We’re excited to be developing new programming and also planning the return of some of our favorite traditions for this summer. As previously shared, our 2021 summer season will mirror last year’s with an all-outdoor event schedule and the continued closure of indoor event spaces including our beloved Hoover Auditorium, Bradley Temple, Orchestra Hall and the Rhein Center interior. While these facilities will not be in use for indoor programming this summer, we’re introducing many new opportunities for our community.
A reimagined entertainment and festival district in downtown Lakeside will feature outdoor movies, performances, recreation, and arts activities. The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Meyer, will return with a chamber orchestra program of outdoor concerts.
A new series will be presented on Hoover Auditorium Porch, bringing speakers, entertainers, and programs that create conversations and engaging perspectives on our culture. Also on the Hoover porch this season, Daniel Rogers, Lakeside president and CEO, will be leading open discussions on our historic past and our history-making future. A broad-range of educational lectures, faith-based seminars, and wellness classes will be offered at the many beautiful outdoor spaces around Lakeside. Whenever possible, events will be also be offered virtually through livestream and post-recorded options.
Shirley Stary, director of arts & cultural programming, is securing a diverse and creative mix of performers for the Steele Memorial Bandstand and other outdoor concert venues. These concerts and programming will be added to our website’s calendar as they are confirmed.
We’re leaning into the lessons learned from a summer of safe operations in 2020 while remaining adaptable and responsive as circumstances surrounding the pandemic evolve.
Thank you for your support, your positive comments and suggestions, and your guidance and care for Lakeside as we plan a safe and meaningful 2021 season.