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.

  • Northern Sky Open House Dec. 19

    Enjoy holiday treats and get a sneak peak at Northern Sky Theater’s new Gould Theater and Creative Center, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek, on Dec. 19, 12-6 pm. Take advantage of an employee discount on select merchandise to finish your holiday shopping. Also purchase tickets for the upcoming Home for the Holidays concert or […]

  • Peter Nehlsen’s Double-Keyboard Piano: A Piano Built with Passion

    Back on his family’s farm in southern Wisconsin during his freshman year of college, Peter Nehlsen had been milking a cow when a cat ran underneath and spooked the cow. The cow kicked him in the jaw, and that’s when he knew he wouldn’t be able to have a career playing trombone. At the time, […]

  • Under Two Skies: Northern Sky Lifts Curtain on Second Home

    For years, Neen Rock, stage production manager for Northern Sky Theater, would throw a printer in her car among music stands and scripts, drive to a writing workshop during musical-creation phases and set up the gear. The writers would produce some pages of script and make revisions, and Rock would have to throw the printer […]

  • ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Opens at Third Avenue Playhouse

    A Tuna Christmas, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, opened at Third Avenue Playhouse on Dec. 12. Door County audiences won’t recognize Alan Kopischke and Noah Simon as they take on the difficult task of playing more than 20 characters in this fast-paced, side-splitting comedy set during Christmas in the fictional town of […]

  • Join Death’s Door Knockers for an Improv Masterclass

    Death’s Door Knockers will host an improvisational masterclass with Dave Murray. The class will be held on Dec. 23, 6-9 pm in The Inside Out Space below The Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Murray lives in New York, where he has studied improv with The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). He became […]

  • Carols by Parks, Phillips and Co. at Prince of Peace

    All are welcome to enjoy traditional carols and celebrate the season in a heartfelt manner during a Christmas concert by Parks, Phillips and Co. on Dec. 22, 6 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. This will be the last concert by Parks, Phillips and Co. – featuring Dan Phillips, […]

  • Peninsula Players Announces Lineup for 85th Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the lineup for its 85th season, running June 16 – Oct. 18, 2020. “The 2020 season introduces a new Sunday matinee time of 2 pm,” said managing director Brian Kelsey. “The matinee curtain time allows patrons additional daylight time after performances to drive home or to get to dinner reservations […]

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    Gibraltar’s High School Musical Cast Featured on Disney+ Series

    Growing up, both Katie (Sawyer) Helscher and Abby (Polomis) Duebler dreamed of being on the Disney channel. The movies, the music and the glamorous lifestyle of Lizzie McGuire mesmerized the two – like many others. And like others, those dreams faded as they grew up, never to be realized. Or so they thought. While scrolling through […]

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    Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z Bring ‘Christmas With You’ to DCA

    You may have seen this entertaining musical group at the Door County Fair, or anywhere across Wisconsin, performing their wide variety of cover music and entertaining the masses at all kinds of events. Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z, a regional band, has been performing for festivals, fairs, fundraisers, weddings, corporate events and everything in-between since its […]

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    Norwegian Acoustic Jazz Trio to Perform in Sturgeon Bay

    European drummer, composer and producer Gard Nilssen balances his time between five different bands, one of which is making its way to Sturgeon Bay Dec. 14: Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity.  The project is a jazz trio that’s reflective of its name: fully unplugged, bringing out the organic sounds of each instrument. Nilssen leads the band […]

  • DCA Announces Vibrant Winter-Season Lineup

    On the heels of jam-packed summer and fall seasons, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is announcing its vibrant and eclectic 2020 winter season.  DCA’s seventh annual Play It Forward for the Holidays concert on Dec. 30 will bring together local talent to benefit the Go Bo! Foundation this year.  On Jan. 28, the innovative dance troupe […]

  • TAP Offers New Year’s Eve Production and Celebration

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will host a special New Year’s Eve celebration in conjunction with the Dec. 31 performance of A Tuna Christmas. Immediately following the show, patrons can mingle with the cast and staff in the lobby, enjoying food, drinks and a few surprises to help ring in the new year. Tickets are available […]

  • Peninsula Singers’ Christmas Performance Part of 40th-Anniversary Season

    The Peninsula Singers will continue to celebrate their 40th-anniversary season by offering their annual Christmas performance. This sparkling celebration of winter fun and holiday magic will feature traditional and contemporary works, world music, beloved carols, masterworks and seasonal favorites, and it will honor Gladys Austgen, a longtime Singers member and former assistant director. Mary Hall […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Offers Four Concerts

    The Griffon String Quartet will soon perform four winter concerts. Hailed for its “superb playing, palpable chemistry, spirit and emotional connection,” the ensemble will feature Beethoven’s Quartet No. 7 in F Major and Smetana’s Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life,” as well as holiday favorites and a sing-along. The concerts are free, […]

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band and Community Choir of Door County Present ‘A Christmas Festival’ Dec. 12

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band and Community Choir of Door County will combine their talents to present A Christmas Festival on Dec. 12, 7 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. The band and choir, under the direction of Jason Palmer and Cheryl Pfister, respectively, will perform favorite holiday carols […]

  • Algoma Community Band Performs Holiday Favorites Dec. 11

    The Algoma Community Band will open its annual holiday concert with a flourish and end with a sleigh ride through fluffy snow Dec. 11, 7 pm, in the elementary school Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Tom Mueller, the holiday concert will offer comfort, joy and good tidings through favorite Christmas songs by Irving […]

  • Sister Bay Moravian Church Hosts Dec. 8 Concert

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church will host Come, Light of the World on Dec. 8, 4 pm. This secular and sacred benefit concert celebrating the hopeful power of light will feature music by the Sister Bay Moravian Choir and Bell Choir, Sara Bong on piano, Patrice Champeau on flute, and more. The concert is free, […]

  • Rogue Theater’s Christmas Shows

    Rogue Theater ( is ringing in the holidays with two fun Christmas shows. A Stable Situation – Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 pm; and Dec. 8 at 2 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay – is a humorous, heartwarming story in which the animals in the Bethlehem stable are discussing the […]

  • TAP Announces Performance Lineup for 2020

    Ready for another great theater season in 2020? Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has announced its plays and will welcome returning performers Doug Mancheski, Karen Moeller, Drew Brhel, Dan Klarer and Ryan Schabach. (Full casting will be announced later.) C. Michael Wright of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre will join TAP’s co-artistic directors, Robert Boles and James […]

  • Door Shakespeare Presents First Youth Production and Sedaris Reading

    Door Shakespeare is offering back-to-back delights in December.  Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark by Joseph Wallace – the troupe’s first youth production – will be performed Dec. 13 and 14, 7 pm; and Dec. 15, 2 pm, in Björklunden’s Vail Hall. The shows are free, but donations will be gladly accepted to support Door Shakespeare’s […]