1 Amherst Street
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 668-2616
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All Concerts are FREE

Saturday, September 16:
1 PM:
Lyric Fury
2:45: Ola Onabule
The Cookers


Sunday, September 17:
1 PM:
Camille Thurman
            & the Darrell Green Trio
2:45: Orrin Evans
4:30: Emilio Solla

Special Saturday evening performance 7:30 PM:
Dave Liebman Tribute to Coltrane

The Gruskin Group is a major supporter of the Lake George Jazz Weekend – CLICK HERE to see a preview of the documentary they are producing - celebrating 30+ Years of Jazz @ The Lake!  The page provides an opportunity for everyone to upload their photo’s, comments, videos and stories for possible inclusion in the documentary. We also have a FaceBook page for the documentary trailer where you can do the same.

2017 Jazz @ The Lake Performers:

1 PM: Lyric Fury


2:45: Ola Onabule


4:30: The Cookers


Special Saturday
evening performance 7:30 PM:

Dave Liebman
Tribute to Coltrane

1 PM: Camille Thurman
            & the Darrell Green Trio

2:45: Orrin Evans

4:30: Emilio Solla

“Credit Brooklyn-born jazz impresario Paul Pines—curator for all 33 of those festivals—with maintaining a consistently high level of artistry throughout those years. Former proprietor of Tin Palace, the renowned East Village jazz club he ran from 1970 to ’76, Pines is deeply invested in the music and is blessed with good ears and an open mind... One of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern jazz festival circuit, the Lake George Jazz Festival is a gem worth discovering.”
— Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine, 9/26/2016 (read more HERE)

“The Lake George Arts Project consistently presents a diverse mix of performances at Shepard Park – whether it’s the Wednesday night summer concert series or the amazing fall jazz festival – artists are always of the highest quality. The fact that these are free and open to the public further emphasizes the essential role that the Arts Project plays in heightening the cultural climate of Lake George.”
- Peter Lesser, Executive Director, Empire State Performing Center (The Egg)

“The elements of creative culture that The Lake George Arts Project brings to bear vis a vis their gallery exhibits, Shepard Park Concert Series and annual Jazz Weekend, help turn an otherwise typical resort town into a true destination for residents and tourists alike.”
- Mona Golub, Producing Artistic Director, Music Haven Concert Series, Schenectady, NY

“As the longtime curator of the free Jazz at the Lake festival, Paul Pines has taken great pains to make this weekend as far from the “standard jazz festival” experience as possible, and part of that is avoiding the kind of lightweight, commercial fare that’s come to dominate your typical mega-festival. Unlike the bookers for those shows, Pines assumes his audience is of more than average intelligence, so he books bands that don’t insult that intelligence.” - J Hunter, Nippertown, Albany

 “...Expand and learn, enjoy and sway to it, take in the vibe, watch how jazz is done by the best of ’em at the Lake George Jazz Weekend. On a good day, Shepard Park, with its idyllic backdrop to the lake, is the best listening room in the world. But even in years when the weather is imperfect, everyone comes. Why? For so many of us, the Lake George Jazz Weekend is simply a must-see event of the year.”
- Cathy DeDe, The Glens Falls Chronicle

"Shepard Park was created in the early 1900s as a democratic space, a park where everyone could have access not only to a lake that was in danger of being restricted to a privileged few, but to the nation’s richest cultural offerings as well. The Lake George Jazz Weekend, which brings some of the best and most interesting musicians in the country to this beautiful lakeside park at no cost to the audience, fulfills that intention. The park’s founders would have loved the Lake George Jazz Weekend.” - Tony Hall, Publisher, Lake George Mirror

We are again grateful to Kenneth and Susan Gruskin for their continued generous support of our festival for many years, and The Gruskin Group for the art on posters, banners and collectables, as well as program advertisers, Warren County Tourism, the Town and Village of Lake George, the Lake George Mirror, our donors who participated with Ken and Susan Gruskin’s matching donation program, and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.            - Paul Pines, Program Curator