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We are pleased to announce DCA’s 2015 Summer/Fall Season.

This year’s exciting and eclectic slate of performers includes Lyle Lovett, Mavis Staples, Melissa Etheridge, The Charlie Daniels Band, and many more!

All tickets are now on sale!*

Some of Door County’s best stargazing happens indoors – Please join us!

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*Josh Turner tickets on sale June 1 & 2 (VIP) and June 3 (General).

Katie Dahl: CD Release Concert with Eric Lewis

katie-postDoor County’s own Katie Dahl is a folk singer-songwriter whose career is quickly expanding beyond the peninsula where she makes her home. Known for her intelligent songwriting, rich alto, and engaging performance style, Katie Dahl has built a devoted fan following in Door County and beyond, singing original songs with a careful sense of craft and a strong sense of place. At DCA, Dahl will be joined by Eric Lewis, a multi-instrumentalist from Memphis and a Door County audience favorite, and local bassist Rich Higdon. Lewis’s fast-picking guitar will dovetail with Dahl’s sharp songwriting as the trio celebrates the release of Dahl’s new CD, Ordinary Band.

“Katie Dahl . . . combine[s] old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto.” – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tickets: $16/$20/$22
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Los Lonely Boys with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

los-roger-postPassionate, searing, and immensely talented, Los Lonely Boys have stirred themselves into America’s musical melting pot with their unique style of “Texican” music—a carefree mixture of driving rock, Texas blues, swaggering country, and lively Tejano beats. Los Lonely Boys grabbed the attention of the music world in 2004 when their debut single Heaven became a number-one Billboard hit. Since then, these three Grammy Award-winning brothers from west Texas have continued their musical ascent, captivating audiences with their masterful guitar work, irresistible grooves, and unshakeable pop appeal. Opening act Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will kick off the evening with a set of vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and unadulterated Southwestern rock and roll.

“Nothing short of infectious.” – Pop Matters

Tickets: $24/$36/$46
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

Artist Website – Los Lonely Boys
Artist Website – Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Artist Video – Los Lonely Boys
Artist Video – Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Mavis Staples

mavis-postIt’s no wonder that the Chicago Tribune calls Mavis Staples an “American treasure.” For six decades, Staples has been a solid rock of American music, from the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s (Uncloudy Day), to her engaged protest music in the civil rights era (Freedom Highway), to a series of chart hits in the 1970s (I’ll Take You There, Respect Yourself). In a career packed with appearances alongside everyone from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Presidents Carter and Clinton, to Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd, Mavis Staples has blazed a rhythm and blues trail all her own, never relinquishing her gospel roots or her fiery spirit.

“Musically towering over everyone.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“Her fire is undimmed…amazingly rich.” – The Guardian

Tickets: $32/$48/$58
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Josh Turner – JUST ANNOUNCED!

josh-post-jaMulti-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. At age 37, he’s one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive guitar style, Turner has sold more than 12 million recordings. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include Your Man, Why Don’t We Just Dance, Firecracker, Would You Go with Me, All Over Me and Time Is Love, the most played country song of 2012.

“Turner has a bass-baritone voice of great beauty and skill… balanced and alert; the notes come deep and grainy, almost the sound of bow on strings.” – The New York Times

Tickets: $54/$68/$78
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

*** Tickets go on-sale for DCA VIP’s via walk up or phone on June 1 and 2, and to the General Public and on the internet beginning June 3. ***

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Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. Solo

melissa-postWith soulful lyrics and smoky, Joplin-esque vocals, alt-rock icon Melissa Etheridge brings the deep emotion of confessional songwriting to bear on the heart and soul of rock and roll. In her almost-thirty-year career, Melissa Etheridge has released ten studio albums, campaigned tirelessly for numerous social causes, sold out countless tour dates, and won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar. At DCA, Melissa Etheridge will perform solo, playing hits like Come to My Window and I’m the Only One along with songs from her latest album, This Is M.E. — all delivered with the unflagging verve that endeared her to audiences in the first place.

