DELAVAN — About 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Shake the Lake Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 26 to 28.
Lake Lawn Resort’s three days of fun, food and drink returns to the shores of Delavan Lake, bringing with it more family activities and entertainers this time around.
The resort is located at 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan.
Shake the Lake kicks off Friday, July 26, with performances by Libido Funk Circus and Modern Day Romeos.
Most of the children’s activities will occur Saturday, July 27.
A rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, Bubble Soccer, human Foosball and more games will be from 2 to 8 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Walworth County Bags Championship begins at 4 p.m.
Shooter McGavin, Sunset Strip and the Michael Jackson tribute act Who’s Bad also performs.
On Sunday, July 28, local band Triple D and Journey tribute act Journey Recaptured will perform.
This will be the sixth Shake the Lake at Lake Lawn, and Gus Egloff, the resort’s assistant general manager, discussed what he’s looking forward to most at this year’s festival, plus his personal highlights from the past.
Note: The following Q&A has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Resorter: How did last year’s Shake the Lake go? What were some highlights for you from the event?
Gus Egloff: Last year’s event was a big success with record crowds and great entertainment. We anticipated close to 10,000 people over the three-day festival. My personal favorite from last year was our headliner from Saturday night, (Tom Petty tribute act) Free Fallin, and the standout performance by Sunday’s headliner, (Beatles tribute act) BritBeat.
What makes this year’s Shake the Lake different from previous years?
We’ve increased our activities on Saturday. That will appeal to the whole family. We’ve invested more in talent, bringing in the international touring group Who’s Bad. We’re also expanding our selections in the popular craft beverage tent by bringing in additional craft distilleries and breweries who will be sampling great beverages.
How does Shake the Lake stand apart from other local summer events?
The lakefront setting is what really sets it apart, along with the great selection of food, beverages and activities. It is also for a great cause. Proceeds from the event and many of the activities go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County. One of my favorites of those activities is our Dunk the Mayor event on Saturday afternoon. With a few paid tickets, you can dunk the mayor of Delavan.
Discuss this year’s live music schedule.
We had Modern Day Romeos perform for our Halloween Party, Boos & Brews, last October. They were so much fun that we had to have them back in this setting. We are always about having bands that play great hits that everyone can have fun to. We still have the tribute element with our headliners on Saturday and Sunday. Libido Funk Circus, Modern Day Romeos, Shooter McGavin, Sunset Strip — all premier cover bands that will get the crowds into the mix.
What are you looking forward to most for this year’s Shake the Lake?
Looking forward to dancing the night away to Who’s Bad, playing the best hits of Michael Jackson.
For more details, visit www.lakelawnresort.com/events/shake-lake-music-festival-2/.