History of The Cove

The Cove was opened in 1963 by Peter Macchia, his nephew Bobby Nocera and Peter’s parents, Frank and Jeanette.

A native of New Castle, Pa., Pete came to GOTL with his parents as a young child and fell in love with the lake and the atmosphere.

Peter’s inspiration for a live music venue at Geneva-on-the-Lake came from working at The Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, Calif., during the 1950s and ’60s.

Noteable Acts

The TemptationsVocal Group
Donnie IrisRock Musician
Joe WalshSinger/Guitarist
Jimi HendrixGuitarist/Singer

From History to New Acts

Not Just History
The Cove has its roots in the up and coming music of the past, but that isn't where we stayed. Each week, you can find some of today's newest bands preparing for their own big break, just like so many others have at the Cove. Check out the events schedule to learn more about our Live Music schedule!