Chautauqua Lake Pops Concert Series Gets ‘OK’ For Saturday Return

MAYVILLE – After waiting a week for the proper permits, the Chautauqua Lake Pops Concert has the green light to perform this weekend.

The group announced the news in a post on social media Friday.

In the post they wrote, “The 2021 POPS Season is A GO! The show will go on! Thank you to everyone for your patience and faith and support. Good will prevail!”

Last week, the group’s founder Dan Dalpra told WNY News Now he was waiting to hear from the state before their season could start. This after a lawsuit was filed last week in Chautauqua County Supreme Court trying to halt the performance, calling out a lack of permitting on Dalpra’s part.

After not hearing from officials, last Saturday’s production was halted. But with help from State Senator George Borrello and others, Dalpra got the go ahead.

“The Office of General Services will issue a special, temporary permit so Chautauqua Lake Pops can perform on the floating stage at Mayville Lakeside Park this summer,” explained New York State Senator George Borrello in a statement. “I’ve been working with OGS, Assemblyman Andy Goodell and County Executive PJ Wendel on this nonstop since it came up. We are also working on a permanent solution for next season.”

“We’ve lost so much this last year, I’m very glad we were able to bring back the Chautauqua Lake Pops concerts,” furthered Borrello. “I want to thank Andy and PJ for their help and advocacy.”

After getting the approval, the show is slated to get underway Saturday night on the floating stage in Mavyille.


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