Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek - A Final Evening with Mark Twain

Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

July 21

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 23 @ 6:38 pm

A Final Evening with Mark Twain: Living History with MacAvoy Lane and Steve Hale.

Friday, July 21, 2023, 6:30 pm at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.

MacAvoy Lane as Mark Twain with Steve Hale portraying Snowshoe Thompson

This program will begin with a 15-20 minute presentation by John “Snowshoe” Thompson, “Mailman of the Sierra”, and end with Snowshoe introducing Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain for his last time at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater in South Lake Tahoe.

For the last three decades, Chautauqua performer MacAvoy Layne has brought Mark Twain to life at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater stage. Reportedly a favorite stage for both MacAvoy and Mark, come support the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and MacAvoy during his final performance at this beautiful site. All good things must come to an end, and we hope to see you during Mark Twain’s last evening at Taylor Creek!

For information on additional free Chautauqua performances this summer, see

Sponsored by GBI, these free programs will be held at the beautiful Lake of the Sky Amphitheater on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located three miles north of the “Y” on Highway 89. For more information, call (530) 543-2674.

The amphitheater is a picturesque space for outdoor events and programming. During July and August, free evening programs are held here, on topics such as resident wildlife, Tahoe folklore, and astronomy. With more than 30 benches and additional lawn seating, the amphitheater comfortably accommodates 200+ guests and is ADA accessible. This facility may also be used for informal public recreation, such as picnicking or stargazing.

Large groups and organizations may request to reserve the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater as a day or evening event space. Reservation fee is dependent on type of usage and event duration, with a minimum pricing of $100. Certain event activities are not permitted at Taylor Creek. For more information, or to reserve a date, please contact or call 530-543-2674.


February 23, 2024
6:38 pm
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