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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.

  • ‘Christmas Alleluias’ by the Peninsula Singers

    The Peninsula Singers will present “Christmas Alleluias” Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. These concerts are open to the public and is a traditional welcoming of the holiday season in Door County. This annual Christmas concert is a festive celebration of the music of winter and Christmas. There is both traditional and contemporary classics and carols […]

  • Tonic Sol-Fa Concert

    Grammy Award-winning vocal group Tonic Sol-Fa will present its holiday show, “I Still Believe,” on Dec. 22 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The 7 pm show is part of the Southern Door Auditorium’s Performing Arts winter series. Tonic Sol-Fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but […]

  • BEGIN Music Series Hosts Tontine Ensemble

    BEGIN is a creative music series held in the studio above The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller, the series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. On Feb. 2, 7 pm, BEGIN welcomes Tontine Ensemble as part of […]

  • DCA Winter Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) recently announced its vibrant winter season. On Dec. 27, DCA will add a uniquely Door County flavor to the season with its sixth-annual Play It Forward for the Holidays concert, which brings together local talent to benefit a good cause, this year, the GO BO! Foundation. On Jan. 19, DCA invites […]

  • Alt Rock and Christmas Carols: Weekend Primer Podcast

      Andrew and Matt are back with your Weekend Primer for the weekend of December 7th, 2018. Events include: Brian Vander Ark at the Tambourine Lounge in Sturgeon Bay The Door County YMCA Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run The History of Christmas Trees at the Crossroads at Big Creek The Noble House Tree Lighting in […]

  • Chicago Farmer Performs at Door County Brewing Dec. 1

    One of Door County’s favorite artists, Chicago Farmer, brings his Dylanesque songwriting and music to the Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall on Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm. Cody Deikhoff (a/k/a Chicago Farmer), has been called “the working man’s singer/songwriter” and his music has garnered critical acclaim for its empathetic take on life in […]

  • Annual Hagen Family Concert

    The Hagen Family Christmas Concert is returning to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Dec. 15, 7:30 pm. Based out of Washington Island, Julian Hagen is a well-known and popular folk musician. He brings his family’s legacy of music to share. This concert is a family reunion not only for the Hagen family, but also for the […]

  • Robbie Fulks at White Gull

    Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks is featured in the second of five concerts scheduled for the 35th season of winter folk concerts at White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. Fulks will be accompanied by Chicago musician Don Stiernberg, a leading exponent of jazz as well as all styles of mandolin.   Fulks is prodigiously talented, with the […]

  • Sit Around Singing Begins New Season

    Katie Dahl and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will host the third annual season of Sit Around Singing, a community-wide sing-along gathering. People of all ages are welcome. No prior knowledge of music or songs is required. This singing season begins Dec. 6 and will continue on the first Thursday of every month […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Hosts The Lone Bellow

    On Dec. 4, 7 pm, Brooklyn indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. The Lone Bellow sings what they call “Brooklyn country music:” beautiful, sincere, exquisitely harmonized folk-pop songs. With their belting, soulful voices, any of the three members of The Lone Bellow (Zach Williams, […]

  • Brian Vander Ark Puts the Business Back in Music

    All too often people go into the music business thinking it’s just about the music. “It’s not,” said Brian Vander Ark. “I wish it was.” As lead singer/songwriter of the band The Verve Pipe which had a No. 1 hit with the song “The Freshman,” Vander Ark knows the music business well, and knows the […]

  • Birch Creek Holiday Concerts

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center presents two holiday concerts on Dec. 1. “Christmas at Birch Creek” begins with a 2:30 pm family concert. Santa Claus will make a festive appearance, and treats will be given to all the kids. Symphony and percussion-session faculty will bring the spectacular sounds of brass and percussion to classic holiday […]

  • Holiday Concert by Parks, Phillips & Co.

    Parks, Phillips & Co. will perform a Christmas concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Dec. 2, 6 pm. All are invited to attend and prepare for the upcoming Christmas season with Christian contemporary favorites and traditional carols and songs. The band features harmonic vocals of the father/daughter duo Dan Phillips and Pamela Parks […]

  • BEGIN Series Returns with Volcano Choir Guitarist Chris Rosenau

    BEGIN is a creative music series held in the studio above The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller, the series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. On Dec. 15 at 7 pm, BEGIN welcomes Chris Rosenau. He’s a […]

  • Celtic-Americana Duo at Southern Door Community Auditorium

    On Nov. 16 at 7 pm, Celtic and Americana roots duo Switchback will perform at Southern Door Community Auditorium in Brussels. The concert will feature a mix of original and traditional Irish music and a selection of songs from their catalog of more than 300 original Americana tunes. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack have been […]

  • Brian Vander Ark at Tambourine Lounge

    The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge is holding a special house concert Dec. 7 with Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe. Vander Ark is the lead singer and principal songwriter for the multi-platinum-selling band The Verve Pipe. He’s written a string of hit singles, including the #1 song “The Freshmen.” In 2009, Vander Ark […]

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band Under New Leadership

    Earlier this year and with little fanfare, Paula Eggert ended her 14 years as musical director of the Peninsula Symphonic Band (PSB) and turned the baton over to Jason Palmer, making him the fourth person to lead the volunteer musical organization since it was founded in 1990. “It’s a new director, I won’t say a […]

  • DCA Triple Bill

    On Nov. 24, the Door Community Auditorium will get into the holiday spirit with a triple bill of festive performers: Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will swing into the holidays with special guests Woody Mankowski and Steve March-Tormé. Big Mouth is known throughout Wisconsin for playing an eclectic and dance-worthy mix of blues, […]

  • White Gull Resumes Winter Concert Series

    Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore will be featured at the first concert in the 35th season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Nov. 7 at 8 pm. Mollie O’Brien is an Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and folk singer from Wheeling, West Virginia. She has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy winner Tim O’Brien. She […]

  • Kress Classical Concert

    On Nov. 9 at 4:30 pm, the Kress Pavilion will host a lively classical concert with selections from early Baroque through the present, including selections by Amy Beach, William Byrd, Bach and Béla Bartók. Beth Chafey-Hon, violinist, violist and composer; and Sara Bong, collaborator/pianist, make their Door County debut as a duo in “Classical Dance […]