Out of the Blue Band will play at the von Stiehl Winery in Algoma on Saturday, September 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What bands can you see and hear while traveling the wine route or learning about the local brewery scene? Here’s a look at some of the musicians and bands that will provide the soundtrack to your Labor Day weekend adventures.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
The Cherry Shack: Todd Carey and Friends
Playing music from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., this New York composer will help kick-start your vacation weekend. Grab your drink of choice, relax around the fire pit and let your cares drift away to the laid back sound of the band, which matches that of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Train.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
One Barrel Brewing Company: That 90s Band
If you grew up on ’90s music — or if your favorite playlist includes bands and artists like Vanilla Ice, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck and Marilyn Mason — you’ll want to head over to One Barrel Brewing Company to find out. This band from the 90s, playing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
One Barrel Brewing Company: LoveMonkeys
Take a break from That 90s Band to explore Egg Harbor; then return at 6:30 p.m. to catch the LoveMonkeys. This Milwaukee-based cover band is a fan favorite thanks to their energetic pop/rock sound and ability to give their favorite songs a fresh new sound.
von Stiehl Winery: out of the blue band
Relax on the cellar’s outdoor terrace with a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, hard cider or craft beer while listening to the sweet sounds of Out of the Blue Band. This Green Bay crowd pleaser will play his favorite tunes with his signature bluesy twist, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gate 44 Winery: Spike & April
Eclectic and energizing, the sounds of Spike & April range from bluegrass to folk-rock, from Ben Harper to Violent Femmes, and from the Beatles to Mavis Staples. Enjoy the perfect combination of relaxed atmospheres and lively melodies, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall: Hunter Gatherer
Hunter Gatherer’s energetic yet laid-back music always seems to draw crowds, so you’ll want to arrive a little early to snag a picnic table before you catch the show. Playing a solid mix of Americana, classic rock, alt-country favorites, and a few original works, Hunter Gatherer will have you dancing and singing, from 2-5 p.m.
Harbor Ridge Winery: Gary Weber
Are you a James Taylor fan? Then Gary Weber’s musical style is for you as he and his acoustically oriented music are best known for their ability to replicate Taylor’s signature finger picking style. Beyond that, Weber’s dynamic repertoire will also treat your ears to familiar tunes from Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, Jason Mraz, The Who and others. Listen to him play from 1 to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4
Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery: Chad Brecke
If classic acoustic rock is calling your name – and your ears – then Chad Brecke has you covered. Mixing covers and originals from multiple genres ranging from the 1950s to the 90s, this artist from central Wisconsin casts a wide net of appeal. Let his songs provide the soundtrack to your afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Cherry Shack: Gerry Sloan
Return to The Cherry Hut later in the weekend, from 3-6pm, to catch musician Gerry Sloan’s medley of Celtic favorites. A mix of traditional and contemporary melodies, Sloan’s songs and stories are a musical tour of Ireland that will have you singing, clapping and tapping your feet.
MONDAY SEP. 5
Harbor Ridge Winery: Bob Bero
Pair your wine flight with the sweet sounds of guitarist Bob Bero. Playing six and twelve strings, it covers popular tunes from the 1960s and 1970s.