Door County summers are made for live music! Check out a show in a bar, a sunset concert in the park in almost any village, a professional performance venue, or a concert in a rustic barn. Door County’s live music scene features every genre, local favorites and nationally touring artists.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Gallery Jenwah Features “Kindred Spirits”

    On Friday, Dec.17 at 8 pm the “Art of Music” Winter Concert Series will present “Kindred Spirits,” with national touring artists Hans Christian and Dorothy Scott.

  • Door County’s Lost Mothra Performs at Sister Bay’s Basecamp Coffee

    The members of Lost Mothra, including Jeanne Kuhns, George Sawyn, and Pat Palmer, will sing holiday carols, original Christmas songs, and favorite Lost Mothra songs at Basecamp Coffee Shop on Dec. 18.

  • Singer-Songwriter Johnsmith to Perform at the White Gull Inn

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Johnsmith will be featured in concert Wednesday, December 8, at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the second in a series of seven scheduled at the inn this winter, are $15.

  • Guitar Lesson 101 with Katie Dahl

    Local folk musician Katie Dahl has some pointers on beginner’s guitar. “Guitar lessons can be good for some people, but I learned on my own and rather enjoyed the freedom of learning at my own pace and teaching myself exactly what I wanted to learn,” Dahl said in an email.

  • Jackson Browne’s Door County Performance Raises $7,000

    Door County’s Holiday Motel in Sturgeon Bay hosted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne in an exceptionally intimate live concert. The event raised nearly $7,000 to benefit local music programs and events.

  • melaniejane Performs Solo Show at The Fishing Hole of Sturgeon Bay

    Singer-songwriter and cellist melaniejane will be performing a special solo show on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 7:30 – 10 pm at the Fishing Hole in Sturgeon Bay.

  • A Nest for the Music Scene

    Before I even begin, I’d like to clear something up about Sturgeon Bay’s Holiday Music Motel:  it’s not a music-themed hotel like one would find in Las Vegas or Nashville or Branson, Missouri. There’s no life-sized neon guitar at the helm of the building, no vintage rock ‘n’ roll costumes for viewing in the lobby, […]

  • Jackson Browne Plays “Snow-Day” Concert at Sturgeon Bay’s Holiday Motel

    Jackson Browne will return to the Holiday Motel for a second, intimate house concert on Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm. Browne agreed to play the concert after a number of ticket-holders for his first show could not attend due to a severe winter storm.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Glas Coffee Kicks Off “Saturday Afternoon Delight”

    The “Saturday Afternoon Delight” concert series will begin at Glas, the green coffeehouse, on Nov. 20 following the Sturgeon Bay Holiday Parade. The series will showcase local musical talents on the third Saturday of each month.

  • Fish Creek’s White Gull Inn Features Peter Mulvey

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Mulvey will open the 26th season of the White Gull Inn’s Winter Folk Concert series on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm.

  • Express Yourself at Door County Open Mic Nights

    All too often, we feel comfortable singing, dancing, or entertaining in the shower but fail to share our talents with the world. Maybe you think you’re not talented enough, maybe you’ve got butterflies in your stomach, or maybe you just don’t know where to go.

  • Dancing in Disguise: your Halloween Party Guide

    Halloween is a great excuse for adults to dress up and act like kids again. Door County is filled with spook-tacular adventures and if one day’s not enough don’t worry because there will be costume parties all weekend long.

  • The Cookery Features Live Music

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar will continue to host live music performances during the months of November and December. Concerts will take place on Friday or Saturday at 7 pm.

  • Inn at Kristofer’s Features Katie Dahl

    Singer and guitarist Katie Dahl will perform at The Inn at Kristofer’s on select dates from October to December. There is no additional cover charge to dine on an evening Dahl performs; however, reservations are strongly encouraged.

  • A Celebration of Community

    On Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm, the Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek will host a free concert entitled, “A Celebration of Community.” The concert, sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC), will feature three international touring musicians, along with a lineup of Door County musicians.

  • Holiday Motel Hosts Annual “Dark Songs”

    Sturgeon Bay’s famed Holiday Motel will once again host its annual “Dark Songs,” a week of collaborative songwriting, recording, and performances. Over 20 musicians will converge at the Holiday Motel to write music that will be debuted in two live performances over the Halloween weekend.

  • Toivo Performs 4th Annual Halloween Show

    Local band Toivo will perform their 4th annual Halloween Show at the Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek on Sat., Oct. 30 from 10:30 pm – 2 am. The show will open with a special performance by The Snowbirds.

  • 5 Reasons To Dance

    5. It might be your ticket to appear on “Wheel of Fortune.” That’s right, getting a group dance started at an audition can help you become selected as a contestant for the national television game show.

  • Dancing in Disguise

    Halloween is a great excuse for adults to dress up and act like kids again. Door County is filled with spook-tacular adventures and if one day’s not enough don’t worry because there will be costume parties all weekend long.

  • When I Push AA14…

    With the assistance of the jukebox, anyone can change the mood of a room with just a handful of quarters.