Toe-Tapping December Music Events
The snow is falling which means the the indoor music scene is heating up for the season with indoor shows across the county. You can find one-of-a-kind shows from touring artists, laid back listening sessions, or even contribute your own voice with open mic and karaoke nights.
Here are some highlights in the month of December to add to your calendar:
Robert "Robbie" Fulks is an American alternative country singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and long-time Chicago, Illinois resident. He has released 13 albums over a career spanning more than 30 years and has been Grammy-nominated.
Have dinner an a show with an optional, pre-concert, fixed-price dinner of $22.95/person starting at 6pm. The concert begins at 8pm and is $23/ticket.
Brian Vander Ark is best known as being the lead singer and principal songwriter for multi-platinum selling band, The Verve Pipe. Advance tickets recommended with limited seating, $20/ticket. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm.
The Raglanders are a country-influenced band from Green Bay known for alt-country, Americana, and good ol' rock n roll. Show starts at 7pm in the recently constructed music hall of Door County Brewing Co. The show is free but has limited seating.
Join for a night of music featuring Chris Rosenau, a guitar player and founding member of seminal instrumental post-rock band Pele, the American music ensemble Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Volcano Choir with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Held in the studio above the Artists Guild in downtown Sturgeon Bay. An early arrival is recommended and there is limited seating. Event is free with a $10/suggested donation at the door.
The spirited holiday program highlights a cappella foursomes humor and musicianship with a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. Cost for tickets is $15/adults, $12/seniors and $8/youth.
An annual concert event now in its sixth year, Play It Forward brings together some of Door County’s best-loved musicians for an evening of seasonal music that is both festive and reflective. Inspired by the life and legacy of Bo Johnson, a young Sister Bay resident who died in 2012, “Play It Forward” does just that: participating musicians donate their time, and proceeds from the evening go to benefit a worthy cause (this year’s recipient has yet to be chosen). Play it Forward is an evening that celebrates the warmth and light of the holiday season.
For New Year’s Eve get a rockin' blues experience in Egg Harbor at Mojo Rosa’s, a Mexican American bar and restaurant.
If country is more your style, spend the last day of the year jamming out to the Madison area band Modern Day Drifters who specialize in classic rock and country at the Log Den.
Live out your dreams of singing your favorite 80’s ballad or acting out your best Axl Rose at one of the weekly karaoke nights.
Hosted by Cheryl Simon
Hosted by Hope Reyes.
Open Music Events
Sing or strum along at one of the various participatory music events on the peninsula.
All levels welcome.
Songwriters, poets and comedians welcome.
Hosted by Adam Haste
Every Friday from 10 am - 12 pm