Category: Live Music

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.

  • Midsummer’s Music to Present Outdoor and Virtual Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music will present a live, socially distanced, outdoor chamber-music concert at Woodwalk Gallery on Sept. 5, 5 pm. The rain date is Sept. 6, 5 pm. Wisconsin Public Radio broadcaster Norman Gilliland will serve as the concert host for the Friends of Old program, spotlighting Anton Reicha’s Clarinet Quintet in F Major and Ludwig […]

  • Parallel 44 to Host Harvest Fest Sept. 12

    Parallel 44 (, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in Kewaunee, will host Harvest Fest on Sept. 12, 12-6 pm. Enjoy live music by Talk of the Town, pizza from Wild Fire Pizza, wine tastings, discounts and prize giveaways. There will be no tours or grape stomping this year.

  • Midsummer’s Music Presents Fifth Week of Virtual Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music ( will present its fifth week of free virtual concerts – titled Musical Mountains and Fjords – Sept. 2-6. Sirius XM and St. Louis 107.3 radio host John Clare will host the program, which features works by two remarkable Scandinavian composers, Elfrida Andrée and Edvard Grieg.  All virtual concerts will stream online at […]

  • Northern Sky’s ‘Double Doug Dare’

    Northern Sky Theater will kick off its autumn virtual season with dual-concert fun: “Double Doug Dare” events that will be broadcast live via Zoom. The first will be Aug. 29, 7 pm, titled When Life Gives Ya cLemons: a live, high-energy, fun, interactive cabaret performance featuring Doug Clemons. He will broadcast this cabaret from the […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Offers Live Chamber Music Online

    The Midsummer’s Music annual concert series has adapted to the times by using technology to celebrate its 30th anniversary and deliver chamber music to audiences near and far through livestreaming.  During the first week of August, the group began using its website, Facebook page and YouTube channel to livestream performances every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday […]

  • DCA Cancels Rest of 2020 Season

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has canceled the remainder of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the canceled shows have been or will be rescheduled for 2021.  DCA had previously shifted to a fall-centered season, hoping the pandemic would abate sufficiently to allow for socially distanced performances, but Wisconsin’s recent […]

  • Birch Creek Receives Arts Board Grant

    Birch Creek ( has received a grant from the WAB CARES program of the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB), which is providing emergency support to arts organizations affected by the pandemic. The grants help to fund salary support, fees for artists and costs for programs and/or facilities. “These one-time funds will help our arts groups remain […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Continues Streamed Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music will feature three contemporary composers during its third streaming concert program, New Voices, Aug. 19-23.  Midsummer’s Music will premiere a new piano trio, “Midsummer,” by composer-in-residence Jacob Beranek, and it will feature work by contemporary Canadian composer Erling Patrick Horn as well as music by Reynaldo Hahn, who emigrated as a child from […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Local artists transform violins into art pieces for virtual auction It’s enough of a challenge to transform a blank canvas into a work of art, but it’s even more so when that canvas is a violin. Fortunately, when Allyson Fleck, assistant artistic director of Midsummer’s Music, presented local artists with violins, the unconventional form generated […]

  • Peninsula Singer Choir Cancels Fall Season, Winter Concert

    For the continued safety and well-being of its members, supporters and the community, the Peninsula Singers choir has canceled its fall season and winter concert. Its board of directors will continue to provide updates about the spring 2021 season. Learn more from Jean Severson at 920.559.9750 or [email protected]

  • Midsummer’s Music Continues Streaming Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music ( will feature three composers of color – George Walker, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Florence Price – during its second streaming concert program, Soaring Spirits, Aug. 12-16. Walker’s quartet is heartfelt, even devout. Coleridge-Taylor’s piece reminds listeners of his ability to tap into European tradition while blending in his own style and mixed heritage. […]

  • Sneezy Gives Energetic Virtual Performance

    Admittedly, when I tuned in to the Harmony by the Bay Concert Series’ Facebook page for Sneezy’s live, virtual performance, I was planning on enjoying some background music while I made dinner. However, from the set’s first song, “Abacus,” Sneezy asserted itself as an energetic, center-stage band – even though that stage was beamed into […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Offers Virtual Chamber Music

    Midsummer’s Music will present a virtual season of chamber-music concerts for five weeks starting Aug. 5. Devoted fans and new enthusiasts can enjoy the free concerts performed by world-class musicians and streamed at and on YouTube and Facebook. Radio personalities John Clare, Lisa Flynn, Norman Gilliland and Lori Skelton will serve as concert hosts. […]

  • Evenings in Ephraim Concerts Canceled

    For the safety of the community and visitors, the Ephraim Business Council has canceled the remaining concerts in its 2020 Evenings in Ephraim concert series effective immediately. Council members look forward to the 2021 concert series, which will begin June 21 in the Harborside Park gazebo. Visit to learn more.

  • Birch Creek Online Sessions Continue

    Birch Creek has completed its Percussion & Steel Band Online and Symphony Online sessions of virtual music instruction, with 42 young music students participating. World-renowned Birch Creek faculty and a host of new and returning students from around the country spent a full week in master classes, private lessons and performances. Continuing a 19-year Birch […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Trio Featured on ‘Performance Today’

    A Midsummer’s Music trio was featured July 15 on the national radio program Performance Today. The ensemble of violinist David Perry, cellist Walter Preucil and pianist Jeannie Yu performed three movements of Joachim Raff’s Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 112, recorded at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. Performance Today programs […]

  • Fiddler’s Farm to Host Live Music Each Saturday

    Fiddler’s Farm, 6951 Cty C in Sturgeon Bay, will host live music every Saturday, 7 pm, starting July 18. The doors will open at 6 pm. Musical stylings will include bluegrass, classic country and western swing. Take your own chair, or borrow one to socially distance. General admission is $20 cash at the door. Learn […]

  • Live-Music Updates: July 17, 2020

    This week, pair live music with wine at Harbor Ridge, von Stiehl, Door 44, Parallel 44 and Simon Creek; or grab a brew and a show at One Barrel and Door County Brewing Co. Enjoy dinner with a soundtrack at Mojo Rosa’s, The Cookery, Sonny’s, Joe Jo’s and Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub. Check out live […]

  • ADRC’s Drive-In Musical Performance Series

    Enjoy some relaxing music and a delicious carryout meal from the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) on July 17, 11 am, through its drive-in musical performance series. Listen to the music of Ben Larsen in your vehicle, or take a chair to sit outside. Audience members must sit a minimum of six feet apart […]

  • Alltop, Stoppelenburg to Perform at Church of the Atonement

    Stephen Alltop – a harpsichordist, organist and former Peninsula Music Festival conductor – will play the organ July 12 and 19 for online services at Fish Creek’s Church of the Atonement. His wife, soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, will be the soloist. Access the online services at Alltop, a Northwestern University School of Music faculty member, […]