Prom scene arrives early in Tahoe

Did you miss your prom? Maybe it it’s a distant memory or maybe you’d like a do over? Apparently February is prom time in Tahoe with two opportunities to experience the party in a completely differently way.

Silver Boombox Thief at Squaw Valley Prom 2015 PC Elevated Image Photography

It’s a Luau
Squaw Valley is in prom mode, as well, as they host the 12th annual Squaw Valley Prom on Feb. 20. The High Fives Foundation hosts the event, which features the music by Vokab Kompany, DJ Giancarlo and Silver Boombox Thief and Mary Poppin’. The prom is a Hawaiian Luau-themed event. Get out your grass skirt and beachwear and get ready to dance. Think beach, Maholo and all things Aloha for this prom night. In addition to a wild night of off-the-chart music, the event features a bigtruck sew-on-site, an elevated image photo booth, video and entertainment from GoPro, and drink specials. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the High Fives Foundation.

Matt Connelly aka Silver Boombox Thief will be one of the performing artists at the prom. This is his fifth year doing the prom.

“I play records and music that make people want to dance. There will be plenty of scratch, too,” says Connelly.

Mary Poppin’, Connelly’s wife, will also take the stage to mix it up. Connelly says that she is passionate about music and dancing.

“Expect high energy, fun and you’ll get to hear something you don’t expect,” explains Connelly. Connelly garners inspiration from the likes of Easy E, Marvin Gaye and Neil Pert, he says.

“I love doing the Prom. It’s a good crowd, a fun time and a great party that benefits High Fives,” he says.

Mary Poppin’ is equally passionate about music.

“I love to dance and I love music. I started playing what I wanted to hear and got into it. I love to mix well,” explains Poppin.’ “I like electronic music, hip-hop and old 80s songs.”

To purchase tickets for the Squaw Valley Prom, visit squawvalleyprom.com

Read the full article by the Tahoe Weekly HERE


Dress up for slalom Soda Springs
The 2nd annual Boreal Banked Slalom is a costume race that will not only benefit the High Fives Foundation, but will include live music and an après party presented by Dos Equis World Of Adventure. Competitors will be required to have a season pass or lift ticket in order to compete. A discounted all-day lift ticket will be available to competitors. Beer garden and party open to all. $25. | RSVP rideboreal.com

Read about more of the events in Tahoe this weekend from the Tahoe Weekly HERE

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