Cove History

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.