Fish Creek, Wis. (June 1, 2020) – Due to public safety concerns, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has postponed all of its July and August shows, rescheduling them for 2021. With a few exceptions, DCA currently plans to present its fall and winter Main Stage shows as initially scheduled. Fall and winter shows will be presented at 37.5% capacity, with a socially distanced seating chart and new safety precautions.
“Sharing live performances with friends, neighbors, and strangers is one of my very favorite parts of life,” says DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis. “Live performance has the possibility of healing, connecting, and inspiring in ways that few activities can. So taking a break from doing that—or reimagining how we can do it—has been and continues to be a process akin to the grieving process. But we, just like our community, are resilient.”
Country torchbearer Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will kick off DCA’s fall schedule on September 12. On September 20, DCA hosts beloved reggae band The Wailers, and September 27, “godfather of Americana music” Delbert McClinton takes the stage. Comedian Paula Poundstone of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” brings her renowned humor to Fish Creek October 3. October 10 will feature Steely Dane (a Steely Dan tribute band based in Madison). October 18, Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens brings his hilarious Wisconsin-based comedy to DCA.
On October 29, country-folk duo The Cactus Blossoms appear in a double-bill with Idaho songwriter Eilen Jewell. Critically acclaimed Native American singer Joanne Shenandoah presents “Giving Thanks to Mother Earth” on Saturday, November 28. DCA will celebrate the holidays with Glenn Miller Orchestra at Christmas December 11, as well as its annual “Play it Forward for the Holidays” show December 27.
DCA’s programming will continue throughout the winter. February 26, the Auditorium presents “Bessie, Billie, and Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz.” “Meeting Mozart” will introduce young audiences to classical music on March 4. And Black Violin presents its genre-defying “classical boom” music April 28. All of the winter Main Stage shows are part of DCA’s Passport Program, meaning they contain educational elements for Door County youth as well.
Summer 2021 highlights include Tanya Tucker (July 13, 2021), Old Crow Medicine Show (July 28, 2021), and Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band (August 15, 2021).
Tickets for the 2020 and 2021 concerts go on sale to the general public June 9. Special ticket pre-sales for DCA VIPs begin June 2. (For more information on becoming a VIP by joining the Auditorium Society, visit www.dcauditorium.org.) Audience members who plan on attending multiple shows may be interested in becoming season subscribers (subscribers receive VIP ticket processing and save 15 percent on tickets for all events throughout the season). DCA’s office is currently closed to the public; tickets may be purchased over the phone at 920-868-2728 or at www.dcauditorium.org.
DCA is appreciative of the generous donors and sponsors who help bring meaningful and exciting programming to our community. Individuals interested in helping DCA weather the challenges of the upcoming season are encouraged to contact Cari Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.