Fish Creek, Wis. (June 30, 2021) — The second concert in the 2021 Fishstock Concert Series will feature a performance by well-known folksinger Joe Jencks on Sunday, July 11.
Joe Jencks is a veteran of the international folk music circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and a celebrated vocalist. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. As Pete Seeger once noted, “The key to the future is people joining in and the music of Joe Jencks captures this essential spirit. Joe is a fantastic singer who carries on the traditions.”
The 10-concert Fishstock Series is the same group of musicians Fishstock had planned to showcase in 2020, said concert promoter Steve Ellmann. “If you saw my message last year, you know that I was excited about the opportunity to bring back all of our great 2019 artists for the 2020 season,” said Ellmann. “Then the pandemic started! I promised to bring everyone back for 2021, and with one exception, that’s exactly what we’re doing! The exception is Michael P. Smith, who sadly died last August 3, 2020 and whose performance date is now being filled by Sons of the Never Wrong, who have graciously agreed to perform. These musicians represent some of the best of what’s happening on the music scene.
To attend a Fishstock concert, drive down County Hwy F east of Fish Creek — when you get 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 that spell out “Fishstock.”
To purchase reserved $25 seating online, visit Door County Tickets (https://doorcountytickets.com/events/joe-jencks-7-11-2021). 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.