AquaPalooza, the Lake of the Ozarks' one-day on-the-water music festival, returns to Dog Days Bar & Grill on Saturday, July 20.
AquaPalooza, the Lake of the Ozarks' one-day on-the-water music festival, returns to Dog Days Bar & Grill on Saturday, July 20.There's a reason AquaPalooza is the Lake of the Ozarks' largest family-friendly summer concert event each year; it combines many of the best things about the area, like on-the-water fun, live music, boating, swimming and great food and drinks. Now entering its 14th year, AquaPalooza brings out about 1,000 boats and roughly 10,000 people to Dog Days Bar & Grill, 1232 Jeffries Road in Osage Beach or by water at the 19 mile-marker, for a day of fun and musical entertainment. "We're proud to have continued AquaPalooza throughout the years and our goal is to make it better every year," says Denny Benne, owner of Benne Media and one of the event's organizers. "I think this year's lineup is one of the best we've ever had. As AquaPalooza gains more and more national exposure, we're able to attract bigger bands. It's going to be a great event and I look forward to seeing everyone July 20."
Sponsored by the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and presented by Benne Media, AquaPalooza is open to the public and free to attend. The festivities get underway at 12 noon and run until 5 p.m. and include live music performed on Dog Days' outdoor stage by four different bands as well as games, contests along with prizes. The musical lineup for 2019 includes Dirt Road Addiction, a country-rock band hailing from Sedalia, Mo.; Machine Gun Symphony, an '80s-themed hair metal cover band that counts AC/DC, Guns 'n Roses and Def Leppard among their influences; the Nashville-based Chris Weaver Band, whose sound combines southern rock, soul and bluesy country rock; and Superjam, a popular party band from St. Louis that plays the biggest hits from the '70s and '80s. Although the action doesn't officially get started until noon, many boats start lining up in the water in front of Dog Days in the morning to claim optimal viewing points for the afternoon's concerts. Come time for the fun to begin, a large, colorful fleet of boats and floats and tubes dot the immediate vicinity of the stage area. In addition to the music, games and contests, attendees of AquaPalooza also take advantage of Dog Days' two swimming pools, family-friendly areas, swim-up bars, delicious food and cold drinks, making for a full day of fun and entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks. Complete details for AquaPalooza 2019 and a list of sponsoring entities can be found at FunLake.com/aquapalooza. For more ways to have fun at the Lake of the Ozarks and to get information on additional events, year around attractions, and lodging and dining options available at the Lake, visit the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau's award-winning website, www.FunLake.com, or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).