The Lake George Arts Project’s Summer Concerts usually take place Wednesday evenings July through August in Shepard Park in Lake George, NY.
This year’s concert series is canceled due to the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency situation.
The Lake George Arts Project is deeply committed to bringing people together to hear and see great music. Our Summer Music Series and Jazz at the Lake are not just two of our favorite events, the magic of these events is created by having amazing musicians perform with one of the most beautiful lakes in the country as the backdrop.
This summer we don’t have the luxury of time to help us make some very difficult decisions about our presenting season.
Keeping artists, the audience, staff, and volunteers safe is our top priority and is a responsibility we take seriously. Even if we were able to present in a traditional sense this year, it just wouldn’t be the same. So, through many conversations, and with the input of artists, stakeholders and the audience, Lake George Arts Project Staff and Board of Directors have decided to cancel our Summer Concert Series and our Jazz at the Lake programs for this year. Like many of our friends in the community who plan and present events, this decision is an unprecedented one for us.
We won’t be gathering in Shepard Park this year but we will be gathering amazing Jazz performers in the virtual world for our Jazz at the Lake Reimagined program; a series of 4 hybrid events that combine performances, a discussion with the artists and time to ask your favorite musician the questions you’ve been eager to have answered – Stay tuned for updates!
The Lake George Arts Project was founded to support artists and to provide them with opportunities to perform. We know, when all of this is over, we will be stronger; with new models for approaching programming and new ideas for how to best serve artists and our community. The opportunity to step back, take a deep breath and reimagine what we do, has given us a new tome of knowledge and experience that will help us do what we do even better.
We look forward to the future when it will be safe to gather, see, hear and dance to live music!
We need to stay connected during – Please contact us with questions, concerns and ideas going forward!
Stay safe and strong!
Check out HERE the great acts that played in our 2019 Summer Concert Series in Shepard Park, Lake George, NY.
“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 Summer Series is phenomenal and impacts the whole regional music scene. Bands play a Shepard Park show once and suddenly they have a Capital District following. This series is sophisticated, fun and consistently excellent. It’s hard to imagine summer in Lake George without it!”
– Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY.