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The festival becomes a journey for all senses

From enjoying casual fare to reveling in the summer air, from delighting in the lake view to listening to incredible artists, Music by the Lake is the ultimate experience for all senses. More than just musical events, the festival is a place to enjoy an entire afternoon or evening with family and friends, whether you bring your own picnic spread on the lawn or enjoy dining on campus.

New this year, Music by the Lake introduces casual dining options for concertgoers. Easily accessible food booths provide a convenient way to have a snack or refreshment before or during the show. Located near the Ferro Pavilion, the booths will feature items from local businesses including pizza provided by Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza; kettle corn, funnel cakes and freshly squeezed lemonade from Nina’s Popcorn Shop; and Italian nachos, Italian beef sandwiches and mini cannoli presented by Gino’s East.

Additional menu options are available at the College Inn, located west of the Ferro Pavilion. Open before and during the performances, the restaurant includes an indoor, air-conditioned dining area, as well as tables and chairs outside. A la carte items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, snacks, fruit, ice cream as well as bottled soda and water are available for purchase.

These new menu items are a great choice for a pre-concert dinner or can accompany a pre-packed picnic on the lawn. As always, guests may bring their own food, drinks, chairs, roll-up picnic tables, small coolers and other picnic items in the lawn seating areas.