Lessons learned through Lansing’s first year with Fox Pointe

Podgorski: “That venue is going to keep Lansing relevant” by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) – “We’re in the concert business now,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski in a conversation about Fox Pointe and its first full season. “We’re in the entertainment business. That’s a unique position for a municipality to be in. … Read more

Successful Spooktacular demonstrates usefulness of Fox Pointe pavilion

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 28, 2019) – “Halloween Party @ Fox Pointe Pavilion (enclosed & heated),” promised the online ad for the Village’s final event of the 2019 season. The Saturday night Spooktacular on October 26 included costumes and dancing, and the $30-at-the-door ticket price included dinner and drinks. But the rain that … Read more

Tailgate Party at Fox Pointe to include more than just traditional tailgating

Cars, grills, a raffle, football skills competition for kids, video game truck—oh, and the Bears vs. Packers game on giant video wall by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 26, 2019) – Admission is free to the giant Tailgate Party the Village of Lansing is hosting at Fox Pointe on Thursday, September 5, though actual tailgaters … Read more

Fox Pointe events continue through mid-October

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Improvements in both weather and awareness have favorably impacted attendance at Fox Pointe events since late spring, and Village staff are still exploring opportunities to schedule events into mid-October. The current line-up includes the following events: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm: Spoken Four Chicago band with DJ-style … Read more

Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue in the same vibe. … Read more