BREAKING: Eric Church Reschedules Lake Tahoe Concerts Due To Hazardous Air Quality and Wildfires

Fans in the Lake Tahoe area will have to wait another year to see Eric Church. The superstar has rescheduled…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 24, 2021


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Eric Church; Photo by John Russell/CMA

Fans in the Lake Tahoe area will have to wait another year to see Eric Church.

The superstar has rescheduled his two concerts at Harveys Outdoor Arena “due to public safety and the fires in the area.”  

Church made the announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 24), confirming that the shows scheduled for this Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 have been rescheduled for August 27 and 28 of 2022. 

Those who purchased tickets can hold on to them for next year’s shows. 

Fans who are unable to attend the new dates can request a refund from Ticketmaster within the next 30 days. 

According to, Lake Tahoe is currently the absolute worst possible in North America place for wildfire smoke right now. Air quality officials report that the Reno Tahoe region and Central Sierra Nevada have the most toxic air in the country. 

The situation is being described as “apocalyptic.” 

The Guardian reports that the fire near Lake Tahoe is only 9% contained and has become the United States’ number one priority for firefighting resources. 

Fellow country star Dierks Bentley was scheduled to play the same venue on August 22 and was also forced to reschedule

 Church, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, is set to embark on his The Gather Again Tour on September 17, 2021. The tour is set to visit 55-cities through May 20, 2022. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.