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

Blodgett Recital Series

Friday, June 24th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Ashley McHugh, soprano

Blue Lake Faculty Showcase

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

Blue Lake Festival Band

Sunday, June 26th @ 7:30pm
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

Blodgett Recital Series

Monday, June 27th @ 8:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. John Kilgore, trumpet
Dr. Bill Mann, trombone

Blodgett Recital Series

Wednesday, June 29th @ 7:30pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
Dr. Jonathan Yarrington, tenor
Dr. Wan-Chin Chang, piano

Blue Lake Staff Choir & Vocal Ensemble

Thursday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Stewart Shell
Dr. Erin Colwitz, conductor

Rose Chamber Music Series

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

Blodgett Recital Series

Thursday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Blodgett Recital Hall
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

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

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

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

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

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

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

August 2022

Blue Lake Festival Band & Falcone Soloists

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

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra

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