The Fourth of July always has a way of sneaking up on us, and it’s a reminder that the summer is flying by faster than we’d hope. Still, it offers a time to relax and celebrate in the midst of a busy time. What better way to do so than by seeking out live music?
Instead of focusing solely on the holiday itself, we’ve crafted a list of live-music events to check out around the peninsula throughout the week.
Blues artist Cathy Grier will be at Lautenbach’s in Fish Creek, 4-7 pm. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase.
Dahl will be at Ephraim’s Harborside Park, 6-8 pm, playing original folk music.
The Garage at Husby’s hosts an open mic every Monday, including July 1, starting at 6 pm. Check Facebook for updates.
No Name Ukulele Band
The Cookery Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek will offer live ukulele music during happy hour, 3:30-5 pm.
Tony Wiltgen and Frank Maloney
The pair will be playing country tunes at Boathouse on the Bay in Sister Bay, 5-9 pm, weather permitting.
This group will provide Americana covers and originals, all family-friendly, at Fred and Fuzzy’s in Sister Bay from 7-10 pm.
Classic rock and country vibes from Modern Day Drifters will hit Ephraim’s Harborside Park, 5-9:30 pm.
Come 6 pm, Copper Box will take a mix of Americana, roots, rock, polka, country and more to the Waterfront Park main stage in Sister Bay.
The only desire of this eight-piece rhythm-and-soul powerhouse is to get you moving on the dance floor – or dance grass. The band starts at 7 pm in Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park.
Classic Albums Live: A Night at the Opera
Classic Albums will “recreate the album note for note and cut for cut” at 8 pm at Fish Creek’s Door Community Auditorium. A Night at the Opera is regarded as one of Queen’s best albums.
This Chicago band will play a mix of originals and feel-good renditions of classic pop, soul and rock hits starting at 8 pm at The Garage at Husby’s in Sister Bay.
For the Fourth of July, Birch Creek in Egg Harbor hosts a “Proud Americans” concert at 4pm, with a pie and ice cream social before the concert at 2:30 pm.
This Minneapolis-based Latin group will hit the stage at 11:30 am at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall in Baileys Harbor.
Dusty Jewel will provide pop-rock covers from the ’60s through the present, 3-7 pm, at Stone Harbor Restaurant and Pub in Sturgeon Bay.
Pop, hop-hop and indie artist Rayko Pipes will be at Baileys Harbor’s Kendall Park, 5-7 pm.
“The very best of British Invasion and American rock and roll from the mid-1960s” will be on tap at Sturgeon Bay’s Stone Harbor, 6-10 pm.
This musical couple will play favorite covers at Sister Bay’s Stabbur Beer Garden, 7-10 pm.
Join the “intergalactic ambassador of Wisconsin’s silliest nerd funk” at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall in Baileys Harbor, 7-9 pm.
This 11-piece live party band will play classic rock tunes at Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay, 4-9 pm.
Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Sturgeon Bay will see its share of rock music when Whiskey Ditch starts playing at 6 pm.
This band is “distilling rock, R&B and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics and festival-worthy choruses.” See Juice at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall at 7 pm in Baileys Harbor.
Check out our live-music events page for a full list of shows, plus updates and repeats. Some of the musicians listed above have shows booked at multiple venues throughout the week.