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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.

  • Buckets of Rain Returns to Woodwalk Concert Series

    The Bob Dylan tribute concert Buckets of Rain will return to the Woodwalk Concert Series (woodwalkgallery.com/concerts) Aug. 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 at 7 pm; and perform at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on Aug. 11. Since premiering in 2011, Buckets of Rain has played almost annually in Door County, drawing sellout crowds of […]

  • Electri-Violet: Egan PAC Crowd Pleaser

    Electri-Violet will take the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage Aug. 4, 7 pm, during the free concert series on Church Street in Egg Harbor.   For many years, guitarist/singer-songwriter John Plankenhorn and vocalist Carole Ferrara have been captivating audiences with rich, passionate vocals; seamless harmonies; soulful guitar artistry; and a fresh style in their […]

  • Wise Women in Concert at Woodwalk Gallery

    The Woodwalk Concert Series at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor, will highlight four award-winning singer/songwriters Aug. 2 during the annual Wise Women Show: a night when Jeanne Kuhns gathers inspired songwriters to share their original songs in the round. This year, in addition to regulars Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson, Katie Dahl […]

  • Embrace Your ‘Crazy Colors’ at Northern Sky’s ‘We Like It Where?’

    When describing the experience of playing Vera Kitchen in Northern Sky Theater’s original musical, We Like It Where?, Lachrisa Grandberry said, “There’s some magical thing about Vera Kitchen.”  Although the story of the real-life Vera Kitchen seems to possess magic enough to inspire a musical, she isn’t the only aspect of the show that sparkles. […]

  • Culture Club / Adaptations from Myths to Musicals: ‘Ghost The Musical’ at Peninsula Players

    by Audra Baakari Boyle All cultures enjoy sharing a good story. Before television, film, novels or stage plays, stories were passed to successive generations through oral tradition. Folktales, myths and everything from Aesop’s fables to the collections of the Brothers Grimm were recorded. Eventually, stories and novels were adapted to the stage, stage works were […]

  • Rising Appalachia ‘Makes Magic’

    “I’m awake for you,” sing this sister-sister duo, Leah and Chloe Smith, in their song “Harmonize.” It’s as though they’re singing directly to a singular listener – and at the same time a mass of listeners – to let them all know the sisters are listening back.  Singing to all sorts of people in all sorts […]

  • Nuclear Ukeage

    Jake Shimabukuro brings the big sound of ukulele to the DCA Since his teen years, Jake Shimabukuro has been obsessed with the sound of the ukulele, or, more specifically, how much sound it can make. “When I was a teenager, there was no good way to amplify the ukulele,” he said. “People would either play […]

  • Hilarity, Hijinks and Tap Dancing in TAP’s ‘La La Lucille’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is presenting La La Lucille, George Gershwin’s first full musical, now through Sept. 1. This production marks the 100th anniversary of the show’s Broadway premiere on May 26, 1919. It ran for 104 performances.  La La Lucille is a tuneful, three-act romp through a standard musical-comedy plot involving an inheritance, disguises […]

  • Settlement Shops’ Farmer’s Market Welcomes Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors

    Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors will play their excellent big-band jazz music July 31 at the Settlement Shops’ farmers’ market. The top-notch student band will give a free concert, and donations will be accepted. Every other week this year, local musician Beth Chafey Hahn will play violin, and Windriven will play lively Irish folk music during […]

  • Shake It Up Saturdays at Door Shakespeare: A Fun Way to Get to Know the Bard

    Join Door Shakespeare for Shake It Up Saturdays: casual, pre-show chats and activities designed to introduce patrons of all ages to Shakespeare and Henry V. Door Shakespeare’s managing director, Amy Ensign, will review the characters and plot to provide a deeper understanding of the story and enhance the theatrical experience. Designed with families in mind, […]

  • Big Band Jazz Is in Full Swing at Birch Creek

    Big Band Jazz is in full swing at Birch Creek. Faculty and students are performing songs by legends including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Billy Strayhorn and Jelly Roll Morton in the Dutton Concert Barn four nights weekly through Aug. 10. Audiences love top hits from the Great American Songbook such as “Mack the […]

  • Final Performances of ‘A Murder Is Announced’ at Peninsula Players

    The final performances of Peninsula Players Theatre’s A Murder Is Announced will be July 26-28. In this play written by Leslie Darbon, Agatha Christie’s endearing yet shrewd detective Miss Marple is on the hunt for a crafty killer. Penny Slusher is portraying the sharp spinster in Miss Marple’s debut at Peninsula Players Theatre. “I saw […]

  • 18th Annual Carlsville Day 

    On July 27, Carlsville (CarlsvilleDoorCounty.com) will be overrun with live music, a craft fair, events and free family fun! Located seven miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42, Carlsville will host events throughout the village, and free trolleys will transport attendees among businesses.  Event Schedule 11-3 pm: Live music by Blues Disciples, Roadhouse of […]

  • Fleetwood Mac Fans, Don’t Miss Tusk

    Tusk: The World’s #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac will hit the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage in Fish Creek on Aug. 1, 8 pm, with no wigs, backing tracks or gimmicks – just five musicians recreating the hits of Fleetwood Mac with note-for-note renditions.  Tusk’s seasoned musicians have been making music together in various combinations […]

  • Dahl Announces Team-Up Tuesdays as Part of Kickstarter Campaign

    Local songwriter Katie Dahl has announced Team-Up Tuesdays as part of her Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her new album, Wildwood. The all-or-nothing campaign raised more than $18,000 in its first week and seeks to raise $30,000 by the closing date of Aug. 14. A link to it is available at katiedahlmusic.com. Dahl has […]

  • Egan PAC Welcomes Back Dailey & Vincent

    Grammy-nominated Dailey & Vincent will return to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a free concert on July 28, 7 pm.  During the tenure of Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, lead and harmony vocals), the band has earned 13 International Bluegrass Music Awards. He has recorded with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, appeared on […]

  • Animal Years Playing at Door County Brewing Taproom and Music Hall

    Animal Years, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore indie-Americana band, will bring its high-energy tunes and live-for-today attitude to the Door County Brewing Company’s Taproom and Music Hall, Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, on July 26, 8 pm. Expect a night of emotionally charged songs, openhearted vocals and infectious energy. “We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” […]

  • Sons of the Never Wrong Returning to Woodwalk July 26 

    One of Door County’s favorite bands – the Sons of the Never Wrong –  will return to the Woodwalk Concert Series on July 26, 7 pm, with Jenny and Robin Bienemann opening.  Sons of the Never Wrong is a Chicago-based, wildly original, turbo-charged, alt-folk trio that delivers witty, whimsical songs with signature soaring vocal harmonies; […]

  • Culture Club: Reclaiming a Lost Landmark: ‘La La Lucille’

    by Amy Frank, Managing Director, Third Avenue Playhouse  James Valcq, Third Avenue Playhouse’s co-artistic director, learned about George Gershwin at a very early age – so early that when he was 10 years old, he found a manila file folder at an antiques fair in Milwaukee that was marked “La La Lucille Selection by George Gershwin,” […]

  • Meeting Miss Marple in ‘A Murder Is Announced’

    The latest play to grace the Peninsula Players’ stage is the murder mystery A Murder is Announced, based on the novel by the great English writer Agatha Christie. Well known for her 66 detective novels involving Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, and more, Christie has long been a treasured literary name. Unfortunately, […]