“Etheridge lets it all hang out with her commanding, crackling voice and deliberate guitar strums.” – Rolling Stone

Tickets: $72/$88/$98
Date: Monday, June 29, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Field Report

fieldreport2-postWisconsin-based indie roots band Field Report centers around the passionately lyrical songs of Chris Porterfield. The Milwaukee-based Porterfield cut his musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (a collaboration with Bon Iver and Megafaun) and now performs his crafty, poignant story songs as the frontman of Field Report’s four-person band. The San Francisco Bay-Guardian writes that Porterfield’s “retrospection and emotionality…will make you want to melt into his world.”

“Enchanting, evocative story songs.” – Rolling Stone

Tickets: $16/$22/$28
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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A Night to Remember

a-night-postOn December 4, 1956, four musical legends met in an impromptu gathering at Sun Record Studios. When Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash all happened to gather together on that winter evening in Memphis, the electrifying result truly was “a night to remember.” DCA audiences will get to witness that powerful evening firsthand as it is recreated by the A Night to Remember cast, who will also play iconic favorites like Blue Suede Shoes, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Great Balls of Fire, and Hound Dog. Ninety minutes of exuberant rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950’s rock and roll.

“Just amazing.” –Examiner.com

Tickets: $26/$38/$48
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Charlie Daniels Band

charlie-postPlaying music that ranges from earnest gospel tunes to rowdy Southern rock to classic country anthems, Charlie Daniels has left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape. With hits like The Devil Went Down to Georgia and The South’s Gonna Do It Again, as well as memorable appearances on the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack, Daniels has topped country and pop charts, won a Grammy Award, earned three CMA trophies, and been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. An outspoken patriot and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie Daniels and his band imbue their live performances with fierce musical passion and easy Southern charm.

“Rich, hooting fun.” – Sing Out
“You can’t help but be affected by his fiery instrumentalism and picture-painting lyrics. Daniels and his colleagues are master writers of the kind of western-novel-style poetry that makes men and women larger than life.” – Chicago Tribune
“Blazing.” – Country Weekly

Tickets: $62/$78/$88
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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The Steel Wheels & Dom Flemons

dom-steel-postThe Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound, selling out venues from coast to coast. Joining The Steel Wheels at DCA is Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons has come to be known as the “American Songster,” using his prodigious skills on banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, and quills to carry on and re-examine the deep traditions of American blues and folk music.

“The Steel Wheels hit that sweet spot where musicianship, energy, talent, and good songwriting collide.” – No Depression
“Flemons’ harmonica-heavy, foot-tapping folk makes for the perfect hot summer soundtrack.” – Paste

Tickets: $22/$28/$38
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

Artist Website – The Steel Wheels
Artist Website – Dom Flemons
Artist Video – The Steel Wheels
Artist Video – Dom Flemons

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

lyle-postFour-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett has created his own style of Americana music in a career that spans 14 albums and more than four million records sold. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, the Texas-based Lovett defies convention by fusing elements of blues, country, folk, gospel and jazz with a gift for storytelling, as evidenced by such hits as If I Had a Boat, She’s No Lady, and My Baby Don’t Tolerate. At DCA, Lovett will perform with his renowned Very Large Band, featuring over a dozen brass players, string players, and vocalists. Together, Lovett and his band hoot, rock, and rollick.

“Lyle Lovett can make any song sound like a small tragedy. His pained, honeyed voice, with its bluesy turns and its countryish ache, fills every line with sincerity; his unhurried, deadpan delivery gives every line the air of an intimate confession.” – New York Times

Tickets: $65/$75/$88
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Justin Townes Earle

justin-postLike Steve Earle (his father) and Townes van Zandt (his namesake), Justin Townes Earle has an uncanny knack for bracingly honest songcraft. His songs draw on a deep well of experience: after four full-length, critically-acclaimed albums, near-constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, newfound sobriety, and amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, the 32-year-old Earle has quite the story to tell. He tells that story with sly intelligence and raw honesty, pairing the well-worn wisdom of Americana music with gritty reflections on modern life. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Justin Townes Earle is a real talent who can turn messy history into heart-shredding art.”

