Retuned: Sturgeon Bay’s Open-Mic Scene

If you’re a regular reader of the Peninsula Pulse’s Arts and Entertainment section, you may have perused my story, “Sturgeon Bay’s Open-Mic Scene,” in the Feb. 9 issue. If you’re involved in the peninsula’s music scene, you may have realized there’s more to the story than what made it into the article.

First, I missed some mics – namely, those at Butch’s Bar and Drömhus.

Butch’s Bar hosts open mics on Wednesdays at 8 pm. The jam session survived a fire that destroyed the original Butch’s Bar building in February 2022, and moved with the bar to its new home in the former Nautical Inn at 234 Kentucky St.

Drömhus’ open mics are on Thursday evenings, hosted by local musicians Lucy Hagen and Friends, 6-9 pm. Check our calendar at, or Drömhus’ social media pages to keep up on these events (in addition to our Liner Notes in this week’s issue.)

Drömhus is located at 611 Jefferson St. 

The second gap in my original article was that I didn’t properly explain the Tambourine Lounge’s WRiTERS’ NiGHT; what I described was actually the former Steel Bridge Songfest, which was run by the same folks. 

While clarifying this with event organizer pat mAcdonald, I realized the unique setup of that long-running jam deserves its own description – so look out for an article in next week’s issue.

Finally, though information may be up-to-date one week, things may change the following week. One such schedule change occurred at Kitty O’Reilly’s open mic night. Though it’s usually held weekly, it switched to every other week during the months of February and March. They hope to return to once a week in April, according to co-owner Amy Crook.

Without the help of attentive music-lovers in our community, I wouldn’t have the full story, and neither would our readers. So to those who reached out with extra information – thanks for caring, and for sharing your knowledge.