Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced a 2022 performance schedule that offers a diverse array of performers, including Patty Griffin, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charley Crockett, Indigo Girls, The Temptations, WAR, Marty Stuart, Ani DiFranco and more.
“We look forward to sharing this collection of artists with Door County,” said Cari Lewis, DCA’s executive director. “A couple newcomers to DCA, Charley Crockett and Shakey Graves, have been such obsessions of mine that I’m close to wearing out the ‘repeat play’ button. There’s also a really strong mix of family-friendly and cultural acts like Okee Dokee Brothers, The High Kings, Step Afrika! and Yamato Drummers.”
DCA will kick off the 2022 season with the community music celebration Play It Forward on June 12, followed by powerhouse songwriter Patty Griffin on June 16, the legendary New Orleans group the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on June 22, rootsy kids’ songwriters Okee Dokee Brothers on June 23 and up-and-coming Texas songwriter Charley Crockett on June 29.
July will start with a bang with Indigo Girls on July 1, the multi-platinum band WAR on July 3 and the rousing Irish band The High Kings on July 7. Southern blues/soul duo The War and Treaty will perform July 12; then the Minnesota-based multimedia band Cloud Cult will take the stage July 22. A 70th birthday bash concert for Door County’s own Doc Heide will be held July 24, and Keillor & Company – featuring Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard – will perform July 30.
On Aug. 7, trailblazing songwriter Ani DiFranco will take the stage, followed by Victor Wooten’s Bass Extremes on Aug. 22 and Western swing icons Asleep at the Wheel on Aug. 28.
DCA will keep going strong into the fall, with Motown stalwarts The Temptations appearing on Sept. 2, all-vocal country band Home Free on Sept. 3, the virtuosic Canadian Brass on Sept. 16, songwriting great Gordon Lightfoot on Sept. 22, commanding Texas songwriter Shakey Graves on Oct. 2, jazz stars Manhattan Transfer on Oct. 14, and country luminary Marty Stuart on Oct. 22.
Look forward to Nov. 26, which will bring Jukebox Saturday Night: Music of Mancini to the DCA stage, and on Dec. 22, the auditorium will host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns.
On Jan. 18, 2023, percussive dance troupe Step Afrika! will perform, followed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Songs We Love on Feb. 16 and Japanese drum ensemble Yamato on March 29.
Sponsors are still needed for many of this season’s shows. They may choose from numerous sponsorship packages and sometimes have the opportunity to meet performers backstage after the show. DCA is also seeking volunteers for many performances this season.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public May 17, but special ticket pre-sales for DCA VIPs will begin May 10. Find out how to become a VIP at dcauditorium.org.