“A deft storyteller…alarmingly resonant and refreshing.” – The A.V. Club

Tickets: $22/$36/$46
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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The Wailin’ Jennys

wailin-postThe Wailin’ Jennys were created in 2004 when three solo singer-songwriters teamed up for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since then, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown into one of the most beloved acts on the international folk-roots scene, each member bringing her own unique background to bear on the group’s unified folk-pop sound. Bolstered by frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, members Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, and Heather Masse continue to make big waves, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with three-part harmonies that The Christian Science Monitor calls “impossibly beautiful…weightless.”

“An intoxicating blend mixing heartbreak, cross-patterned harmonies, classical, jazz and Celtic folk. Shine on.” – The Daily Mirror

Tickets: $26/$36/$46
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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The Jayhawks

jayhawks-postThe Jayhawks were swimming against the tide when they first emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene in the 1980s. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn’t quite rock or country (“Hank Williams on speed,” somebody once called it), The Jayhawks created a new musical blend that combined the elegant folk-rock of the Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, and the soaring harmonies of the Beach Boys. Still touring three decades later, The Jayhawks continue to push the envelope with dynamic performances, graceful sounds, and new thematic juxtapositions, all the while retaining their unmistakable buoyancy and spirit.

“Imaginative textures and glorious melodies….sheer, crunchy exuberance.” – American Songwriter

Tickets: $32/$48/$58
Date: Monday, August 24, 2015
Time: 8:00pm

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Community Partner Event: Northern Sky Theater presents Lumberjacks in Love

lumberjacks-nst-postFour burly lumberjacks live in a state of manly bliss at the Haywire Lumber Camp in Northern Wisconsin – until an encounter with a plucky mail order bride interrupts life as they know it. The result is big belly laughs and beautiful music.

Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley
Music by James Kaplan
Story by Fred Alley & James Kaplan

Tickets: $28 for adults / $14 for children 12 and under
Date & Time: Multiple Performances, September 4 thru October 17, 2015, days & times vary.

For tickets, visit northernskytheater.com/tickets, call 920-854-6117 or visit the NST Box Office at 10351 Bella Vista Lane in Ephraim.

Northern Sky Theater Website

Scaryoke

scaryoke-postDCA presents an all-ages, family-friendly Halloween event that audiences won’t soon forget! Dress up as your favorite performer — dead or alive — and show off your karaoke prowess. Prizes ranging from $100 to $250 will be awarded for: Best Costume and Performance (Elvis singing Blue Suede Shoes, perhaps?), Best Group (you and your friends could come dressed as One Direction and sing What Makes You Beautiful), Best Lyric/Costume Combo (singing Brick House while dressed as, say, a brick house?), Best Student Under 12, and Best Student 12-18. To cap off this eerily raucous evening, one person will win DCA’s first-ever Scaryoke Grand Prize!

Tickets: $10 Entry Fee to Compete for Cash Prizes. Free to the General Public.
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

The Wood Brothers

wood-postWhen Oliver and Chris Wood were growing up in Colorado, Oliver taught his younger brother Chris to play the bass. Thirty years later, The Wood Brothers are still making music together, and the result is electrifying. Chris (known for his work with Medeski Martin & Wood) and Oliver have joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. Together, the trio shuffles between bluesy country and swampy funk with their dialed-in harmonies, spunky acoustic guitar, virtuosic upright bass, and jangling percussion. The Wood Brothers draw on their many timeless influences (Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, Charles Mingus) while always staying grounded in their own fresh sound: playful and warm, with a little brotherly mischief thrown in for good measure.

