The Who and Rolling Stones coming to Summer Stage at Lapham Peak!
Now that I have your attention, have you thought about checking out summer activities at Lapham Peak, with the manmade snow only a memory until next ski season? Consider joining other Nordics at the Summer Stage to see a performance of two British rock tribute bands starting at 6:30 on August 12. "Shattered" is a Rolling Stones tribute band and "Substitute" plays music from The Who. It's a baby boomer's dream, so come and join the fun. Spontaneous dancing has been known to occur as well as singing along to well-known lyrics.
Tickets are $15 ($13 for seniors 60 & over) and can be purchased by phone (262-337-1560); in person at the box office (650 Milwaukee St, Delafield from 11-3 Wed-Sat); on their website (www.summerstageofdelafield.org); or the night of the performance. You will need a state park sticker or pay just $5 that evening for the event to park at Evergreen shelter area.
If you would like to come early to hike or bike, the cost is $7 for a day pass. You could even ride your bike out to the theater. This is expected to be a very popular event, so either buy your tickets in advance or come early to avoid long lines (they open at 5:30).
The theater is in a natural amphitheater area with lawn seating, so bring your lawn chairs (or rent them for $2) and stake out your place while we eat. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks are available for purchase and you can carry in whatever food and beverage you choose. There may also be a food truck that evening selling burgers and sandwiches. No pets are allowed.
The area is sprayed for mosquitoes but bug spray is a handy option as well as a light jacket for later in the evening. Most people walk from the parking area to the Summer Stage (so don't bring too much stuff), but a golf cart does offer shuttle service if needed.
The performances are held rain or shine, but will be cancelled for electrical storms. If the weather is "iffy" that day you can call their number for an update; otherwise, "the show must go on."
Please call Joanne Ziarek @ 262-821-2064 by noon on Friday, August 12, if you have questions or to let me know you are coming. We can try to "stake out" an area with our chairs to eat and party together.