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Percussionists salute Lukes as Birch Creek opens season

A salute to a Door County legend is part of the opening week of performances you can enjoy as the Birch Creek Music Performance Center kicks off its 2023 season on Thursday. Sandwiched between two performances highlighting musical themes of movies is one show paying homage to the life of naturalist Roy Lukes. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame posthumously in 2018 and played a huge role in the development and funding of natural areas in Door County such as The Ridges Sanctuary, Toft Point Wilderness, Newport State Park, Whitefish Dunes, Mink River Estuary, and Moonlight Bay. Birch Creek Executive Director Mona Christenson says they worked with Lukes’ widow and fellow naturalist Charlotte Lukes to help create the program entitled “Wild Percussion: Music in Nature.”

The second week of the session will include special guests Liam Teague and Anders Åstrand on select nights. You can learn about the full Percussion, Steel Drum, and World Music session by clicking this link and listening to our full interview with Christenson here.

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