SnowGlobe Music Festival 2019

About SnowGlobe:

SnowGlobe Music Festival occurs in South Lake Tahoe December 29th - 31st. This is a three-day music festival held at the Community Playfields off of Al Tahoe Boulevard. This will be an outdoor event with live music stage performances being held each night.

Hotline/Web Form:

A hotline number is established each year to record community questions and/or concerns – this number is not for event or ticketing information. This year we have also established a web form for concerns. Community members may leave a message for City staff regarding noise, traffic, parking etc. City staff checks both each day and relays community concerns to event producers. To leave a message please call (530) 542-6001. To fill out an online form, click here


  • Sound Monitoring Information

    • (Measured in A weighting. The most common weighting that is used in noise measurement is A-Weighting. Like the human ear, this effectively cuts off the lower and higher frequencies that the average person cannot hear. 
    • LAPeak(max) dBA The Peak, referred to as the Lpeak or sometimes Lpk, is the maximum value reached by the sound pressure. There is no time-constant applied and the signal has not passed through an RMS circuit or calculator.
    • LAS This is the contracted dB level for the festival.
    • LAPeak, The highest sound level observed in the last 24 hours of monitoring. 
  • To view daily sound monitoring reports, Click Here
  • Limitations have been placed on decibel levels.
  • Sound monitoring will be ongoing with daily reports available to the public on the City website:
  • New noise control infrastructure will be built into the design for additional buffering. The speakers will be positioned downwards towards the field.
  • Sound technicians will be on site to assist with sound mitigation construction and to make adjustments throughout the event as needed based on community feedback.



A comprehensive Waste Management plan has been implemented including an increase in the number of trash receptacles inside and around the venue. Recycling containers will be on site as well as refillable water bottles and water refill stations to reduce the amount of plastic bottle waste. If you have trash concerns, a new hotline has been established for you to call or text: (800) 768-0617 from 12:00pm-9:00pm daily. For other trash concerns email


Festival parking will be available at South Tahoe Middle School parking lot and shuttle drop off and pick up will be the intersection of Al Tahoe and Johnson Blvd.

In order to insulate residents from "overflow parking" created during this event, certain adjacent areas will be designated as "permit only parking areas" during the event. Each residence in the areas listed below will be provided two (2) Temporary Parking Permits to be used for vehicles parked on the street. Vehicles parked on private property will not require a permit. Additional permits may be obtained from the Police Department. Vehicles parked on streets located in the above-designated areas not displaying an authorized Temporary Parking Permit will be cited and or towed.

Areas included in this temporary permit parking only program are:

  • Pioneer Village
  • Marlette Circle and those streets enclosed by Marlette Circle; Mt Rose Rd., Monument Dr. & Jobs Peak Rd.

For questions about SnowGlobe's shuttle service, visit their transportation page

Bijou Community Park:

Bijou Community Park will be closed for general public access beginning on Friday, December 27,2019 through Tuesday, December 31st. The park will reopen for limited public access to the dog park on Wednesday, January 1, 2019.

Lost and Found

Did you lose something at SnowGlobe? There is a Lost and Found booth at the venue or click here.

Contact numbers

  • Community Concern Hotline (530) 542-6001
  • South Lake Tahoe Police Department non-emergency (530) 542-6100
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Dept. non-emergency (530) 621-6600
  • Please dial 911 for life-threatening emergencies only. 911 needs to remain open for emergency calls.