What is Your Musical Pleasure?

Although winter is known to be the  "quiet season" in Door County, I can tell you, whether you enjoy classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, reggae, gospel, folk, or salsa music, there is something happening in Door County for you, and soon! Even the quieter season is not completely quiet; let's take a look at what is coming up to heat up the winter days and nights on the peninsula.

1. Classical  For classical music aficionados, there are 2 series that will keep you entertained over the next weeks.  The series of free classical music concerts at Bjorklunden (south of Baileys Harbor) continues on January 27 with members of the Lawrence guitar studio performing works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Ravel and others.  The concert takes place in Vail Hall at Bjorklunden 1:30 PM. For more information, call 920-839-2216. Free Those familiar with the Peninsula Music Festival will be happy to hear that tickets to its annual February Fest are now available.  Known as being very intimate and casual musical experience, the concerts feature PMF musicians and guests performing at Shepard of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay at 2 PM on Saturdays in February.  For more information about February Fest call 920-854-4060. $25 Adults, $10 Children.SAMSUNG

2. Jazz, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and African Beats On Friday, January 25th, at 7:30 PM at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, you can get your musical fix across genres with the opening evening of concerts supporting a local cause, The Healing Project, which raises funds that provide health care services for those living with cancer. This show features blues harmonica legend, Corky Siegel, folk singer and musician, Dorothy Scott, and Sue Demel, who moves seamlessly between folk, jazz, and gospel.  Additional concerts featuring Peter Mulvey, Claudia Schmidt and reggae and African dance and drumming are scheduled for dates at various venues in February and March.  For more information, call 920-493-5979. All shows $15, except African drumming, which is free.

3. Bluegrass, Gospel, Rock, Folk One of Door County's most intimate and charming nights out is the annual Coffeehouse Concert Series at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Set up on most Friday evenings at 7 PM this winter in the Fireside Lobby, cozy candlelit tables face the artist as guests enjoy tasty coffee and baked treats while enjoying music of various genres.  This season, you can catch the Door County Opry, Songwriter, Freedy Johnston, folk rockers, The Cowboy Brothers, and local favorites, Jeanne Kuhns and Small Forest.  For more information, visit www.dcauditorium.org or call 920-868-2728. Tickets: $15, Reservations recommended. Erin Krebs and Jeff Johnston wowed at DCA's inaugural 2013 Coffeehouse Concert.

4. Salsa It's caliente! Although it's not live music, this is such a fun event, it doesn't really matter. On January 25, at 7 PM, Red Oak Winery in Sturgeon Bay, hosts an evening within a series for those who wish to learn to dance the salsa, or those who just want to come and enjoy the music, wine, and atmosphere.  $5 for salsa lesson, free for watchers and dancers.  For more information, call 805-450-0389.
So, if you are wondering what we actually do up here in the winter, these options should answer part of the question! We can keep you plenty busy, toe-tapping, grooving, and thoroughly engaged in Door County's year-round music scene.  Be sure to comment and post photos if you are out and about at these events and let every one
know why it is that Door County Rocks!