Big Weekend, Big Music

A holiday weekend full of live music gets going Friday night. Our events calendar has listings to satisfy every musical taste, and you can find it at your fingertips anytime at But here’s the weekend in music at a glance to help guide your search. 


In Egg Harbor, you can catch an old favorite when Early Thomas takes the mic at Glacier Ledge, 6-9 pm, for an evening of alternative indie rock. 

Or head to Fish Creek to catch bluegrass quartet Special Consensus when it takes the Door Community Auditorium stage at 8 pm. Visit for tickets. 

If you haven’t been to Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay, Friday night offers a chance to check out the beautifully redone space. Once a church, then the Linden Gallery, it’s now home to great coffee and pastries. It’s even more special on Friday night, when it’s home to Jackson Parr’s glorious mane as he serves up side dishes of humor and music trivia, 7-8 pm. 

For those who want to party, get it on at The Garage at Husby’s with Unity’s roots, rock and reggae grooves, 8-11 pm. 


If you’re looking for chill afternoon music for your Saturday, check out our events calendar to find it up and down the peninsula as wineries and shops are jumping at the chance to bring music back in all forms. 

Then catch local favorite Cathy Grier playing the beer garden at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor, 2-4:30 pm. Pull up a chair, sip on some Hacienda flavors, and settle in for fun. 

Down in Southern Door, head to Fiddler’s Farm, 6951 Cty C, where some of the state’s best musicians will gather to play toe-tappin’ classic country in the barn. Tickets are $20 at the door. 

At the foot of the bridge in Sturgeon Bay, catch Bacchus Lotus playing classic garage rock on the patio at Stone Harbor, 5:30-9 pm. 

We always love Frank Maloney & His Big Country Unit, and he even leaves Sister Bay once in a while. This time he’ll venture all the way to Juddville (yes, Juddville) to play the new patio at The Cherry Hut, the Northern Door home of Bridge Up Brewing, starting at 6 pm. 

Over in Egg Harbor, the One Barrel patio will be rocking with Whiskey Ditch, 5-9 pm; and just down the road, you’ll find Madcats playing Mojo Rosa’s, 7-10 pm. 

We don’t know much about Curious Crow, but Stabbur Beer Garden bills the group as a “truly unique, full-production rock-show spectacle.” That sounds worth checking out, but if it’s not, blame Freddie. Curious Crow plays the lawn, 7-10 pm. 

We do know Sneezy, and we know this group brings it! Sneezy will be playing The Garage at Husby’s, 8-11 pm, with feel-good renditions of classic pop, soul and rock hits that will get you dancing. 

Unity is back this weekend. Photo by Katie Sikora.


If your ears and feet still work by Sunday, One Barrel is changing it up, going from the rock of Whiskey Ditch to the big band and polka sounds of the Sugarbush Boys, 1-4 pm. 

Concerts will return to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center stage in Egg Harbor with Dead Horses. Take your lawn chairs, blankets and carry-ins to the grounds at 7840 Church St. for this free show at 7 pm, complete with a bonus sunset backdrop.

And finally, one of the county’s groundbreaking venues is back: The Fishstock Concert Series kicks off at Camp David, 3127 Cty F, with Will Krueger. The nationally known John Denver tribute artist performs an environmental-awareness concert in the barn beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $20. 

There you go. If you can’t find live music this weekend in Door County, you must be a hermit. Get out there!

Camp David’s Fishstock Concert Series kicks off July 4. Photo by Katie Sikora.


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