The 2010 season of performers at the Door Community Auditorium has been announced!!!
It is as following… (FYI- I will be sending out reminders before each show)
Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble
Friday, May 14, 2010
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is an 18-piece big band with a diverse repertoire of traditional swing, bebop, modern jazz, vocal selections, and the music of this great nation. During concerts, you may hear innovative, contmporary jazz works as well as the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller.
The Shades of Blue has backed many jazz greats, including Sammy Nestico, Toni Tennille, Denis DiBlasio, Jamey Aebersold, Allen Vizzutti, Shelley Berg, Joe Morello and Carmen Bradford. The band also regularly performs and teaches masterclasses at high school and collegiate jazz clinics and festivals throughout the Midwest.
Whether performing for a head of state, before a capacity crowd in northern Wisconsin, or for our troops at home and abroad, the Shades of Blue reflects the heritage and pride of our great nation and represents the excellence found every day throughout the United States Air Force.
Tickets: Free – Limit 4
Door County Advocate
Starring in Jimmy Stewart: A Humorous Look at His Life
Known for his uncanny ability to mimic over 200 A-list Hollywood celebrities and
politicians, Rich Little is perhaps the best impersonator America has ever known. In
this delightful journey through the golden years of the silver screen, Little will play a
multitude of parts, walking through a lifetime of conversations between Jimmy
Stewart and his famous friends, including Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Clark
Gable, and Cary Grant.
Sunday, May 30 7:00pm
Mountain Heart with Opening Act Lynn Gudmundsen
With their unmatched energy and stunning instrumental skills, the six members of
Mountain Heart offer a captivating stage show like no other. These Grammy-winning
performers combine elements of rock, jam band, country, blues, jazz, and bluegrass
music to produce a high-energy sound that is at once fresh, accessible, and
unmistakable. Joining Mountain Heart will be Lynn Gudmundsen, Door County fiddler
extraordinaire, and friends, who packed the Auditorium with a Fireside Concert last
Sunday, June 20 7:00pm
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer
Astonishing Musical Wizardry
Individually, Béla Fleck (on banjo), Zakir Hussain (on Indian tabla drums), and Edgar
Meyer (on string bass) are virtuosos, each unmatched in his instrumental skill.
Together, they form a powerhouse trio, blending classical, bluegrass, and world
music in a captivating evening of genre bending and musical wizardry. The Los
Angeles Times raves that Fleck, Hussain, and Meyer’s innovative combinations of
American roots and Indian classical music “make alchemical gold.”
Tuesday, June 29 8:00pm
John Hiatt with The Combo
Rocker, Bluesman, Wordsmith
Equal parts rocker, bluesman, and wordsmith, John Hiatt has spent more than 30
years on the Americana music scene and now brings to the Auditorium his vibrant
brand of heartland-soaked roots-rock. His songs, known for their finely rendered
details and memorable melodies, have been made famous by artists like Linda
Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Bob Dylan, but hearing Hiatt’s passionate, gravelly
renditions of his own songs (backed by all-star band The Combo) is an extraordinary
experience, not to be missed.
Monday, July 5 8:00pm
Julian Hagen and Friends
Songs of Life and Love
Julian Hagen ( a Washington Island native) has spent a lifetime making music, and it shows—in the wise grain of his voice, in the depth of his lyrics, in the ease of his guitar work, and in the warmth
and grace of his live shows. For this performance, the fourth-generation Washington
Islander will be joined by an incredibly talented backup band (including Eric Lewis,
Lynn Gudmundson, Hanss Christian and Woody Mankowski) as he presents favorites
from his new CD, How Things Change and old gems, all with the distinct flavor of
Saturday, July 10 8:00pm
Joan Baez (yes, Joan Baez!)
Musical Force of Nature
Joan Baez is a musical force of nature whose influence on contemporary roots music
is incalculable. The soaring soprano and political passion she unleashed at the 1959
Newport Folk Festival have remained constants on the American folk music scene
ever since, coming to epitomize an entire generation of music. Fifty years later,
Baez’s sense of musical and social integrity has not flagged, making her live
performances more powerful than ever.
Friday, July 16 8:00pm
Tradition with a Twist
Ever since they began playing music together in their East Los Angeles high school,
the five members of legendary band Los Lobos have blended traditional Mexican folk
music with elements of blues, rockabilly, and jazz to create a sound entirely their
own. Thirty years and three Grammys later, Los Lobos remain as compelling as ever,
staying firmly rooted in tradition even as they find ways to break new and fertile
Friday, July 23 8:00pm
The Machine Performs Pink Floyd (I am definitely going to this!)
Tribute to a Classic
Internationally acclaimed band The Machine travels the world carrying on the legacy
of English rock band Pink Floyd, while at the same time creating a legacy of their
own. The Machine’s knack for recreating Pink Floyd’s music is remarkable (The
Village Voice calls them “dead-on”), and their innovative jamming and elaborate light
displays lend a new, contemporary edge to Pink Floyd’s classic repertoire.
Saturday, July 31 8:00pm
A Modern Celtic Phenomenon
From their modest beginnings as a pub band in California, Gaelic Storm has grown
into an international phenomenon, playing their unique blend of Celtic music to
millions of people in just over ten years. Ever since being featured as the steerage-
class band in the blockbuster film Titanic, Gaelic Storm has wowed fans with their
dynamic live performances, including upbeat vocals, rousing dance tunes, haunting
Celtic ballads, and infectious madcap humor.
Sunday, August 15 8:00pm
A Voice of Fiery Grace
Since releasing her debut album in 2006, Brandi Carlile has been wildly successful in
the U.S. and beyond, winning countless fans with a voice that swings gracefully
between the gentle twang of Patsy Cline and the ragged fire of Janis Joplin. A young
songwriter with lyrical and vocal depth beyond her years, Carlile has collaborated
with musicians like T Bone Burnett, the Indigo Girls, and Elton John, making her one
of the fastest-rising stars on the American folk-rock scene.
Sunday, August 22 8:00pm
Three Redneck Tenors
A Rollicking Musical Adventure
Join Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee as they mix NASCAR with Beethoven, lite
beer with Puccini and even kick up a little dust with “Ave Maria Dixie.” You’ll travel
with our three redneck cousins from their modest beginnings in Paris, Texas (where
they discover that belting out a high C causes pigs to move faster) all the way to
their triumphant debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Sunday, September 5 7:00pm
The Lettermen Christmas
A Stroll Down Memory Lane
This holiday season, the legendary Lettermen will take audiences for a lovely stroll
down memory lane without ever having to go out in the cold! Featuring their
trademark three-part harmonies, The Lettermen will treat listeners to a
heartwarming performance of their biggest hits of the past 40 years, as well an
enchanting array of holiday tunes, new and old.
Friday, November 26 7:00pm