Blues on the Bay, Black Market Brass and More Weekend Plans

Still going strong. This mid-August weekend promises some excellent events to entertain the whole family, most notably Ellison Bay’s annual Blues on the Bay festival. Make sure to check out the rest of this weekend’s offerings.

Friday, August 25

Blue Material

Open Door Theater Company has had a great first season in Door County. In this premiere written by Andrew James, an actor wonders about the value of theater during the death of Vaudeville and the birth of realism during the American Great Depression. Showing in Fish Creek at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall Aug. 24 – 26 at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation $20.

Black Market Brass

Baileys Harbor’s Door County Brewing Co. hosts the Afrobeat/Afrofunk group from Minneapolis known for their energetic and memorable live shows. Show starts at 7 pm.

Open House @ Local LEED House

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a program for building environmentally sustainable housing. Community education is a key component of the program, and is a great opportunity to see inside some of the most responsibly-minded construction and living taking place today. The architect who designed Door County’s third LEED-candidate house will be onsite to answer questions. The open house runs 10 am – 2 pm.

Saturday, August 26

Death’s Door BBQ

A Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition with certified judges and thousands of dollars in prize money is coming to Washington Island. Combine a trip to the Island with tasting some spectacular BBQ.

Kewaunee Zoobilee

The annual Zoobilee festival features a car show, arts and craft vendors, a petting zoo, bouncy houses and more. The event is a benefit for Kewaunee’s Bruemmer Park Zoo and will be held on the zoo’s grounds. The Zoobilee will start at 10 am and run until 4 pm.

Ellison Bay Blues on the Bay

Featuring Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Mike Zito, Mighty Mouth, and Dirty Deuce, this annual Ellison Bay festival is bringing the blues to the Door to benefit Door County Secret Santa. Food and drink stands will be there, too, so don’t worry about finding dinner. Blues on the Bay begins at 3 pm and ends at 9.

Sunday, August 27

Hat Tricks

Rogue Theatre presents this compilation of readings and monologues of women’s experiences during the second half of life at Sturgeon Bay’s Jaycee Hall, their usual venue. Matinee show begins at 2 pm. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/student.

Jimmy Davis @ Fishstock

Jimmy is back. He’s been rocking at Camp David for 15 years and shows no sign of stopping. With his unique folk/country/bluegrass songwriting and a bent for rocking out, Jimmy Davis is sure to tell you something you didn’t know. See him at the Fish Creek grounds of Fishstock at 7:30 pm.



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