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The Lake House is getting ready to embark on another summer filled with entertainment of all kinds.
Dating as far back as the years of prohibition, the venue has been a hub for entertainers as well as famous upstate gangster Jack “Legs” Diamond frequently danced the nights away listening to the bands. Following its construction in 1843, it has been the home of music and entertainment throughout the Cooperstown area, including Tommy Dorsey and his band featuring the young singer Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle on the trombone.
Beyond the vocal spirit and musical talent, the memories that have been embedded within the Lake House walls have been the backbone of the venues success, according to a media release.
For Joann and Teresa Maneen from the Balloon Farm in Frankfort this was the place their own parents met. Their father, who loved to dance with all the girls, according to Joann, fell in love at first site with their mother who had attended the Lake House with a group of friends.
The Lake House has just announced its lineup for this summer.
“As history has shown us, the Lake House a beautiful venue and the entertainers are sure to be crowd pleasers,” said Terry Potter, owner of Millennia Entertainment who helps with the musical lineup, in the release.
The summer tunes will begin June 30 when the sounds of Frank Sinatra returns to the Lake House. “Barbra and Frank … The Show That Never Was” will star Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, who will perform as part of a tribute concert. Tickets are on sale at www.brownpapertickets.com ranging from $15 to $30.
The second show of the summer will feature the original Lettermen at 7 p.m. July 20. Their top hits include “A Theme from a Summer Place,” “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” “When I Fall in Love” and more. Tickets range from $15 to $30.
A tribute band directly from Las Vegas will be playing to the sounds of greats Billy Joel and Elton John on Aug. 17.
The Lake House is one mile south of U.S. Route 20 on Lake Street in Richfield Springs. Call (315) 858-2058 for ticket information.