Thursday, August 16, 2012
Popular summer concert series will wrap up 2012 with a pair of shows at the Minnesota State Fair before taking contest winners to Cancun for season finale.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Brian Oake and the Bayside Grille welcomed Zack Heckendorf and a full patio of guests to Lake Minnetonka Thursday evening.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Oake on the Water returned to Lake Minnetonka Thursday with a top-three American Idol finisher. Have photos from yesterday's show? Post them on Patch using the upload button below and share them with the community!
A former American Idol contestent came to Lake Minnetonka yesterday for a free outdoor concert at Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge. Haley Reinhart, who placed third in season No. 10 of American Idol, was the latest guest of Brian Oake and Cities 97's popular "Oake on the Water" summer concert series. The 21-year-old sang about four tracks during her approximate 15 minutes on stage. Reinhart's last performance on American Idol came back in January in front of judges Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. Scotty McCreery eventually won Season 10 of the popular primetime reality show. Yesterday was the seventh time "Oake on the Water" has visited Lake Minnetonka this summer, where it began 10 years ago. The traveling …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Popular singer comes to Excelsior for summer concert in advance of her world tour and the release of her new album.
Australian singer Missy Higgins will be in Excelsior today for the latest installment of Cities 97's Oake on the Water summer concert series. Her new album, "The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle," drops in the U.S. next week. It has already hit shelves overseas and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Higgins is set to launch a world tour in support of the album, and several dates have already sold out. She will play the Target Center in Minneapolis Aug. 26. The tour doesn't officially start until next week, with shows in New York and Los Angeles. Oake on the Water is celebrating it 10th year of lakeside concerts. Host Brian Oake began the series on Lake Minnetonka and returns several times each summer to popular …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Cities 97 and Oake on the Water offer a rare chance to catch two of hottest musical artists.
Excelsior will be buzzing with activity today as a summer tradition begins anew at the Bayside Grille and Fox Sports North welcomes Twins fans to Maynard's for a viewing party. Cities 97 radio host Brian Oake returns to Lake Minnetonka this afternoon to kick off the 10th season of "Oake on the Water." A play off the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water," Lake Minnetonka was the site of the first "Oake on the Water" in 2002, and the veteran Minneapolis disc jockey has returned every summer since—often multiple times each season. "(Lake) Minnetonka is just a good fit," Oake said last year while spinning from the patio of the Bayside Grille. "Oake on the Water is about celebrating the summer lifestyle in Minnesota, which largely revolves …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Host of popular summer series says Lake Minnetonka does "it" as well as anyone.
It's been almost a decade since Cities 97 and DJ Brian Oake came to Excelsior to try out a new summer series. On Thursday, several hundred people welcomed "Oake on the Water" back to the Bayside Grille for the ninth season of lakeside broadcasts. Lakes throughout the metro area host the show each week from May through August, and Lake Minnetonka is a regular in the rotation. "(Lake) Minnetonka is just a good fit," Oake said. "Oake on the Water is about celebrating the summer lifestyle in Minnesota, which largely revolves around the water because there's so much of it, and Minnetonka does it as well as anybody."