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This year's line-up features an eclectic and energetic mix of dance, theater, and music, showcasing national icons, artists who embody America's cultural roots, and several hometown celebrities too.
All tickets go on sale, Tuesday, May 16, 12 p.m. See you at showtime!
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2017 Blues & Roots Fest 3-Day Pass Tickets: $76 / $110 / $140 Tickets: $22 / $29 / $39 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Time: 7 p.m. Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans. Proficient on cello, tenor banjo, and guitar, McCalla (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English. Deeply influenced by Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American…Find out more »
2017 Blues & Roots Fest 3-Day Pass Tickets: $76 / $110 / $140 Tickets: $29 / $45 / $58 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 | Time: 7 p.m. Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher. Thorn’s music mixes hard-driving boogie with soulful wit. The McCrary Sisters (Ann,…Find out more »
2017 Blues & Roots Fest 3-Day Pass Tickets: $76 / $110 / $140 Tickets: $39 / $55 / $68 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Time: 7 p.m. Ruthie Foster can command any stage with her fiery blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel. She returns to DCA fresh off the release of her critically acclaimed album “Joy Comes Back,” which Paste Magazine calls “further evidence of Foster’s prowess when it comes…Find out more »
Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns Swing Into the Holidays with Special Guests Janet Planet and Steve March-Tormé
Tickets: $20 / $26 / $28 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017 | Time: 7 p.m. Big Mouth, one of Door County’s most popular bands, is known throughout Wisconsin for playing an eclectic and dance-worthy mix of blues, jazz, and rock music. Almost forty years after the band was founded in Michigan by guitarist Jay Whitney, Big Mouth is still going strong, now featuring a horn section, The Power Tool Horns. At DCA, Big…Find out more »
Community Partner Event Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 | Time: 3 p.m.Find out more »
Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Time: 7 p.m. An annual concert event now in its fifth year, Play It Forward brings together some of Door County’s best-loved musicians for an evening of seasonal music that is both festive and reflective. Inspired by the life and legacy of Bo Johnson, a young Sister Bay resident who died in 2012, “Play It Forward” does just that: participating musicians donate their time, and proceeds from the evening go…Find out more »
Tickets: $25 / $38 / $48 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995—to perform in a high school talent show in New Hampshire—the four-man band has become a national phenomenon. They call their music “junk rock,” and they create it by turning ladders, buckets, trash cans, car parts, vacuums, and power tools into percussion instruments. Recycled Percussion first gained national attention after appearances in “USA Today” and…Find out more »
Tickets: Tickets available to schools and home school groups. Call for info. Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 | Time: 9:05 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Professional theater troupe Mad River Theater Works, based in rural Ohio, creates evocative original musical plays with a rich sense of place. The troupe’s productions, many of which are based on American history and folklore, have earned a reputation as authentic presentations that reflect the rich diversity of the country’s common heritage. At DCA, the company…Find out more »
Tickets: $25 / $38 / $48 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018 | Time: 7 p.m. Ailey II is renowned worldwide for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community…Find out more »
Tickets: $25 / $40 / $55 - $10 for Students 18 & Under Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Time: 7 p.m. Plus student performances on Wednesday, March 14, 9:05 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tickets available to schools and home school groups. Call for info. Music and dance are inextricably woven into Irish culture. Featuring some of Ireland’s most talented performers, Celtic Nights uses song, music, dance, and narration to present “Oceans of Hope,” the story of people crossing oceans…Find out more »