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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.

  • Scottish Band Skerryvore at Egan Sunset Concert Series Aug. 11

    On Aug. 11, 7 pm, the Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series will present the award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore – a fusion of folk, traditional, rock and Americana that represents the personalities and upbringing of the eight band members, who hail from different regions of Scotland. The winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music Live Act of the Year […]

  • Paying Tribute to Midsummer’s Music’s David Perry

    During a private event in Ephraim on July 30, Midsummer’s Music celebrated 20 years of concerts with world-renowned violinist David Perry. Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock gives great credit to Perry for the success of Midsummer’s Music: “When David Perry joined our ensemble as first violinist 20 years ago, it changed everything. His outstanding musicianship, leadership […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wooden Boats, Shanty Days and Automobiles

    From Washington Island to Algoma, the peninsula is abuzz with activity. To plan a fun filled weekend for your friends and family, check out the highlighted festivals, celebrations, outdoor activities and musical acts listed below Festivals and Celebrations Shanty Days (August 9-11)  Head to Crescent Beach, Algoma this weekend for the 33rd annual Shanty Days […]

  • Algoma’s Shanty Days

    This annual, weekend-long event is Algoma’s “celebration of the lake,” complete with a parade, 5K run, juried art-and-craft fair, food, live music, beach volleyball, pool tournament, fishing contest, car cruise and more. Food includes Belgian trippe, gyros, walking tacos, roasted corn, mini donuts, roasted nuts, gourmet corn, roasted corn with all the fixings, and ceviche. […]

  • Free Concert: U.S. Coast Guard Band Will Perform at Southern Door Auditorium

    The U.S. Coast Guard Band will play a concert Aug. 9, 7 pm, at the Southern Door Community Auditorium in Brussels as part of its 2019 Great Lakes tour. The 55-member ensemble, based at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, is the premier band representing the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Celebrations Across the Peninsula

    It won’t be hard to keep busy this weekend! The Door County Fair is in town, offering visitors and residents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Door County. Additionally, the communities of Washington Island, Jacksonport and Ellison Bay are hosting celebrations of their own. Also, be sure to check out the sampling of theater performances, farmers […]

  • Buckets of Rain Returns to Woodwalk Concert Series

    The Bob Dylan tribute concert Buckets of Rain will return to the Woodwalk Concert Series (woodwalkgallery.com/concerts) Aug. 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 at 7 pm; and perform at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on Aug. 11. Since premiering in 2011, Buckets of Rain has played almost annually in Door County, drawing sellout crowds of […]

  • Electri-Violet: Egan PAC Crowd Pleaser

    Electri-Violet will take the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage Aug. 4, 7 pm, during the free concert series on Church Street in Egg Harbor.   For many years, guitarist/singer-songwriter John Plankenhorn and vocalist Carole Ferrara have been captivating audiences with rich, passionate vocals; seamless harmonies; soulful guitar artistry; and a fresh style in their […]

  • Wise Women in Concert at Woodwalk Gallery

    The Woodwalk Concert Series at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor, will highlight four award-winning singer/songwriters Aug. 2 during the annual Wise Women Show: a night when Jeanne Kuhns gathers inspired songwriters to share their original songs in the round. This year, in addition to regulars Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson, Katie Dahl […]

  • Rising Appalachia ‘Harmonize’ to a Standing Ovation

    Strong vocal harmonies weaved in between banjo riffs, swells from the fiddle and beats from the West African drum. Rising Appalachian’s performance was well-oiled and comfortable, with nods to influences from Appalachia, Ireland, New Orleans and West Africa. Leah and Chloe Smith were back on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage again, one they remembered […]

  • Make Mine Eclectic

    John Ford Coley, one half of 1970s duo, plays Fishstock If you had to pick a single musical act that epitomized the zeitgeist of the 1970s, how many would name England Dan & John Ford Coley? C’mon, let’s see those hands. Of course, if not at the top of the list, they would be right […]

  • Rising Appalachia ‘Makes Magic’

    “I’m awake for you,” sing this sister-sister duo, Leah and Chloe Smith, in their song “Harmonize.” It’s as though they’re singing directly to a singular listener – and at the same time a mass of listeners – to let them all know the sisters are listening back.  Singing to all sorts of people in all sorts […]

  • Nuclear Ukeage

    Jake Shimabukuro brings the big sound of ukulele to the DCA Since his teen years, Jake Shimabukuro has been obsessed with the sound of the ukulele, or, more specifically, how much sound it can make. “When I was a teenager, there was no good way to amplify the ukulele,” he said. “People would either play […]

  • PODCAST: 7000apart Performs at Fika

    Jon Kresin and Amelie Eiding, the husband and wife team behind 7000apart, a Swedish/American Organic Pop Duo call in to talk recording an album, their first international tour, and their first Door County performance at Fika Bakery & Cafe in Fish Creek this weekend. 7000apart will be performing at Fika Bakery & Cafe in Fish Creek Sunday, July 28th at 6:30pm

  • Settlement Shops’ Farmer’s Market Welcomes Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors

    Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors will play their excellent big-band jazz music July 31 at the Settlement Shops’ farmers’ market. The top-notch student band will give a free concert, and donations will be accepted. Every other week this year, local musician Beth Chafey Hahn will play violin, and Windriven will play lively Irish folk music during […]

  • Big Band Jazz Is in Full Swing at Birch Creek

    Big Band Jazz is in full swing at Birch Creek. Faculty and students are performing songs by legends including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Billy Strayhorn and Jelly Roll Morton in the Dutton Concert Barn four nights weekly through Aug. 10. Audiences love top hits from the Great American Songbook such as “Mack the […]

  • Fleetwood Mac Fans, Don’t Miss Tusk

    Tusk: The World’s #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac will hit the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage in Fish Creek on Aug. 1, 8 pm, with no wigs, backing tracks or gimmicks – just five musicians recreating the hits of Fleetwood Mac with note-for-note renditions.  Tusk’s seasoned musicians have been making music together in various combinations […]

  • Dahl Announces Team-Up Tuesdays as Part of Kickstarter Campaign

    Local songwriter Katie Dahl has announced Team-Up Tuesdays as part of her Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her new album, Wildwood. The all-or-nothing campaign raised more than $18,000 in its first week and seeks to raise $30,000 by the closing date of Aug. 14. A link to it is available at katiedahlmusic.com. Dahl has […]

  • Egan PAC Welcomes Back Dailey & Vincent

    Grammy-nominated Dailey & Vincent will return to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a free concert on July 28, 7 pm.  During the tenure of Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, lead and harmony vocals), the band has earned 13 International Bluegrass Music Awards. He has recorded with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, appeared on […]

  • Animal Years Playing at Door County Brewing Taproom and Music Hall

    Animal Years, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore indie-Americana band, will bring its high-energy tunes and live-for-today attitude to the Door County Brewing Company’s Taproom and Music Hall, Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, on July 26, 8 pm. Expect a night of emotionally charged songs, openhearted vocals and infectious energy. “We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” […]