The 12th Annual Steel Bridge Songfest is just around the corner and we suggest you head on up to Sturgeon Bay and check this incredible event off your bucket list. This year’s festival runs June 9-12 in Door County’s Sturgeon Bay
Grab a $25 weekend pass – there are free shows too! Get a complete list of 2016 Performers – click here. Check out the 2016 Venue Map – click here. And learn all you need to know about the festival by clicking here.
In the meantime, treat yourself to a trip down SBSF memory lane.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Caitlin Oleson, Emily Wolfe and Barb Luhring interviewed participants of Steel Bridge Songfest 2 for Door Pod Show and we’ve got links to a feast of audio podcasts below. Some are mere snippets. Some are longer. Some have quiet backgrounds. Some have loud music playing in the background. Each podcast features a special moment in the history of a music festival built by siblings pat mAcdonald to help his sister Christie Weber save a beloved city icon.
Without further adieu… Click the links below for the audio.
SBSF Origin Story – featuring pat mAcdonald, Adam Macintosh & Christie Weber
Steel Bridge Songfest 2 – an audio collage
Steel Bridge Songfest 3 – Friday night’s artist dinner – an audio collage
Steel Bridge Songfest 3 – Who showed up? – with Christie Weber
Steel Bridge Songfest 3 – Interviews with writer’s workshop participants at the Holiday Motel: Freedie Johnston, Melanie Jane, Geri X, Kim Manning & Jonathon Spottiswoode
Steel Bridge Songfest 3: Part 2 of Interviews with writer’s workshop participants at the Holiday Motel: Tony Brown, Tom Schriner-Schmitt & Ruby James (Tony’s interview was in the wind)
Steel Bridge Songfest 4: an audio collage
Chris Aaron (first comment in a long line of artists)
Catacombs of Rome
17 artist interview/audio collage
Including: Chris Aaron, Susan Hall, Kris Doty and Eric McFadden