DCA Announces 2017 Main Stage Season

Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is pleased to announce its 2017 performance schedule, featuring an eclectic and energetic mix of dance, theater, and music in a state-of-the-art venue.

“The 2017 Main Stage Season is one of the most exciting seasons I’ve worked on,” says DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis. “This year’s performers are of unparalleled artistic quality. And the shows are going to be really fun. I’d describe this year’s season as ‘soul food.’ We have a lineup that is packed with artists who are known for bringing people together and for telling vivid tales of heartbreak, good times, hard times, and living to sing another day. We’re pleased to highlight some national icons, some artists who embody America’s cultural roots, and several hometown celebrities as well.”

DCA kicks off the 2017 season on June 11 with a performance by Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, followed on June 15 by a CD release concert by a favorite of Door County audiences, Memphis flatpicker Eric Lewis. Rounding out the June lineup is a performance by Chicago dance ensemble Lucky Plush Productions (June 19), a double-bill of Western swing pioneers Asleep at the Wheel and honky-tonk maverick Dale Watson (June 26), and the Door County public premiere screening of the Door County-based feature film June Falling Down (June 29). On July 1, DCA will host another double-bill—Colorado jam band Leftover Salmon and Alabama-based The Secret Sisters.

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Hip-hop/reggae dance band Michael Franti & Spearhead take the stage July 6, followed July 7 by legendary folk-rock band America. On July 15, catchy pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will appear in a double bill that also features the exuberant, Dylan-esque folk imagery of Josh Ritter. July 20 brings a concert by Motown legends The Temptations. July 24 will feature jazz-rock songwriter/pianist Bruce Hornsby, who will appear with his band The Noisemakers. On July 29, the artists of Steel Bridge Songfest pay tribute to Door County’s own pat mAcdonald.

On Aug. 6, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will perform an evening of blazing bluegrass music. Aug. 21, Door County’s favorite “secular gospel” band, Birds of Chicago, will appear in a double-bill with Southern rock Grammy nominee Luther Dickinson (who played at DCA last fall) and his band The Cooperators. DCA favorites Indigo Girls (Aug. 25) will finish out the summer offerings.

Fall 2017 will see folk luminary Arlo Guthrie and his family (Oct. 8), The Simon and Garfunkel Story (Oct. 16), and DCA’s second-annual Blues and Roots Fest, featuring Haitian-American roots cellist Leyla McCalla (Nov. 2), Mission Temple Fireworks Revival with Paul Thorn and The McCrary Sisters (Nov. 3), and powerful singing from Ruthie Foster and The Fairfield Four (Nov. 4).

Sponsors are still needed for many of this season’s shows. They may choose from a variety of sponsorship packages and will get to meet performers backstage. Volunteers are also needed for performances.

Tickets go on sale to the general public May 16. Special ticket pre-sales for DCA VIPs begin May 9. For more information visit

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