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Schroon Lake, New York, has long been known for the incredible gathering of artistic talent during the summer months. Artists from far and wide gather at some of our most amazing music and art colonies here.


So you thought William Shakespeare died decades ago eh? Well, deep in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains Shakespeare is alive and well. The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is a mainstay in the cultural scene of Schroon Lake and the entire Adirondack Park. They are not just a summer program either. The company works year round and stages productions in the Spring, Summer and Fall of the year.

The summer of 2014 for the Shakespeare Company is alive with 3 full productions of The Tempest, the original children's production of David and Goliath, as well as the conclusion of The Kingship Cycle. The company not only performs in Schroon Lake, but tours all over the Adirondack Park and then some! The Schroon Lake home of the company is the spectacular amphitheatre, Scaroon Manor, former home of an important area resort and now a part of the New York State Campground system. In its former life, the amphitheater hosted many famous entertainers, including the filming in 1957 of the movie Marjorie Morningstar, starring Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly. Visitors are lucky indeed to have the opportunity to see live productions there in the amphitheater.

The Shakespeare production schedule is extremely ambitious with far too many dates to list here. There are productions in the Scaroon Manor Amphitheatre, The Boathouse Theatre in Schroon Lake, and many venues in the surrounding towns. The Schroon Lake event calendar lists current shows being performed this summer.

Seagle Music Colony

Another mainstay in Schroon Lake is the Seagle Music Colony, a summer music camp for vocalists. It is the longest running summer vocal training program in the United States, with students performing on the Seagle stage and around the Park during the summer months. Earlier this summer I wrote a blog all about Seagle. Many of the Seagle events are listed in that blog. Also check the Schroon Lake events calendar.

Schroon Lake Arts Council

The Arts Council is dedicated to cultivating and promoting the visual arts in the community. On Mondays they sponsor a weekly jam night (free) at The Boathouse Theatre beginning at 7 pm. Every Tuesday evening brings a different contemporary music concert, also at The Boathouse, with $15 adult and $5 student admissions.

Folk Music Fest

On August 10th, for the 25th year in a row, Schroon Lake welcomes the Adirondack Folk Music Festival. From noon on, enjoy the best of Adirondack folk music talent. Well known regional musicians such as Roy Hurd, Jamcrackers, Boxcar Lilies and many more will headline this years schedule. An all day fun day of awesome Adirondack folk music not to be missed, and the best part - it's FREE!

Events in the Schroon Lake Region will keep you busy all through the summer months, so take a look at the calendar and plan to take in some awesome culture while visiting the Adirondacks.

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