Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center News
The Heart and Soul of Music in Door County
Promises of a warm, dry summer are on the horizon – perfect weather for enjoying and dancing to the rhythms of Sturgeon Bay’s entertaining music scenes. Whether your toes tap to the sounds of rock or country, classical, reggae, jazz or hip hop, musicians from across the nation and beyond make their way to Sturgeon Bay to perform. Sturgeon Bay hosts festivals, concerts and music series, some free to the public, others ticketed for exclusive access, so be sure to check our community calendar for updates through the summer. Bring your friends, family and dancing shoes and take time to revel in the sights and sounds of Sturgeon Bay’s entertainment experiences!
Harmony by the Bay
Kick back and relax on beautiful summer evenings and enjoy live music in Martin Park at Sturgeon Bay’s weekly free summer concert series – Harmony By the Bay! The stage is 2 blocks from the scenic canal in downtown Sturgeon Bay, making for breathtaking sunset backdrops during the concerts.
The free concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, June 13 through August 22. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets! Please support local non-profit groups selling food and drinks during the concerts, and don’t carry-in food. If it's rainy, the concert will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department at 421 Michigan Street (enter from Market Square parking lot). Call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center for additional information at 800-301-6695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 13— Glas Hamr
June 20 — Modern Day Drifters
June 27 -- Doozey
July 4 — No Show - Celebrate the 4th at Sunset Park!
July 11 --
July 18 -- Steely Dane
July 25 -- Head East
August 1 -- Trapper Schoepp & the Shades
August 8 — Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns (Maritime Week)
August 15 -- Chicago Farmer
August 22 -- Spice
Musicians, jokesters, and poets unite each Thursday night for an open mic celebration of original work at the Holiday Music Motel. Spectators and performers are welcome, and there’s no cost for admission.
To receive additional information, visit the Holiday Music Motel website or call 920-743-5571.
Burning Cow Music Festival
Enjoy three days of live music, July 27-29, showcasing numerous bands from across the nation and beyond. The first festival of its kind in Door County, Burning Cow is an outdoor, on-site camping, all-ages music festival taking place on 40 privately owned acres located just north of Sturgeon Bay. The focus of the event is to bring emerging and established rock, bluegrass, Alt Country, and jam bands to Door County.
Delectable food will be available including award-winning barbecue by Chef T. Bacon as well as craft beers and non-alcoholic beverage options. The festival will culminate with, as the name suggests, the burning of a 30-ft wooden cow on Saturday, July 29! Tickets and more info are currently available at burningcowfestival.com.
Music Around the City
Bring your dancing shoes when you come to Sturgeon Bay this summer. The city rocks with live music both indoors and outside in the sunshine! Whichever side of town you are on, keep this list of venues close at hand to add a bit of fun to your vacation.
Brick Lot Pub & Grill
For music schedule: bricklotpub.com/events
Or call 920-743-9339
Door Peninsula Winery
For music schedule: dcwine.com
Or call 920-743-7431
Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
For music schedule: kittyoreillys.com/entertainment
Or call 920-743-7441
Ministry Door County Medical Center
“Celebrate Community” Summer Concert Series
All concerts are free and take place in the hospital green space on 16th Place.
Or call 920-493-5979
Sonny’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
For music schedule: sonnyspizzeria.com/live-music
Or call 920-743-2300
Stone Harbor Restaurant and Pub
For music schedule: stoneharbor-resort.com
Or call 920-746-0700
Waterfront Mary’s Bar and Grill
For music schedule: facebook.com/WaterfrontMarysBarandGrill/events
Or call 920-743-3690