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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.

  • New Website for Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association

    The Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association (NEWAA) is a creative network and grassroots social enterprise whose mission since 2017 has been to connect, celebrate and shine a spotlight on the creative communities of the 18 counties that make up the “New North.” NEWAA’s members are arts organizations and artists – visual artists, musicians, writers, performers, photographers, filmmakers, […]

  • ‘Late Nite Catechism’ Feb. 23

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium will present Late Nite Catechism Feb. 23, 7 pm. This uproarious piece of theater takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the children they once were as the irrepressible sister teaches an adult catechism class to her “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister […]

  • Source & Spirit: A Journey to Creation and Creativity

    Native American artist and wisdom teacher Coleen Bins and musician and music producer Hans Christian are offering an event in February called Source & Spirit: A Journey to Creation and Creativity. Bins, who owns Chief Oshkosh in Egg Harbor, will offer ceremony, personal reflections, healing and wisdom from her Oneida tradition with a focus on […]

  • ‘Apparitions’ Reading

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of Apparitions, by award-winning playwright Kristine Thatcher, Feb. 4, 7 pm, at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor. Admission is free. In the mid-1990s, Peninsula Players commissioned Thatcher to write a play using Door County’s history and distinctive character as its major influences. Apparitions, which made its […]

  • Fish Creek’s Wacky Winter Fest

    Event schedule for Feb. 1-3 Fish Creek Winter Festival will celebrate its 32nd year in 2019. As the town’s longest-standing tradition and Door County’s most famous winter event, it features live music, quirky games, delicious food, the Fruit Loop Fun Run, a fireworks display and two featured events: an entertaining stumpf fiddle contest and the […]

  • Love On Holiday Songwriting Retreat

    Love On Holiday is the Holiday Music Motel’s winter collaborative songwriting retreat: an entire week during which the motel houses more than 30 songwriters who write and record a new batch of “Songs of Love … and Love Gone Away.” As with the motel’s other two events – Dark Songs and the Steel Bridge Songfest […]

  • February Fest Concerts

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host three Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) February Fest concerts on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Performances will begin at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 concert features pianists Andrew Armstrong and Inna Faliks, who will showcase their talents on the unique “Omega Double” piano created by Washington Island craftsperson […]

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest

    Discover the fun of winter at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market on Feb. 2, 10 am – 4 pm. The annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include complimentary wine and product tasting – featuring the popular, tart Montmorency cherry in celebration of National Cherry Month – plus an assortment of food and bakery […]

  • 2019 Fish Creek Winter Festival

    Fish Creek’s Winter Festival celebrates 32 years on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. With many eclectic, downright goofy activities and attractions, people can’t help but enjoy themselves. Winter Festival features live music, quirky games, delicious food, the wacky Fruit Loop Fun Run, an entertaining stumpf-fiddle contest, a fireworks display and a Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-Off. […]

  • Sculptor Jeff Olson Helps Gibraltar Students Create Wooden Boats

    In conjunction with the upcoming Winter Water Fest at Door Community Auditorium (DCA), Door County sculptor Jeff Olson helped Gibraltar Elementary School students create wooden boats, which are currently on display in DCA’s Link Gallery of Children’s Art. Olson, who lives in Egg Harbor but shows his work nationally (including appearances on Good Morning America […]

  • Right to Live Workshop Begins Jan. 26

    Registration is still open for Third Avenue Playhouse’s Right to Live workshop, Jan. 26 – March 3. The first workshop rehearsal is Jan. 26 at  11 am. Adults and students (middle and high school) may participate in the workshops; there is no fee or audition required. No prior stage experience is necessary, and all skill levels […]

  • Third Coast Percussion in Residence for Winter Water Fest

    Inspired by this year’s Celebrate Water Door County initiative, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is holding Winter Water Fest, a fun-packed weekend of activities. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, Chicago’s classically trained, Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion will be in residence at DCA. The residency will consist of school performances on Jan. 30-31, followed by […]

  • Love Songs and Jazz Standards at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek celebrates the Valentine’s Day weekend with Moonglow, an evening concert of classic love songs and jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. On Feb. 16, Katie Ernst (Birch Creek jazz faculty, vocals and bass) will perform in the sparkling setting of Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall, along with Dustin Laurenzi (tenor saxophone), Tom Vaitsas […]

  • Julian Hagen Hosts Washington Island Fishboil Fest in Illinois

    The fifth annual Washington Island Fishboil Festival (WIFF), hosted by Island musician Julian Hagen, is scheduled for Feb. 2 at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, Illinois. FitzGerald’s doors will open at 3:30 pm, with the first whitefish boil-over in the parking lot next door set for 4:30 pm. Attendees are invited to arrive early to observe the […]

  • Community Choir Joins with New Day Singers Jan. 27

    The Community Choir of Door County (CCDC) will join voices with the New Day Singers to present Total Praise, a gospel music concert on Jan. 27, 4 pm, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Door County resident Hervy Hodges will also perform during the concert with his family and friends from the Milwaukee […]

  • Seth Raddatz at DCA

    On Jan. 26 at 7 pm, Door County singer-songwriter Seth Raddatz will play in the Fireside Lobby of the Door Community Auditorium (DCA). He will perform his original songs with musical guests Mark Raddatz, Austin Raddatz, Marybeth Mattson and more. Raddatz’s latest release, Only Human, takes a fresh approach to folk — full of heartbreak and […]

  • TAP Announces Play-Reading Fest Lineup

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will hold its third annual Play-Reading Festival Feb. 15-24. This year’s festival presents plays by six American playwrights, including an adaptation by a noted American playwright of a Norwegian classic and a Wisconsin premiere. The 2019 series includes An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller […]

  • pat mAcdonald’s Newest Record

    pat mAcdonald’s newest record, The Ragged Jagged Way Back Home, will be released on Jan. 23 at 3:33 pm on Steel Bridge Radio. mAcdonald said of the record, “I made it from scratch last summer when, after a long dry spell, the first song fell upon me. I’d been building a little studio in a […]

  • Sharon Resch, Sarah Meredith Livingston

    Livingston Juries International Voice Competition

    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music professor Sarah Meredith Livingston was invited to be a member of the international jury at the 53rd International Dvorak Voice Competition in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, Nov. 7-17, 2018. In the weeklong event, 106 singers from 26 countries participated, culminating in a public concert at the end of the week. […]

  • Love on Holiday VIP Passes

    The Holiday Music Motel heats up the coldest time of the year with its eighth annual Love on Holiday performance. More than 30 songwriters will take inspiration from local artists in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song. The Love on Holiday shows are scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9, 7:30 pm, at Third Avenue […]