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.

  • ‘Sister’s Christmas Catechism’ Takes the Stage at SDCA on Dec. 13

    Celebrate the holidays Dec. 13, 7 pm, when the Southern Door Community Auditorium hosts Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. It’s CSI: Bethlehem in this holiday mystery extravaganza – from the author of Late Nite Catechism – as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: What happened to the […]

  • ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Sure to Be a Delight at TAP

    Celebrate the holidays with Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) during its production of A Tuna Christmas, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. It’s Christmas eve in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, and radio station personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie are reporting local Yuletide news. What’s to be done about Joe Bob […]

  • Christmas at Birch Creek Is a Double Delight Dec. 7

    Christmas at Birch Creek will feature two holiday concerts on Dec. 7 at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s Juniper Hall. At the family matinee concert at 2:30 pm, all children 11 and younger will receive free admission. Faculty musicians will bring the spectacular sounds of brass and percussion to classic holiday songs, and vocalist […]

  • ‘Home for the Holidays’ Has New Home at Gould Theater

    After 12 years of performing its Home for the Holidays show at the Gibraltar Town Hall, Northern Sky Theater will offer it for the first time this year at its new Gould Theater, featuring Eric Lewis, Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon. These three musicians appear frequently together as a trio and recently released Solid Ground, […]

  • Hometown Love at DCA Nov. 30

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will host an evening of giving thanks, hometown love and world-class talent Nov. 30 when Katie Dahl – accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Eric Lewis – will release a new album and Birds of Chicago will return to the stage with its new supergroup, Capitol Sun Rays, featuring Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh […]

  • TAP’s Hilarious ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Begins Dec. 12

    Tickets are now on sale for Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) production of A Tuna Christmas, the uproarious sequel to Greater Tuna, which was last staged at TAP in 2013. A Tuna Christmas, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, takes the audience back to the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, for a holiday […]

  • Griffon String Quartet to Entertain at ADRC on Nov. 18

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host a free concert by the Griffon String Quartet on Nov. 18, 3 pm, at the ADRC, within the Door County Community Center, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. All are invited. Establishing itself as one of the most vibrant and engaging quartets […]

  • Isadoora Theatre’s ‘Three Days of Rain’: A Richly Layered Romantic Drama

    Intense, funny, erudite, human, humane, explosive, tender, witty, intriguing, enigmatic, deceptive, layered – so layered. All of these descriptions came to mind after seeing Isadoora Theatre Company’s final show of the 2019 season, the romantic drama Three Days of Rain. The first act of this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Richard Greenberg takes place in an unoccupied, […]

  • Cherry Will Drop Once Again on New Year’s Eve

    The third annual Cherry Drop – sponsored by FM 106.9 the Lodge – will return to Sister Bay during an evening of celebration to greet the new year. Think of the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, but then imagine a roughly 300-pound cherry with red lights, a stem and leaves that’s hoisted more than 150 […]

  • Rob Atwood to Perform at Glas Nov. 23

    Rob Atwood will return to Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 23, 1-3 pm, for an encore performance of last year’s special concert. (Consider arriving early because the space filled up quickly last year.) Atwood is a member of the popular Door County group Dirty Deuce, which performs throughout the peninsula. Attendees may even […]

  • Swing Set

    Big band returns to Maxwelton Braes When Jamie and Jason Palmer pulled into the full Maxwelton Braes parking lot on Oct. 24, they were certain there was another event scheduled on top of the debut concert of the Swingin’ Door Big Band. As they headed to the second-story ballroom, they could hear the buzz of […]

  • Veterans Day Concert at Algoma Elementary School

    The Algoma Community Band and the Algoma High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a Veterans Day concert Nov. 13, 7 pm, in the elementary school Performing Arts Center.   Veterans from the American Legion and VFW posts will present the colors, and the trumpet section will play “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The high school […]

  • Southern Door Community Auditorium Offers Eclectic Mix

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium (SDCA) will host a great series of events this winter and well into 2020.  “The upcoming season embraces an eclectic mix of superb artists,” said Terry Lundahl, SDCA program director. “I am pleased that the roster features such a broad range of talent. It’s certainly going to be an exciting […]

  • Desert Inspires Violinist Chafey-Hon

    The arid landscape and wildlife of the desert wilderness will inspire an afternoon of live music by violinist Beth Chafey-Hon on Nov. 17 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. She has also created a complementary slide show featuring rock formations and wind-sculpted sand that stand in contrast to photos of verdant, vibrant Door County […]

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band Plays Veterans Day Concert Nov. 11

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band ( will honor veterans with its annual Veterans Day concert Nov. 11, 7 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Under Jason Palmer’s direction, the band will play the “Armed Forces Salute,” “National Emblem,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more. Pianist Sara Bong will join […]

  • Double the Cast, Double the Fun

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Shines at Southern Door High School  Learning lines and music for a lead role in a school production is not an easy feat – especially when students are trying to balance that work with school, jobs and home life. Now imagine learning a character’s lines and songs as well as the […]

  • White Gull Inn Begins Winter Folk Concerts

    Singer-songwriter May Erlewine will be featured Nov. 20 during the first concert of the White Gull Inn’s winter folk concert series, which began in 1984 and offers monthly concerts November through April. One of the Midwest’s most prolific and passionate songwriters, Erlewine has a gift for writing songs of substance that feel both fresh and […]

  • Community Choir of Door County to Perform Concert Honoring Veterans

    The Community Choir of Door County will perform a patriotic concert Nov. 9, 7:15 pm, at Corpus Christi Parish, 25 N. Elgin St. in Sturgeon Bay, to honor veterans with patriotic songs and other favorites. The church’s main doors will open at 7 pm. The concert is free, but a free-will offering will raise funds […]

  • Sevastopol Stages Classic ‘Little Women’

    Students at Sevastopol High School will step back in time to the Civil War era when they bring Little Women to the stage Nov. 1-3. Originally published as a two-volume book by Louisa May Alcott in 1868 and 1869, Little Women is a classic tale of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival’s February Fest Returns with Three Concerts

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay will again host February Fest – the Peninsula Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series – on Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 2020. Performances will begin at 2 pm, run 60-70 minutes and conclude with a short reception.  Kicking off the series on Feb. 8 will be Festival Orchestra members […]