Click on Agenda to pick view

All events at Three Lakes Center for the Arts, unless other wise stated


The Jimmys
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Jimmys

Thur. July 31 8:00P.M.






New Orleans Blues legend, Bryan Lee, has this to say about The Jimmys: “Groups like this come along and they want to be ‘Tower of Power’ or ‘Chicago.’ Well guess what? They ain’t ‘Tower of Power’ or ‘Chicago.’
They are just a GREAT band that plays blues and all kinds of other stuff and you know I am a stone cold bluesman. But I would take them to the studio and record with them any day.
So get ready for The Jimmys!’”
The soul of the band – on keys & vocals – is Jimmy Voegeli. There are seven more amazing guys: Perry Weber – guitar & vocals; John Wartenweiler – bass; Bryan Husk – tenor & baritone sax; Pete Ross – alto sax; Darren Sterud – trombone; Chad Whittinghill – trumpet & flugelhorn; and a powerhouse percussionist from Brazil, Mauro Magellen.
2013 Madison Area Music Awards went to: Artist of the Year – “The Jimmys”
Blues Performer of the Year – “The Jimmys”
Keyboardist of the Year – Jimmy Voegeli
Brass Instrumentalist of the Year – Darren Sterud
Woodwind Instrumentalist of the Year – Pete Ross




Tickets: Adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door Under 12-$10

Order tickets online


Talley’s Folly
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 3 @ 10:00 pm

Tally’s Folly

Fri, Sat & Sun. Aug 1,2,3

The scene is a deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon,      Missouri. Matt Friedman, an accountant, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible, but uncertain daughter of the family.
Bookish, erudite, charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets and, in return, learning hers as well.
Gradually he awakens Sally to the possibilities of a life together until, in the final, touching moments of the play, it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other – two “lame ducks” who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships.
Ellen Barker and Gary Anderson star. Gary has previously appeared here in “It Had to be You” and
“Lovers and Patriots.” This will be Ellen’s first appearance at TLCFA.

Fri and Sat. 7:30 P.M.

Sunday – 3:00 P.M.

Adult Advance Tickets $12.00 $15.00 at the door

Students – FREE

Order tickets online

2014 Summer Youth Art Program @ Cy Williams Park
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10th Annual Art on Main @ Cy Williams Park
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Aug 9, 2014

10A – 3P

Painters, photographers, potters, jewelers and more will set up in picturesque Cy Williams Park on lovely Maple Lake.
This is a prime location for an art fair, with the gazebo in the center providing an ideal spot for musicians to perform.

Eddie Biebel & Vickie Lynn will be entertaining listeners all day.
With food and drinks, picnic tables and a playground for the kids, all we need is perfect weather to add to a beautiful summer day!
Admission is free

Music by Eddie & Vickie – “Acoustic Americana”

In case of rain, they will play a concert at TLCFA at 8:00 P.M.

tickets at the door $10.00

Edit this page

Electronic Theater 2014
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Electronic Theater 2014


The NASA Earth Science Electronic Theater has toured all across the US and around the world.  Presented by Dr. Fritz Hasler -Emeritus Research Scientist- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Adjunct Professor, U of Utah and Viterbo U, Dr. Hasler is a part-time resident of Three Lakes.

He will show us how to look at our planet from the vantage point of space, see how global warming is changing our planet and what can be don about it.

See how our little blue marble fits into the into the big picture of space – and much, much more

Rug Punching Class @ The Reiter Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On August 19th Ann Wichman will instruct a rug punching class:  10.00 – 4:00,  $50.00 per student. Registration at the Gallery required before class.

Willy Porter
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Willy Porter

“Indie with an Edge”

Fri. Aug.22 8:00 P.M.




Mequon, WI born Willy Porter has been touring since 1990 when he released his first album – and the contemporary rock musician’s popularity hasn’t stopped soaring since!
This dazzling fingerstyle guitarist, graduate of UW-Eau Claire, is also an accomplished song writer and onstage improv story teller. He has toured with Sting, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and more. Porter has  produced many rich, lyrical, moody albums, the latest being “Cheeseburgers and Gasoline.”
Porter on live performances: “You’re in the room with all the people who have come to hear the music. That’s the only thing you can’t replace with technology. I think it’s really a sacred relationship.”

