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Venetian Logo2016 VENETIAN FESTIVAL 54th Annual

Created by and Sponsored by Lake Geneva Jaycees - since 1962

Days of Operation

August 17th through August 21st, 2016

Wednesday - Friday 5pm to Midnight.
Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight.

Location: Flat Iron, Seminary and Library Parks - Lake Geneva, WI.

http://www.VenetianFest.com

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To Purchase Venetian Festival 50th Anniversary Posters click here.


Bands | Beer Tent | Craft Fair | Brat Stand | Carnival | Water Ski Show | Fireworks | Boat Parade | About | Contact


Entertainment Schedule (SHOW TIMES/INFO SUBJECT TO CHANGE ) BAND SUBMISSION IS CLOSED

(All Shows Located in the Jaycees Entertiament Pavilion "Beer Tent" - Must be 21 to enter - WE ID!!!)

Wednesday August 17

8PM-12AM OPENING NIGHT

"BELLA CAIN"
www.bellacain.net


($5 Cover Charge at the door)

Sponsored by

Next Door Pub

Next Door Pub

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Bella Cain

   

Thursday August 18

8PM-12AM

"Christopher's Project"

christophersprojectonline.com

 

($5 Cover Charge at the door)

Sponsored by

Sprechers Restaurant and Pub

Sprechers Restaurant and Pub

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Christopher's Project

 

   

Friday August 19

8PM-12AM

"The Toys Band"

www.thetoysband.com

 

 

($5 Cover Charge at the door)

Sponsored by

BWO Insurance

BWO Insurance

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ToysThe Toys Band

 

   

Saturday August 20

12PM-3PM DAY

"The Acoustic Generation"

www.theacousticgeneration.com

(No Cover Charge)

Sponsored byLakg Gevneva Harley Davidson

 

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Acoustic Generation

 

The Acoustic Generation, the Midwest's premier acoustic duo. We are a male/female duo that plays rock, pop and country songs that everybody knows and loves, and we play them well.

 

Saturday August 20

3PM-6PM DAY

"Max Allen Band"

www.maxallenmusic.com

 

 

(No Cover Charge)

Sponsored byLakg Gevneva Harley Davidson

 

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Max Allen Band

Max Allen Band (MAB) is the brainchild and workhorse of singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Max Allen. Performing professionally since the age of 16, Allen got his start by selling home recordings out of a lunchbox at school, later making waves as an upcoming blues guitar prodigy. Some thirteen years later, he has grown into a seasoned performer and composer whose tastes have evolved to include the very best of funk, rock, blues, pop, jazz, reggae, classical, EDM and hip-hop. For over a decade, Allen and MAB have kept audiences all over the country coming back for more of the wide variety of genres, incredible musicianship, thoughtful lyrics and contagious melodies that each show brings. Max Allen has six studio albums and thousands of performances to his credit, and he is still going strong. The local trio Max Allen Band (MAB) has been honored with the title of Indy’s “Best Blues Band” for a second year in a row.  This trio has a well known following throughout Indiana and Chicago and makes regular appearances at The Cubby Bear.   

Saturday August 20

12PM-3PM DAY

"Baggo Tournament"

Baggo Tournament

Register for Baggo Tournament

   

Saturday August 20

8PM-12AM NIGHT

"Too White Crew"

www.toowhitecrew.com 

 

 

($5 Cover Charge at the door)

Sponsored by

Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly

 

 

 

 

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Too White Crew

There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew. It is a tribute to 80’s and 90’s hip hop, featuring all live music from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers. It’s a party band – it’s a show – it’s art – it’s madness on stage – all packaged in an unprecedented and family friendly way. This high energy, interactive show features the sites, the sounds, the moves, the fashion and antics of hip hop’s most colorful era. TWC has opened for countless hip hop and pop legends and has toured the country since 2002.

   

Sunday August 21

12PM-6PM DAY

"Lake Geneva House of Music"

 www.lakegenevahouseofmusic.com

(No Cover Charge)

Sponsored byLakg Gevneva Harley Davidson

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Lake Geneva House of Music

 

The Lake Geneva House of Music is the number one choice for performance-based music schools in the Geneva Lakes area.

   

Sunday August 21

8PM-12AM NIGHT

"Fresh Hops Band"

 www.freshhopsband.com

 

($5 Cover Charge at the door)

Sponsored by

Champs Sports Bar & Grill

Champs

 

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Fress Hops Band

Fresh Hops is a 4 piece original jam band from Northwest Indiana. The band formed in March 2008 as a musical improvisational outlet among friends. Now Fresh Hops has evolved into a captivating, high energy live act.

The group has seen numerous line ups and instrument inclusion which has led to an eclectic mix of sounds and atmospheres. As writers and performers Fresh Hops constantly blurs the lines between genres and style, often during the course of a single song

That "anything goes" attitude has translated to a stage show that remains fresh and fun from show to show. The realization that jazz, classic soul, bluegrass, classical, metal and progressive jam rock can all shake hands and play nice has guided them to create remarkable tunes from an ever-expanding palette.

   
   
   
   
   


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Beer Tent Hours
Sheehan Family of CompaniesCostco Wholesale

The Lake Geneva Beer Tent is open Wednesday - Friday 5pm to Midnight. Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight.

