Belle Bash


July 9, 2017 : Tim Reynolds
Enjoy this 3 Hour Belle Bash Cruise, and listen to artists you might not have had the chance to see live. This event is perfect for friends and family. But fret not, you are sure to meet and make new friends! We offer a full cash bar stocked with top shelf liquor, pop/soda, water, and snacks. The Chautauqua Belle is 1 of only 4 operating steamboats left in the country. Tickets sell out fast so take advantage before it's too late!

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Tim Reynolds and TR3, the Grammy nominated, multi-instrumentalist musician and long time collaborator of Dave Matthews, in the intimate confines of the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat on beautiful Chautauqua Lake

One reviewer has declared Reynolds ‘an under-rated master…’

With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches.  Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar.  Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic.  

It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz.  He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians.  It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began.  Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career.  His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.

After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007.  After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since.  TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011.  In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year.   Electric, funky, operatic, edgy & hellip;their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material. 


Join us for our Belle Bash Concert Series! We’ve teamed up with Todd Wagner, Principal of Lucky Dog Management* again this summer, to bring another amazing lineup for the summer of 2017!

Each year Lucky Dog Management and the Chautauqua Belle come together to bring the best, most acclaimed, nationally touring artists and bands to this very up close and personal venue.

The Chautauqua Belle offers a very personal and fun experience for both the band and the audience. Artists in the past have loved the Chautauqua Belle as an intimate venue, praising the  personal and fun atmosphere.  Whereas, after last year’s Butch Trucks appearance, he called the Belle “the most unique venue he has ever played,” which is remarkable, considering the thousands of venues he has performed in around the world as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.

The series dates back to 2013 and has included such names as New Riders of the Purple Sage, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, Eric Lindell, Eilen Jewel, Chris Smither, Los Straitjackets, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Samantha Fish, Dana Fuchs, Nikki Hill, John Nemeth and Jarekus Singleton to name a few.

*Lucky Dog Management (LDM) is a live music & event management company based in Johnstown, PA. Established in the spring of 2015, we are dedicated to planning, coordinating, producing, facilitating, and providing logistical support in all aspects of each live music event.

Todd’s background includes Chairing the Flood City Music Festival from 2009-2016. Much of the success of this festival can be contributed to Todd’s talent buying, logistical vision and attention to detail, overlapping for one exceptional event each August.

During his tenure, the festival saw significant growth with 70% of the festival goers coming from outside of a 60-mile radius of Johnstown. The festival boasted such internationally acclaimed acts as The Derek Trucks Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Galactic, Gregg Allman, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bettye LaVette, Dr. John, Del McCoury Band, The Smithereens, Trombone Shorty, Robert Randolph, Box Scaggs, G. Love, Marc Broussard, Anders Osbourne and many, many more.

Todd’s festival success carried over in 2016, when LDM was choosen to head up the newly renamed Happy Valley Music Festival in State College, PA.  Now in the second year, LDM has brought another quality lineup to include headliners Spin Doctors and Charles Bradley.

Consequently, they have made the brilliant decision to take the show on the road and enjoy booking the “Belle Bash” Summer Concert Series on the famed Chautauqua Belle Steamboat. Ultimately, Lucky Dog Management aims to perfectly blend environment and experience to devise an exemplary event for our clients, artists, and audience.