Summer Social and Rodeo

JOIN US IN LAKE TAHOE, JUNE 29 - 30, 2018

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled weekend of first-rate cuisine, entertainment, and accommodations! 

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A Rootin' Tootin' Rodeo and More by Lake Tahoe

  

Every Summer, Keep Memory Alive hosts its Summer Social and Rodeo at Shakespeare Ranch, featuring a weekend of fun and fundraising. The fun begins with a rodeo on Friday and ends with a gourmet dinner prepared by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and a private performance by headliner entertainment on Saturday. Proceeds from the weekend support the work of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. kid with horse

Dating back to the early 1940s, the Glenbrook Rodeo was an annual highlight until it was discontinued in 1965. Keep Memory Alive founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo and his wife, Camille, along with the McGill family, resurrected the tradition in 2000.

Broncos, Barbecue, Banqueting and Barn Dancing

The rodeo features bull riding, bronco riding, ribbon roping and barrel racing. In addition, there are carnival games, a face painter, and a watermelon-eating contest to delight kids, a Western-style barbecue and a silent auction with an incredible variety of luxury gifts ranging from jewelry and travel packages to sports memorabilia.

The festivities continue with world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse taking over the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner at Shakespeare Ranch. A surprise A-list entertainer then brings down the barn with a memorable performance. Past headliners have included Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, Three Dog Night and the band America

The More the Merrier

This lively event is always well attended, and newcomers are welcome. See how guests over the years have gotten in touch with their inner cowpoke by visiting our past rodeos below.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

 

View photos from past Summer Social and Rodeo events: