• What’s Not to Love about the Squirrel Nut Zippers?!

    The quirky, eclectic, nine-piece band Squirrel Nut Zippers will perform at the Door Community Auditorium on Aug. 11, 8 pm. Special guest Sierra Ferrell will open the show.  The Squirrel Nut Zippers reunited last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album Hot, which launched the hit songs “Hell” and “Put a Lid on […]

  • Paying Tribute to Midsummer’s Music’s David Perry

    During a private event in Ephraim on July 30, Midsummer’s Music celebrated 20 years of concerts with world-renowned violinist David Perry. Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock gives great credit to Perry for the success of Midsummer’s Music: “When David Perry joined our ensemble as first violinist 20 years ago, it changed everything. His outstanding musicianship, leadership […]

  • Intuitive Reading Seminar at Peninsula Players Aug. 9

    Peninsula Players, in conjunction with its production of Ghost The Musical, will host intuitive reader Penny Slusher for a free pre-show seminar Aug. 9, 6:30 pm. Slusher, who is also a Peninsula Players actor, will share her experience as an intuitive reader: someone who tunes in to “blockages” that may prevent people from moving forward […]

  • Free Concert: U.S. Coast Guard Band Will Perform at Southern Door Auditorium

    The U.S. Coast Guard Band will play a concert Aug. 9, 7 pm, at the Southern Door Community Auditorium in Brussels as part of its 2019 Great Lakes tour. The 55-member ensemble, based at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, is the premier band representing the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department […]

  • Romance, Suspense, Music, Laughs: ‘Ghost The Musical’

    Ghost The Musical – a timeless musical fantasy about the power of love based on the Academy Award-winning film by Bruce Joel Rubin – opened July 31 at Peninsula Players Theatre ( as a retooled, smaller-cast version of the 2012 Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. In the musical, Sam and Molly are a young couple whose relationship takes […]

  • Rising Appalachia ‘Makes Magic’

    “I’m awake for you,” sing this sister-sister duo, Leah and Chloe Smith, in their song “Harmonize.” It’s as though they’re singing directly to a singular listener – and at the same time a mass of listeners – to let them all know the sisters are listening back.  Singing to all sorts of people in all sorts […]

  • Nuclear Ukeage

    Jake Shimabukuro brings the big sound of ukulele to the DCA Since his teen years, Jake Shimabukuro has been obsessed with the sound of the ukulele, or, more specifically, how much sound it can make. “When I was a teenager, there was no good way to amplify the ukulele,” he said. “People would either play […]

  • Hilarity, Hijinks and Tap Dancing in TAP’s ‘La La Lucille’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is presenting La La Lucille, George Gershwin’s first full musical, now through Sept. 1. This production marks the 100th anniversary of the show’s Broadway premiere on May 26, 1919. It ran for 104 performances.  La La Lucille is a tuneful, three-act romp through a standard musical-comedy plot involving an inheritance, disguises […]

  • Learn to Swing Dance!

    Learn how to swing dance in one two-hour lesson at Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door, which is offering swing-dance workshops July 30, Aug. 1, Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, 7-9pm. No previous dance training is required. Each workshop will cover the basics of East Coast Swing, a dance that’s easy to learn and fun to […]

  • Big Band Jazz Is in Full Swing at Birch Creek

    Big Band Jazz is in full swing at Birch Creek. Faculty and students are performing songs by legends including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Billy Strayhorn and Jelly Roll Morton in the Dutton Concert Barn four nights weekly through Aug. 10. Audiences love top hits from the Great American Songbook such as “Mack the […]

  • 18th Annual Carlsville Day 

    On July 27, Carlsville ( will be overrun with live music, a craft fair, events and free family fun! Located seven miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42, Carlsville will host events throughout the village, and free trolleys will transport attendees among businesses.  Event Schedule 11-3 pm: Live music by Blues Disciples, Roadhouse of […]

  • Animal Years Playing at Door County Brewing Taproom and Music Hall

    Animal Years, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore indie-Americana band, will bring its high-energy tunes and live-for-today attitude to the Door County Brewing Company’s Taproom and Music Hall, Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, on July 26, 8 pm. Expect a night of emotionally charged songs, openhearted vocals and infectious energy. “We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” […]

  • Culture Club: Reclaiming a Lost Landmark: ‘La La Lucille’

    by Amy Frank, Managing Director, Third Avenue Playhouse  James Valcq, Third Avenue Playhouse’s co-artistic director, learned about George Gershwin at a very early age – so early that when he was 10 years old, he found a manila file folder at an antiques fair in Milwaukee that was marked “La La Lucille Selection by George Gershwin,” […]

  • Meeting Miss Marple in ‘A Murder Is Announced’

    The latest play to grace the Peninsula Players’ stage is the murder mystery A Murder is Announced, based on the novel by the great English writer Agatha Christie. Well known for her 66 detective novels involving Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, and more, Christie has long been a treasured literary name. Unfortunately, […]

  • Keeping It Righteous

    Bill Medley brings new Brother to the DCA “Always looking forward to coming to Bobby Hatfield country,” said Bill Medley, one half of the blue-eyed soul duo The Righteous Brothers. Medley was referring to the fact that his late partner, Hatfield, was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Hatfield died in 2003, which seemed like it […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Continues with Baroque Brilliance Series

    Midsummer’s Music will present a Baroque Brilliance concert series July 24-28. The program includes Handel’s Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2 (1734); Albinoni’s Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 9, No. 9 (1722); Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052 (1734); and Trio Sonata No. 5 in F Major […]

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band to Perform ‘Celebrate Water II’

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band will present Celebrate Water II – a free concert of water-themed and patriotic music – on July 22, 7:30 pm, at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park. Under the direction of Jason Palmer, this 45-member adult community band will perform music from Pirates of the Caribbean, “Under the Sea,” “Victory at Sea,” popular […]

  • Last Chance to See TAP’s ‘The Dig’

    This is the last week to see Marie Kohler’s The Dig at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. The final performances are July 19 and 20, 7:30 pm. Kohler thanks TAP, the cast and crew. “Its subject is not easy,” she said. “The characters are complex. But its story, I believe, holds hope: hope […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘A Girl of the Limberlost’

    Rogue Theater is bringing two shows to Baileys Harbor this summer.  The first – A Girl of the Limberlost – will open July 19. Adapted by Marie Kohler from the classic 1909 novel, it transports the audience to Indiana’s once-vast Limberlost Swamp. Elnora, a 14-year-old girl with a passion for butterflies and moths, loves the […]

  • Celebrate Schooners July 23 at Kress Pavilion

    To join what could be declared Tall Ships Month on the bay of Green Bay, the Egg Harbor Library will host Celebrate Schooners, an evening of schooner history, on July 23, 5 pm, at the Kress Pavilion (, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) will curate a one-of-a-kind, standalone […]