Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival-August 17th-21st

venetian festival2016 celebrates the 54th anniversary of the Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival. The five-day Festival runs from August 17th-21st and takes place at Flat Iron, Library, and Seminary Parks in picturesque downtown Lake Geneva.
Venetian Festival features a weekend of great family entertainment including a Craft Fair, Carnival, Water ski show, local cuisine including a brat stand and beer tent. This is all capped off on Sunday with a traditional Venetian Style lighted boat parade followed by the area’s largest fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

Days of Operation
August 17th through August 21st, 2016 Wednesday – Friday 5:00PM to Midnight. Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight.
Location: Flat Iron, Seminary and Library Parks – Lake Geneva, WI.

For Current Festival Information, hours and entertainment schedules, please visit our Venetian Web Site
Or Visit the Lake Geneva Jaycees Web Site:

Entertainment Schedule

Submissions for 2017 Venetian Festival will open January 2017.
(All Shows Located in the Jaycees Entertainment Pavilion “Beer Tent” – Must be 21 to enter – WE ID!!!)

bellacainWednesday August 17th 8PM-12AM
($5 Cover Charge at the door)
Sponsored by
Bella Cain is a young, high-energy 6-Piece Top 40 Country Group that along with the Bella Girls deliver a non-stop and explosive performance to every show! With a “Big” guitar sound, they also bring 5 part harmonies, fiddle, steel guitar, piano, banjo, a solid rhythm section and both male/female vocals to the stage delivering a full and dramatic sound unmatched regionally. While based out of W isconsin and performing the hottest new Country Music on radio today, some age old favorites as well as a few other tricks up their sleeve, Bella Cain is winning the hearts of fans all over the Midwest.

christophersprojectThursday August 18th
8PM-12AM RETRO NIGHT “Christopher’s Project”
($5 Cover Charge at the door)
Sponsored by
Christopher’s Project a Melting pot of Classic Soul and Dance Music. Christopher’s Project covers Artist from Sinatra to Bruno Mars to Satisfy Music Lovers of all Ages Christopher’s Project Best Asset is their ability to Entertain. Bring your Dancing Shoes!!!!


toysFriday August 19th
“The Toys Band”
($5 Cover Charge at the door)
Sponsored by
The Toys started with a vision to become one of Wisconsin’s largest drawing, top performing cover bands. Since, they have continued to evolve with the times and managed to always put the best, most talented and energetic musicians on stage. They’ve have had some of the best musicians and vocalist in the state help the development and evolution of who they are today.
What you can always’ expect from The Toy’s is great music, national concert production, and a show that has been created with a focus on entertainment that our amazing friend’s and fan’s expect and deserve night after night.

acoustic generationSaturday August 20th 12PM-3PM DAY
“The Acoustic Generation”
(No Cover Charge)
Sponsored by
The Acoustic Generation, the Midwest’s premier acoustic duo. They are a male/female duo that plays rock, pop and country songs that everybody knows and loves, and they play them well.
baggoSaturday August 20th
“Baggo Tournament”
When: 11:30am to 3pm Saturday August 20th Where: Venetian Beer Tent
(The Acoustic Generation will be playing from 12pm-3pm) Cost: $40 per team.
Set up: Double elimination straight to 21
100% of the Proceeds Benefit the Local Community by way of the Lake Geneva Jaycees! Thank you for your support!
Event Info or to Register: festival/277-2015-baggo.html

allenSaturday August 20th
“Max Allen Band”
(no cover charge)
sponsored by:
Max Allen Band (MAB) is the brainchild and workhorse of singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Max Allen. Performing professionally since the age of 16, Allen got his start by selling home recordings out of a lunchbox at school, later making waves as an upcoming blues guitar prodigy. Some thirteen years later, he has grown into a seasoned performer and composer whose tastes have evolved to include the very best of funk, rock, blues, pop, jazz, reggae, classical, EDM and hip-hop. For over a decade, Allen and MAB have kept audiences all over the country coming back for more of the wide variety of genres, incredible musicianship, thoughtful lyrics and contagious melodies that each show brings.
too white crewSaturday August 20th
($5 Cover Charge at the door)
sponsored by:
There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew. It is a tribute to all the classic hip hop hits from 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s, featuring all-live music from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers. It’s a party band – it’s a show – it’s art – it’s madness on stage — all packaged in an unprecedented way. This high energy, interactive show features the sites, the sounds, the moves, the fashion and antics of hip hop’s most colorful years. TWC has opened for countless hip hop legends including; Nelly, Naughty by Nature, Vanilla Ice, Lil Jon, Tone Loc, Jason Derulo, Run DMC and many more.

lake geneva house of musicSunday August 21st
“Lake Geneva House of Music”
(no cover charge)
sponsored by:
Lake Geneva House of Music is the number one choice for performance based music schools in the Geneva Lakes area.

fresh hopsSunday August 21st
“Fresh Hops Band”
($5 Cover Charge at the door)
sponsored by:
Fresh Hops is a 4 piece original jam band from Northwest Indiana. The band formed in March 2008 as a musical improvisational outlet among friends. Now Fresh Hops has evolved into a captivating, high energy live act. The group has seen numerous line ups and instrumentations that have led to an eclectic mix of sounds and atmospheres. As writers and performers Fresh Hops constantly blurs the lines between genres and style, often during the course of a single song. That “anything goes” attitude has translated to a stage show that remains fresh and fun from show to show. The realization that jazz, classic soul, bluegrass, classical, metal and progressive jam rock can all shake hands and play nice has guided them to create remarkable tunes from an ever-expanding palette.
craft fairCraft Fair Information
• Date: Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st
• Hours: Sat 10AM – 5PM, Sun 10AM – 4PM
• Location: Library Park – Lake Geneva Lake Front Main Street – Hwy 50 West
• Exhibitors: 110
• Admission: FREE
• For more information about the Craft Fair or if you are a Vendor please visit our Craft Fair Information site here