BEMUS POINT - There's the "Laughter on the Lake" comedy show on Thursday, the original Marshall Tucker Band on Friday, the Dr. Zoot Swing Band on Saturday evening and, to cap things off, a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Tribute on Sunday afternoon.
As you can see, it's shaping up to be the sort of a can't-miss summer weekend one has come to expect at the Village of Bemus Point.
But the biggest draw of the weekend probably won't end up being any of those events, though they'll undoubtedly bring in a hefty number of attendees. No, that honor will almost certainly go to the Bemus Point 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
Lakeside Park in Bemus Point will be the site of the 3-on-3 tournament.
P-J file photo by Scott Kindberg
The tournament, which is slated to get started on Saturday morning, will showcase solid basketball and talented players of all ages for fans - many of whom are already itching for the season to begin - throughout the day.
"We've got over 50 teams at this point," said Mike Bird, a Chautauqua Region Community Foundation board member and The Post-Journal's publisher. "With four players on each team, multiply that by the number of parents, siblings and friends that will come to watch and I think we'll have a pretty good number.
"It should be fun out there."
Though the tournament, which was originally called the Basketball Festival when it was created in 1987, has been held more sporadically of late - it took a year-long hiatus in both in 2010 and last year - it's back at the Lakeside Park in the village yet again.
And it's under new management.
Taking the reins for the first time this year is the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, which, along with a number of other local businesses, organized the event in conjunction not only with its 35th anniversary celebration, but also with its parallel promotion, Caring and Giving - Make Good Things Happen.
As such, all net proceeds from the tournament will benefit the foundation.
Pre-registration for teams will be held from 4-8 p.m., today. It's at that time that team representatives will be able to pick up tournament T-shirts.
The 50-plus squads will be divided into boys and girls brackets along the following age divisions: fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, ninth and 10th grades and 11th and 12 grades. There will also be divisions for the Men's Open A and B, age 35 and over, and top men's and women's open division.
Action begins at 8:30 Saturday morning (though teams are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tip-off), with the fifth and sixth grade boys and girls kicking things off on Court 1, the seventh and eight and ninth and 10th grade boys on Court 3 and the seventh and eighth grade girls on Court 4.
Older age divisions, such as the 11th and 12th grades and the Men's A and B, are tentatively scheduled to play at 12:30 p.m.
The final games are expected to be finished by 7 or 7:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to all winning teams.
For more information, visit the Bemus Point 3-on-3 Facebook page, or call Bev Lubi at 661-3390 or Bird at 487-111, ext. 201.