This year’s Dark Songs performances will take place on Friday, October 26 at Cherry Lanes at 9 pm and Saturday, October 27 at Third Avenue Playhouse at 7 pm.
Like the immortal Johnny Cash, Edgar Allan Poe was known to dress in black. Like the legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, he married his 13-year old cousin. Like many of history’s mad geniuses, he died penniless. And, befitting the great mystery writer, his death arose from mysterious causes under even more mysterious circumstances.
Poe barely made it through his 40th birthday, so one might imagine he liked to party. At the very least, he loved to entertain. To this day, classic masterpieces like “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” still provide gloomy reverie for some, gleeful revelry for those of us who enjoy a good dance on the dark side.
His inspiration led to the birth of “Dark Songs / The Edgar Allan Polka,” an annual songwriting, recording, live-
This year’s Dark Songs will take place on Friday, October 26 at Cherry Lanes at 9 pm and Saturday, October 27 at Third Avenue Playhouse at 7 pm (after-party at Cherry Lanes to follow). Artists will arrive on Sunday, October 21 so keep your eyes and ears peeled for the inevitable spontaneous performances that are sure to pop up all over Sturgeon Bay!
This year’s performers include:
Renee de la Boheme
…plus the delightful Savage-a-GoGos and many more!