On July 22, legendary soul duo The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley and Bucky Heard) will perform their classic hits and more: “Unchained Melody,” “Soul and Inspiration,” “The Time of My Life” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” Tickets range from $70 to $95. (See the feature article, “Keeping It Righteous.”)
On July 26, the world’s foremost ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, will return by popular demand. Renowned for his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, he carries the ukulele into ever-expanding frontiers, performing an eclectic repertoire of jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, rock and traditional Hawaiian music.
Already during his young career, Shimabukuro has been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and played for the Queen of England. Ukulele players of all skill levels are invited to join the pre-show community uke jam at 6:30 pm in the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) courtyard. Tickets range from $35 to $68.
On July 30, the world/folk music sister collective Rising Appalachia will return for the third time to DCA. Led by the united voice of sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of straightforward American folk, exuberant world influences and the harmonies only siblings can pull off. Rising Appalachia’s tapestry of banjo, fiddle, double bass, guitar, djembe, bodhran and spoken word is surprising yet familiar – simultaneously a lullaby and rallying cry. Tickets range from $25 to $55.
All performances will begin at 8 pm. Advance reservations are recommended. Purchase tickets in person at the DCA box office, 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek, Monday through Friday, 12-5 pm; by calling 920.868.2728; or online at dcauditorium.org.