Egg Harbor’s Peg Egan Performing Arts Center set to deliver another phenomenal lineup of nationally acclaimed musical performing artists in the 2011 free Summer Sunset Concert Series.
Performing on the center’s open-air stage, this summer’s artists include: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, the Saline Fiddlers, Taj Weekes & Adowa, Five by Design, 100% Natural, Harry Manx, Shout Sister Shout and the Best of the Big Top Chautauqua.
“I had one goal in mind when asked to provide programming for the Egan Center,” says Terry Lundahl, program director at the Egan Center. “I wanted to provide Door County residents, visitors and music enthusiasts with an outstanding variety of music.”
The Peg Egan outdoor amphitheater offers sweeping views of scenic landscape and sunsets over the harbor and accommodates 2,000 visitors. Attendees usually arrive fully-equipped with blankets and lawn chairs, picnic supplies and coolers to set up their spot on grass lawn of Eames Cherry View Park in Egg Harbor. The Egan Center’s concerts offer Door County visitors and local residents with a chance to enjoy warm summer nights filled with brilliant music. Light refreshments are also available from a variety of local vendors.
Nancy Fisher, Egg Harbor Village president is excited about this year’s series, “We believe the Peg Egan PAC adds another layer of artistic excellence in the county and brings people here to spend an afternoon or the weekend. The confluence of room tax revenue and this beautiful performance venue means that we can offer these programs free of charge.”
The concert schedule:
Sunday, June 26
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
“The best Cajun band in the world.” – Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion.
Saturday, July 2
America’s premier youth fiddling show-band.
Sunday, July 3
No performance scheduled due to Egg Harbor Fireworks. Join us at the Peg Egan PAC/Eames Cherry View Park to watch the fireworks.
Sunday, July 10
Taj Weekes & Adowa
The best of reggae.
Sunday, July 17
Five by Design backed by a full orchestra
Five by Design’s signature harmonies embrace the unforgettable melodies that are making “classy cool again,” one song at a time.
Sunday, July 24
A’capella Blues and Gospel
Sunday, July 31
Back by popular demand! Blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas.
Sunday, August 7
Shout Sister Shout
The quintet is a tribute to the smoky sophisticated sounds of 1930’s and 40’s jazz with plenty of influences from Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and the Nat King Cole trio.
Sunday, August 14
The Best of the Big Top Chautauqua
Chautauqua’s original musicals capture the essence of living in the Midwest through original music, stories and large screen historic images, with songs about the Great Lakes, the people and the land.
All performances take place on Sundays, with a special show on Saturday, July 2. The concerts begin at 7 pm and are free to the public. The concert series is sponsored by the Village of Egg Harbor, Ministry Door County Medical Center, the Bronner Foundation, the Kevin Egan Family and Leinenkugel’s Triangle Distributing.
The Peg Egan PAC is located on Church Street, one block east of Highway 42 in Egg Harbor. Each show greets around 800-1600 visitors and over 20,000 audience members have enjoyed the music experiences at the Egan Center since it was established in 2008.
The Peg Egan Performing Art Center is available for reunions, concerts, theater productions and more. For further information about the center or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please call 920.493.5979 or visit www.EggHarborDoorCounty.org.