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Summer Music Preview Bigger Than Ever

Summer has finally arrived on the peninsula: The cherries have bloomed; the weather is starting to warm up; and the speed limit in Ephraim has been reduced to 25 mph. Now is the time to explore all the county has to offer: walks along wooded trails in a nature preserve, evenings watching sunsets, flicks at the drive-in or listening to some tunes. Whether you’re a fan of country, folk, rock, alternative or the many other genres, there’s something for you to check out this summer – and the Peninsula Pulse has you covered.

I don’t think I’ve been as excited for a Summer Music Preview (SMP) as I have been for this one. With things starting to return to normal last year, I was anticipating an uptick in offerings this year, but the businesses of Door County have pulled out all the stops to offer a massive amount of live music this summer: 821 performances scheduled to date! 

Which brings me to a big change that you may notice this year: What happened to August? The answer is that there were so many live-music events this season that we didn’t have space to include the final month of the season! But fear not. Come July, the Pulse will run a pseudo SMP 2.0 that covers all of August and highlights a few performers to check out. And there are plenty of music gigs to keep you busy until then, right?

The Pulse’s SMP includes details about weekly performances, featured bands, festivals, venues and classical performances, as well as a calendar that includes live-music happenings. Although we try to have the most comprehensive list, schedules are always changing and expanding, so check our events calendar each week in the regular issues of the Pulse for any updates and additional performances.

We hope our SMP is helpful as you check out the live-music scene in Door County. Here’s to another summer full of live music, sunny skies and family fun!