FISH CREEK — Executive Director Cari Lewis said she was excited about the widespread mix of international favorites and up-and-coming underground musicians and bands on Door Community Auditorium’s 2022 season lineup, which was announced Friday.
At least as important, she is thrilled that the auditorium can once again accommodate full houses for the first time in two years.
After the 2020-21 DCA season was totally lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic and last year saw limited capacity with a face mask required for the same reason, the pandemic has eased enough to that DCA again presents broadcasts at 100% ratings capacity for as long as Door County’s level of COVID-19 activity remains with a low rating. Face masking will be optional as long as the rating remains low as well.
“We are happy, relieved and hopeful to lift capacity, masking and COVID vaccination restrictions,” Lewis said.
As for what really matters – the performers – Lewis noted that this was one of the biggest seasons scheduled by DCA, with 27 acts on stage from June 12 to March 29. She also noted the program’s balance of musicians and bands that proved popular. years spent in the auditorium and newcomers who have established themselves on the stage with young audiences.
“There’s a pretty equal number of artists returning to Fish Creek and artists making their DCA debut,” Lewis said. “Each season we host, our goal is to provide shows that appeal to the diverse tastes and demographics represented by year-round and seasonal Door County residents, hospitality industry workers and tourists. new and returning. We’re also working towards a good mix of genres, performing arts disciplines, iconic and new artists.”
Established artists coming to DCA include a number of folk and folk-rock musicians in Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls and Gordon Lightfoot; traditional New Orleans jazz with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, pop-jazz singing with Manhattan Transfer and a concert in February with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; classic soul-rock with WAR (“Low Rider”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends”); country music traditionalist Marty Stuart and western swing veterans Asleep at the Wheel; Motown music pioneers The Temptations; Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame on his “Keillor & Company” show; and the internationally acclaimed classical-pop quintet Canadian Brass.
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Charley Crockett, an American blues musician, and Shakey Graves, an indie bluesman who scored a hit single with “Dearly Departed” and Lewis noted that he had 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify come from Texas for join these well-known DCA stars. . Husband and wife duo The War and Treaty also bring a mix of American and soul-blues.
Indie rock is on the program with the multimedia group Cloud Cult, and Victor Wooten, bassist for Bela Fleck and other renowned musicians, is in the spotlight with his “Bass Extremes”. A cappella group Home Free will bring a unique sound to their country music.
The High Kings will bring Irish music to the stage, and the music of pop standards composer Henry Mancini (“Moon River”, theme “The Pink Panther”) will be featured in concert. Children can hear roots songs from the Okee Dokee Brothers.
Local musicians are featured in Play it Forward, the season-opening concert; a concert for the 70th birthday of musician and co-founder of the Northern Sky Theater Doc Heide; and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with R&B favorite Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns. A variety of community concerts are also hosted by DCA throughout the season.
DCA also traditionally features several cultural shows, and along with The High Kings, this upcoming season features dance troupe Step Afrika! and the Yamato Japanese Drum Ensemble.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 17, with presales for DCA VIPs starting May 10. Season passes are available for those planning to attend multiple shows.
For more season information or to become a VIP, visit the DCA Box Office, 3926 State 42, Fish Creek; call 920-868-2728; or visit dcauditorium.org.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The Door community auditorium season 2022-23:
- June 12: play forwarda celebration of community music with an array of local musicians
- June 16: Folk-rock songwriter Patty Griffin
- June 22: From New Orleans, the mythical Preservation Room Jazz Band
- June 23: Rootsy Children’s Songwriters Okee Dokee Brothers
- June 29: Up-and-coming Americana songwriter Charley Croquet
- July 1: Alternative Folk Favorites indigo girls
- July 3: Legendary soul-rock band WAR
- July 7: Irish band the great kings
- July 12: Southern Blues/Americana Duo The war and the treaty
- July 22: Minnesota-based indie rock band cloud worship
- July 24: Northern Sky Theater Co-Founder 70th Anniversary Concert Doc Heide
- July 30: Keilor & Companyfeaturing Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion”, Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard
- August 7: alternative folk songwriter Ani DiFranco
- August 22: bassist “Bass Extremes” by Victor Wooten
- August 28: Western swing icon Asleep at the wheel
- September 2: Motown Pioneers temptations
- September 3: All-vocal country band Home Free
- September 16: Canadian copper
- September 22: Awesome folk-pop Gordon Lightfoot
- October 2: alternative blues songwriter from Texas Fragile graves
- Oct. 14: Jazz Vocal Group Manhattan Transfer
- October 22: Country Music Star Marty Stuart
- November 26: “Jukebox Saturday Night: Music by Mancini”
- December 22: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with local R&B favorite Big Mouth and power tool horns
- January 18: Percussive Dance Troupe Stage Africa!
- February 16: Jazz at Lincoln Center presents “Songs We Love”
- March 29: Japanese drum ensemble Yamato
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