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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.

  • Summer Music Preview 2009

    One of the best things about Door County is the concept of finding something you weren’t expecting and then making it your own – even if you’ve lived here for a long time and foolishly think you’ve seen (and heard) everything.

  • The Bands of Summer: 2009

    Adam Mackintosh and the Last Dancers

    A straight-up four-piece rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Adam Mackintosh, the music of The Last Dancers has been compared to The Kinks, David Bowie, Big Star, and late-period John Lennon.

  • Copperbox at SteelBridge Songfest. Photo by Len Villano

    Gearing up for Steel Bridge: Festival has its issues, but we err when we lose sight of its benefits

    Steel Bridge Songfest doesn’t officially start until Thursday night, but artists have already begun to arrive for the Construction Zone songwriting workshop. While most of the musicians coming to Sturgeon

  • Steel Bridge Songfest ‘09: June 11 – 14

    Confirmed Acts:  Jane Wiedlin of the GO-GOs; Eric McFadden and Kim Manning of P-FUNK; Louise Goffin, daughter of Carole King; Freedy Johnston; James McMurtry

    Steel Bridge Pub Crawl
    June 11 – 13:  From 9 pm – 2 am nightly, artists hit Sturgeon Bay’s bars, coffee houses, and patios.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest ’09: June 11 – 14

    Confirmed Acts:  Jane Wiedlin of the GO-GOs; Eric McFadden and Kim Manning of P-FUNK; Louise Goffin, daughter of Carole King; Freedy Johnston; James McMurtry

    Steel Bridge Pub Crawl
    June 11 – 13:  From 9 pm – 2 am nightly, artists hit Sturgeon Bay’s bars, coffee houses, and patios.

  • Player/Kommander Returns to The Hitching Post

    Birmingham, Alabama’s Player/Kommander make their return to The Hitching Post for a night of superstar stadium rock on Saturday, June 6 at midnight.

  • Songwriter Showcase Friday

    Adam Mackintosh and Anna Sacks, stalwart promoters of Door County’s local music scene, bring their <a style="color: #000000;" href="http://www.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest ‘09

    Steel Bridge Songfest ‘09
    June 11 – 14

    Confirmed Acts:  Jane Wiedlin of the GO-GOs; Eric McFadden and Kim Manning of P-FUNK; Louise Goffin, daughter of Carole King; Freedy Johnston

    June 11:  Artists hit Sturgeon Bay’s bars, coffee houses, and patios in the evening.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Profile: Delaney Davidson

    Delaney Davidson
    www.myspace.com/delaneyfdavidson

    Hometown:  New Zealand
    Worth Noting:  Davidson toured the U.

  • Taking It to the Bridge: Steel Bridge Songfest

    Door County’s reputation as a haven for the arts is strong and far-reaching; each year, the peninsula lures countless artists and non-artists alike with its vibrant art and music scene. But long before the days of galleries, potteries, and outdoor theaters, visitors were drawn to the peninsula by its vital position in the Great Lakes, […]

  • Songwriter Showcase Rocks Steady at The Outpost

    The Songwriter Showcase has found a new home in Egg Harbor at The Door County Outpost. With two very successful late-winter nights under their belt, hosts Adam Mackintosh and Anna Sacks head into the months of spring very excited.

  • Songwriter Showcase Branches Out

    The Songwriter Showcase, started in Sturgeon Bay at Café Launch in Sept., 2007, has become an innovative leader in the realm of the traditional open-mic.

  • Open Mic Scene

    Door County’s emergence as a national arts destination is no secret and, thanks in part to the attention generated by Sturgeon Bay’s annual Steel Bridge Songfest, music shares the arts spotlight during the busy summer months. But what about when winter arrives and most of Door County seems to shut down? I sat down with […]

  • Unity

    With lofty hopes such as delivering an angelic, energetic, diverse, liberal and peaceful message to listeners, it’s hard not to love the reggae sounds of Unity.

  • Toivo

    This new group, made up entirely of Door County residents, has only been playing together for a year but they plan on making a name for themselves around the peninsula this summer.

  • Todd Carey

    MTV Online described this young, new artist as a “talented musician with a lot of energy and an established following…you won’t be disappointed.” And it’s hard to imagine being disappointed while listening to his latest album, Watching, Waiting, which is full of unique, contemporary pop-rock.

  • The Nicks

    With an ever-changing posse, “The Nicks,” Steingart and Hoover, will be playing all over Door County this summer. The duo met in Egg Harbor in 2000, but did not start playing together until 2004, when they made their first appearance at Fred and Fuzzy’s waterfront restaurant.

  • pat mAcdonald

    His latest album, Troubadour of Stomp, pays tribute to mAcdonald’s rock and swamp blues roots. No Depression magazine describes it as “a dozen brazen new songs, packed with MacDonalds lusty, low-end guitars, stormy harmonica and falsetto singing, and some of the best wordplay in American music."

  • Mullet Hunters

    Nothing says party in Door County like a Mullet Hunters show. They’ve been rocking the peninsula for the past seven years, and with the release of their newest CD, Mullet Hunters, they’ve really upped the ante.

  • Little Marsh Overflow

    Though they can’t say exactly what type of music they play, this band guarantees to keep their audience dancing long into the night, and they make good on this promise show after show.