At the Intersection: Fall Fest’s Music

For many folks in Northern Door, Fall Fest marks the end of the busy season and the prelude to the next endeavor. Whether it’s an autumnal departure to another locale or simply looking forward to a slower pace this winter, the festival marks an intersection of two realities brought about in full-on revelry.

Whether you’re looking to lose yourself in some beats before the snow flies, to dance in the streets in celebration of surviving the season, or to hear that one lyric that will propel you on to your next adventure, the mix of music at the literal crossroads of Maple Drive (County Road ZZ) and Bay Shore Drive (Highway 42) will provide the soundtrack.

Door County’s Modern Day Drifters will kick off the music with some country at Husby’s before Milwaukee-based Hoi Polloi (Greek for the many, the masses, the common people) will light up Friday night with their funky, soul-infused rock and reggae. With band members coming from Maui to Milan and covers ranging from Marley to Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” Hoi Polloi lives up to their name, entertaining the masses.

Saturday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm, the Happy Schnapps Combo will take to the stage in the street between The Sister Bay Bowl and Husby’s, performing their signature, self-proclaimed style: “fun music you can drink to!”

On Saturday night, Hoi Polloi will be back for a second set at Husby’s, and Whiskey Ditch will rock while people continue to roll at The Bowl. Freddie Bexell and Jeremy Peil of the locally notorious Mullet Hunters pair up with Simon Hedeen and Dave Altmann to cover classic rock and create a little ruckus.

Whatever crossroads in life you’re at, be sure to intersect with all of the music of Fall Fest.