Special Events

The Lakes Area Music Festival hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the summer to support the concerts, education, and outreach activities that impact our region.

Mark your calendar for our 2024 events:

  • SUMMER SOLSTICE: Friday, June 21 at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake
  • CABARETS: Weekend of July 20 (Aitkin) and 21 (Nisswa)
  • 2024 SEASON OPENING GALA: Friday, July 26 at the Gichi-ziibi Center

More information is available below. Ticketing is now available.

Cabaret - AITKIN
7:30PM, Saturday, July 20, 2024

Life is a Cabaret! Spend the evening being serenaded by our international vocal talents as they perform musical theater classics and American songbook favorites. Cash bar will be available for your enjoyment. These events typically sell out in advance.

Cabaret - NISSWA
7:30PM, Sunday, July 21, 2024

Life is a Cabaret! Spend the evening being serenaded by our international vocal talents as they perform musical theater classics and American songbook favorites. A cash bar will be available for your enjoyment. These events typically sell out in advance.

Gala: Summon the Heroes
6:00PM, Friday, July 26, 2024
8:00PM, Friday, July 26, 2024
On July 26 the world's best athletes will gather in Paris for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. That same night we celebrate the opening ceremonies of our 16th annual season, featuring 250 of the world's best classical musicians. This is the moment that will empower the next step of LAMF’s journey! LAMF’s annual gala and largest fundraiser of the year will feature Christian Reif conducting the LAMF Orchestra in iconic fanfares and daring musical adventures by superstar composers, including John Williams and Leonard Bernstein.