Madison-Based Band Influenced by Roma Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt
Fish Creek, Wis. (July 8, 2021) — The 2021 Fishstock Concert Series will feature a performance by Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble on Sunday, July 18.
A world-traveling instrumental acoustic jazz group based in Madison, WI, the Caravan Ensemble has been largely influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European folk music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other ‘vintage jazz’ musical sources. Fishstock attendees can expect a range of songs from the band’s “Hot Swing” repertoire, plus originals standards done in uniquely arranged styles.
The 10-concert Fishstock Series includes a wide range of well-known musicians in the genres of folk, Americans, and alternative music. To attend a Fishstock concert, drive down County Hwy F east of Fish Creek and close to the intersection with Maple Grove Rd. you’ll notice a big white barn on the south side of the highway covered with colorful letters dubbing it “Fishstock.”
To purchase reserved $25 seating online, visit Door County Tickets (https://doorcountytickets.com/events/caravan-gypsy-swing-ensemble-7-18-2021). Fishstock concert tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20 general admission.
The 100-year-old Fishstock concert barn is one of Door County’s most unique performance locations. What began in 1985 as a venture in employee housing evolved into the site of Sunday night folk, Americana and alternative music concerts. There are eight more Sunday evenings of Fishstock’s great music in the Concert Series, through September 5 (Eric Lewis & Friends).
Fishstock seats 150 people in the venue’s hayloft acoustic area for live intermission acts plus another 300 in the ground-level indoor area and an additional 300 in the outside seating area. Both concert ares feature independent state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, creating a personal and rustic setting for performers and audiences alike. A digital projection system with a 10 ft. screen relays the stage views to the outdoor seating.