Sturgeon Bay, Door County has colorful and diverse entertainment venues to show you. Throughout the year, there are live entertainment options to delight the locals and visitors. From the stage at Third Avenue Playhouse to the pub at Stone Harbor to the bistro tables at one of our wonderful coffee shops to the lawn at the Maritime Museum, you can enjoy live music, comedy acts and theatrical performances. Many of the listed entertainment venues bring both local and national acts to their stages.
To get a weekly snapshot of live music and entertainment in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, check our constantly updated Community Calendar.
In addition to all of these entertainment options, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center hosts as many as 14 large events throughout the year that often include multiple stages of complimentary entertainment. Please look at our Events page for more information on local events.
From blues to rock, country to jazz, and our local symphonic band, there is something for everyone! This year's music line-up is set to delight everyone!
Below is the list of performances for June 18th to August 27th, 2014 so you can plan your summer evenings! All performances take place at Martin Park at 7 p.m. Click here for a map to the location.
The Works and Friends
A Maritime Museum Event
The Works and Friends return for their 4th Harmony by the Bay concert. Works’ bassist and co-founder Michael Raye described their upcoming show as a “blend of old favorites and some new surprises .” Raye, Bob and Mike Starr, Joe Fittshur, Josh Gregory and Ben Larsen will be joined by family and friends for an entertaining mix of folk, pop, soul and rock.
Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horn
A Maritime Museum Event
A popular Door County band that features an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and original music.
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
A seven-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe, whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies.
BONUS CONCERT! (Tuesday)
This 21-piece high school string ensemble displays a diverse arrangement of styles. American Bluegrass, Celtic fiddle, popular folk, Appalachian Step-dancing, Progressive Acoustic, and more are all brought forward with a crisp, entertaining flair.
Trapper Schoepp & the Shades
Features straight-up roots rock with a warm Mid-western appeal and the natural gloss of the harmonizing brotherly vocals.
Eddie Biebel’s distinctive guitar playing, earthy baritone voice, and varied repertoire never fail to leave audiences wanting more. Eddie has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, gathering a large and loyal following of fans along the way.
An Austin based Americana rock band. They take rock and roll from its deep roots and push it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sound with elements of R & B and blues added.
Rev. Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
Traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to many of the greats!
Peninsula Symphonic Band
A Maritime Museum Event
Peninsula Symphonic will help us celebrate Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay. They will definitely entertain you with a large variety of music from classical to Queen.
Giles Corey’s Stoned Soul
A return to the guitarist’s roots in blues, acoustic, and early 70’s stomp. His music is steeped in blues and roots, pain and joy, slide guitar and stoned soul.
Let me be Frank’s Tribute to the 60’s
Unlike any other tribute review, takes a look at the humorous side of the artists from the 60’s. Frank’s Tribute will have you laughing in the aisle and wowing at the uncanny likeness.
An award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. They treat fans to old roots Reggae favorites, along with original music blending influences of rock, roots, blues, and reggae into their own unique sound.
Please note: All programs are subject to change
From June 11 to June 14, 2015 songwriters and musicians from all over the world gather in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, for Steel Bridge Songfest (SBSF), an amazing one-of-a-kind festival featuring all original music. Jackson Browne, Jane Weidlin (Go-Go's) and hundreds of other talented artists have participated in Steel Bridge Songfest since 2005. This year, among other well-known musicians, Mr. Browne will be returning to perform, and Carole King's daughter, Louise Goffin, will be an SBSF participant.