Concordia plans first-of-its-kind summer festival

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm

Concordia University Wisconsin invites southeastern Wisconsin to celebrate the remainder of summer at its inaugural Lake Moon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The festival, free and open to the public, will bring live music, summer food, a 5K race and working artists to CUW’s Mequon campus along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Along with headliner Naima Adedapo, a Milwaukee resident and finalist on season 10 of American Idol, music entertainment will feature Arabic rock group “Painted Caves,” American punk-folk group “Zach Pietrini & the Broken Bones, and indie-pop band “I’m Not a Pilot.”

“Terrific talent with national-exposure and a local-feel really rounds out the entertainment at this year’s festival,” said event spokeswoman Gretchen Jameson. “Family-friendly means this music will appeal to all ages, and our fantastic partners at KNE (K-Nation Entertainment) are producing our music stage for a truly first-rate experience.”  

“Painted Caves” will kick off the music at 4 p.m. followed by “Zach Pietrini & the Broken Bones, “I’m Not a Pilot,” and Adedapo’s performance at 9 p.m.

The Lake Moon Festival’s 5K race will wind runners throughout CUW’s campus and up its bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.

Additionally, artists will be able to take part in a Plein Air painting competition atop the bluff, and patrons will be encouraged to take tours of the bluff, build and fly kites, and watch a boat parade.

The festival will run from 4 to 10 p.m. CUW is located at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.

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