California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:17 a.m.

California’s AB 5 has taken another life: The new law has now killed off the 40-year old Lake Tahoe Music Festival

“After 40+ years of classical music concerts offered outside with family and friends, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival will call a wrap to our summer festival with two performances in August of 2020,” the official festival website says. The Festival also posted the announcement on their Facebook page.

Assembly Bill 5 by former labor leader Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), has already significantly limited Californians’ ability to work as independent contractors and freelancers. It was revealed during Senate debate in September that the AFL-CIO wrote AB 5. Read more...