You’ll find your pick of live music in Door County, Wisconsin, regardless of musical taste or season of the year. Here are our eight favorites.
Door Country is for music lovers! Whether you prefer the dulcet tones of a symphony orchestra or the raucous, joyful stylings of Big Band Jazz, Door County and Egg Harbor—home to our Trillium Gap Cottage—have you covered across all seasons.
Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series
As the summer sun sets in Egg Harbor, families flock to the Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series, hosted by the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center. Every Sunday throughout the summer, head to the Egg Harbor Amphitheater to catch home-grown folk, blues, jazz, and rock from acclaimed artists. Fans of folk music should plan their trip for July 15th, when the Waterfolk Festival will be in full swing. Concerts are free and family-friendly, so gather your whole group for a picnic dinner and festive tunes.
Door Community Auditorium
A bastion of arts in the Door County area, Door Community Auditorium is just minutes from Egg Harbor, in the scenic town of Fish Creek. Year-round entertainment includes seasonal concert series featuring local and internationally-renowned artists—past performers include Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, and even Johnny Cash.The 2018 summer line-up will be announced in late April, so mark your calendars to see if your favorite artists will be making an appearance!
The Peninsula Music Festival
Classical-music lovers travel from around the country to visit the Peninsula Music Festival , held at Door County’s own Door Community Auditorium each August. Musicians from the best symphonies in the country will perform in the 2018 season, with nine performances between August 7 and 25th. Close your eyes and let the unforgettable symphonies of Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, and Mozart wash over you—you’ll emerge feeling refreshed, renewed, and enriched.
Nestled in a historic 19th century barn and surrounded by sprawling green lawns and gardens, the Woodwalk Gallery is truly one of Egg Harbor’s hidden gems. Artwork from local and regional artists hangs throughout the barn, while concerts rock the lawn throughout the summer. The Jeanne Kuhns Woodwalk Concert Series , featuring dozens of local favorite artists, runs regularly from June through September.
The Midsummer’s Music Festival, which travels throughout Door County, makes several stops at Woodwalk; in 2018, four evenings of classical music include the work of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and more. Pack a picnic lunch and sip a glass of wine or lemonade on the lawn as music fills the balmy summer air.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center
For world-class music in charming, rustic digs, head to Egg Harbor’s own Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Doubling as both a music academy and a summer concert venue, Birch Creek boasts nightly concerts from June to August.
Stop by in June to catch a boisterous performance by the Percussion and Steel Band, or plan a night in August to see a Big Band Jazz show. All concerts are held in the historic Dutton Concert Barn, renovated and restored over the years to create top-notch acoustics.
Door Artisan Cheese Company
The hottest new spot in Egg Harbor, Door Artisan Cheese Company combines the best of community spirit and delicious gourmet treats. Enjoy a decadent meal in the Glacier Ledge Restaurant or shop for cave-aged cheeses in the Cave Market. Plan your visit for an evening when local band Small Forest is scheduled to play on the patio. The trio behind Small Forest are masters of blending genres, drawing from indie folk, rock, jazz, and country to form their unique sound; nothing beats this musical complement for your farm-to-table meal.
Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall
Living up to their motto —“Cold Beer. Live Music.”— Door County Brewing Co. is the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and sample craft beers from around the country while you enjoy eclectic entertainment year-round. Upcoming artists include the Modern Day Drifters, Christopher Gold and the New Old Things, Armchair Boogie, and the Lowdown Brass Band. With live music 3-4 nights a week, you can’t go wrong with a evening of snacking, sampling, and dancing the night away. Change it up and head over on a Tuesday for trivia, games, and prizes.
Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery
Soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of wine in your hand and music in the air. At Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery, Music on the Deck runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, spotlighting excellent local musicians in a casual outdoor ambiance. Singer/songwriter Mickey Grasso will open the 2018 season on May 27th, and each subsequent Sunday features new talent. Arrive at 2:00 p.m. for a tour of the vineyards and a complimentary wine tasting before you head out to the deck.
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