Easter at the Rookery
This coming Easter weekend the Rookery will be open at 4 PM Thursday thru Saturday. On Easter Sunday our current plan is to open at 2 PM. But please call if you're interested in dining earlier and we'll be happy to accommodate you.
To celebrate the holiday (and the advent of Spring in NW Wisconsin!) we'll be featuring fresh ahi tuna for the weekend. Chef Tim's preparation will be lightly seared and glazed with wasabi butter, accompanied by a starch and fresh vegetable yet to be determined.
We'll only be bringing in a limited quantity of fresh ahi (it's still April after all!) so please call ahead to reserve yours, especially if you plan to join us on Saturday or Sunday.
Closed April 20-23
Please note the Rookery will be closed the weekend immediately following Easter (Thu-Sun, April 20-23) to give our staff a little break before we begin gearing up for our summer season.
Summer Live Music Calendar
And speaking of summer, we're proud to announce that one of our most popular acts will kick off the Rookery's live outdoor music season this year on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 18. They are long-time Big Top Chautauqua fiddle virtuoso T. Bruce Bowers and Madeline Island magic fingers Ric Gillman on 12 string guitar. T
ogether they're Barefoot Wonder, a perfect moniker for their exceptional skills and propensity to perform shoeless.
This year we're also trying something new, with a tentative "pre-season" performance on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (May 28) by everyone's favorite, Molly and the Danger Band. Unlike our other scheduled summer performances (which go on rain or shine, moved indoors if necessary) this one will depend on a little cooperation from the weather gods.
You never know about Memorial Day weekend here in northern Wisconsin. If it's a stellar Sunday we're going to celebrate in style! If not, we'll pout a little and defer the start of our outdoor music season a few weeks longer. Look for an update on our website and via email a week or so in advance.
Our entire summer music calendar, including Friday evening performances beginning in July, is now posted on our website:
Live Music Calendar
. It's gonna be a great summer with 25 (hopefully 26) concerts featuring 17 different performers. Including all our most popular acts from years past plus a half dozen first-timers to the Rookery stage. Pull out your summer calendar and make plans to join us!