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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.

  • Four Folk Artists to Perform in the Round at TAP

    Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Jeanne Kuhns will join Chicago’s Jenny Bienemann for an intimate concert on March 29, 7:30 pm, at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. All of these songwriters have loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit. Though they’re firmly rooted in the folk tradition, […]

  • Susan Gibson Performs at White Gull Inn

    Susan Gibson will perform at the White Gull Inn on March 27, 8 pm. The Minnesota native is now a Wimberley, Texas-based singer and songwriter who has released four solo albums and regularly performs throughout the country. She was the lead singer for the alternative country band The Groobees and wrote the Dixie Chicks’ hit “Wide Open […]

  • Ben Bedford Performs at Lost Moth Gallery

    Ben Bedford will perform songs off his new CD, The Hermit’s Spy Glass, at the Lost Moth Gallery on March 24, 7 pm. Bedford has established himself as a songwriter in the musical-icon tradition that includes Bill Morrissey and Woody Guthrie, dipping into classic American literature and writing with the “old soul” quality of his […]

  • Lil’ Davy Max Plays the Blues for Double-Whammy Occasion

    Mojo Rosa’s will be rocking the Chicago blues Saturday in a double celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and owner Kim Jensen’s 50th birthday when Lil’ Davy Max returns for the fourth consecutive Jensen birthday celebration. “We are her favorite band,” said Dave Janke, a.k.a. Lil’ Davy Max. “She just loves what we do. I’m very […]

  • ‘Tales of Men and Ghosts’ Read to Full House

    On March 4, Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Tales of Men and Ghosts – three stories by Edith Wharton that were adapted by Steve Pickering – to a capacity crowd at Björklunden as part of the Players’ winter program, The Play’s the Thing.    “It was thrilling to hear audible reactions from the audience […]

  • Magician Justin Flom Returns to Southern Door

    Back by popular demand, magician Justin Flom will return to the Southern Door Auditorium on March 23, 7 pm. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show twice, the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times, the Rachael Ray Show twice, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. Flom starred in the SyFy Channel’s Wizard Wars, was the […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Performs at UU Fellowship

    Midsummer’s Music’s Griffon String Quartet will perform on March 15, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The quartet is composed of cellist Ryan Louie, Blakeley Menghini playing viola, and violinists Roy Meyer and Vinicius Sant’ Ana. The program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6; Joan Tower’s String […]

  • Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns Give You ‘The Look’

    The new CD by Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns begins with a sonic punch in the face from drummer Danny Lueck (especially if your stereo was dialed way up from the night before, as mine was). Called The Look, the 10-track CD features the songs of guitarist/vocalist Jay Whitney and the tight horn […]

  • Intimate Evening of Song

    Jeanne Kuhns of Egg Harbor, Chicagoan Jenny Bienemann, Sturgeon Bay’s Jess Holland and Katie Dahl of Baileys Harbor are teaming up for an intimate evening of song on March 29, 7:30-10:30 pm. The show will be presented in the round in the back theater at Third Avenue Playhouse. The performance sold out last year, so […]

  • Eclectic TAP Season Begins April 4

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) season starts on April 4 with Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star. The romantic comedy/drama featuring Doug Mancheski and Amy Ensign is about two people – romantically involved years ago – who meet again unexpectedly many years later while snowed in at an airport. Beginning May 16, Alan Kopischke stars in the […]

  • Door Shakespeare Tickets on Sale

    Tickets are on sale now for Door Shakespeare’s 2019 season –  featuring Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor – at early-bird-discount prices, with savings of up to 35 percent. The 2019 season runs June 19 through Aug. 24. Milwaukee-based director Matt Daniels will take the helm for his first production of Henry V. […]

  • Sevastopol Stages Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

    Sevastopol School’s spring play, Fools by Neil Simon, is a silly, feel-good story of confident new teacher, Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, and the cursed village of Kulyenchikov that he sets out to save. From an upside-down cow to a Russian wedding dance, there is never a dull moment in Fools. Amy Ensign directs the cast of […]

  • ‘Wild Words’ Storytelling Event

    All are invited to tell a story during the storytelling event Wild Words: Celebrate the Lands and Waters of Door County on April 22, 7 pm. Using a format called Pecha Kucha, stories are presented using 20 pictures at 20 seconds per picture, for a story that’s six minutes and 40 seconds long. The Door […]

  • Connecting to the Refugee Experience

    Lebanese performance artist brings project to Sturgeon Bay It can be easy to feel cut off from the wider world in Door County. The geography of a peninsula equates to some degree of isolation. By car, there are only three ways people can leave the peninsula. Sure, we can feel in touch with the world […]

  • Birch Creek Jazz Quartet Visits Door County Schools

    Nearly 300 Door County students from choir and band programs at Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol and Gibraltar schools took part in Birch Creek’s Artists in the Schools program on Feb. 15. It began in 2002 as a way for Birch Creek and its faculty to give back to the community, and now nationally acclaimed […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Pops Concert

    The 2019 Sturgeon Bay Schools Pops Concert will be held March 9, 4 pm, in the Sturgeon Bay High School gym. The cabaret-style concert highlight the high school’s 50th anniversary with the theme “50 Years of Favorites” and feature bands from grades six through 12, including jazz, playing pop tunes from the past 50 years. […]

  • Edith Wharton-Inspired Play Reading

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of Tales of Men and Ghosts – a new play adapted by playwright and actor Steve Pickering from stories by Edith Wharton – as part of the Players’ winter program, The Play’s the Thing, on March 4, 7 pm, at Björklunden. Admission is free. Wharton’s vast collection of […]

  • Get Ready for a Northern Sky Summer

    Tickets for the 2019 summer and fall seasons of Northern Sky Theater will go on sale March 1. The summer season includes three musical comedies playing in rotating repertory from June 12 to Aug. 24. The world premiere of We Like It Where?, by Corrie Beula Kovacs and Stephen Kovacs, features veteran company members Alex […]

  • Peninsula Players Awarded Arts Board Grant

    Peninsula Players Theatre has been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board through its Creation & Presentation program. It will support Peninsula Players Theatre’s continued development and presentation of outstanding theatrical productions and community programs. “I am extremely thrilled that this grant will assist Peninsula Players to continue to create high-caliber theater for the […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Composer-in-Residence a Winner in Worldwide Choral Competition

    When The Gesualdo Six, a UK-based men’s vocal consort, recently announced the results of its worldwide choral competition, Jacob Beranek – Midsummer’s Music’s 20-year-old composer-in-residence – was a winner. The Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, native earned the top spot in the 21 Years and Under category with his composition “Abendgebet” (“Evening Prayer”), which The Gesualdo Six will […]