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Yes, that is a picture of Jonny Lang playing in Egg Harbor

The Peg Egan Center just started its 7th year as a performing arts venue in Egg Harbor, and this year we decided to do it “Egg Harbor Style!”  Yup, Jonny Lang, outside on a Sunday night, all for free.  And what a show it was!  Amazing!  A few people showed up, too! When you come up to Door County, check out the performances.  They are on Sunday night, always free, bring your own food and beverages   June 29 The Nylons July 6 Jimmy LaFave Band July 13 Peg Egan Fol Festival July 20 Switchback July 27 Flamenco Night August 3 Daley and Vincent August 10 The Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra August 17 Todd Weeks and...

Door Community Auditorium Releases 2012 Schedule

The Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek has released the 2012 schedule, and there are some nice surprises if you are a music lover. Click here for shows and tickets Now, here are the ones I am interested in   Cracker   Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 Time: 7:00pm Tickets: $22 / $28 / $35   Brandi Carlile with Special Guests The Lumineers   Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $32/$38/$48   Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys   Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $45 / $58 / $68   Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Date: Monday, July 16, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $28 / $36 / $46   Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Special Guest Del McCoury   Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $22 / $32 / $38   Todd Snider   Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 / $25 / $32   Keb’ Mo’   Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $29 / $42 /...

Is there any good radio in Door County?

Well, as a matter of fact, there is!!!  About 3 years ago a new radio station was built with studios in Ephraim…FM 106.9 The Lodge.  Having grown up in the late 60’s and early 70’s I pretty much hate FM radio because it is so tightly formatted.  I remember the old days of listening to KQRS all night long while working night stock at the Target store in West St. Paul.  The music was fantastic, they even played local bands.  I remember how disappointed I was when KQ became a formatted classic rock station in 1977, and I haven’t listened since. Ahh, but I digress.  Anyway, this radio station goes on the air about three years ago, and the music is good, no, very good.  It’s not formatted, the announcers are real, and it’s a Door County station with Door County news and attitude.  I don’t like every song, but that’s the nature of independent radio.  It’s really a good station, locally produced, locally owned.  It’s a true Door County business. The cool thing about it is the owners, Mike and Carrie.  Great people!  While I try not to be a nuisance, I occasionally drop in to the studio to say hi and of course, talk to Mike about some artist I have heard, then go bother Carrie for a while because she makes me laugh! Since you are reading this you are somehow a fan of Door County, so be sure to listen when you are here at 106.9.  And, you can go to http://www.fm1069thelodge.com/home.cfm to listen at your desk or smartphone.  It’ll put you in a Door County...

Dailey and Vincent…never heard of ’em!

So, it appears everyone is all excited (a-twitter?) about this group called Dailey and Vincent.  So it turns out this guys are a big deal. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut albumDailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences.  The group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. Brothers from Different Mothers presents the band at a level of synergy that only comes from constant live performing.  It exudes the enthusiasm of a venture still fresh for all its participants.  Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have been bluegrass musicians throughout their careers and never depart from that core sensibility onBrothers from Different Mothers.  But, like the earliest icons, they also push the bluegrass envelope. Best of all, they’ve found the closest thing to brotherhood - a true musical partnership. Now, I like bluegrass, but other than an occasional listen to Steve Martin’s band I really don’t follow it.  So here’s a video I found http://youtu.be/1wDRSpwXIn0.   So why am I going on about this duo?  Well, thanks to a generous donation, Dailey and Vincent will be playing at the Peg Egan Center in Egg Harbor on Sunday July 29th for free…yup, no admission.  Stay at the Lull-Abi Inn and walk to the concert.  Should be a great...

Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks? July 15th!!!

As part of the 2012 season at the Peg Egan Center in Egg Harbor (located within walking distance of the Lull-Abi) there will be a great show by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.  Oh c’mon…you remember Dan Hicks! “Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls “Folk Jazz” The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch. Dan’s irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. He’s a snappy dresser, too.” Check out some of his performances at http://www.danhicks.net/ Now, about the concert.  It will be held Sunday July 15 at the Egan Center on Church Street.  Admission is free, bring lawn chairs and picnic goodies.  And, Dan and the band will be staying at the Lull-Abi that evening, so why don’t you plan to do the same!? This will be...

What in the world is the Peg Egan Center?

Allow me to answer that for you! Back when I was Village President we received a donation of 5 acres of land from the Eames Farm Homeowners Assoc right on Church St. They wanted an orchard, I wanted a music venue. We agreed to do both, and shortly thereafter a real nice gentleman whom I had never met came into my office and said ” I want to pay for the music venue, but it has to be done right, and I’d like you to name it after my mother, Peg Egan.” And so we did. And I thank you, Kevin Egan, for giving us the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center. Situated on a hill overlooking the village, the Egan Center is Door County’s premier outdoor concert venue. There are no seats, you bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, wine and food, and sit back to enjoy great concerts like Richie Havens, Siegal-Schwall Band, Howard Levy, and many others (and sometimes Dorothy Scott sings a few, too!). About 1500 people can fit in the space, dancing is encouraged, and it’s a great mix of locals and visitors. And, if you stay at the Lull-Abi you can walk to it! A really good friend of mine, Terry Lundahl, does the programming. The concerts are underwritten by the Village of Egg Harbor and they are free. There are 8-10 shows a year, usually on Sunday night. Imagine sitting on the hill, sunset over the bay, great bottle of wine and some appetizers, listening to Terry’s music choice (with my input!!) of the evening. It’s truly wonderful! If you are going...