Sneak Peek: Labor Day Music and Events

Starting to plan your holiday weekend? There’s plenty to do in Door County, whether you like time on land or water, peace and quiet, or live music. Here’s a sampling of some of the places, tunes and events you won’t want to miss. Check out the full lineup of events for the long Labor Day weekend at


A goat near the boats can only mean one thing: It’s Marina Fest weekend in Sister Bay! Photo by Rachel Lukas.

Marina Fest

September 3-5

Sister Bay Marina

10733 N. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42) in Sister Bay

Marina Fest features a vintage boat show, live music, food, fireworks, children’s activities, used book sale, farmers market, reserved to benefit the Door County Fire Chiefs Association’s DEFIBS4DOORCOUNTY campaign and more. See the full schedule at

Gills Rock Art Fest

September 3-4, 10:00 – 17:00 daily

Gills Rock Coffee

12625 Hwy 42 in Gills Rock

See artwork in pastel, collage, assemblage, watercolor, oil, jewelry, mosaic, encaustic painting, photography and clay – plus demonstrations – on the grounds of Gills Rock Coffee, former home of Charlene’s Gallery Ten.


After performing together for decades, The Temptations will take the stage at the Door Community Auditorium on Friday, September 2, 8:00 p.m.


September 2, 8 p.m

Door Community Auditorium

3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek

This old-school soul-funk vocal group has spent decades producing dozens of chart-topping albums. As its members celebrate the band’s 60th anniversary, they will fill the auditorium with some of their greatest hits. Tickets are $68-$89.50.

John Abbot & The Posse

September 3, 2-4 p.m

Maple Grove Retro Motel and Pavilion

797 Hwy 42 in Gills Rock

Pack a picnic and listen to this bluegrass-inspired band play everything from foot-stomping jams to soulful ballads. The concert is free, but all donations will benefit Tunnel to Towers, a non-profit organization that supports the families of the victims of the victims.

Free site

September 3, 8 p.m

Door Community Auditorium

3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek

Since I won at NBC Sing-Off in 2013, this country vocal band has sold half a million albums and has amassed a worldwide following. If you’re part of the next one (or want to be), check out Home Free at the Door Community Auditorium. Tickets are $45-$65.

Unity the Band will be rocking the Garage at Husby’s on September 3rd, 8-11pm.

UNITY The gang

September 3, 8-11 p.m

Garage at Husby’s

10647 N. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42) in Sister Bay

Explore downtown Sister Bay before heading to an intimate venue located right in the heart of it. As the sun sets over the water, listen to a unique blend of roots, rock and reggae, courtesy of Unity the Band. Free.

Troubadours Tent Show

September 4, 12-3pm

Water Park, Main Stage

10693 N. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42) in Sister Bay

Powered by clever lyrics and tight harmonies, the Tent Show Troubadours blend alt-rock with alt-country. They will provide the soundtrack to Sister Bay’s Marina Fest, a Labor Day weekend tradition featuring food, fireworks and a vintage boat show. Free.

Totally Neon and Gin Mill Hollow

September 4, 12:30-4:00pm and 4-7:00pm

Single Barrel Brewing Company

4633 Market St. in Egg Harbor

If you can’t decide on a genre, head to One Barrel for a double feature. First up is Totally Neon, an energetic pop band covering ’80s hits, followed by the string-powered Gin Mill Hollow, an acoustic folk-rock band. Free.

If you haven’t yet attended a show at Fishstock this summer, now’s your chance! Hear Eric Lewis & Friends close out the 2022 concert series, September 4, 7:00 p.m.

Eric Lewis and friends

September 4, 7:00 p.m

Fishstock Concert Hall

3127 Cty F in Fish Creek

Close the Fishstock 2022 concert series with Eric Lewis, a fan-favorite painter, joined by other seasoned instrumentalists. Tailgate to the grassy field before the show, then head into the remodeled barn for a night of high-energy music. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating.

Frank Maloney and his big country unit

September 5, 18.00

Water Park, Main Stage

10693 N. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42) in Sister Bay

This rock-infused country band brings a southern swing to the north. Grab your seat to hear bluesy originals combined with classics reimagined by greats like Bruce Springsteen and Rodney Crowell. Free.

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