Lake George Arts Project

Jazz at the Lake 2021

September 17 – September 19 
“One of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern jazz festival circuit, the Lake George Jazz Festival is a gem worth discovering;” – Downbeat Magazine

Now in our 37th year, our contemporary jazz festival includes performances by some of the most talented jazz musicians in the world. Jazz at the Lake is a three-day event / jazz experience that takes place in the Shepard Park Amphitheater, a stunning lakeside venue in the Village of Lake George.


Questions about the weather?  This weekend looks good with only a chance of storms on Saturday.  We plan to be in the park for the entire event.  In the case of a thunderstorm or pouring rain, the performers will take a break, but once it passes we’ll get right back to the program!

Questions about a last minute place to stay?  Our lodging partner (where all of our artists stay) , The Blue Moon Motel, has a few spots for one-night and two-night availability!


Courthouse Gallery News:

Blind Visionaries: work by The Seeing with Photography Collective, September 8 – 19, 2021.

The exhibition Blind Visionaries is an impressive multi-media collaboration with the Seeing with Photography Collective, a pioneering group of visually impaired photographers. Learn more about the exhibition HERE.

In conjunction with this exhibition the Lake George Arts Project will present a live performance during our Lake George Jazz Weekend, Friday September 17 at 7 pm in Shepard Park, a  multi-media performance featuring photography created members of The Seeing with Photography Collective with original music by Daniel KellyLearn more HERE.  The Performance in Shepard Park, and the Courthouse Gallery exhibition are FREE!


Do you love our Jazz at the Lake program?  Do you love that it is free?

$1 = $2 for Jazz at the Lake Matching Grant Donations
Every dollar donated (up to $5,000) will be matched by Kenneth and Susan Gruskin & Derek and Rebecca DeMeo

For 13 years, Jazz at the Lake has been blessed with angels, Kenneth and Susan Gruskin. This year we are adding two, new, angels – Derek and Rebecca DeMeo. In addition to the support they have given for Jazz at the Lake, the Gruskins and DeMeos have promised to contribute an additional $5,000 if we can raise a matching amount from our friends and stakeholders.

Please consider supporting this year’s, and future, Jazz programming – anything and everything makes a difference whether it is $5 or $500!

You can make a donation to our matching grant challenge here!


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About LGAP

The Lake George Arts Project was established in 1977 to offer comprehensive programs in the arts. Its mission is to provide exposure and income opportunities to professional and emerging artists, and to provide quality arts programming for the residents and visitors of the Lake George region. Our music and art programs include year-round Courthouse Gallery exhibitions, Jazz at the Lake in September, Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series, and in spring a video shorts screening from regional film makers – the Peoples Pixel Project.

The Lake George Arts Project is also known for its creative and diverse fundraising events which include Bands and Beans, a chili and music fest in March; The Summer Sunset Cruise aboard the Adirondac on Lake George in June; a golf tournament in May & September; and a variety of other events. Admission to the Courthouse Gallery, Jazz Weekend, Summer Concerts, and many special events are free to the public.

Make a donation, or become a member today!

Our Sponsors

The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery exhibition program, Summer Concert Series and Jazz Weekend is made possible with funds from the following sponsors: