Your Concert Experience

The following information will enhance your attendance at Lakes Area Music Festival concerts and help to ensure that all audience members enjoy the experience to the fullest.


Ticket reservations are required for festival performances and fundraising events. The Lakes Area Music Festival is committed to making great classical music performances accessible to as wide an audience as possible. For concerts we use a name-your-price ticket model. While tickets to performances of similar quality might be many times this, we suggest a price of $20 knowing that some can pay more and some may pay less. By not setting admission fees we ensure that no one is shut out of our events because of their means, and the socioeconomic diversity of our audience showcases the success of this strategy.


Though we do not charge a set fee, we believe that each LAMF performance is a valuable experience. Whatever amount you select for our name- your-price ticketing will be considered non tax-deductible, as that is the value you have set for the experience you receive in return. LAMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so any additional donations made during the ticket checkout process or at our performances are tax deductible.


Audience members are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of a performance to allow ample time to use rest room facilities, find seats, and settle in for the event.

Late Seating

Late seating will take place during the first convenient pause in the program.

Assistive Listening Devices

The Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, where most performances will be held, is equipped with telecoil technology. Check with your audiologist to see if your hearing aid or hearing assistance technology is equipped to accept telecoil signals. If it is, please visit our box office to pick up your personal hearing loop device and make sure that it is turned on.

Electronic Devices

Devices such as cellular phones, beepers, watches, and electronic organizers must be turned off or in silent mode. This is important in order to not distract the musicians on stage or fellow audience members. Additionally, each LAMF concert is recorded for possible statewide and national radio broadcast.

Cameras/Recording Equipment

Cameras, video and audio recording equipment are strictly prohibited in the Gichi-ziibi Center, Tornstrom Auditorium, or other LAMF-utilized venues during concerts, as they create a major distraction for the musicians and audience members.

From time to time, LAMF’s official photographer may be seen taking photographs for archival and promotional purposes. Media may request use of such photography by contacting