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Great Jones County Fair 
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
July 20–22. 
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Jason Aldean on July 19, Luke Bryan on July 20, Kid Rock on July 21, and Casting Crowns on July 22. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.
Honk – Kids-for-kids Musical
20–21 @ 7 PM

July 21–22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Bell Tower Theatre’s 13th annual kids-for-kids show is a musical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, this celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Ugly looks pretty different from his brothers and sisters. The other animals are quick to point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling foul about himself, this little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery. Along the way, Ugly meets a flock of unique characters who teach him that being different is not a bad thing to be. This show will be performed by area kids. Performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays start at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13 will have an additional show at 2 p.m. Saturday performances begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.
Sister Act
Presented by Rising Star Theatre Company
July 20–21 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Area students hit the stage in this Rising Star Theatre Company production at the Five Flags Theater July 13–14 and 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15 at 2 p.m.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE! Visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.
Statera Free Lunch & Learns
Fridays through July
Friday, July 20, 12:10–12:50 PM 
@ Statera
Statera Integrated Health Wellness Solution hosts a series of wellness-based Lunch & Learns. Bring your lunch. No reservation needed. July 20: TMJ—How to stop jaw pain; July 27: Reigniting Your Spirit. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr.
Dubuque… and All That Jazz!
Fridays: July 20, August 17, September 7
Friday, July 20, 4–9 PM 
@ Town Clock Plaza
Dubuque Main Street invites you to celebrate the beloved FREE summer concert series, Dubuque… and All That Jazz! Concerts are held under the Town Clock on Friday evenings, from 4–9 p.m. Food begins at 5 p.m.
July’s Jazz! features 10 of Soul, taking the stage at 5 p.m. This high-energy 10 piece band brings to the stage a dynamic range of classic tunes from the soul, funk, and blues genres, as well as a few funky arrangements of our own! Featuring five versatile vocalists, a tight rhythm section, and a four-piece horn section, this band has made it their sole (or SOUL) mission to entertain their audiences to the fullest.
Jazz! also means the chance to connect with fellow Dubuquers over delicious dinner options from local food vendors, in addition to ice-cold beer and Pepsi products served under the Town Clock. As for the rest of the season: Aug. 17 features The Final Mix and The Lonely Goats close out another Jazz season on Sept. 7.
The Pajama Game!
July 20–21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
July 22 and 29 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 8th St)
Witness a piece of local history unfold on stage in the award winning 1955 Broadway Musical The Pajama Game. Performances are July 20–22 and 26–29 at The Grand Opera House. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for 7 1/2 cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Dubuque’s own Richard Bissel, the story of The Pajama Game traces its origins back to the old H.B. Glover Factory in Dubuque. The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office (Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.) or by calling 563-588-1305. Tickets can also be purchased at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.
Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays now through October
Saturday, July 21, 7 AM–Noon 
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. Find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts, hot food, and more. SNAP customers are able to receive $1 tokens to purchase eligible food items, and all customers can to purchase $5 debit/credit tokens to purchase anything at market through the Market Money program. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.
NW IL Art & Jazz Fest
Saturday, July 21 @ 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday, July 22 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Stockton Memorial Park (600 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL)
Head to Stockton, IL July 21 and 22 for the fourth annual fine art fest and third annual jazz fest. Visit with more than 50 artists exhibiting and selling their masterpieces while listening to live jazz musicians. Grab lunch or dinner with the local chefs, and drink with the local craft brews and wineries. Area craft breweries, wineries and distilleries will be on-site for tastings ($1 each) and full size drinks. Participating business include Massbach Ridge Winery, Pecatonica Brewing Company, The Galena Brewing Company, and Fergedaboudit Winery. Saturday’s Jazz Fest features Groove Hotel, Amanee Avery & Too Deep, and HCC Big Band. Sunday features Round Midnight Quartet ane Blck Tie Trio. For more information, visit NWILartfest.com.
Nikki Lane
Saturday, July 21, 8 PM
@ Codfish Hollow (5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA)
The oft-described Queen of Outlaw Country, Nikki Lane will bring her badass old-school country, roots rock swagger to the Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, IA on Saturday, July 21 for her first Iowa performance, along with openers Blank Range (Nashville) and High Up (Omaha). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
2017 saw the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters, and the year was capped off with her winning Female Outlaw Artist of the Year at the Ameripolitan Awards in Austin, TX. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage sixties country-pop, Lane’s music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Chris Stapleton, Cody Jinks and Tom Petty. Check out the song “Jackpot” from her stunning third album Highway Queen.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit CodfishHollowBarnStormers.com.