“A well-oiled machine, yet with nary a hint of the mechanical about them…a genuinely celebratory experience.” – Glide Magazine

Tickets: $24/$38/$48
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

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Cantus: Voices of Christmas

cantus-postThe “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and engaging performances. The Washington Post describes Cantus as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and hails the “spontaneous grace” of its music making. In Voices of Christmas, the men of Cantus combine the words, stories, and wisdom of people from all walks of life with music that is sure to awaken the holiday spirit. Joining old and new carols with holiday favorites, a performance by Cantus is the perfect way to ring in the joy and magic of the Christmas season.

“Raw and aching beauty.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tickets: $26/$38/$48
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

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Play It Forward for the Holidays

playitforward-postA tradition that began with a wildly successful inaugural concert in 2013, the Play It Forward concert series 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 selected by the performers. This year’s Play It Forward concert will celebrate the warmth and light of the holiday season as some of Door County’s favorite performers come together to present beloved holiday classics and inspiring original songs.

“An extraordinary evening of music, community, and heart.” – DoorCounty.com

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

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Masters of the Fiddle

masters-postNatalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers—and they just happen to be married to each other. Together, MacMaster and Leahy meld their virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance, and song, combining the best of French, Celtic, bluegrass, and Cajun styles and making these traditions their own. Joined by two highly-acclaimed pianists in their own right, Mac Morin and Erin Leahy, MacMaster and Leahy will perform the foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-wrenching ballads, and world-class step dancing that have brought audiences to their feet on three (and counting) continents, including legendary performances at Door Community Auditorium.

“A red-hot ticket…world-class fiddle playing.” – Edmonds Beacon

Tickets: $24/$38/$48
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time: 7:00pm

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Blaze the Show

blaze-postMixing nightclub vibes with Broadway production values, Blaze is a high-energy, non-stop street and break dance show. The dozen-plus dancers of Blaze specialize in breaking, tapping, popping, locking, and hip hop; their impressive resumes include appearances with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rihanna, Sean Paul, and Mohombi. After a successful premiere in the UK and the Netherlands, Blaze has continued their worldwide tour, dancing for enthusiastic audiences across Russia, Germany, Australia, France, Italy, Taiwan, and Thailand. Hailed by The People’s Daily as “the best dance show you’ll ever see,” Blaze is guaranteed to delight street dance devotees and newcomers alike.

“Saucy, virtuosic, thrilling—converting sound to dizzying steps, delighting us by its force and insouciant wit.” – The Financial Times

Tickets: $24/$38/$48
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 7:00pm

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DCA 2015-16 Winter Season

Details For Our Winter Movies, Lectures & Coffehouse Concerts Will Be Announced around Thanksgiving. Kindly Save These Dates & Plan to Join Us for Winter Weekend Fun in 2016!

Movies at The Door: #1 TBD, Friday, January 8, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: #1 TBD, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9 a.m.
Coffeehouse Concert in the Fireside Lobby: #1 TBD, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7 p.m.

Movies at The Door: #2 TBD, Friday, January 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: #2 TBD, Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m.
Coffeehouse Concert in the Fireside Lobby: #2 TBD, Saturday, January 23, 2016, 7 p.m.

Movies at The Door: #3 TBD, Friday, January 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: #3 TBD, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9 a.m.
Coffeehouse Concert in the Fireside Lobby: #3 TBD, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 7 p.m.

Movies at The Door: Feed the Fish in Conjunction with Fish Creek Winter Games, Friday, February 5, 2016, 7 p.m.

Movies at The Door: #4 TBD, Friday, February 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: #4 TBD, Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9 a.m.
Coffeehouse Concert in the Fireside Lobby: #4 TBD, Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7 p.m.

Movies at The Door: #5 TBD, Friday, February 26, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series: #5 TBD, Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9 a.m.
Coffeehouse Concert in the Fireside Lobby: #5 TBD, Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7 p.m.