Whether you bring your own meal or plan on having a bite on campus, Music by the Lake is the perfect environment for casual fare in a beautiful location.


Our easily accessible food booths provide a convenient way to have a snack or refreshment before or during the show. Located along the upper lawn path, the booths feature snacks as well as bottled water and your favorite sodas.

The College Inn, located west of the Ferro Pavilion, is open before and during the performances and includes an indoor air-conditioned dining area. Concert-goers can purchase a la carte items, such as sandwiches, salads, burgers, snacks and ice cream as well as soda and bottled water. Alcohol is not available for purchase at the College Inn.

The Bistro, located inside the Beasley Campus Center, is open from 5-7:30 p.m. before Saturday performances for festival fans to purchase beer, wine and soda. Alcohol purchased at the Bistro may not be taken out of the Beasley Campus Center.


Grab your favorite snacks and drinks, pack your picnic gear and enjoy music under the stars. Our lawn seating area is the perfect place to casually dine with your family and friends. Guests may bring their own food, drinks, chairs, roll-up picnic tables, small coolers and other picnic items. Those who are 21 years or older can also bring their favorite alcoholic beverage to enjoy while on the lawn. 


It is the policy of George Williams College of Aurora University that those consuming alcohol on campus will adhere to all state and local laws. Alcohol can be consumed only in designated areas by guests 21 years or older. Kegs are not allowed at any performance. We encourage our patrons to have a great time, but disruptive behavior could be cause for removal from campus.

Outside food and drink are not permitted inside the pavilion, however drinks purchased on campus grounds may be taken into the pavilion. Pavilion and terrace ticket holders may purchase beer and wine inside the pavilion from 6-7:30 p.m. at Saturday events and from 2:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.