‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole

A Reimagined Lounge Environment Coming Soon…

Enjoy live entertainment craft cocktails in a speakeasy-like setting. This space pays homage to Eliza “Lou” Ringling. In 1922 this distinguished lady purchased this property and established the original Crystal Lake Country Club of Crystal Lake. Guest to ‘Lou’s Lounge’ will step into this extraordinary venue that is unique as she was.

“An atmosphere that is as intimate as a house concert, with the production value of a large performances venue.”

A one of a kind entertainment venue. Professional sound, lights, and production equipment. Endless entertainment possibilities for musicians, actors, directors, authors, ensemble groups, and more.

  • Accommodations for audiences up to 75
  • Professional sound, lights, and production equipment
  • Private rental for corporations and recitals.

Lakeside Legacy Foundation dedicated this beautiful venue on September 13, 2012. This opportunity was made possible by the generosity of a special group of individuals from Beach Cite, Inc.

Are you a musician or performer interested in playing ‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole? If you are a solo artist or band, we welcome rental and booking inquiries. We will review performance requests on a case-by-case basis, contact Scott LeRette, Chief Operations Officer at SLeRette@thedole.org or by calling 815.455.8000