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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.

  • Birch Creek Receives WAB Grant

    Birch Creek has received a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Creation and Presentation Program, which is supported by funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Foundation for the Arts. The grant will provide operational and program support for the music-education programs and public concerts that, in 2020, will take Birch Creek into […]

  • TAP’s Offices Have Moved!

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) offices are now located on the west side of Third Avenue, between the SWY231 Gallery and the theater at 235 N. 3rd Ave. This new space will house TAP’s administrative offices, box office, costume-shop area and all costume storage.

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band Begins Spring/Summer Rehearsals March 30

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band will begin rehearsals for its spring/summer 2020 season on March 30, 7:15 pm, at Sturgeon Bay High School. Music Director Jason Palmer has chosen some inspiring and challenging selections to play at upcoming concerts. The band will perform a May 18 joint concert with the Algoma Community Band and the Swingin’ […]

  • Peninsula Players’ The Play’s the Thing Series Continues March 2, April 6

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of James Hindman’s Popcorn Falls on Feb. 3 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden as part of its The Play’s the Thing play-reading series.  The new two-person comedy is set in the sleepy town of Popcorn Falls, whose only claim to fame – its namesake waterfall – has dried […]

  • Annual Pops Concert Fundraiser in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 29

    The Sturgeon Bay Middle School and High School bands will play their annual pops concert Feb. 29, 4 pm, in the high school gymnasium to raise funds for curricular activities and scholarships for band students. This year’s concert will feature music from television and movies. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and there […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series Continues Feb. 15 and 22

    Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) Chamber Music Series will continue Feb. 15 and 22, 2 pm, at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. The Feb. 15 concert will feature Susanna Self on flute and Susan Wenckus on piano. Self is an active chamber musician and orchestral flutist who is also PMF’s principal flutist. […]

  • April Verch Will Delight at White Gull Inn Feb. 26

    Canadian fiddler, singer and step dancer April Verch and her band are sure to delight the White Gull Inn audience Feb. 26, 8 pm. Concert tickets are $25. Verch is well known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, but she extends into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond. She […]

  • Music of WWII, Brother Brothers’ Harmonies at DCA

    On Feb. 14, 7 pm, the high-energy bands Hot Club of Cowtown and Davina and the Vagabonds will come together at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) to present The Finest Hour, a celebration of American music at the end of World War II. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic music that accompanied that period, […]

  • Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League Comes to Drink DC Beer

    And play music, of course Did you know there was such a thing as electro-swing, meaning electronic and swing music combined? Neither did I, but that’s how Daniel Rosen became interested in swing music, and further, it inspired him to start a jazz and swing band – what he calls “Prohibition swing” – with his mates […]

  • #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

    With the number of mass shootings in the United States on track to exceed 400 by the end of the year, Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay is proud to partner with a new campaign of theater activism called #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.  Its mission is to spark crucial conversations about gun violence […]

  • Celebrate Community Concert to Feature Siegel and Jordan

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is proud to support the Celebrate Community concert featuring internationally recognized musicians Corky Siegel and Lynne Jordan on Feb. 14, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. All proceeds will benefit The Community’s Garden (TCG).  “The garden is a laboratory for learning,” said Carmen Schroeder, a DCMC registered […]

  • Door County Talks, Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Feb. 8 at DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is the place to be on Feb. 8.  At 10 am, the Door County Talks presentation will be “A Meditation on the Long Civil Rights Movement,” by Vince Lowery. He will discuss the period of Reconstruction that followed the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century, […]

  • ‘Love on Holiday’ Returns to TAP Feb. 7-8

    The Holiday Music Motel will host the ninth annual celebration of togetherness that only weather-driven isolation can bring! More than 30 songwriters will take inspiration from the works of visual artists during a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song that will culminate in the Love on Holiday concert Feb. 7-8, 7:30 pm, at Third Avenue […]

  • Love on Holiday: Finding Love and Love Gone Away in Visual Art

    When pat mAcdonald was songwriting with Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor; Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence; The Revenant) during the 1990s, he had to translate Sakamoto’s lyrics into English.  Instead of seeking a literal translation, Sakamoto provided mAcdonald with pictures to better capture the essence of what he was going for. It made it […]

  • Birch Creek Warms Hearts with Feb. 15 Concert

    Birch Creek will celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a Feb. 15 concert of Broadway’s favorite love songs featuring tenor and Birch Creek alumnus Jonathan Zeng and his ensemble of soprano Diana Stoic, bass Jackson Kidder, and pianist Michael R. Oldham. The event will begin with social time at 5:30 pm, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres […]

  • Swingin’ Door Big Band’s Valentine’s Eve Show on Feb. 13

    The Swingin’ Door Big Band will perform a Valentine’s Eve show at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 13. The band includes 22 talented musicians and four vocalists who will delight attendees with music by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more. The Lodge at Leathem Smith will offer a […]

  • The Play’s the Thing Begins with ‘Popcorn Falls’ on Feb. 3

    Peninsula Players (peninsulaplayers.com) will present the first in its The Play’s the Thing 2020 play-reading series Feb. 3, 7 pm, at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. It’s a reading of Popcorn Falls – a new, two-person comedy by James Hindman – that’s produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of Virgil […]

  • Don’t Miss TAP’s Winter Play Reading Festival, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

    The second play of Third Avenue Playhouse’s fifth annual Winter Play Reading Festival will be Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, on Feb. 1, 7:30 pm. Mark Moede and Mary White, directed by Robert Boles, will be the play readers. Admission is pay-what-you-can. In a Manhattan walk-up apartment, waitress Frankie and Johnny – the […]

  • Winterfest Weekend Is Here

    The 33rd annual Fish Creek Winterfest is happening this weekend, Feb. 1-2, on the shore of Green Bay in Fish Creek. It’s a chance to get outside, get goofy and enjoy some great food, family fun and fireworks! Then keep the good times rolling with the Fruit Loop Run on Sunday morning. SCHEDULE Saturday, Feb. […]

  • Rosenau and Mueller in Concert Feb. 15 at SWY231

    Painted Recordings and UtzingerMusicStudio will present Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller in concert Feb. 15 at SWY231, a new creative space and concert venue at 231 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The doors will open at 7:30 pm; the concert will start at 8 pm. Rosenau and Mueller became friends in the early 1990s. […]