Heat, water levels force Culver's Moonlight Serenade to one-night only

Due to unusually low water levels in Lake Maxinkuckee so far this season, as well as the heat index Friday night, Culver's annual Moonlight Serenade has been shifted from its planned performances Friday and Sunday, to only Saturday night this weekend.

The Culver Naval Band will leave the Naval Pier at 8:45 p.m. Saturday aboard the R.H. Ledbetter (Culver Academies' three-masted square rigger), and will go to the Town Park for a concert at about 9 to 9:15 p.m. The Ledbetter will then proceed down the length of the lake in deep water, so basically down the middle and play a floating concert until approximately 10:15, when they will head back to the Naval Pier.

The Moonlight Serenade, which debuted in 1943, traditionally takes place the weekend of the full moon in July.