Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2018 performance schedule, featuring an eclectic and exciting array of performers, including well-known musical veterans, cutting-edge rising stars and beloved Door County favorites.
DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis said, “Last season, we were thrilled to set a new record for sold-out events. The members of our program committee and I think that the 2018 season has an excellent chance of beating last year’s attendance records. If there are some shows you’re interested in, I would recommend getting your tickets early.”
DCA kicks off the 2018 season with a bang with a performance by legendary pop stars The Beach Boys (June 9), followed by New Orleans bandleader and horn blower Trombone Shorty, performing with his band Orleans Avenue (June 14). Gifted young songwriter Margo Price takes the stage on June 15, followed by acclaimed storytelling blues artist Keb’ Mo’ on June 21.
Iconic blues guitarist Buddy Guy comes to DCA July 7, followed by up-and-coming indie folk quartet Darlingside on July 10. Cult favorite rock band Blues Traveler will appear July 17, followed July 21 by Canadian rock luminaries The Guess Who (“American Woman”). Closing out the month are country/R&B crooner Ronnie Milsap on July 28 and folk songwriter/guitarist Shawn Colvin (“Sunny Came Home”) on July 30.
On Aug. 3, Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage with their trademark joyful South African a cappella. On Aug. 12, pioneering Americana band Son Volt will share a double bill with old-time jazz/ragtime picker Pokey LaFarge.
September will see acclaimed folk-pop songwriter Dar Williams on Sept. 17 and driving bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings on Sept. 30 (Michigan singer/songwriter Lindsay Lou opens). On Oct. 14, celebrated folk trio The Kingston Trio comes to town. And November will feature DCA’s third annual Blues and Roots Fest, featuring Phil Cook and The Music Maker Blues Revue (Nov. 1), Paul Thorn (Nov. 2), and a still-to-be-announced headliner (Nov. 3).
Tickets go on sale to the general public May 15. Special ticket pre-sales for DCA VIPs begin May 8. Sponsors and volunteers are still needed for this season’s shows, contact DCA if interested. For more information about the upcoming season, call 920.868.2728 or visit dcauditorium.org.