Music fest will Shake the Lake

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CSI Media staff | August 22, 2014

DELAVAN — Lake Lawn Resort's shoreline will come alive with three days of eclectic outdoor music during the Shake the Lake music festival to be held Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24. The weekend lineup includes modern and classic rock hits for enthusiasts of all ages, plus a Delavan Lake boat parade on Saturday.

“People were really enthusiastic about our Venetian Night boat parade last year,” said Lake Lawn Resort General Manager Dave Sekeres. “We thought we would expand the festivities with a three-day bandstand. We invite people to come check out all the great bands and enjoy our beautiful lakeside resort.”

All performances will take place alongside Delavan Lake. Festgoers will enjoy feel-good vibes with music by Compass Rose on Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon, covering everything from rock to Jimmy Buffet hits.

Off the Record guarantees deep cuts and exciting medleys on Saturday at 6 p.m. with a fusion of classic rock, new country and blues.

The festival will offer three opportunities to see the Boat Drunks, performing Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Ending the festival on a high note, the Boat Drunks' Sunday show features special guest Nadirah Shakoor, a lead vocalist for Buffett's Coral Reefer Band.

The music will pause at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Lake Lawn boat parade. A spin-off from last year's Venetian Night, the on-the-water procession will offer boat owners a chance to showboat their decorating skills. Parade participants will adorn boats in lights and decorations to fit this year's theme, bringing their best to impress a panel of Lake Lawn judges. The winner will take home a trophy and prize package.

Parade viewers are encouraged to watch the lighted procession from the Lookout Bar and Eatery, with no cost for admission.

One-day festival passes are available for $15, and three-day passes for $35. Call 262-728-7950 for more information.

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