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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!

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Jason Isbell

jason-postSpin magazine calls southern singer-songwriter Jason Isbell “one of the finest lyricists working today.”. An Alabama native, Isbell began his career as a member of the popular alt-country band Drive-By Truckers. In 2007, Isbell embarked on a solo career, garnering popular and critical acclaim for his stark and poignant story songs. The raw, open power of Isbell’s 2013 album Southeastern landed the record on top-ten lists across the country. The New York Times calls Isbell “one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies and the kind of grainy blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind.”.

“Lyrics that could break hearts.” – Boston Globe

Tickets: $22/$28/$38
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Time: 8:00pm

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Presenting Sponsor: Main Street Market
Supporting Sponsors: Peninsula Pulse, Door Country FM 97.7

Ziggy Marley – The Fly Rasta Tour

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ziggy-postJamaica native Ziggy Marley first sat in on recording sessions with his father’s band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old. Since then, in conjunction with his family band The Melody Makers, Marley has crafted his own soulful sound, which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop, and roots reggae. His potent messages of love, peace, and political activism, set to reggae’s infectious tropical beats, have earned him five Grammy Awards. A torchbearer of the reggae tradition, Ziggy Marley honors his father’s incomparable musical legacy while at the same time casting his own bright light.

“Ziggy Marley evokes energy and eloquence.” – Miami Sun-Sentinel

Tickets: $22/$36/$46
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time: 8:00pm

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Major Sponsors: Alexander’s Restaurant, Tapuat Kombucha, Young Automotive
Supporting Sponsors: Grasse’s Grill, RocketDSD.com / IceCreamSource.com, The Cordon Family Foundation, Wild Tomato

Community Event: American Folklore Theatre presents The Bachelors

bachelors-postBook 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

Della Mae

della-mae-postIn just a few short years, Della Mae has become a sensation in the world of contemporary bluegrass. With vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, these five young women revitalize time-honored musical traditions to create a bluegrass sound that’s unmistakably modern. Nominated for a Grammy in 2014, Della Mae combines centuries’ worth of musical influences with a fresh, acoustically gritty sensibility. Armed with classical training and bluegrass smarts, the members of Della Mae showcase their considerable technical talent with Texas-style fiddling and vocal abilities beyond their years, imbuing live performances with a chemistry, finesse, and vivacity that’s captivating.

“Move over, bluegrass boys. Della Mae’s newest album…[is] proof that Americana ain’t a man’s world any longer.” – American Songwriter

Tickets: $18/$26/$32
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time: 7:00pm

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Presenting Sponsor: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik
Major Sponsors: Door County Advocate, Main Street Market, White Gull Inn
Supporting Sponsors: Parkwood Lodge, Signature Pieces of Egg Harbor, Wild Tomato

Buckets of Rain IV

buckets-postSix 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

Tickets: $16/$20/$22
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm

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Major Sponsors: Door County Land Trust, Ecology Sports / Base Camp Coffee Shop, Main Street Market

Brubeck Brothers Quartet Tribute to Dave Brubeck

brubeck-postThe 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

Tickets: $22/$34/$46
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 7:00pm

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Underwriting Provided by: Cynthia Stiehl in Celebration of The YMCA

Play it Forward Benefit Concert II

play-it-postSome 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
Time: 2:00pm

Major Sponsor: Ministry Door County Medical Center

Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre

lakota-postFor 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

Tickets: $15/$26/$36
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm

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Major Sponsors: Tapuat Kombucha
Supporting Sponsors: Edgewood Orchard Gallery Cookbook Fund

Riders in the Sky: Christmas the Cowboy Way

riders-postRiders 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

Tickets: $22/$28/$38
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 7:00pm

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Major Sponsors: The Cordon Family Foundation, JJ’s La Puerta & The Waterfront Restaurant