Swimmin’ In Live Music

On Friday night we enjoyed a concert at the Door Community Auditorium by one of our favorite performing artists, Jeff Tweedy. Best known as the songwriter and frontman for the band, WILCO, Mr. Tweedy gave us a delicious solo sampling from his very large body of work dating back over the last 2 decades.

As I sat listening I couldn’t help but feel amazed at the vast number of music and arts offerings we have in, what is essentially, a very rural area. A quick glance at today’s Peninsula Pulse list of live music events tells me that I can catch the Fairland Family Bluegrass Band at a church service, the Nicks (a favorite local jam band) on the water at the Gordon Lodge, the Dave Steffen Band (blues) at Stone Harbor and Taj Weekes (reggae) at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center. These are just what catches my eye from among the 15 – 20 other music performances going on today. And most are free! (I write this on a Sunday which has fewer concerts than Fridays and Saturdays)

The Communities of Door County have coordinated their concert schedules so that you can catch a free concert somewhere in the area every night of the week during the summer and early fall – Sundays in Egg Harbor, Wednesdays in Sister Bay, Fridays in Baileys Harbor, etc… And these are all in family-friendly park settings.

All of us at the Blacksmith Inn On The Shore are music lovers and enjoy helping our guests connect with the entertainment that they love. Before you visit you might want to check out ppulse.com for their daily schedules. The websites for the individual Door County villages will list their free concerts. And you can see what is playing at the Door Community Auditorium and the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, respectively, at: dcauditorium.com and theartofmusiclive.com.

So come on up and enjoy the Door County music scene with us!

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