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.

  • Summer Concert Series at Peg Egan PAC

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center ( announces its 2019 Summer Concert Series of nationally acclaimed artists. “We believe the Peg Egan PAC adds another layer of artistic excellence in the county and brings people to spend the afternoon or the weekend here,” said John Heller, Village Board president. The season will start on June […]

  • Summer Music Preview Deadline Is May 10

    The deadline for the Summer Music Preview (SMP) is approaching quickly. If you’ll be hosting live music events this summer, please send your schedule to [email protected] by May 10. The SMP is a collection of the live-music happenings throughout the summer, all across the peninsula. It features a pull-out calendar, weekly music gigs, live music […]

  • Grease Lightning Fundraiser at Maxwelton May 18

    Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies, Maxwelton Braes Lodge, Thyme Cuisine and LEAP the Human Kindness Project bring you a themed fundraiser that will get your motor runnin! The evening starts with a 1950s themed carnival games featuring prizes for all ages inspired by the famous final scene in the film. After trying your luck […]

  • DCA Announces 2019 Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2019 performance schedule, featuring a diverse array of performers. “It’s a big season,” DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis said. “With our longtime fall resident company, Northern Sky Theater, moving into its new home this fall, we gained six to seven weeks of programming time, so we were able to […]

  • Acoustic Duo Open Tab Returns to Beer Festival

    Open Tab’s story is as much about love as it is about music. Love is the common thread that brought the duo together at a bar in 2014. Their chance encounter turned into marriage a year later, with a joint music career to follow. From Wausau, Carmyn and Nick Hoen perform acoustically, creating their own […]

  • Small Forest to Honor Earth and Arbor Days

    The two-generation duo Small Forest is proud to offer a free concert to honor Earth Day and Arbor Day on April 27, 7 pm, at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion. The performance is part of the Every Day Is Earth Day Festival. Known for their poetic lyrics and exquisite harmonies, Marybeth Mattson and Jeanne Kuhns create […]

  • Tickets on Sale for Birch Creek Season

    Tickets for the Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 2019 summer concert season are now available for purchase. The Percussion and Steel Band session will open the season on June 20 with Beginnings: A Celebration of Music, and six more concerts will follow, June 21-29, showcasing percussion and steel-band performances by faculty and students under program […]

  • Mile Twelve at White Gull Inn May 1

    The White Gull Inn will feature the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve in concert on May 1. The group comprises five promising, young musicians: David Benedict on mandolin, Catherine “BB” Bowness playing banjo, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes playing fiddle, Evan Murphy on guitar and lead vocals, and Nate Sabat on bass and lead vocals. Although Mile Twelve’s sound […]

  • Summer Music Preview Deadline: May 10

    Summer is fast approaching, and so is the deadline for the Peninsula Pulse’s Summer Music Preview: a collection of the live-music happenings throughout the county from the beginning of June to the end of August. The preview features a pull-out calendar listing performers, music venues and highlights of the upcoming season.Businesses, organizations and musicians, let […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Announces New Season

    Known for presenting concerts hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting,” Midsummer’s Music of Door County announces its 2019 concert season: World-class musicians will present 41 concerts during the season, which runs June 14 through Sept. 2. Midsummer’s Music musicians play chamber pieces for strings, piano and winds in distinctive Door County settings, including art galleries, […]

  • Pianist Matt Blair to Perform in BEGIN Music Series

    Minneapolis-based pianist, composer, improviser and educator Matt Blair will perform as part of the BEGIN music series at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor on April 20, 7 pm. He will play compositions from his new recording, Shadow Sets – which he has been performing on tour throughout the country – on the Kress Pavilion’s Steinway […]

  • Vance Gilbert to Perform at Lost Moth

    Vance Gilbert will perform at Lost Moth Gallery on April 13. This iconic performer burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early ’90s when buzz started spreading in Boston folk clubs about a former multicultural-arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics. Gilbert started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then […]

  • Resurrecting a Peninsula Big Band

    Jason Palmer, music director of the Peninsula Symphonic Band, is seeking adult and high school musicians to form a big band. In the ’90s, the Peninsula Jazz Band – an off-shoot of the Peninsula Symphonic Band – performed at functions around the peninsula, and Palmer is looking to resurrect the jazz band and make it a key […]

  • Jazz Quintet Helps Popelka Trenchard Glass Celebrate 22 Years 

    It’s not often that jazz and glass blowing are thought of together, but the freestyle elements that both art forms embrace make a marriage between the two more likely than you’d think. To celebrate their 22nd year in Door County, the folks at Popelka Trenchard Glass are inviting the Scandinavian jazz quintet Friends & Neighbors […]

  • Summer Music Preview Deadline: May 10

    The Peninsula Pulse will give you a rundown of this summer’s live-music gigs through our annual Summer Music Preview in June. There will be a calendar of live-music events, a list of music venues and highlights of the season’s biggest gigs. Businesses, organizations and musicians, let us know about your upcoming music events! Send your […]

  • Small Forest to Perform at Every Day Is Earth Day Festival

    Small Forest will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with a free, environmentally inspired concert on April 27, 7 pm, as part of the three-day Every Day Is Earth Day Festival at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Small Forest’s roots run deep with love for nature and respect for environmental issues, which inspire the […]

  • Symphonic Band Begins Rehearsals

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band will begin rehearsals for its Summer 2019 season Monday, April 1 at 7 pm at Sturgeon Bay High School. Music Director, Jason Palmer, has chosen some fun and challenging selections which will be performed at concerts in May and July. PSB will perform a concert on May 20 focusing on water-themed […]

  • 2019 Summer Music Preview Deadline

    The Peninsula Pulse will give you a rundown of this summer’s live-music gigs through our annual Summer Music Preview in June. There will be a calendar of live-music events, a list of music venues and highlights of the season’s biggest gigs. Businesses, organizations and musicians, let us know about your upcoming music events! Send your […]

  • Four Folk Artists to Perform in the Round at TAP

    Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Jeanne Kuhns will join Chicago’s Jenny Bienemann for an intimate concert on March 29, 7:30 pm, at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. All of these songwriters have loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit. Though they’re firmly rooted in the folk tradition, […]

  • Susan Gibson Performs at White Gull Inn

    Susan Gibson will perform at the White Gull Inn on March 27, 8 pm. The Minnesota native is now a Wimberley, Texas-based singer and songwriter who has released four solo albums and regularly performs throughout the country. She was the lead singer for the alternative country band The Groobees and wrote the Dixie Chicks’ hit “Wide Open […]