The Early Days of the Pops ......
The Bemus Bay Pops is a series of outdoor concert
events of historic proportions, featuring world-class
musicians from the Chautauqua Region as well as
national acts featured on our Floating Stage on the
splendid Chautauqua Lake . Every weekend all
summer long we provide a variety of entertainment
such as music concerts including classical, swing,
jazz, Country and modern. During the weekdays
throughout the summer we have events like the
Lake Night at the Movies, hilarious comedy troupes,
and so much more!
A creation of Dan and Sue Dalpra, owners of the
Italian Fisherman Restaurant in Bemus Point, NY.
They wanted to celebrate Labor Day by having the
Bemus Bay Pops Orchestra perform a concert on
the roof of the Italian Fisherman.
In 1998, the inaugural year of the event, they had
great success as they attracted an estimated 4,000
people who gathered for the concert on the lawns,
decks and water of the Bemus Bay.
The Pops performed a wonderfully diverse program
featuring works from Gershwin, Strauss, Sousa and
In 2003 the summer concert season was expanded
and instead of just one major concert which took place
on Labor Day, the Bemus Bay Pops summer concert
series extended to concert performances Saturdays
and Sundays with the new addition of the Floating Stage
Over the last 20 years - The Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series
has evolved to World Class proportions to include world class
acts of all kinds and attracting a wide variety of audiences.
There's something for everyone - from The Ultimate Choice,
Lake Night at The Movies, Nationally acclaimed concerts
featuring only the best musical entertainment in the country
and so much more!
The Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series draws record
crowds and entertains thousands in the Bemus Bay
Area. They have become a musical tradition in Bemus Point
attracting crowds from all ages and providing quality family musical entertainment!
BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE BEMUS BAY POPS TODAY!
If you can help support our efforts to “Bring the Arts to the People,” please send your contribution to:
Bemus Bay Pops, Inc.
P.O. Box 9250
Bemus Point , NY 14712
(contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by
We need your help to keep bringing this gift to our community.
Please consider a contribution to keep the arts alive and on
the water this summer in beautiful Bemus Bay .
If you would like more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or sponsoring a performance please contact
Dan Dalpra,Chairman. 716-969-3989
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