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Have a Wonderful Time at the Steel Bridge Songfest

Music lovers, unite! If you’re a fan of original songwriting, live music, and artistic collaboration, we have the perfect festival for you. Steel Bridge Songfest returns to Door County every summer for four days of concerts and fun. This unique annual event celebrates up-and-coming artists and features three evenings of awesome pub crawls. You won’t want to miss it!

If you’re interested in discovering more local events, access your free copy of our Door County Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find recommendations for the best dining, shopping, and outdoor activities on the peninsula.

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What is the Steel Bridge Songfest?

The Steel Bridge Songfest began in 2007 when the grassroots band “Citizens For Our Bridge” made a stand against the destruction of Sturgeon Bay’s Michigan Street Bridge. The group committed to preserving and promoting the bridge through community outreach and education. The bridge has since been recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Songfest continues to honor the bridge as a living symbol of creative collaboration.

This four-day, three-night celebration features a week-long songwriting and recording marathon, theater shows, live outdoor concerts, and nightly pub crawls. In the past, musicians from around the world have traveled to Door County to show their support, including Jackson Browne, James McMurtry, and Jane Wiedlin from the Go-Gos.

Why You Need to See Steel Bridge Songfest 2019

Are you ready for this year’s Songfest? From June 13th – 16th, 2019, Door County comes alive with music! The event takes place at several locations throughout Sturgeon Bay, so be sure to bring a Venue Map along with you. The Holiday Music Motel hosts a collaborative songwriting retreat, called the Construction Zone, and outdoor concerts. After the collaborative, experience three nights of pub crawls and unforgettable music by unique musicians. Of course, the festival would be incomplete without a visit to the Sturgeon Bay Bridge. See where it all began!

Check out the festival schedule for a full list of venues, artists, and more. 2019’s lineup includes Construction Zone artist Graciana Holland from Australia. Don’t forget to purchase the Steel Bridge Songfest album so that you can relive the festival even after it’s over!

Tip: Before the Songfest, check out the Motel’s radio station. They only broadcast music that was made inside its own walls.

Experience the Best of Summer at The Ashbrooke

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Plan your most memorable summer getaway yet with The Ashbrooke in Door County, WI! You’ll be minutes away from some of our favorite things to do in the area, including eating a seafood dinner at Egg Harbor’s best restaurants or seeing a show at the Peninsula Player’s Theater.  Our adults-only hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Our deluxe rooms and suites feature unique amenities such as in-room whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. Spend the evening swimming in the indoor pool or lounging on our spacious sundeck. Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? Book your next getaway to The Ashbrooke today!