All tickets are now on sale for DCA’s 2014 Main Stage Season! Featuring national touring legends, beloved local performers, traditional Native American dancers, an NPR superstar, and music that runs the gamut from joyful New Orleans jazz to introspective folk to tropical reggae soul, we’re confident that our audiences are going to have a lot of fun this year. Please join us!
Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley
Music by James Kaplan
Story by Fred Alley & James Kaplan
The Bachelors, a follow-up to Guys On Ice, celebrates the realm of bachelorhood through the lens of Stew and John, hapless bumblers in search of love in Madison, Wisconsin.
For tickets, visit FolkloreTheatre.com, call 920-854-6117 or visit the AFT box office at 10351 Bella Vista Lane in Ephraim.
Tickets: $27 adults/$13 children 12 and under
Dates: August 29 thru October 18, 2014
Multiple Performances – Days & Times vary
Six of Door County’s favorite musicians reunite to pay tribute to Bob Dylan in a revue that has become one of the peninsula’s favorite concert traditions. After three years of popular acclaim and sold-out performances, this “Door County supergroup” will dip once again into the deep well of Bob Dylan’s work, breathing new life into classic songs like Lay Lady Lay and Blowin’ in the Wind. Memphis multi-instrumentalist Eric Lewis, California-based string player Chris Irwin, local folk crooners Katie Dahl and Jeanne Kuhns, and bassist-percussionists Rich Higdon and Patrick Palmer will all perform in this tribute to one of America’s most iconic songwriters.
“Come gather ’round, people, wherever you roam…” – Bob Dylan
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ministry Door County Medical Center Presents: Celebrate Community with nationally acclaimed artists…together for a great night of music!
FEATURING: The Persuasions!
The Persuasions have long been the acknowledged “Kings of A Capella”. Since those long ago days of 1962, the Persuasions have gone on to sing in concert halls and nightclubs the world over. They released 26 albums and played with the great Ray Charles, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor just to name a few.
Opening Act: Dorothy Scott
An exquisite vocal style, amazing guitar playing and a gift for discovering the heart of a song. Her live performance is passionate and real, fierce and funny, outspoken and vulnerable. Voted #1 in Rolling Stone Magazine in Favorites Section 2003.
Also with a 60 piece children’s choir from Sevastopol High School!
For more info please call 920-493-5979.
Tickets: Free Community Event
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet celebrates the spontaneity and tradition of jazz in this tribute to the late, great Dave Brubeck, father of Quartet members Daniel Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone). Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb round out this dynamic jazz ensemble. Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. This tribute to Dave Brubeck features many of the elder Brubeck’s trademark and lesser-known tunes, all suffused with the Quartet’s dedication to melody, rhythm, and the extemporaneous spirit of jazz.
“Sizzling swing, rich melodies, tight arrangements, inventive solos.” – All About Jazz
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Underwriting Provided by: Cynthia Stiehl in Celebration of The YMCA
Some of Door County’s most popular musicians will gather to present the second-annual “Play It Forward” benefit concert at Door Community Auditorium. A tradition that began with a wildly successful inaugural concert in 2013, Play It Forward reflects the best of Door County life, including the peninsula’s famously tight-knit community and vibrant music scene. Inspired by the life and legacy of Bo Johnson, a young Sister Bay resident who passed away from leukemia in 2012, the Play It Forward concert series benefits regional, national, and international causes identified and selected by the performers.
This year’s concert will benefit the Scandia Village’s Partners in Compassion Campaign.
“An extraordinary evening of music, community, and heart.” – DoorCounty.com
Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Major Sponsor: Ministry Door County Medical Center
For more than 30 years, the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre has carried on the powerful tradition of dance and song in Plains Indian Society. Founded in 1978, the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre began with the support of traditional Lakota educators, powwow dancers, singers, and storytellers. Featuring some of the Sioux Nation’s most acclaimed performers, the troupe is now under the direction of noted choreographer Henry Smith. In their presentation at DCA, Come to the Center, this acclaimed ensemble presents the story of the birth, death, and rebirth of a nation. The New York Times hailed their performance as “a visual treat…a ritual celebration that made dancing a ceremonial act.”.
“A dazzling performance…a profound sense of ritual.” – Washington Post
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Riders in the Sky come to Fish Creek to kick off the holiday season, celebrating Christmas the Cowboy Way. For more than thirty years, Riders in the Sky have carried the flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, revitalizing the Western music tradition. In that time, this classic cowboy quartet has chalked up over 6,100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, appearing in venues everywhere from county fairs to the Hollywood Bowl, even singing in the hit Pixar film Toy Story 2. The Riders’ enchanting live performances retain the open-plains spirit of cowboy music, all the while imbuing the genre with their wacky Western wit and down-home charm.
“You can almost feel the heat from the campfire and hear the coyote in the distance.” – East Bay Express
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Friday, December 14, 2014