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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.

  • Live Harp Music Performed Outdoors

    Professional harpists Tammy Naze of Algoma and Cheryl Murphy of Green Bay will perform at a CD Release party for the debut of about green, the second in a series of music based on a color palette to match your mood or to create a new one.

  • Sunset Concert Series Continues at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center

    Dorothy Scott, Hans Christian and Sloan Wainwright will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, the new amphitheater located on Church Street in Egg Harbor, on Sunday, July 20 for a full evening of pop, folk, jazz, blues and world music.

  • Upcoming at the Door Community Auditorium

    The Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek is proud to host an eclectic array of performances throughout the 2008 season. Upcoming shows include Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers and China’s Renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats.

  • Emerging Artists Showcase at County Fair

    Little Marsh Overflow and Pressure Wall Productions are looking for young local bands, duos or solo artists to perform in the Young Emerging Artists Showcase, Friday, August 8, in the Baylake Bank Festival Pavilion at the Door County Fair.

  • Irwin Headlines Fishstock Concert

    Chris Irwin returns to the county this weekend to play his annual concert at Fishstock on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm. The show at Camp David on County F in Fish Creek will feature Jason Kruk, Paul Sowinski, Eric Lewis, Lynn Gudmundsen, Julian Hagen, Hans Christian and James Kaplan.

  • Staged Reading at Bjِrklunden

    On Sunday, August 3, at Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden there will be a staged reading of the play, Let Me Count the Ways at 7:30 pm. The play was adapted from, Pleasure and Repentance, a lighthearted look at love written by Terry Hands.

  • One Student’s Path to Birch Creek

    Back home, Birch Creek student Preston Jones pays $500 for one percussion lesson. That’s because Preston lives on the Hawaiian island of Maui and his instructor, Darren Duerden, is located on Oahu.

  • Gala Celebrates New AFT Musical

    On Friday, July 25, fans and supporters of American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will have the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of AFT’s new show in progress, Cheeseheads: The Musical.

  • Maritime Songs and Stories at the Washington Island Folk Festival

    Sailor’s songs and fishermen’s tales will be part of the maritime theme of the Washington Island Folk Festival this year. A wide variety of island musicians and storytellers, as well as some surprise performers, will be featured on Friday, July 11 at the Red Barn.

  • Town Hall Bakery Concert

    Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Anne Hills is coming to the Town Hall Bakery in Jacksonport on July 18. As a singer, actress, writer, and musician, Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit.

  • “Born Yesterday” Next on Players Stage

    Peninsula Players Theatre performs Garson Kanin’s classic American comedy Born Yesterday through July 27. In this classic, Harry, an overbearing business tycoon, visits our nation’s capital to grease a few palms.

  • Will Porter Takes the Stage at Peg Egan PAC

    On Sunday, July 13 at 7 pm, one of Wisconsin’s best songwriters, Willy Porter, will take the stage at the Peg Egan PAC in Egg Harbor. It’s been a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since Willy Porter released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul in 1990.

  • Bravissima Gourmet Italian Dinner Series

    Liberty Square, the popular new 14,000-square-foot dining, shopping, art and entertainment complex in Egg Harbor has announced that acclaimed San Francisco cabaret singer and versatile female vocalist Lauren Carley will appear at the facility for 21 performances this summer.

  • “Art of Music” Continues at Ladder House

    On Friday, July 18 at 7:30 pm the “Art of Music” Summer Concert Series at the Ladder House/Music Room will present two nationally acclaimed female songwriters – Anne Heaton and Ellis.

  • Doorways Season

    Doorways theater program is now accepting registrations for the rest of its season. Through a variety of educational theater workshops, Doorways explores the power of creativity through developing original theatre.

  • Two Benefits for Birch Creek Students

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s volunteer organization, The Associates, have planned two fundraising events in July to benefit Birch Creek students.

  • Bastille Day Celebration at Base Camp

    In honor of the upcoming French celebration of Bastille Day in mid-July, Base Camp Coffee Bar at 10904 Highway 42 in Sister Bay will host two events beginning on Friday, July 11.

  • Northwoods Nightcap Is Back

    Northwoods Nightcap, the critically-acclaimed late-night variety show from American Folklore Theatre, will premiere its third season on Friday, July 18 at 10 pm at the Peninsula State Park amphitheatre.

  • AFT Hosts Creative Kids Day

    On July 18, kids will have a chance to look behind the scenes of a professional theater at American Folklore Theatre’s Creative Kids Day in Peninsula State Park.

  • Where Trinidad and Tobago Meet Door County: Birch Creek’s Percussion Session

    “Have you ever heard the music of the steel pan? It’s something that goes right through your chest.” That’s how Kate Rericha, Director of Marketing, PR and Grants, describes the intensity of the sound coming from more than a dozen young students playing steel pan and other percussion instruments in a milking shed on a […]