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.


    Birch Creek’s Fall Concert Series will comprise five concert dates and an Oct. 8 fundraiser. On Sept. 10, Jodie DeSalvo, a Birch Creek Symphony Session piano faculty member, will perform classical and contemporary pieces on the Omega double-keyboard piano with Susan Wenckus of Lawrence University, who’s also a Fox Valley freelance pianist. This unusual double-keyboard […]


    Dailey & Vincent will be back at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Sept. 11, 6 pm.  As Grand Ole Opry members, five-time Grammy Award winners individually, three-time Grammy Award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent – backed by one of the […]

  • 2022 Sister Bay Fall Festival (Oct. 14 – 16)

    Celebrate the 75th Sister Bay Fall Festival Oct. 15-17, 2021 with live music, children’s activities, great food and drink, parade, and much more!


    The Tambourine Lounge is hosting an intimate evening of music with Genevieve Heyward on Sept. 15, 7:30. (Doors open at 7 pm.) The opening act has yet to be announced, but expect a pleasant surprise from a Steel Bridge Songfest artist.  Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter Heyward is adept at both guitar and piano and writes songs based […]


    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center will highlight Door County musicians Sept. 4, 6 pm, when each artist will play a 30-minute set. Get ready for a new, funky jazz organ trio featuring Chicago-based John Lewis on guitar, Memphis-based Paul Taylor on drums and Door County native Solomon Lindenberg on organ. He’s home on summer […]


    Eric Lewis returns to Fishstock for the final concert of the season Sept. 4, 7 pm. Lewis is a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) award-winning multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists, including Tommy Burroughs, Earl the Pearl, Hi Rhythm and Bailey Bigger. He’s also known in […]

  • Music, Brews, and Vino

    Which groups can you see and hear as you make your way along the wine trail or check out the local brewery scene? Here’s a snapshot of some of the musicians and bands that will be providing the soundtrack to your Labor Day Weekend adventures at local breweries and wineries.  FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 The Cherry […]


    Motown legends The Temptations will perform Sept. 2, 8 pm, on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) main stage, celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Throughout those six decades, the group has been a hit-making machine, recording dozens of records and selling out performances worldwide.  The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early […]

  • Marina Fest Celebrates Sister Bay’s Boating History 

    When Marina Fest takes over the Sister Bay Marina Labor Day weekend, it may look like just another festival. But its roots run much deeper.  “Yes, it’s another fall festival – or the start of the fall festivals – but it’s also a celebration of the end of the boating season,” said Scott Baker, one […]

  • Sneak Peek: Labor Day Music and Events

    Starting to plan your holiday weekend? There’s plenty to do in Door County, whether you fancy time on the land or water, peace and tranquility, or live music. Here’s a sampling of some of the places, tunes and events you won’t want to miss. See the complete event line-up for the long Labor Day weekend […]

  • Fall Concert Series at Northern Sky

    Northern Sky Theater is debuting a fall concert series in September at its Peninsula State Park outdoor theater. “We’ve been wanting for a long time to expand our outdoor offerings into the fall,” said Northern Sky co-founder, playwright and performer Doc Heide. “It’s a beautiful time to be outside in Door County, and we are […]

  • Sibling Trio at Peg Egan

    The Midwestern small-town sibling trio called Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a divided world and will further that cause in Egg Harbor on Aug. 28.  With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty won the hearts of America while becoming the only group ever to win NBC’s The […]

  • Jazz, Rock and Funk Featured at Alpine Concerts

    The Alpine Resort’s summer music series will continue through the fall.  Birch Creek’s Brad Stirtz and his jazz trio will perform Aug. 27, 4:30-7:30 pm, in the bar area at the Alpine’s Burton’s on the Bay restaurant. The trio features Stirtz on vibraphone, Mike Arnopol on upright bass and Greg Marsh on drums.  Stirtz is […]

  • United Way Fundraising Concert and Raffle

    Pack a picnic or beverage, take a drive north on Highway 42 and discover Captain John’s Maple Grove Retro Motel and Open-Air Pavilion. On Aug. 27, 2-4 pm, the pavilion will feature the acoustic group Heneghan Family Folk to benefit United Way. Donations are appreciated, and an anonymous donor will match the first $1,000 raised. […]

  • Western Swing Pioneers at DCA

    Western swing pioneers Asleep at the Wheel will perform high-energy honky-tonk music on the Door Community Auditorium main stage Aug. 28, 8 pm. Founded in 1970, the band has long been part of the American roots-music landscape. Asleep at the Wheel got its start on a farm in Paw Paw, West Virginia, but it became […]

  • Kayak Concert Takes to the Water in Sturgeon Bay

    Have you ever attended a concert seated inside a kayak or standing atop a paddleboard? If not, you’ll have your chance Saturday, Aug. 27, when the Door County Kayak Concert returns to Sturgeon Bay.  “We’re excited to be bringing back this popular event,” said organizer Adam Peronto of Peninsula Charities.  Rent a watercraft or supply […]

  • An Evening at the Peg Egan

    Set at the foot of a grassy hill next to a cherry orchard, the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a quintessentially “Door County” concert venue. It’s a take-your-own-chair affair, so attendees can choose their level of involvement in the concerts. At an August  performance by the Blind Boys of Alabama the crowd formed […]


    Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Julien Kozak will celebrate the release of a new single, “Home Is Gone,” with a set on Aug. 26, 3-6 pm, at Peach Barn Farmhouse & Brewery. Kozak finds his influences in the likes of James Taylor, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran.  Spike and April will follow Kozak for a performance on the […]

  • Blues on the Bay in Ellison Bay

    The eighth annual Blues on the Bay is set for Aug. 27, 2-8 pm, at the Ellison Bay Town Park. Featuring four rocking blues bands, two popular food trucks, beer, wine and hard cider, this is a fun, must-do event for all ages that also benefits Door County Secret Santa: All donations help to anonymously […]


    Escape the crowds for an evening of cut-your-own flowers, a picnic supper and acoustic music at OneEighty Petals Specialty Cut Flower Farm in Fish Creek. For one evening only – Aug. 25, 5:30- 7:30 pm, during the peak of the blooms – OneEighty Petals is offering a golden hour cut-your-own flowers package. Each package includes […]