A Winter of Music at the Kress

The Art of Music lineup announced

A five-part winter concert series, The Art of Music, will be held at the Kress Pavilion December 2023 through March 2024.

The first featured artist is Dorothy Scott and the Peacekeepers, who will highlight the best of pop, folk and blues on Dec. 8. Scott’s powerful voice is bolstered by electric guitar and vocals by Tony Besson, bass by Paul Sowinski and drums by Adam Cain. 

In conjunction with this concert, a silent auction will be held starting at 5 pm in the Kress Pavilion basement. Proceeds will benefit musician Jay Whitney of Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. 

Auction items will include house concert performances by regional musicians, woodwork and sculptures by local artists and more.

The Art of Music continues on Jan. 12 with Corky Siegel, a piano and harmonica virtuoso whose unique sound combines Chicago-style blues with classical music.

Next comes Peter Mulvey on Feb. 9. Mulvey is a Milwaukeean singer-songwriter with 20 records under his belt, spanning a wide array of genres including rock, folk, jazz, spoken word, and Americana.

On March 8, Jeff Parker and Company will take the stage with a high-energy, humor-filled blend of bluegrass and classic country.

The concert series concludes on March 22 with Women of Note, a performance by five female Door County musicians. Cathy Grier, Ruby James, Dorothy Scott, Katie Dahl and Jeanne Kuhns will weave together stories and songs about their musical histories, incorporating pop, folk, blues and alternative tunes.

Each show starts at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. 

Tickets cost $15. Reservations are recommended and can be made at Cash and checks are accepted at the door.

The concert series will be held at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church Street in Egg Harbor.