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.

  • TAP Hosts Love On Holiday Concerts Feb. 8 and 9

    As the culmination of the weeklong Love On Holiday songwriting collaboration, Third Avenue Playhouse will host Love On Holiday concerts on Feb. 8 and 9. More than 30 songwriters spent a week writing and recording “songs of love … and love gone away,” and will share them at the concerts. This collaboration is different from […]

  • Jeanne Kuhns’ New Album Honors Mother, Music

    By Mary Durlin Jeanne Kuhns has been recording Blood Roots, an album of nostalgic covers, with guitarist George Sawyn at Hans Christian’s Studio 330 in Sturgeon Bay this winter. Kuhns’ earliest musical heroes included Joni Mitchell, Tom Paxton, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Etta James and Bob Dylan, and later influencers such as Eric Clapton, the Beatles and […]

  • Gibraltar Hosts Solo and Ensemble Festival

    Area students will participate in a District Solo and Ensemble Music Festival sanctioned by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) and hosted at Gibraltar High School on Feb. 16. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and in small ensembles before an […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Presents February Fest

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host three Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) February Fest concerts on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Performances begin at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 event features pianists Andrew Armstrong and Inna Faliks, who will showcase their talents on the unique “Omega Double” piano created by Washington Island craftsman, furniture […]

  • Singers Needed for DCA Performance

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) invites all singers and music lovers onto the DCA stage Feb. 19 to perform with Damien Sneed and his ensemble as they present We Shall Overcome, a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired by the words and action of Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from […]

  • Roger Kuhns and ‘Words on Water’ at DCA

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is hosting Winter Water Fest through Feb. 2, a weekend of activities inspired by this year’s Celebrate Water Door County initiative. Roger Kuhns will deliver this week’s Door County Talks presentation on Feb. 2, 10 am, in DCA’s Fireside Lobby. He will discuss water, the risks it faces and ways to […]

  • New Website for Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association

    The Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association (NEWAA) is a creative network and grassroots social enterprise whose mission since 2017 has been to connect, celebrate and shine a spotlight on the creative communities of the 18 counties that make up the “New North.” NEWAA’s members are arts organizations and artists – visual artists, musicians, writers, performers, photographers, filmmakers, […]

  • Fish Creek’s Wacky Winter Fest

    Event schedule for Feb. 1-3 Fish Creek Winter Festival will celebrate its 32nd year in 2019. As the town’s longest-standing tradition and Door County’s most famous winter event, it features live music, quirky games, delicious food, the Fruit Loop Fun Run, a fireworks display and two featured events: an entertaining stumpf fiddle contest and the […]

  • Love On Holiday Songwriting Retreat

    Love On Holiday is the Holiday Music Motel’s winter collaborative songwriting retreat: an entire week during which the motel houses more than 30 songwriters who write and record a new batch of “Songs of Love … and Love Gone Away.” As with the motel’s other two events – Dark Songs and the Steel Bridge Songfest […]

  • February Fest Concerts

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host three Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) February Fest concerts on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Performances will begin at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 concert features pianists Andrew Armstrong and Inna Faliks, who will showcase their talents on the unique “Omega Double” piano created by Washington Island craftsperson […]

  • 2019 Fish Creek Winter Festival

    Fish Creek’s Winter Festival celebrates 32 years on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. With many eclectic, downright goofy activities and attractions, people can’t help but enjoy themselves. Winter Festival features live music, quirky games, delicious food, the wacky Fruit Loop Fun Run, an entertaining stumpf-fiddle contest, a fireworks display and a Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-Off. […]

  • Sculptor Jeff Olson Helps Gibraltar Students Create Wooden Boats

    In conjunction with the upcoming Winter Water Fest at Door Community Auditorium (DCA), Door County sculptor Jeff Olson helped Gibraltar Elementary School students create wooden boats, which are currently on display in DCA’s Link Gallery of Children’s Art. Olson, who lives in Egg Harbor but shows his work nationally (including appearances on Good Morning America […]

  • Third Coast Percussion in Residence for Winter Water Fest

    Inspired by this year’s Celebrate Water Door County initiative, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is holding Winter Water Fest, a fun-packed weekend of activities. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, Chicago’s classically trained, Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion will be in residence at DCA. The residency will consist of school performances on Jan. 30-31, followed by […]

  • Love Songs and Jazz Standards at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek celebrates the Valentine’s Day weekend with Moonglow, an evening concert of classic love songs and jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. On Feb. 16, Katie Ernst (Birch Creek jazz faculty, vocals and bass) will perform in the sparkling setting of Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall, along with Dustin Laurenzi (tenor saxophone), Tom Vaitsas […]

  • Julian Hagen Hosts Washington Island Fishboil Fest in Illinois

    The fifth annual Washington Island Fishboil Festival (WIFF), hosted by Island musician Julian Hagen, is scheduled for Feb. 2 at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, Illinois. FitzGerald’s doors will open at 3:30 pm, with the first whitefish boil-over in the parking lot next door set for 4:30 pm. Attendees are invited to arrive early to observe the […]

  • Community Choir Joins with New Day Singers Jan. 27

    The Community Choir of Door County (CCDC) will join voices with the New Day Singers to present Total Praise, a gospel music concert on Jan. 27, 4 pm, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Door County resident Hervy Hodges will also perform during the concert with his family and friends from the Milwaukee […]

  • Seth Raddatz at DCA

    On Jan. 26 at 7 pm, Door County singer-songwriter Seth Raddatz will play in the Fireside Lobby of the Door Community Auditorium (DCA). He will perform his original songs with musical guests Mark Raddatz, Austin Raddatz, Marybeth Mattson and more. Raddatz’s latest release, Only Human, takes a fresh approach to folk — full of heartbreak and […]

  • pat mAcdonald’s Newest Record

    pat mAcdonald’s newest record, The Ragged Jagged Way Back Home, will be released on Jan. 23 at 3:33 pm on Steel Bridge Radio. mAcdonald said of the record, “I made it from scratch last summer when, after a long dry spell, the first song fell upon me. I’d been building a little studio in a […]

  • The One Where We Talk About Hamilton Too Much: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back with your Weekend Primer for the weekend of January 18th, 2019. Events include: Pushin’ the Cushion Race in Kewaunee Family Art Day at Peninsula School of Art Rogue Theater’s Open Auditions at the Door County Community Foundation in Sturgeon Bay Hamiltunes at the Door Community Auditorium A Free Ice Fishing […]

  • Hamiltunes, Door Community Auditorium

    ‘Hamilton’ Sing-Along

    On Jan. 19 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a free community sing-along of the songs in the Broadway hit Hamilton. Those who wish to may sing the songs from Hamilton collectively; no special singing skills are required. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit or call 920.868.2728. DCA is located […]