Every August, the trees buzz with the song of the cicada accompanied by the wind through the leaves. Combined with the percussion of the waves, nature writes a sweet and languid song. The music of the wind, waves, and wildlife make a great soundtrack to the sun drenched Door Peninsula. It should come as no surprise then that it’s the best time to catch live music in Door County!

Nearly every afternoon and evening, there is a live act to be seen and heard somewhere in Door County! Rising stars, students, and world-class acts can be caught at the numerous venues located around the county. Whether it’s classic county and western, to blues giants, or easy going folk, there’s something for every music aficionado! Venues range from outdoor garage bars to performing arts centers, most performances free and some requiring advance tickets.

The Concert in the Park series features water side performances on different night and towns through out the week, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the sunsets and songs. The Peninsula Music Festival highlights classical music. The symphony orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolsky is kicking off it’s 66th season in Door County. Information on performances and ticket purchases can be found at http://musicfestival.com/index.php . Local eateries and watering holes trade live music nights, so that visitors never have to choose between where to go to catch a show. The Waterbury Inn is centrally located to all of the best entertainment, and often the musicians themselves stay.

For those looking to add more than music to their experience, Labor Day weekend features Marina Fest in Sister Bay. The festival kicks off with a pancake breakfast and antique boat show. There is also a farmers market, craft fair, and activities for young and young at heart. The kids carnival and bounce houses are always a big hit! Saturday evening’s events conclude with a fireworks display over the marina. For a full list of the weekend events visit http://www.cometosisterbay.com/festivals-and-events/marina-fest/

The Waterbury Inn in North Ephraim is booking fast for these last days of summer! Don’t let the summer get away without some music and fun!