Live Music, Concerts and Theatre


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.

Free Concert Series: Harmony by the Bay

From blues to rock, country to jazz, and our local symphonic band, there is something for everyone! 

All performances take place at Martin Park at 7 p.m. Click here for a map to the location.

Weekly Free Concert Schedule

June 17
Dave Steffen Band
With 10 albums and thousands of appearances under his belt, Wisconsin Native, Dave Steffen, has made quite a name for himself since signing his first recording contract at age 15. Today, his musical quest continues alongside bass player and vocalist, Craig Neuser, and drummer, Spencer Panosh. Known for a mix of blues and classic rock, the Dave Steffen Band is popular throughout the Midwest and beyond.

June 24
Peninsula Symphonic Band
Comprised mainly of adults and students from the Door County area, the Peninsula Symphonic Band has entertained crowds for over 15 years with the delightful sounds of music ranging from classical favorites to Queen.

July 8
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Join two-time Grammy award winner Terrance Simien and his band for a one-of-a-kind journey through the world of Zydeco music which combines elements of rock, blues, and reggae in creole style. With over 32 years of experience and 7,000 performances in 45 countries, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience has gained notoriety around the world — this is a show you won’t want to miss!

July 15
Blues Disciples
In 1990, the Blues Disciples began performing at local clubs in the Milwaukee area. Over time, they grew in popularity by staying true to their roots, grounded in 50’s and 60’s Chicago electric blues. Noted for powerful vocals, harmonica, and guitar, their music has remained fresh and relevant with new generations of listeners.

July 22
Somebody’s Darling
Critically acclaimed for redefining the boundaries of music, Somebody’s Darling is an inventive rock band from Dallas, Texas known for energetic live performances and the strong vocals of lead singer Amber Farris. Recently honored by Red Bull Music, Somebody’s Darling is a must-see band for anyone who appreciates rich, southern rock and roll.

July 29
Neil Fest
Sit back, relax, and enjoy — or get up and dance the night away during a rousing tribute to rock icon Neil Young, as played by eight talented musicians from the Mid-west!

August 5
Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns
Door County favorites since the 90’s, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns presents an eclectic mix of blues and jazz with both original and cover songs.

August 12
Thy Dirty Deuce and Dow Jones
Two of Door County’s top rock bands take the stage for an evening of fun and great entertainment. Thy Dirty Deuce brings all original rock-n-roll music to the table, while Dow Jones plays a mix of classic rock covers everyone can appreciate.

August 19
Copper Box
Fronted by Danny and Michelle Jerabek, Copper Box is an accordion-fueled Americana quartet known for delivering excellent performances that combine elements of polka, blues, jazz, rock, and more in a style all their own.

August 26
Let Me Be Frank’s Tribute
Enjoy an evening of entertainment complete with comedy and music unlike any other during this tribute review that takes a look at the humorous side of artists from the 60’s.

Please note: All programs are subject to change



Internationally Renowned Songwriters and Singers Rock Steel Bridge Songfest in June


Steel Bridge Song Festival

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. 

For details, news, and performance schedules surrounding Steel Bridge Songfest, we suggest visiting them online, emailing, or calling (920) 559-0384.


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