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.

  • Blood Brothers

    A conversation with Burgundy Ties frontman Pat Dermody  No, “Burgundy Ties” isn’t a niche wedding dress code; it’s a five-piece rock band that’s been lighting up venues in Milwaukee and beyond for around 20 years.  We sat down with guitarist/vocalist Pat Dermody to ask them how they do it. The conversation has been edited for […]

  • Righteous Babes On First Headline Tour

    The Righteous Babes will play Aug. 20, 7 pm, at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, 7840 Church St. in Egg Harbor, as part of their first headline tour. The free concert will take place in the outdoor amphitheater, so take a chair or blanket. Carry-ins are also welcome.  These female artists perform under Ani […]

  • A Q&A with Fox Crossing Stringband

    With Allison Branch on guitar, Cassie Wright on banjo and dobro, Despina Pafralides on mandolin and fiddle, and Beth Earl on upright bass, Fox Crossing Stringband is Chicago’s all-female bluegrass group. We talked to Cassie Wright and Allison Branch about their upcoming shows in Door County. This conversation has been edited for clarity.  Emma Chamley […]

  • Katie Dahl Album Release Concert at Woodwalk

    Door County-based singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will play an album-release concert for her new record, Seven Stones, at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Aug. 18, 7 pm. She’ll be joined by multi-instrumentalist Eric Lewis and bassist Rich Higdon.  The concert is part of a summer of shows across the U.S. and Europe to promote the new […]

  • An Evening of Glass Organ

    Within Things is hosting Indianapolis-based composer and instrument builder Rob Funkhouser for a solo concert on Aug. 20, 7 pm. For this concert, Funkhouser will play his Glass Organ, an instrument he modeled after the rare Cristal Baschet, developed by Bernard and Francoise Baschet in 1952. Sonically, the instrument creates tones made by rubbing a […]

  • Scottish Band Comes to Peg Egan

    Skerryvore will return to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Aug. 13, 7 pm, for a free concert in the outdoor amphitheater.  The Scottish band has been energizing audiences around the globe since 2005, from its early days in Scottish halls and bars to festival crowds in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK […]

  • Concert on the Water in Sturgeon Bay

    Door County is surrounded by water and a robust music scene. It just makes sense to combine the two with a concert on the water. That’s happening Aug. 19, 12-2 pm. Kayakers, canoeists and paddleboard enthusiasts are invited to take to the waters of Sturgeon Bay for a floating concert by the popular reggae band […]

  • Berkner, the Queen of Kids’ Music, at DCA

    On Aug. 13, 3 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present “kindie rock” artist, Laurie Berkner. A bestselling and award-winning children’s musician, Berkner has been a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr., Sprout and NBCUniversal Kids channels.  Coined “the queen of kids’ music” by People magazine, Berkner is the inspiration and the power behind a […]

  • Twin Duo At Peg Egan PAC

    The Brother Brothers will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on July 30, 7 pm, as part of its summer sunset concert series. The Brother Brothers belong to a tradition of sibling harmony groups, but where most feature members who were born a few years apart, Adam and David Moss […]

  • ‘Door County Gets into Your Blood’: A Q&A with half of Spike and April

    Married-couple-and-music-duo Mike “Spike” Judy and April Pate moved from Door County to the Twin Cities in 1990, but they found that the county wasn’t finished with them yet. It drew them back in 2018, when they started playing their distinctive blend of folk, blues, jazz and rock at venues up and down the peninsula. They’ve […]

  • DCA Announces Late-Fall Series

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced Blues, Roots and Hoots: a series of shows running Oct. 22 – Nov. 25, including a three-day festival, Nov. 3-5.  “October and November are fantastic months in Door County,” said DCA executive director Cari Lewis. “The weather starts to get chilly, and folks really want to gather after the […]

  • Music At Drömhus

    The Drömhus Wine Bar & Eatery is hosting plenty of live music this week.  The tunes get started Friday, July 21, with David Kavanaugh playing 6-8 pm; then Saturday, you can listen to Jeff Holland, 12-2 pm, over brunch. Sunday brings a double bill of Jim Ohlschmidt, 12-2 pm; and jazz from Guitarola and friends, […]

  • Raffle To Support Peg Egan

    Door County folk, jazz, blues and alternative performers will take the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s (PAC) stage July 23, 6:30 pm. One of the performers – James Kaplan – has been playing in Door County since 1992, when he co-authored the musical Fishing for the Moon with the late Fred Alley. Kaplan is known for his […]

  • Peace, Love And Rock ’n’ Roll Band Day

    Sturgeon Bay will be the home of a new event July 29: Peace, Love and Rock ’n’ Roll Band Day.  The event – which will take place in Martin Park, 207 S. 3rd Ave., during Sturgeon Bay’s farmers market – will feature The Gliddiots performing at 11:30 am and 6 pm, The Coves at 4 pm, […]

  • DCA Presents Rebirth Brass Band July 25

    The iconic sound of New Orleans is coming to Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Tuesday, July 25, 8 pm, when Rebirth Brass Band marches to the stage.  Whether appearing on HBO’s Tremé or at its legendary, Tuesday-night gig at The Maple Leaf, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in […]

  • In the Moment(s) at Door Community Auditorium

    by CARI LEWIS, Executive Director, Door Community Auditorium Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) 2023 season is in full swing. Since June 20, we’ve hosted six shows, welcoming 2,871 concertgoers. The numbers are looking good this summer. Even with the setback of a canceled July show, we already have four sellouts: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The BoDeans and […]

  • A Pressing Matter: Retired Sevastopol teacher takes flower pressing to new heights

    For most people, the art of flower pressing seems pretty straightforward: You just crack open a dictionary, slap some fresh flowers onto a piece of newspaper, and close the book. But for Linda Thompson of Door County Pressed Flowers, there’s much more time and labor involved. “It’s quite a process,” she said. That process starts […]

  • Bluegrass On Stage At Peg Egan PAC

    Bluegrass musicians Dailey & Vincent will take the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage July 16, 7 pm, to delight the crowd with their combined 20 years of experience, which includes time with bluegrass and country legends Doyle Lawson and Ricky Skaggs.  Jamie Dailey grew up singing and playing with family and regional groups […]

  • Buckets Of Rain Honors Bob Dylan

    Woodwalk Gallery will host the annual Buckets of Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan music event July 18-22, 7 pm.  Memphis multi-instrumentalist Eric Lewis, California-based string player Chris Irwin, local folk crooners Katie Dahl and Jeanne Kuhns, and bassist-percussionists Rich Higdon and Craig McClelland will all perform in this tribute to one of America’s best […]

  • Marshall Tucker Band, Empress Of Soul At DCA

    The Marshall Tucker Band and R&B legend Gladys Knight will take the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage July 15 and 20, respectively, both at 8 pm. The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1972. Since then, these seminal Southern rockers, with dozens of studio albums and […]