Arts and Entertainment
Hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming — there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy in Douglas County. But after the sun goes down and you’ve hung up your hiking boots, sometimes you want to have a little nightlife fun! We’ve got you covered for all things arts and entertainment.
Superior and the surrounding areas are home to many types of artists — potters, painters, textile artists, and more. Click here for a listing of artist shops and studios (links to directory), and be sure to check our calendar of events (link to calendar) for art show openings. Many of our local businesses and venues feature local artists from time to time, and the Superior Business Improvement District’s Phantom Galleries program showcases artwork throughout the year.
Whether you’re into classical music or rock and roll, we’re home to many talented musicians. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department boasts a plethora of talented vocalists and instrumentalists alike. From percussion performances to acappella choir and symphonic band concerts, there’s always something happening on campus. Visit www.uwsuper.edu for updates on concert dates and times.
If guitar riffs or country music croons are more your style, Douglas County has plenty of music to fit your liking. Venus throughout Douglas County, including many bars and taverns on the newly reconstructed Tower Avenue in Superior, host a wide variety of local and regional bands. For a comprehensive list of local musicians and music venues, www.twinportsnightlife.com is a great resource full of up-to-date events. Also be sure to check our calendar of events page for listings.
Superior isn’t the only place where you’ll find great music. In Solon Springs you’ll find the beautiful
Lucius Woods Performing Arts Center. Lucius Woods Performing Arts Center, Inc. is a presenter of a wide variety of quality, professional music. The setting is the beautiful Lucius Woods Park in the heart of the Village of Solon Springs in rural northwest Wisconsin. Bring a chair and enjoy music under the stars. A summer concert schedule can be found at www.lwmusic.org.
Along with talented musicians and singers, UW-Superior has a very active Theatre Department. Students perform a wide variety of shows — from operas to plays and comedies — throughout the academic year. See what the talented actors and actresses of the Theatre Department are up to by visiting www.uwwsuper.edu.
Local professional non-profit theatre company, Twin Ports Stage, produces theatre, film, music, and other creative projects. They’re always up to something new, whether it is a live radio show or other fun performances. Stay abreast on what this talented local group is doing by visiting their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TwinPortsStage.
Hockey, basketball, baseball, football, soccer, softball — should we go on? Douglas County is home to multiple high school and college sports teams. The UW-Superior campus is home to exciting sporting events throughout the year. Take in a hockey game at Wessman Arena, or attend a basketball, volleyball, or track and field event in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Marcovich Wellness Center. More information on how you can cheer on the Yellowjackets can be found at www.uwsyellowjackets.com.
The three public school districts in Douglas County are also home to many teams and sporting events. The Superior Spartans, Northwestern Tigers, and Solon Springs Eagles with each school sporting a group of talented athletes. In addition, the private Maranatha Academy fields a girls volleyball team in the fall, and other teams as interest and enrollment dictates. Throughout the school year sports fans can watch football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and other sports teams.
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