All Tickets ~ $15 advance/ $20 at the door

Order tickets online

Affair of the Arts Ball ~ “Hooray for Hollywood” @ The Reiter Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm


Featuring the John Greiner Little Big Band


at the Reiter Center 5:30PM to ????


This year we are holding the Ball a week earlier, so mark your calendar now so there’s no confusion.
You won’t want to miss this one!
Here is your chance to enjoy the glitz and glamor of tinsel town without leaving familiar surroundings. The Reiter Center will be transformed and you can imagine yourself at Elton John’s Academy Award viewing party or the Vanity Fair annual bash.

Once again the John Greiner “Little Big Band” from Wausau will bring sophistication and panache to the evening.
A grand variety of fabulous auction items will again be available to tantalize and entice!
The heart of a dinner/dance is the food and this year’s menu will not disappoint and promises to make your mouth water and your taste buds tingle! “Jillian’s Catering” created the feast last year and will surely outdo herself this September.
There is no dress code. Wear cocktail clothes or pretend you’re up for an Oscar. Be comfortable and relaxed or go all out and shock everyone with your own designer look!
This is TLCFA’s biggest fund raiser of the year and we want you to have a ball!

Sponsored in part by

Tickets $75.00 each

Order tickets online

Mike Mercury, Comedian
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Mike Mercury”
Comedian, Writer, “Darn Good Kisser!” September 20 7;30 p.m.

Eight year old Mike Mercury found out he was funny and never stopped. A Wisconsin boy from Madison,
Mercury now plays all across the country, entertaining at everything from small town fire department parties to annual awards banquets and Fortune Five Hundred company galas.
He began doing comedy professionally at the world renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles with an improv group called High Adventure. He has performed with Bob Sagat, Robin Williams, Tom Arnold, Bill Maher, Leon Redbone, David Lee Roth, Robert Klein, Chris Farley, Pat Paulsen and more.
Locally he’s been heard on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” on public radio. His combination of clean, clever and smart observational humor, audience interaction and lightening quick wit is sure to give you an evening of fun and lots of laughs.

Tickets – Adults:$15.00, under 12: $5.00



Order tickets online

Woodland Strings
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Woodland Strings

Sunday, Sept. 28

4:00 P.M.

Under the direction of Three Lakes’ own Kathy Klein (one of the founders of TLCFA), Woodland Strings has
grown from a quartet to a small orchestra over its twenty years of existence. Like good wine, they have improved with age. Their unique performances cover many varieties of music from Bach to the Beatles. Their venues range from Concerts in the Park to festivals and galas. The goal of this talented group is to delight audiences with songs which recall wonderful memories.

All Tickets – $5.00

Order tickets online

Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 12 @ 9:30 pm

I Do, I Do

Fri, Sat, Sun Oct 10-12

The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together.
We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate mid-life crises – all the while re-discovering how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.
This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to the strains of a tuneful, charming score. (Originally starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston on Broadway, it spawned the hit “My Cup Runneth Over with Love.”)
Lisa Burgess and Gary Anderson star. In 2013 they appeared here in “It Had to be You” and “Lovers and Patriots.”

Friday & Saturday – 7:30 P.M.

Sunday – 3:00 P.M.

Adults Advance Tickets: $12.00 – $15.00 at the Door Students FREE

Order tickets online

Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wingra Woodwind Quintet

Thurs. Oct 23 – 7:00

It’s been two years since Wingra has graced our little stage but they left an indelible impression and a yearning for their return.
The talented Mark Fink is no longer with the group on oboe but has been replaced with the equally talented Kostas Tiliakos.
We welcome back Linda Bartley on clarinet, Stephanie Jutt on flute, Linda Kimball on horn and Mark Vallon on bassoon.
Wingra is an ensemble in residence at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Music. Since its
formation in 1965, the quintet has established a tradition of artistic and teaching excellence. The group tours campuses all across the country and has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Tickets: Adults $15.00 Under 12 FREE


Order tickets online

Mike Mangione & the Union
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm





Saturday,  November 8


Mike Mangione & The Union is a touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with an orchestrated string section, soulful vocals and literate sensibility. The band’s debut album, Tenebrae, received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades. Tickets $15.00 for adults $10.00 for under 12

Order tickets online