Live Music on the Rise

As summer approaches, more bands are starting to perform up and down the peninsula. Check out who’s slinging tunes this week, and stay tuned for the Peninsula Pulse’s Summer Music Preview – highlighting all things live music – coming in June. Find more details about the following performances in this week’s events calendar.

Short Notice

May 6, 7-10:30 pm, Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub

Focusing on the harmonies of the 1970s.

Steel Crossing

May 7, 3-7 pm, Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

Playing a mix of hits from the 1960s to today for the Kentucky Derby party.

Open Tab

May 7, 11 am – 2 pm, Peninsula State Park

This husband and wife put their diverse musical backgrounds to work to create their own spin on everything from Ray Charles to Matchbox 20. Playing at the finish line of the Door County Half Marathon.

Ben Larsen

May 7, 1-4 pm, Harbor Ridge Winery

Americana acoustic singer.

George DelaGardelle

May 7, 2-5 pm, Door County Brewing Co. Tap Room and Music Hall

Blues guitar.


May 7, 2-5 pm, The Garage at Husby’s

High-energy, feel-good renditions of classic pop, soul and rock hits.

The Del Rays

May 7, 3 pm, Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub

Playing a variety of rock and roll from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s for the Kentucky Derby party.

Jeff Hinnendael

May 7, 4-6 pm, Parallel 44 Winery

A singer/songwriter from Green Bay.

Stewart Ellyson

May 7, 4-6 pm, Door 44 Winery

A Neenah-based singer/songwriter who plays favorites, classics and originals.

Joe LaForce

May 7, 7:30-10 pm, Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub

LaForce plays a heartfelt homage to a classic era of acoustic and electric country, rock, blues and funk.


May 7, 9 pm, Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse

Sing it out, people, and have fun!

Dave Cavanaugh

May 9, 5-7 pm, Hügel Haus

Playing hits and requests from rock to country to blues and more.

Paul Taylor

May 10, 5-8 pm, White Gull Inn

Playing acoustic guitar during dinner.

Open Mic

May 10, 9 pm, Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill

Hosted by Adam Haste.

Acoustic Jam

May 11, 1-3 pm, Egg Harbor Library

Open to all musicians, musical instruments and ability levels. This jam fosters community as new musicians learn from the other players and gain confidence. Listeners are welcome.

David Hatch

May 13, 1-4 pm, Harbor Ridge Winery

Playing classic rock, pop, country and folk.

Amythyst Kiah

May 13, 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium

With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup. Tickets are $30-$55.


May 13, 7-10:30 pm, Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub

An authentic reproduction of modern and classic country hits with a distinctive approach to instrumentation.