Door County Makers Space Hosts House Concert Series

Sturgeon Bay native Elliot Goettelman and his wife Kelly Avenson Goettelman have been using their historic downtown building for many different purposes the last few years. The latest incarnation is called the Door County Makers Space (DCMS) and it’s a flex space for all types of thinkers.

“We wanted to try to think of something that would allow the community to use the space to its fullest and allow a wide range of activities to take place,” said Elliot.

Another component to DCMS has been the ongoing house concert series that has been taking place and evolving for more than a year.

“I have always loved live music and throwing parties so it really seemed natural that some day I would be hosting events like this,” said Goettelman. “I also am on a mission to create an environment where musicians and artists can put on their show without having to play over the noise of a crowd.”

In the warmer months concerts are held in the courtyard, and they move to the “living room” stage in winter.

DCMS’s next live music performance is featuring long-time Door County performer Ben Larsen. He will play his brand of folk/Americana/storytelling on March 20. Holiday Music Motel veteran Sugar Ransom &theworkersparty will take the stage on March 25.

Show dates vary from days of the week so it’s best to follow Door County Makers Space on social media (Facebook and Instagram). Shows always start at 8 pm and the door to the Makers Space always opens at 7:30. Seats are $15 and guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink. For more information visit