Opening Night at Birch Creek

Birch Creek Music Performance Center celebrates the opening night of its 43rd season June 21 with “Positively Percussion I: A Faculty Showcase.” The event begins Birch Creek’s four-session concert season, starting with seven concerts of Percussion & Steel Band. Percussion & Steel Band concerts at Birch Creek feature a wide array of musical styles, including Caribbean steel pan, standard percussion ensembles, classic jazz and more.

Dan Moore, Professor of Percussion at University of Iowa, will return for his 20th season, and his third year as the program director for the Percussion & Steel Band session.

On June 22, the evening concert, “Percussion in Paradise: Musical Waves from Tropical Shores,” includes water-themed music in recognition of the Celebrate Water Door County initiative. On June 23 at 3 pm, “Percussion Pops: Music Familiar and Fun” is a family-friendly concert that can be enjoyed by all ages. Children and student tickets are free for this matinee performance. There is no evening performance June 23.

Percussion & Steel Band concerts, including opening night, start at 7:30 pm in the Dutton Concert Barn, with student prelude music in the gazebo at 7 pm.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for students and $6 for children (11 and under). Premium seating is also available for $34. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more. To purchase tickets and see a full concert schedule visit

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