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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.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Cancels August Concerts

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has been a musical staple in Door County for nearly seven decades. After waiting to see how the COVID-19 pandemic would develop, the PMF board has decided to cancel the August 2020 concerts and is focusing on future programming. The 2020 Symphony Series will remain intact because all conductors, guest […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Delays New Ticket Sales

    Midsummer’s Music recently announced its 2020 summer concert series. In consideration of the safety of its audiences and musicians, however, new ticket sales for the 2020 season will be delayed. Necessary adjustments to programming and scheduling are likely, and announcements regarding those changes will be made as they’re determined. Existing ticket holders have flexible options […]

  • Katie Dahl Offers ‘Curbside Song Drop-Offs’

    Popular Door County singer/songwriter Katie Dahl is offering “curbside song drop-offs” to the community. For pay-what-you-can donations ($20 suggested minimum), Dahl will go to your home on May 9 or 16 to sing a song or two from an appropriate distance. Requests are welcome.  “The Door County community was so supportive of me in the […]

  • Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker Headline Door Community Auditorium Schedule

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced its 2020-21 Main Stage performance schedule, featuring a diverse array of performers that includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Chick Corea, The Four Tops, Tanya Tucker, The Wailers and more. DCA staff said many of them believe the 2020 season is the Auditorium’s best ever. They also acknowledge the uncertainty […]

  • Humanities and Cultural Organizations May Apply for Aid

    Wisconsin’s humanities and cultural organizations may now apply for financial relief from the Wisconsin Humanities Council through its  Wisconsin Humanities CARES Relief Grant program, which will distribute close to $540,000 in federal relief funding to help organizations weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about eligibility and apply for grants of up to $10,000 at wisconsinhumanitiescares.org. The […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Delays Further Ticket Sales

    Midsummer’s Music is delaying further ticket sales for the 2020 season because its audiences and musicians are of paramount concern. There will likely be necessary adjustments to programming and scheduling, and those changes will be announced as they are determined.  Existing ticket holders have flexible options. Should programs be canceled, please consider a full or […]

  • Birch Creek Cancels Summer Season

    After carefully considering the health and safety of Birch Creek’s students, visitors, faculty, workers and volunteers, the board of trustees and executive director have unanimously voted to cancel Birch Creek’s 2020 summer season, including all events, programs, sessions and performances, June 1 – Aug. 10.  During any given summer, talented students, staff and faculty from […]

  • Birch Creek Cancels Summer Season

    After careful consideration, the Birch Creek Board of Trustees and executive director have unanimously voted to cancel Birch Creek’s 2020 summer season, including all events, programs, sessions and performances, June 1 – Aug. 10. Birch Creek administrative staff and board members have at the heart of their decision the safety of the students who study […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Continuing Summer Season

    Midsummer’s Music is celebrating its 30th summer of presenting exceptional chamber music in Door County. Concerts hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” are given in a variety of cultural, historical and scenic locations, including art galleries, museums, historical sites and private homes, with several venues offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the waters of […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Tickets on Sale

    Tickets for Midsummer’s Music’s 2020 program are on sale online at midsummersmusic.com. Learn about the complete season’s program at midsummersmusic.com or by emailing [email protected] Regarding COVID-19: In the event that Midsummer’s Music must cancel a concert, ticket holders may donate the ticket to Midsummer’s Music as a tax-deductible donation, exchange the ticket for a Midsummer’s […]

  • Virtual Concerts Keep Creativity Flowing

    A Q&A with Musicians Genevieve Heyward and Katie Dahl Although essential workers are still out in their respective fields, much of the workforce has transitioned to working remotely. Restaurant workers, photographers, artists, writers, retail workers and musicians are also finding creative ways to produce some income with the help of their loyal fans. Like famous […]

  • Soundtrack of the Peninsula

    Radio pros share how they make their mix Even in the age of Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, Door County radio stations remain important contributors to community life and the sound of the county. Here, Door County Living goes behind the scenes to find out how songs are selected and learn what happens […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Earns Women’s Fund Grant

    Midsummer’s Music and its resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, earned a $4,000 grant from the Women’s Fund to support the quartet’s education and outreach mission. The funds cover activities that began in January. Among the quartet’s community programs are the B Double Sharp program, which presents mini concerts for the aging or disabled […]

  • Local Music Recommendation: Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous

    After the departure of Stephen Cooper’s fellow singer and songwriting partner, Ruby James, from WiFEE and the HUZz BAND, Cooper sought to capture the same huge sound and danceability in his newest project, Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous.  Digging into this album, I quickly discovered that the quality of musicianship and composition it features […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Welcomes Two New Board Members

    Midsummer’s Music welcomes two new board members to three-year terms. Board members typically exhibit a special, continued dedication to the organization.  In her youth, Ann Morgan was a Door County summer resident, and she and her husband, Mike, continued to visit while raising their family in New Glarus. They moved to Egg Harbor full time […]

  • PMF’s New Verheyden Memorial Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has received a generous contribution to its Thor Johnson Endowment Trust from the estate of longtime Peninsula Music Festival patron and supporter George Verheyden. The gift’s mission is to provide sustaining funds for this established educational initiative, which will now be called the George Verheyden Memorial Scholarship. It is given […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Continues with Series of Performances

    Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, will continue its second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout northeast Wisconsin. The program will feature Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum”; Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Festivities 2020

    It’s time for some spring fun, right? Wear your best green finery when you check out these festivities in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  March 14 Sturgeon Bay CANCELLED: 11 am: The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin in Sawyer Park. Participation is free. 12 pm: The Door County Folk Alliance will present LibraryLIVE, […]

  • NINETEEN THIRTEEN Brings Chamber Rock to Tambourine Lounge

    When cellist Janet Schiff was learning to play, she became mesmerized by her teacher’s 1913 Romanian cello. She knew she had to have it one day. Eventually she had hounded him long enough that he sold it to her.  In 2010, she started NINETEEN THIRTEEN, a cello-and-drum duo named after the year the cello was […]

  • Tickets on Sale for Birch Creek’s 2020 Season

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center began its 2020-season ticket sales March 1 at birchcreek.org/tickets and by phone at 920.868.3763. Opening night will be June 18, with the Percussion & Steel Band concert Walking in Rhythm, Moving in Sound. Six more Percussion & Steel Band concerts will follow June 19-20 and June 24-27, showcasing performances by […]