Shake the Lake Music Festival returns better than ever bringing you 3 Days of FUN, FOOD, and DRINK. We have a lineup of retro rock Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Along with amazing tunes there will be fun activities such as a KISS inspired costume contest, craft drinks (beer, wine, cocktails), the 3rd Annual Walworth County Bags Championship, carnival games, food trucks, kids’ activities and much more! Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County.

Friday, July 27
Opening the festival will be the areas best Led Zepplin Tribute band, Kashmir. Strutter, the nation’s top touring KISS tribute band will headline the night. A KISS costume contest will take place before they go on with a $100 Lake Lawn gift card going to the winner based off crowd reaction!

Saturday, July 28
Expect a fun filled day rocking to the best decade’s rock. From 2pm to 8pm we will feature additional kids activities including a rock climbing wall, wrecking ball & obstacle course inflatables, bubble soccer, human foosball and many more games! On Saturday we will also have the 3rd annual Walworth County Bags Championship. The nation’s best Tom Petty cover band, Free Fallin, will headline the night playing the best hits.

Sunday, July 29
The day will get started with the great cover hits from Triple D and finish off with the midwest’s premier Beatles tribute band, BritBeat.

Friday – Gates open at 5:00pm
6:30pm Kashmir
9:00pm Strutter
Saturday – Gates open at 2:00pm
3:00pm Beggars Banquet
6:00pm RICO
8:30pm Free Fallin
Sunday – Gates open at 11:30am
12:00pm Triple D
2:30pm BritBeat

Walworth County Bags Championship
The 3rd Annual Bags Championship will be held on at 4:00pm Saturday, July 28th. There will be cash payouts for the top 3 teams as well as other great prizes! A trophy presentation will be provided for our 1st place winner. Our Bags Championship ticket package includes 2 tickets for Saturday’s festivities and entry for your two person team into the tournament. You must select this ticket option to participate. You must register your team by Thursday, July 26th to participate.

Ticket Pricing

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There will be free parking adjacent to the festival grounds
Attendees may bring their own chairs, but no outside food and beverages are allowed.
Kids 10 or younger will get in free
Pets are not allowed into the festival or on resort grounds.

We would like to thank our 2018 sponsors:

Click on any of the following partners listed in blue to learn more about these great companies.

Kunes Auto Group and Gage Marine & Lake Geneva Cruise Line



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Charitable Partner:
Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County


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