Currently serving the following fine Beverages from our Sponsor Beachwood (Budweiser)

  • Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime
  • Spotted Cow, Totally Naked
  • Guinness, Sprecher's Hefe Weis
  • Shocktop Lemon Shandy, New Belgium Fat Tire
  • Woodchuck Cider, Lagunitas IPA, Geneva Lake Blonde
  • Bud Light Lime-a-rita and Razber-rita
  • Monster ABS 0, Monster Rehab Pink Lemonade
  • Non Alcoholic (Odouls) beverages available as well

Beverages may be purchased in the beer tent only with Tokens. Tokens are available in the beer tent.

*Price and Availability subject to change.

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Craft Fair Information
Craft Fair Information

  • Date: Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st
  • Hours: Sat 10AM - 5PM, Sun 10AM - 4PM
  • Location: Library Park - Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West
  • Exhibitors: 110
  • Admission: FREE
  • For more information about the Craft Fair or if you are a Vendor please visit our Craft Fair Information site here


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Brat Stand Information

Sponsored by Pody Door

  • Date: Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st
  • Hours: 10AM-4PM Sat and Sun & 8PM-10PM Sunday
  • Location: Library Park - Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street - Hwy 50 West
  • Brats, Soda, Water, Chip, Pretzels and Candy

 


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Carnival Information
Carnival Information

  • Date: August 17th through August 21st
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 5PM to 10:30PM. Friday 5PM to 11:30PM. Saturday Noon till 11:30PM. Sunday Noon till 10:30PM
  • Location: Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park
  • Ride Specials: $20 "wristbands" Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM
  • Carnival Operator: Mr. Ed's Magical Midways, LLC.

 


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Water Ski Show Information
Water Ski ShowWonder Lake Ski Team
  • Date: Sunday August 21st
  • Hours: Starts at 6PM
  • Location: Geneva Lake Front by Library Park & The Riviera

Sponsored by Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Harbor Shores



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Fireworks Information

Venetian Festival Fireworks

Sponsored by The Lake Geneva Jaycees, City of Lake Geneva, and Fireworks Sponsors

The Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Fireworks display begins promptly at DUSK (Sundown) on August 21st. Fireworks are shot off in Geneva Bay, downtown Lake Geneva and can be viewed from Library Park, the Lake Front, Riviera Beach, and Flat Iron Park in down town Lake Geneva. Too make a Donation to this years Fireworks Display click here.
(photo by Terry Mayer printed with permission Community Shoppers CSI Media)

FIREWORKS SPONSORS:

     
J&M Displays Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Charitable FundsMartin Group    

Geneva Crossing Town Bank Branden Dental Center

 

   

WLKG Lakg Gevneva Harley Davidson Chamberlain & Henningfield, CPAs

Costco Wholesale Piggly Wiggly

 

 

 

 



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Boat Parade Information
Baot Parade

The boat parade is held on Sunday night August 21st on Geneva Lake right in front of Library Park in Lake Geneva and the Riviera. The lighted boat parade starts right at dusk with a fireworks display after that. This years theme is TBA – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 53 year tradition.

DOWNLOAD, print, complete, and mail the Entry Form to:

Lake Geneva Cruise Line
812 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

or email Jack Lothian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Parking Information

Parking in the City of Lake Geneva is available on city streets and is metered. There are several public lots available which are metered and free. The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA offers parking for just $5.00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is in walking distance from Seminary and Flat Iron park.

The City of Lake Geneva offers parking at the following locations:

  • Cook Street Municipal Lot (Map Item "A")
  • Center Street Municipal Lot (Map Item "B")
  • Main Street (Map Item "C")
  • Notes: South Side, between Madison and Maxwell Streets
  • Sage Street Municipal Lot (Map Item "D")
  • Notes: No meters, free parking year-round
  • Eastview Elementary School/Dunn Field Lot (Map Item "E")
  • Notes: No meters, free parking year-round
  • Seminary Park Lot (Map Item "F")
  • Notes: Parking for boat trailers only
  • Geneva Street Municipal Lot (Map Item "G")


LOT MAP: http://www.626geneva.com/Maps/City%20Parking%20Lots.pdf

Parking is also available at the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. $5.00
YMCA is located at : 203 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

 

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Transportation Information

Most area hotels should have a shuttle, or may be in short walking distance from the festival. Below is a list of taxi's, trolley's and limousine services in the area.

Lakes Area Taxi
112 South 4th Street,
Delavan, WI 53115-1802
(262) 248-4770

A1 Limousine
(262) 245-1400

Senior Cab & Event Shuttle Services
W3099 Krueger Rd
Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2760
(262) 949-8294



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Lodging Information

The Harbor Shores of Lake Geneva
www.harborshoreslg.com

300 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Phone: 262-248-9181
Reservations: 888-746-7371 (888-SHORES1)

The Mill Creek Hotel
www.millcreekhotel.com
123 Center Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Reservations: 877-MCH-LGWI (877-624-5494)

Please visit the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 262-248-4416
Toll-Free: (800) 345-1020
Fax: 262-248-1000
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Event Contact Information

Venetian Festival Co-Chairman
Ryan Stelzer
(262)215-9112
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Venetian Festival Co-Chairman
Craig Evans
(815)703-6080
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Venetian Festival Advertising Director
Doug Bartz
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Venetian Festival Boat Parade Chairman
David Broaden
(262) 818-5666
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Venetian Festival Entertainment Director
Chad Bittner
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Craft Fair Information
Ben Conley
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Venetian Festival Webmaster
Jeremy Kinsey
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Jaycees President
Josh Spiegelhoff
262-248-9502
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