ST. CLOUD - Summertime By George kicks off tonight at 5:00 p.m. The opening band is Minneapolis-based Going to the Sun. The band combines acoustic folk instrumentation with electronic synth programming. Last year they released their debut self titled album "Going to the Sun".

At 6:30 p.m. Chicago tribute band Transit Authority will take the stage. They have played multiple years at Summertime By George, and drummer Tim Ellis says the band looks forward to this concert every year.

Summertime by Lake George is one of our favorite venues. It's a wonderful stage, the people are awesome, the venue is great, all the sponsors and people who put it on are wonderful. We really look forward to the show because it's a great show. The energy level is amazing. We are looking forward to opening up the whole event with our performance. The crowd brings on an energy to us that reflects right back to them so it's always been a really great show for us.

Check out more of the interview with Tim Ellis in the video above.

Summertime by George will also feature the Middle Town Market, Eastman Tavern, and Little Georgetown. The Pantowners Car Show will also be on hand for everyone's enjoyment.

There are twelve parking lots in the area to choose from. The Trolley Service runs every ten minutes between 5:00 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. CLICK HERE to view the parking lot locations and the Trolley's route.

Upcoming Summertime By George Music Lineup 

June 17th - Arch Allies
June 24th - Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks
July 1st - Martin Zellar
July 8th - Johnny Holm Band
July 15th - Lamont Cranston
July 22nd - GB Leighton
July 29th - Jeramiah James Korfe
August 5th - Pamela McNeill
August 12th - Collective Unconscious
August 19th - Chris Hawkey Band
August 26th - Fabulous Armadillos