‘Tammies’ return to Lake NebagamonThe internationally famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the historic Lake Nebagamon Auditorium.
The internationally famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the historic Lake Nebagamon Auditorium.
The “Tammies” have been performing in Lake Nebagamon every year for more than 60 years and their appearance here has a unique face to face aspect not present in larger halls, said Jolene Shelafoe, president of the Nebagamon Community Association, sponsor of the event.
Over the decades, group of entertainers has presented thousands of shows throughout the United States and Canada, and has achieved international acclaim in countries from South America to Europe.
The name of the group comes from the stringed instruments the Tamburitizans play.
The “Tammies” use over 500 costumes, works of art as diverse as the countries, regions and nationalities they represent.
For more than 50 years, the “Tammies” conducted their summer training camp in Lake Nebagamon and the community, the performers and their leaders still maintain a sentimental attachment. The tradition of tossing freshmen in the lake as an initiation rite is still enjoyed.
There are no reserved seats, but tickets, priced at $20 per person, may be reserved by calling Swan Dawson, 715-374-3101, weekdays or online at email@example.com. Doors will open at 6 pm.
Lake Nebagamon is 25 miles southeast of the Twin Ports on Douglas County Highway B.