Summer Arts Festival Calendar

Join us for a concert in the woods!

Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Grand Rapids Symphony performance on July 9 (for ticket information, contact Blue Lake Public Radio).

About our venues

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a rustic campus in the middle of a 1,600 acre wilderness. Blodgett Recital Hall is a small air-conditioned indoor venue with theater-style seating. Stewart Shell and the Rose Theater are rustic outdoor venues where attendees sit on wooden bench-style seating and are exposed to weather and the occasional mosquito. Please plan accordingly.

Directions and Parking

Visit Directions for travel directions to our campus. Parking is located near each venue. The distance from the parking lot to Stewart Shell is approximately 100 yards and includes a small hill. The distance from the parking lot to Blodgett Recital Hall or the Rose Theater is approximately 30 yards on flat terrain. Rest rooms are available near each venue. If you plan to attend an evening performance and have concerns regarding access, please contact our administrative office at 800-221-3976. We are happy to assist!

Good to Know

Scheduled events are subject to change due to weather and other forces of nature. Phone our administrative office at 800-221-3796 to confirm details.

Support Blue Lake’s Summer Arts Festival

If you enjoy Blue Lake’s free concert series and would like to support this endeavor, please consider making a donation. More information is available at GIVE, and we thank you for your support!

June 2022

Calendar Changes

Please double check the date, time, and location of events for the month of June and early July as some have changed. Thank you.

Faculty Recital Series

Friday, June 24th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Ashley McHugh, soprano
Dr. Katey Halbert, horn
Dr. Wan-Chin Chang, piano

Blue Lake Faculty Showcase

Saturday, June 25th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Presented by Winds, Strings, and Percussion Faculty

Faculty Recital Series

Sunday, June 26th @ 3:00pm
Arens Piano Colony Stage
Dr. Jonathan Yarrington, tenor
Dr. Wan-Chin Chang, piano

Blue Lake Festival Band

Sunday, June 26th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Mary Schneider, conductor

Rose Chamber Music Series

Sunday, June 26th @ 8:00pm
Rose Theater
Dr. Walter Verdehr and Friends
Rain Site: Blodgett Recital Hall

Faculty Recital Series

Monday, June 27th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Dr. John Kilgore, trumpet
Dr. Bill Mann, trombone

Rose Chamber Music Series

Thursday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty Brass Recital

Faculty Recital Series

Thursday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Dr. Marianna and Dr. David Brickle, violin and piano

July 2022

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

Saturday, July 2nd @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Alexander Jiménez, conductor

Blodgett Recital Series

Friday, July 8th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Series
Dr. Clint McCanless, Tuba
Dr. Dan Pate, Percussion

Blue Lake Faculty Showcase

Saturday, July 9th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Presented by Blue Lake Winds, Strings, and Percussion Faculty

Blue Lake Public Radio Fundraising Event

Saturday, July 9th @ 8:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Contact Blue Lake Public Radio for ticket information

Blue Lake Festival Band

Sunday, July 10th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Rick Fleming, conductor
Dr. Myron Welch, guest conductor

Rose Chamber Music Series

Sunday, July 10th @ 8:00pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty String Recital
Dr. Igor Kalnin, conductor
In the event of rain, event will take place at Blodgett Recital Hall

Blodgett Recital Series

Monday, July 11th @ 8:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Jazz Sebastian Bach for Flute and Jazz Trio
Dr. Leonard Garrison, Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, Chris Berg, and Tim Froncek

Blodgett Recital Series

Wednesday, July 13th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Doug Lindsey, trumpet

Blue Lake Staff Choir & Vocal Ensemble

Thursday, July 14th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Dr. Amon Eady, conductor

Rose Chamber Music Series

Thursday, July 14th @ 7:00pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty Brass Recital

Blodgett Recital Series

Thursday, July 14th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Chia-Ying Chan and Dr. David Brickle, piano

Blue Lake Staff Band

Friday, July 15th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Rick Fleming, conductor

Blodgett Recital Series

Friday, July 15th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Jonathan Sokasits and Dr. Wan-Chin Chang, piano

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

Saturday, July 16th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Rafael Jiménez, conductor

Dr. Edisher Savitski, piano

Saturday, July 23rd @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell

Blue Lake Festival Band

Sunday, July 24th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Rodney Dorsey, conductor
SSG Katie Thigpen, Trombone

Rose Chamber Music Series

Sunday, July 24th @ 8:00pm
Rose Theater
Dr. Walter Verdehr and Friends
In the event of rain, event will take place at Blodgett Recital Hall

Blodgett Recital Series

Monday, July 25th @ 8:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Wei Jia and Yu Xin, violin

Rose Chamber Music Series

Tuesday, July 26th @ 8:00pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty Brass Recital

Blodgett Recital Series

Wednesday, July 27th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Jamie Lipton, euphonium

Blue Lake Staff Band

Friday, July 29th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Rodney Dorsey, conductor

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

Saturday, July 30th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Walter Verdehr, conductor

August 2022

Falcone Festival Guest Artist Recital

Friday, August 5th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall

Falcone Festival Adjudicator Recital

Saturday, August 6th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall

Blue Lake Faculty Showcase

Saturday, August 6th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Presented by the Winds, Strings, and Percussion Faculty

Blue Lake Festival Band & Falcone Soloists

Sunday, August 7th @ 8:00pm
Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Trae Blanco, conductor

Rose Chamber Music Series

Sunday, August 7th @ 8:00pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty String Recital
Dr. Suren Petrosyan, conductor
In the event of rain, event will take place at Blodgett Recital Hall

Falcone Festival Competition (artist)

Monday, August 8th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Blue Lake Festival Band

Faculty Recital Series

Monday, August 8th @ 7:00pm
Miller Theater
Paul Patinka, tenor

Rose Chamber Music Series

Tuesday, August 9th @ 8:15pm
Rose Theater
Blue Lake Faculty Brass Recital

Blodgett Recital Series

Wednesday, August 10th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Erin Torres, flute
Dr. Michael Torres, saxophones

Blue Lake Staff Band

Friday, August 12th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Dr. Salvador Brotons, conductor

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

Saturday, August 13th @ 8:00pm
Season Finale at Stewart Shell
Broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio
Dr. Salvador Brotons, conductor
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