Tommy Bartlett: Water-ski show opens on “new” Lake Delton Friday Night May 22

FREE Shows Offered on One-Year Anniversary June 9, 2009

The world famous Tommy Bartlett Water-skiers will hit the jumps tomorrow night in their debut performance on a newly refilled Lake Delton. The 2009 summer show run kicks of with its traditional 8:30 p.m. performance along the shores of Bartlett Bay. Visitors can purchase tickets at the gate or call (608) 254-2525 to reserve a seat in advance. More information is also available online at

This is a critical year for the Tommy Bartlett Show. Following the June 9 breach last summer, the show lost about 90% of its business. Wth Lake Delton full again, the Show is working hard to win back its audiences by getting the word out that we are back with a all-new water-ski show.

In celebration of the lake’s return, the Tommy Bartlett Show will perform FREE for audiences at both their 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. shows on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the one-year anniversary of the lake breach. Local leaders are planning a day-long celebration and media opportunities that day, including a news conference with Governor Doyle at 11:00 a.m.

Interview Opportunity: Tom Diehl, co-owner and general manager of the Tommy Bartlett Show Tom is available for interviews about the impact of the breach and the subsequent comeback for this iconic Wisconsin attraction. With nearly empty seats last summer, there is nervous anticipation to see the grandstands filled with people again for the 2009 season. As a Lake Delton Village Board Trustee, Diehl was heavily involved in the efforts to bring the lake back in less than a year’s time.

Photo-Op: Kick off show is at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Shows run at 4:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. daily through the rest of the summer.

Additional Info: More details about the show including a full media kit can be access on our website

Visit the “Media” page to view news releases and fact sheets.

Media Contact & Set up:

Please contact me to schedule an interview with Tom Diehl.

Andrea Novotny

Novotny Communications

On Behalf of Tommy Bartlett Show

(608) 575-7739

[email protected]