Ridge-A-Palooza + Fireworks

Thursday, July 4

We’re firing up our grills for a festive day of live music capped by a fireworks finish. Come, spread out your blanket on our lush lawn overlooking Lake Como or take a seat on our poolside patio. The backyard BAR 55 will be hopping as we cook up brats, dogs, burgers and chicken. Music kicks off at 3pm with the Big Al Wetzel Band, and Chicago’s own Hello Dave will bring it home until the Geneva National fireworks over Lake Como begin. Always a spectacular show, GN’s fireworks are the best in the area and perfectly viewed from our backyard. Come save your seat and savor the music!


The Big Al Wetzel Band | 3-6pm
Drawing from fan favorites of every genre — including rock, country, pop, blues, funk and reggae –the Big Al Wetzel Band delivers a jaw-dropping spectrum of first class live music for high-end events large and small throughout the Chicago Tri State area and beyond.

Hello Dave | 6-9pm
Chicago’s own “Hello Dave” combines the sounds of classic and southern rock with pop, country and rhythm & blues to evoke a feel-good vibe you won’t soon forget. Boasting an international appeal, Hello Dave has played with such leading artists as the Doobie Brothers and Lady Antebellum.

Big Al Wetzel Band


Geneva National hosts the area’s best and brightest fireworks display in the Southern Wisconsin area. The show starts just after dusk, and BAR 55 and the outdoor veranda have a perfect view!