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.

  • Coffeehouse Concert By pat mAcdonald

    The next installment of Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Coffeehouse Concert series on Feb. 24, 7 pm, will star local songwriter pat mAcdonald.  The concert will be presented in DCA’s cozy fireside lobby, with coffee and baked goods available for purchase.  Since his techno-folk pioneering Timbuk3 days, mAcdonald has been tinkering in relative obscurity. His one-man […]

  • Catching Up with Cathy Grier

    Judging from how deeply Cathy Grier has woven herself into the local music scene, you might assume the blues musician has lived in Door County for decades. In reality, she moved here in 2016, leaving New York City and subway-busking behind after falling in love with the peninsula when she was invited to play at […]

  • Listen Up!

    In the mood for live music this weekend? Here you go! Shotgun Jane Feb. 17, 8 pm, Institute Saloon, 4599 Hwy 57 in Institute Two female vocalists lead this high-energy band, which plays a mix of country, pop and rock.  Make It A Double Feb. 16, 6:30-10 pm, Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Street […]

  • 2024 Valentine’s Day(ish) Happenings

    Celebrate your love for art, music and your Door County community at these upcoming Valentine’s Day events. Little Heart Project Tutorial  Feb. 17, 10 am knitting tutorial, 11 am crochet tutorial Knit Whit’s Yarn and Crafts, 8024 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor Learn to crochet or knit hearts for the Little Heart Project, a Wisconsin-based […]

  • Dianna Jones At Door 44

    Singer-songwriter Dianna Jones will come to Sturgeon Bay’s Door 44 Winery on Feb. 10, 1-4 pm.  Jones started her music career in New York’s Greenwich Village in the early 1980s, opening for the likes of Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield, Maria Muldaur and Jerry Jeff Walker. Since relocating to Milwaukee, she has opened for Marcia Ball, […]

  • Fundraiser Concert By Dorothy Scott Benefits Door Cancer

    Dorothy Scott and the Peacekeepers will play their second-annual benefit concert to raise money for DOOR CANcer Inc. on Feb. 16, 7 pm. Dorothy Scott and the Peacekeepers blend pop, folk and blues favorites. Scott complements her fierce, passionate vocals with acoustic guitar and keyboard, while Tony Besson’s electric guitar, Paul Sowinski’s bass and Adam […]

  • Listen Up!

    Looking for live music this weekend? Here are some to check out! Josh Harty and pAt mAcdonald Feb. 10, 8 pm, Tambourine Lounge, 59 N. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay Two singer-songwriters collaborate onstage. Tickets to the concert are $20. Tom and Cristy Feb. 10, 3-5 pm, The Hitching Post, 4849 Glidden Dr. in Sturgeon […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Open-Mic Scene

    If you want to better understand Door County’s music scene, whether you’re new in town or a beginner musician, local folk singer-songwriter Jeanne Kuhns has advice for you: go to an open mic. “This community of musicians has many layers,” said Kuhns, who hosts a weekly open mic at Sturgeon Bay café, The Gnoshery. “There’s […]

  • Peter Mulvey at the Kress

    Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will return to Door County for a solo concert at the Kress Pavilion on Feb. 9, 7 pm. The concert is part of the Village of Egg Harbor’s Art of Music winter concert series. Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised working-class Catholic on […]

  • Songwriters In The Round at TAP

    Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Jeanne Kuhns will join Chicago singer-songwriter Jenny Bienemann to perform two intimate “in-the-round” shows.  The first will be held at Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP), 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on Feb. 10, 7:30 pm. The second will be at Kick Ash Coffee, 12001 Mink River […]

  • Music Summit at the Shiny Moon Café

    Local musicians gather for weekly jam sessions Saturday mornings bring some of Door County’s most well-known musicians to Fish Creek’s Shiny Moon Café. That’s where DC Music Summit meetups assemble a rotating group of music-makers for weekly jam sessions, according to Door County musician Mike Judy. The group goes around the room sharing songs and […]

  • Listen Up!

    If you’re looking for live music this weekend, here is where you’ll find some. Nick Gonnering Feb. 3, 3-7 pm, Door County Brewing Co. and Music Hall, 8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor The blues-infused style of this folk singer-songwriter may remind audiences of early John Butler Trio, Jack Johnson and Michael Hedges. Ukulele Society […]

  • Contests, Concerts and Cakes at Winterfest

    Looking through the events slated for Fish Creek’s 36th annual Winterfest, you might wonder: what do a bake-off, a toilet-seat toss and a costumed fun-run have in common?  Though the festival’s lineup might seem random, common themes weave it altogether: fun local culture, a sense of community and – competition. You can’t spell “Winterfest” without […]

  • Music At Drömhus Through February

    Sturgeon Bay eatery Drömhus has a busy February coming up featuring karaoke, live jazz and vinyl nights. Thursdays Feb. 1, 15 and 29 are karaoke nights at the venue. Instruments are welcome at the event, which runs 6-9 pm each day. Sundays Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 feature live music by Dennis Keith Johnson, […]

  • Katie Dahl Kicks Off Coffeehouse Concert Series

    Local folk singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will kick off Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) coffeehouse concert series on Jan. 27, 7 pm. Known for her whip-smart lyrics and wry onstage humor, Dahl spent the past year touring in 14 states and three countries, fresh off her new album Seven Stones.  Her intimate DCA concert, set in the […]

  • Worth the Wait

    Elliot Waits For No One releases second album Sevastopol musicians Brian Troch and Jenny Franck spent enough time immersed in the music industry to realize they wanted more creative freedom than it often offers.  That’s why, in 2016, they formed the alternative-rock band Elliott Waits For No One (EWFNO for short.)  “Labels push you to […]

  • Glas Hamr Plays Door County Gala

    Glas Hamr will take the stage at Door County Gala on Jan. 13, breathing new life into party-rock songs from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The Sturgeon Bay ensemble is known for their high-energy performances, which lead audiences down memory lane with a seamless mix of classic eras and genres.  Doors open at 7 pm […]

  • Listen Up: The Del Rays

    Jan. 6, 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st St. in Sturgeon Bay This four-piece band has been performing rock and roll hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s together for decades.

  • DCA Announces Winter 2024 Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) 2024 winter season will include the Door County Talks morning lecture series, three Coffeehouse Concerts by local musicians and several main-stage shows. Passport Program Main Stage Shows DCA’s first main-stage show of 2024 will be a  Jan. 30 performance by interactive prehistoric puppetry troupe Dinosaur World Live at 6 pm. Next, […]

  • Conversing with Corky

    Blues harmonica-player and pianist Corky Siegel started performing in 1965, and hasn’t slowed his roll since. After learning his craft from first-generation blues artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Dixon, Siegel went on to record with labels like RCA Records, Vanguard Records and Deutsche Grammophon and was later inducted into the Chicago Blues […]