must admit that's quite some departure from the norm. But Elvis is Elvis, folks, and he'll sell every seat in that room for each and every performance.
By the way, Elvis will do one show a night at 10 p.m. excepting Friday and Saturday nights. On these nights, he'll do shows at 8:15 p.m. and midnight. High Sierra Theatre's normal dinner and cocktail show format won't be in effect either. The ticket price will include two beverages and all taxes and gratuities.
I don't know what the procedure is if you should want an extra beverage.
write to: Elvis in Concert; Sahara Tahoe:
P.O. Box C; Stateline, Nev. 89449.
And, good luck.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez