Jazz At The Lake

Friday – Sunday, September 15-17, 2023!

Now in our 39th year, Jazz at the Lake is one of the Northeast’s premier jazz festivals. Set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake George, Jazz at the Lake (Lake George Jazz Weekend) celebrates the vibrant and diverse genre of jazz and brings together talented musicians from around the country.

Free music festivals are disappearing but The Lake George Arts Project is committed to keeping our festival FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  Created with our mission of providing income opportunities for artists and presenting high-quality arts programming for the region in mind, Jazz at the Lake promotes artistic expression, creates enriching cultural experiences, and supports artists and our local economy.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Kenneth and Susan Gruskin and Gruskin Creative for their years of generous support and their dedication to one of our most vital programs. We are also thankful to the Town of Lake George, the Village of Lake George, the New York State Council on the Arts, Anonymous, and our generous members and supporters for supporting this year’s Jazz at the Lake.

What you can expect:

How much does it cost to attend?
Not even a penny (though we do accept donations to help support the program)!

What is the venue like?
The venue is the Shepard Park Amphitheater and is an open-air stage with Lake George as our backdrop.  There is stone, tiered seating, but many attendees bring chairs and blankets and sit in the grass surrounding the stage.

Is there food and drink?
We do have food vendors and there are lots of amazing places in town for food and drink.

What do you do if it rains?
What is rain?!? In all seriousness, we are constantly watching the weather predictions for the event. If the day is going to be a washout, The Lake George High School Theater/ Auditorium is our rain location. Visit this page for updates or call us at 518-668-2616.

Stay the whole weekend!
We have amazing performances scheduled all weekend and Lake George is a beautiful destination. Learn more about lodging, food and other Lake George activities: https://lakegeorgechamber.com/


Friday, September 15

6pm: Endea Owens & The Cookout

7:30pm: Jazz Around Town

Scott Hopkins Trio at Gaslight
Heard at The Barnsider
Ria Curley, Chuck Lamb & the Curley Lamb Nu-Soul-Jaz Project at The Caldwell Lake George Library
Dylan Perrillo and Brad Brose at The East Cove

Saturday, September 16

10am: Coffee and Jazz
James Rissacher at The Caldwell Lake George Library
Coffee and Jazz is made possible by a Long Time Fan of Jazz Weekend

1pm: Naya Baaz: Rez Abbasi & Josh Feinberg
3pm: Aubrey Johnson Group
5pm: Jared Schonig Quintet
8pm: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Sunday, September 17

1pm: Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universal
3pm: Richie Goods / Chien Chien “Connected”
5pm: Emilio Solla & the Tango Jazz Orchestra

* all shows are on the Shepard Park
stage unless otherwise noted

Get jazzed up for Jazz at the Lake 2023 with this playlist curated by Daniel Kelly

Saturday Food Vendors

A&S Spice on Wheels (Guyanese)
Stinky Coffee (coffee all day!)
The Barnsider (BBQ)
Vashti’s Kitchen Delights (Caribbean)
Weiner Wagon (hot dogs, sausages)

Ben & Jerry’s
Our friends at Ben & Jerry’s will be donating all of the proceeds from sales during Jazz at The Lake to The Lake George Arts Project!

Sunday Food Vendors

Adirondack Olykoeks (donuts)
A&S Spice on Wheels (Guyanese)
Cafe Euphoria (comfort Food)
Giovanni Fresco (Italian)
Stinky Coffee (coffee all day!)

Ben & Jerry’s
Our friends at Ben & Jerry’s will be donating all of the proceeds from sales during Jazz at The Lake to The Lake George Arts Project!

2023 Merchandise

men’s & women’s shirts
long-sleeve shirts
terrycloth sweatshirts
special edition – 2023 Tie Dye
coffee mugs
Posters (framed or unframed)

Merchandise will be on sale at the LGAP information table on Saturday & Sunday from 12pm – 5pm.


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