There’s something glorious about the natural beauty of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. As an added bonus, the annual Music by the Lake concert series provides an unparalleled experience that keeps patrons coming back.
Music by the Lake concerts are held on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) in Williams Bay, Wis., a property that sits right along the waterfront. Going on 20 summers now, this series is carefully structured to appeal to people of all ages.
Six dates this year feature extraordinary entertainers, starting with the kickoff on July 17 when the Joffrey Academy of Dance presents “Rita Finds Home.” The 4 p.m. show is the Joffrey’s new family-friendly ballet for young audiences, and it’s done in collaboration with Miami City Ballet. The story follows Rita, a young artist who paints and dreams of one day living in the big city despite the lush, tropical island where she lives with her mother.
Up next, the Irish Tenors perform with the Chicago Philharmonic on July 24 at 4 p.m. The famed trio bring their enchanting Irish repertoire as they team up with some of the highest-level classical musicians in the Chicago area.
Then, Michael Feinstein, the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, pays tribute to Judy Garland on her 100th birthday year in his “Get Happy!” show on July 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Air Supply visits Williams Bay on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. This duo were named by Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper as one of the Top 5 “Greatest Aussie Bands” of all time.
To conclude the dynamic 2022 season, the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra performs on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.
“Since our revival in 2001, Music by the Lake has become a Geneva Lake summer tradition,” says Tom McReynolds, director of business operations at GWC. “Whether sitting under the pavilion or picnicking on the lawn, patrons often describe attending a concert as a magical experience.”
To purchase tickets for Music by the Lake, visit musicbythelake.com or call (262) 245-8501. George Williams College of Aurora University is located at 350 Constance Blvd., in Williams Bay, Wis.