Howard Fishman and The Hot Holy Mess Perform at Door County Auditorium

The Hot Holy Mess

A little slice of New York City will come to Fish Creek on October 28, when two of the hottest bands from Brooklyn’s thriving roots music scene will play at the Door Community Auditorium. Howard Fishman and The Hot Holy Mess will share the stage, serving up an aural smorgasbord of avant-jazz, neo-bluegrass, and progressive roots-rock.

Acclaimed singer, guitarist, and composer Howard Fishman’s exuberant, spontaneous music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. The ever-evolving Fishman blends New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues, and gospel music to create a sound entirely his own. Since beginning his career on the streets of New Orleans and the subways of New York, Fishman has played at some of the United States’ most prestigious venues and with a wide range of America’s most renowned performers.

Rounding out the evening will be The Hot Holy Mess, a progressive roots band from Brooklyn specializing in funk, gospel, avant-jazz, and bluegrass. Always surprising in their musicality and compelling in their live performances, The Hot Holy Mess is fast gaining popular and critical attention.

Tickets for concert range from $22 to $35 and can be purchased in at the Door Community Auditorium on Highway 42 in Fish Creek, by calling 920.868.2728, or by visiting

Thursday, October 27 from 3 – 5 pm, Howard Fishman and The Hot Holy Mess will host a free Songwriting and Improvisational Workshop for high school music students. Students are instructed to bring instruments and open minds. Workshop participants will also receive one complimentary ticket to Fishman and The Hot Holy Mess’ Main Stage performance the following evening, October 28. Admission for the workshop is free and pre-registration is required.

To register for the free Songwriting and Improvisational workshop, call Jennifer DuPont at the Door Community Auditorium at 920.868.2728 ext 102.