Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing

Motortown All-Stars - CopyLakeside Chautauqua has prepared another exciting lineup of per­formers and entertainers to celebrate the 2016 summer.

The Patriots Symphonic Band will kick off Memorial Day weekend festivities with a concert for all ages on Friday, May 27.

Holiday weekend entertainment continues with the return of The Motortown All-Stars on Saturday, May 28. This mix of all-star vocalists from former legendary groups will perform soulful favorites. Their show is jam-packed with choreography and harmonies that capture the true sounds of Motown.

The following evening, families will enjoy Chipper Lowell’s performance of “The Chipper Experience! – Where Comedy & Magic Collide.” This one-man show combines humor, juggling, stunts, magic and audience participation.

John_TeshTo open the Lakeside’s summer programming season on Saturday, June 18, Pavlo will light up the Hoover Auditorium stage with his Mediterranean-influenced music. As a special treat to the audience, Pavlo will give away one of the Godin guitars played that evening (valued at $750). One name will be drawn at the end of the concert, and the winner (must be present to win) will have the opportunity to meet Pavlo and receive the guitar during Pavlo’s encore performance.

Back by popular demand, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will return to Lakeside on Saturday, June 25. This 1960s ‘British Invasion’ band will have the audience dancing to its chart-topping hits, “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.”

Lakeside is also pleased to welcome back John Tesh on Saturday, July 9. The award-wining television and radio host will be joined onstage by his band to perform an exciting concert for all ages.

Celebrating more than 50 years of musical success, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will entertain the Lakeside crowd on Saturday, July 16. This Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and rock legend is known for mega hits, “Beautiful Morning,” “Groovin’” and “Good Lovin’.”

Rhythmic Circus 2Rhythmic Circus, a Lakeside favorite, will perform its hard-hitting tap show using high-spirited humor and finger-snapping tunes on Saturday, July 23.

Continuing an annual tradition, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra will play several concerts from Wednesday, Aug. 3-Friday, Aug. 26. The symphony will highlight talented soloists, perform a concert with Pointe of Departure Ballet and celebrate Music Director Robert Cronquist’s 46th year with the symphony.

This summer, Lakeside is also thrilled to welcome back its most talked about show of 2015, Sons of Serendip, on Friday, Aug. 5. These “America’s Got Talent” stars will combine their unique voices for a night of wonderful harmonies.

Francesca BattistelliGrammy and Dove Award-winning Christian artist, Francesca Battistelli, will sing soul searching hits, including “Write Your Story” and “Free to Be Me,” on Saturday, Aug. 13. Her music is inspired by legendary jazz greats and current contemporaries like John Mayer and Sara Bareilles.

Finally, Lakeside welcomes “1964” …The Tribute to Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, Sept 3. The band will perform a special Beatles tribute concert to close the Chautauqua summer season on Labor Day weekend.

To view Lakeside Chautauqua’s 2016 summer entertainment schedule, visit To view 2016 admission fees, visit

In the comments below, tell us which show you’re most excited to see this summer!