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Hear It Live at Door County Music Hot Spots


The melodic sounds of Door County: Waves crashing against lakeside bluffs. The whistle of leaves blowing in the wind. The swish of cross-country skis traversing the snow. And live music playing from nearly every village up and down the peninsula and on Washington Island.

From beer gardens where revelers rock out with local bands to performing arts centers with impeccable acoustics, the venues in Door County are as diverse as the musical acts they host. Learn more about where to find live music in Door County, whether you prefer an intimate singer/songwriter set or a lively waterfront party.

Sounds of the Summer: Concerts in the Park 

Listen to live music six nights a week at these free concert series featuring local, regional, and national artists. The summer schedule is as follows:

    Peg Egan Concert in Egg Harbor, Sundays

    Harborside Park, Mondays

    Noble Square, Tuesdays

    Waterfront Park, Wednesdays

    Martin Park, Wednesdays

    Harbor View Park, Thursdays

    Kendall Park, Fridays

Fishstock Concert Series, Fish Creek
This annual summer happening features live tunes — with a focus on folk music — on Sunday nights in and around a renovated 100-year-old barn.

The Fiddler’s Farm, Sturgeon Bay
This all-ages farm venue with a rustic red barn puts on a Branson, Missouri-inspired show with country and western, swing, and bluegrass performances.

Intimate Acoustics

Rain or shine, these indoor venues guarantee you’ll have a seat and an unforgettable musical experience year-round. Check each venue’s website for full schedules and ticket prices.

The Tambourine Lounge, Sturgeon Bay
Located next to the Holiday Music Motel, this retro destination hosts live music, a weekly open-mic night, and an Internet radio station broadcasting music from within the motel.

Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek
This notable performing arts venue attracts some of the biggest musical billings in Door County, including touring acts and the Peninsula Music Festival, with symphony, chamber music, and recital performances.

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor
Students and faculty at this elite summer music camp offer performances for the public in a historic performance barn.

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island
Take the ferry to Door County’s largest island to see a live show in this 260-seat venue. A calendar full of eclectic acts includes folk, rock, and classical music; live theater; and more.

Dinner and a Show

Grab a bite and catch a concert at these Door County eateries that book live bands throughout the year.

Waterfront Mary’s, Sturgeon Bay
Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill, which overlooks the bay, serves a mean cherry mojito along with a calendar full of musical acts. Arrive by land or by boat and fall in love with the view while tapping your toes.

Stone Harbor Resort, Sturgeon Bay
This waterfront resort hosts live bands on the weekends year-round. Indulge in laid-back pub fare and colorful cocktails while enjoying the music.

Sonny’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, Sturgeon Bay 
At this popular pizza destination, enjoy rooftop dining, views of the historic Michigan Street Bridge, and live music from spring through fall.

Husby’s Food & Spirits, Sister Bay
This bustling watering hole serves classic pub food and hosts live music performances every weekend, May through September. Itching to get on stage? Stop in on Mondays for open mic night.

Sippin and Singin’

No liquid courage is needed to enjoy a show at the peninsula’s wineries and breweries, but the music might sound even better with a pint of craft beer or a local glass of wine in hand.

Door County Brewing Co. & Taproom, Baileys Harbor
The brewery doubles as a music hall, featuring live tunes every Saturday afternoon with special guest performances throughout the year. Hungry? Grab a bite from DCBC Eats Shack next door, which serves casual barbecue fare.

Bridge Up North Taproom at the Cherry Hut, Fish Creek
Bring the whole crew to this family- and dog-friendly beer garden. Fridays and Saturdays buzz with live music (June–October), yard games, and shoppers buying locally sourced products.

Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery, Sister Bay
No doubt you’ll feel just peachy while enjoying live shows throughout the summer. On-tap suds at the craft brewery include the Silo Sisters Peach Sour and Highway 42 Cherry Sour.

One Barrel Brewing Co., Egg Harbor
This brewery hosts live music in a spacious beer garden with plenty of fire pits to keep you toasty as the mercury starts to drop in the fall.

Anchored Roots Vineyard & Winery, Egg Harbor
Listen to music from visiting bands and singer/songwriters while you sip a bold dry red or crisp white wine crafted by vintners with winemaking experience from the Pacific Northwest.

Door 44 Winery, Sturgeon Bay
Sample award-winning Wisconsin wines while listening to live music at the vineyard on specific dates throughout the year.

Harbor Ridge Winery, Egg Harbor
Cozy up at this log cabin winery, then order a wine flight to taste test a range of dry-to-sweet selections while soaking up live music on the patio.

Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Sturgeon Bay
The back deck overlooking a sprawling vineyard entices visitors to stay a while. Check Simon Creek’s website for a schedule of live blues, rock, and country acts.

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