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Door County is home to a selection of performance venues and ensembles unmatched by any other small communities in America. Birch Creek brings jazz and classical music to a rustic barn, Midsummer’s Music Festival tours the peninsula for intimate concerts, and the Peninsula Music Festival awes visitors and locals alike at the Door Community Auditorium each august. Find schedules for these and many other venues here.

  • A Theatre Welcome from the Washington Island School District

    by Mary King, Assistant Managing Director, TPAC; and Michelle Kanipes, Principal, Washington Island School District The fine arts are alive and well on Washington Island. The Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) shares its stage with the Washington Island Players theatre group and the Washington Island Schools. This year the school’s principal, Michelle Kanipes, wrote the […]

  • Death’s Door Knockers Are Here to Play

    The Door County Comedy Channel on YouTube is officially live thanks to the members of the improv comedy troupe Door County Knockers. The Knockers began as a way to encourage play when founder Ross Dippel sent out an open invitation in April 2018 to anyone interested in joining in the interactive fun. “The original thought […]

  • TAP Says Hello and Goodbye

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) welcomes Jimmy Balistreri as its new production manager. He’ll run lighting, sound, stage management and all of the other behind-the-scenes functions. The recent Ripon College graduate has spent the last three summers in Door County working at Northern Sky Theater and Wild Tomato. The TAP board of directors recognized outgoing President […]

  • DKAF Announces 17 Films

    Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) announces the 17 films in its 2019 lineup: works from international, national and Wisconsin cinematic artists that offer an exciting range of creative perspectives. The narrative films – to be screened June 10, 8 pm; and June 11, 7:30 pm – are 2nd Class from Sweden; BOT, The Divine Way, […]

  • Door Shakespeare Volunteer Sign-up

    Door Shakespeare volunteer sign-up begins June 4. Volunteers greet patrons, direct them to parking, hand out programs, serve concessions, help set up and serve on wine nights, organize company meals and assist in the office. Volunteers receive a beverage and treat, a Door Shakespeare bumper sticker and a Shakespeare schilling that’s redeemable for prizes: four […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Blessing of the Fleet and Outdoor Fun

    Last weekend, Memorial Day festivities unofficially signaled the beginning of summer throughout Door County. This weekend, the fun continues with a full schedule of events. Festivals Blessing of the Fleet The 4th annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place June 1 at the Bailey’s Harbor Marina. Start Saturday off with Arts and Crafts on […]

  • Algoma Summer Concerts in the Park Return

    Algoma Summer Concerts in the Park – the city’s free, pet-friendly, outdoor concert series – will return to Heritage Park every Thursday in July and August. Opening acts begin at 6 pm; main acts begin at 7 pm. The 2019 series features The Charmless Few on July 4, Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns on […]

  • Live Music Saturday: Luma Knotty, the Sweet Lillies and The Landscape of Guitar

    Luma KnottyDoor 44 Winery, June 1, 3:30-5:30 pm Luma Knotty out of Green Bay is “reggae space funk”: a sound created through the varied backgrounds of its musicians, who have spent time playing at the Mexico/Texas border, in the Minneapolis funk scene and around northeastern Wisconsin. Described as a “unique blend of funk, rock and […]

  • Steel Bridge 2019

    Downsizing the festival to nurture the dream A message from pat mAcdonald Not everyone is cut out to be P.T. Barnum. Some of us shy away from any glint of grandiosity, finding greater fascination in subtler, more mysterious constructs. All the people I’ve met in my life could maybe fill a stadium, but I doubt […]

  • Alan Kopischke Plays Nine Characters in TAP’s ‘Absolute Brightness’

    Currently on stage at Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is a production with nine characters ranging from the lead character – a hard-boiled detective – to an awkward, 16-year-old girl to the force-of-nature owner of the Hair Today Salon to a German clock repairer to the British owner of a school for dance and theater […]

  • Singers from Chicago’s Lyric Opera to Perform at Shepherd of the Bay

    Singers from the Lyric Opera of Chicago – soprano Desirée Hassler, mezzo soprano Pamela Williams, tenor John Concepcion and baritone Michael Cavalieri – will return to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church on June 7, 7 pm, to present A Few of Their Favorite Things, with Judith Jackson at the piano. The concert is open to the […]

  • High Schoolers Wow Audience at LibraryLIVE

    The kickoff for LibraryLIVE’s season, featuring outstanding students from Door County’s high schools, packed the Miller Art Museum on May 11. Vocalists and musicians performed a variety of works, including The Vagabond by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mozart’s Concerto in G and moving operatic and theatrical pieces. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performances, and the library […]

  • Raddatz Duo to Play at Glacier Ledge

    Friday-night live music begins at Glacier Ledge Restaurant & Bar (doorartisancheese.com) on Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrate Glacier Ledge’s third season with a weeklong event starting and ending with live music on May 24 and 31. Guests can have fun at the fire pits and the outdoor bocce and corn-hole area and enjoy the late-night bar […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Maifest & Memorial Day Events

    Kick off the summer season with a long weekend full of events in Door County. Maifest The 47th annual celebration of Jacksonport Maifest is taking place on May 25-26. Since 1973 it has been considered Door County’s unofficial summer kick-off. Festivities take place at Lakeside Park, located at the intersection of County V and Highway […]

  • Sweet Sounds of Honeysuckle Come to Door County

    A flower with a name like honeysuckle sounds bright – it would taste sweet to the tongue and feel warm to the ears. This image is one that folk band Honeysuckle takes with it, though the roots of its name come from a place less sunny. Perhaps it’s the deep, milky tones of Holly McGarry’s […]

  • Rogue Theater Offers Children’s Theater Camp

    Rogue Theater is offering a summer Children’s Theater Camp for the sixth year. Many students keep coming back, and several have performed in Rogue’s adult productions. Rogue’s dedicated performing artists work with young people to develop their theater-arts skills and increase their creativity through theater games and exercises that stretch the voice, body and mind. […]

  • ‘Mendelssohn, Mozart and More!’ Kicks Off Midsummer’s Music Season

    Midsummer’s Music will kick off its 2019 concerts with Mendelssohn, Mozart and More! on June 14. This year’s season – which runs through Sept. 2 and will conclude with the annual Labor Day benefit and program – will feature world-class musicians performing 41 concerts of chamber music for strings, piano and winds in distinctive settings, including […]

  • Mobility Brass Quintet to Perform Free Concert at DCA

    The newest performing group of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, the Mobility Brass Quintet, will present a free concert at Door Community Auditorium May 25, 7 pm, that’s open to the public. The quintet features two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, and it’s known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. Its repertoire […]

  • Sara Bong’s Piano Students Give Free Recital

    Piano students of Sara Bong will present a free recital on May 19, 4 pm, at Sister Bay ‎Moravian Church, 10924 Old Stage Road. Performing a variety of selections will be Leo and Silvia Frisoni, Harrison Krauss, Helen and Luke McCormack, Alex and Elizabeth Shepit, and Mady Strabala. Instrumentalists Byron Finell and Eric Hoyerman from […]

  • Improv Troupe Launches Door County Comedy Channel

    Death’s Door Knockers – Door County’s improv troupe – is releasing its first music video and launching the Door County Comedy Channel on YouTube May 17. Troupe members wrote the song “Boomers Keep On Rockin’” and filmed the music video at Cherry Lanes in Sturgeon Bay. The YouTube channel will be the online home for […]