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Your summer in Door County is not complete until you've enjoyed a concert or two. There’s nothing better to do than kick back and relax with your friends and family while listening to live music!

Here in Fish Creek we have 5 fantastic concert venues you should be sure to check out. Some of these are ticketed events, so buy yours today if you're planning on attending. If you're up for a more spontaneous session, there are local restaurants and bars that have live music throughout the summer. You can check our community calendar for info.

1. Door Community Auditorium

As an unforgettable Door County theater experience, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is a year-round venue for enrichment and entertainment through a balanced combination of performing, visual, and literary arts. 

The main stage features 10 to 15 nationally-recognized artists per season – from legendary stage veterans to innovative up-and-comers. On the list for 2019 are:

As a premiere Fish Creek attraction offering big-name headliners, Door Community Auditorium is an excellent option for your next trip to the peninsula. Get your tickets today!

2) Birch Creek Music Performance Center

 

As a summer music academy located southeast of Fish Creek in Egg Harbor, Birch Creek Music Performance Center offers live performances that feature advanced students and internationally recognized faculty musicians.

Founded in 1975 by the Dutton family, Birch Creek’s mission was and continues to be to provide intensive, performance-based instruction to promising young musicians by immersing them in a professional, mentoring environment.

The campus is centered around the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn, a renovated century-old farm structure with exceptionally fine acoustics, with smaller concerts being held around a centrally-located gazebo on the property.

Elegant performances combined with Birch Creek’s rustic setting can be viewed Wednesdays-Saturdays throughout the summer months and in fall for their concert series. Come experience this fun and semi-formal Door County theater!

3) Concerts in the Park

Fish Creek Concerts in the Park

Grab your blankets or camp chairs, and head to Noble Square Park! Every Tuesday at 4pm from mid-June to the end of August, local and visiting professional musicians perform in downtown Fish Creek for Concerts in the Park.

These free concerts are just a short walk from the finest boutique shops and restaurants our humble town has to offer. Noble Square Park provides a relaxing activity for those looking to take in the scenery while enjoying our village atmosphere.

  • June 25 - Keith Scott, Chicago blues
  • July 9 - Mighty Mouth, hot local rock and blues
  • July 16 - Talk of the Town, Dixieland and swing
  • July 23 - Birch Creek, jazz combo
  • July 30 - Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, rollicking band of musical pirates
  • August 6 - Birch Creek, jazz combo
  • August 13 - Highland Road, bluegrass
  • August 20 - Small Forrest, country and indie
  • August 27 - Back in the Day, acoustic classic rock

4) Peninsula Music Festival

Featuring world-class musicians, the Peninsula Music Festival is a three-week slate of live music performances at the Door Community Auditorium. From August 6-24, symphonies and soloists play classical pieces in celebration of famous composers, such as:

  • Tchaikovsky
  • Bach
  • Mozart
  • Haydn
  • Beethoven
  • Rachmaninoff
  • And others!

The Peninsula Music Festival is a time-honored tradition that has been an annual Door County event for over 60 years. Fish Creek is proud to host such a gifted group of performers from all across the country. The Peninsula Music Festival is a spectacular showcase of talent and the perfect way to end your summer trip!

5) Fishstock Concert Series

The Fishstock Concert Series is a Fish Creek music tradition featuring local performances and sounds from all over the peninsula. The concerts are held during July and August and are held in a 100-year-old Door County barn, which has been renovated to seat 150 people in the hayloft acoustic area (for solo, duet and trio acts) and 300 at the ground-level big stage.

Fishstock also has additional seating outside for 200 guests and allows people to tailgate before and during concerts as an additional activity. Although an unconventional setting, this Door County gem brings generations together with the common love of great tunes, good times and Fish Creek!

Buy your tickets for the 2019 sesason today.

  • June 30 - Will Kruger
  • July 7 - Michael P. Smith
  • July 14 - Stas Venglevski and Misha Litvin
  • July 21 - Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble
  • July 28 - Handpicked Bluegrass
  • August 4 - John Ford-Coley
  • August 11 - Joe Jencks and Carolyn Carter
  • August 18 - Janet Planet
  • August 25 - Jimmy Davis
  • September 1 - Eric Lewis & Friends

Which Door County Concert Experience Will You Attend?

With so many incredible options…how do you choose just one? The good news is you don’t have to! Come enjoy as many performances as you like on your next visit to Fish Creek.

For more helpful tips on things to do, places to eat, and where to stay, request your free 2019 Activity Guide today!

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