Rubber Soul
Saturday, July 21, 4 & 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Experience a musical journey through the Beatles’ lengthy career with ever-changing looks and musical styles.
Ski Bellevue Water Ski Team
Saturday, July 21, 4 PM 
@ Mississippi River south of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Join the Ski Bellevue Water Ski Team for a free performance on the Mississippi River south of Lock 12 in Bellevue. View the show from Riverview St. Free.
Film Screening: The 100 Years Show
Sunday, July 22, 1:15–2:05 PM 
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the ‘40s and ‘50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday. Free. 701 Locust. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.
Center for the Arts Theatre
July 22, 25 and August 9
University of Wisconsin Platteville Center for the Arts Theatre and 
Ullsvik patio (Platteville, WI)
The new Platteville Summer Arts Festival continues to bring a host of music, art and theatre events to the community. The festival includes a free summer concert series, taking place both in the Center for the Arts Brodbeck Concert Hall and outside on the Ullsvik Patio. Remaining performances include Driftless Winds on July 22 at 4 p.m. (CFA), Tristan Hirsch and Friends on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Ullsvik), and Ensemble Nouveau on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. (CFA).
The outdoor concerts are also supported by the UW-Platteville Foundation, and there will be snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sunday, July 22, 5 PM 
@ Stone Cliff Winery
Join the Brew Ha Ha Players for a night of Murder Mystery fun! With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new sheriff in town who’s dedicated to law and order—this evening is filled with action, laughs, and some good ole stick-to-your-ribs country grub, as the small town of Fort Wiota tries to figure out who shot the contemptible Callous Crud. Reservations required. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. StoneCliffWinery.com.
Music in the Gardens 
Sundays now through August 26
Sunday, July 22, 6:30 PM 
@ Dubuque Arboretum
Family-friendly summer concert series presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. July 15: Jason Stuart’s Cobalt Blue; July 22: The Fez (Steely Dan Tribute), July 29: Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute). Free. DubuqueArboretum.net.
Dubuque County Fair
Tuesday, July 24
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
Tuesday Highlights: 7 PM:: Open Wheel Race Day featuring Sprint Invaders, IMCA Modifieds and Sport Mods, Noon & 3 PM: Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute, 8 PM: Beer Garden Music: Tommy Hauber
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules. Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class).
Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Tuesday @ 4 PM–Midnight: $2 per ride. Grandstand admission is FREE on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
Beer Brewing Workshop
Detecting and Correcting Off Flavors
Tuesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 26
6–9 PM @ Clarke University Food Science Laboratory (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University will host a two-part brewing workshop in July to help home brewers take their beer to the next level.
The workshop is entitled “Detecting and Correcting Off Flavors” and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. both Tuesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 26. The two-session workshop will be led by Clarke University chemistry faculty and will take place in the Clarke University’s Food Science Laboratory in Catherine Byrne Hall (CBH 330). Snacks will be provided. Free parking is available in any campus lot or along Clarke Drive.
The workshops will cover the underlying fundamentals of the most commonly used methods used to ensure consistency and quality in craft beer. With a hands-on approach, attendees will have the opportunity to practice quality analysis methods using use state-of-the-art lab equipment. Pilsner provided by 7 Hills Brewing Co., which is co-owned by Clarke alumni Keith ‘03 & Abby (Peckham) Gutierrez ’04.
“Participants will learn the science behind brewing as well as valuable tips and tricks to identify and fix off flavors,” said Sunil Malapati, Professor of Chemistry at Clarke.
The workshop fee is $150 and covers both sessions. Event registration is required and can be completed online at clarke.edu/brewingworkshop. For questions or more information, contact brewing@clarke.edu.
Tech Tuesdays: Hour of Code
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30–7:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Join Carnegie-Stout for an Hour of Code. No experience needed. Learn the basics using The Hour of Code tutorials. Ages 13 to adult. 563-589-4225 x2246. dubuque.lib.ia.us.
Dubuque County Fair
Wednesday, July 25 – Kids Day
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
All Day: Kids Activities, Noon & 3 PM: Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute, 1 PM: Annual Pedal Pull, 4 PM: Famous Frog Jump, 7 PM: Stock Car Races – Julien Dubuque Classic, 8 PM: Beer Garden Music: Ken Peiffer
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules.
Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class). Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Wednesday–Friday & Sunday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. Grandstand admission is FREE on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
The Bremen Town Musicians Puppet Show
Wednesday, July 25, 1–1:30 PM @ Peosta/NICC Branch
Wednesday, July 25, 3:30–4 PM @ Farley/Drexler
Dubuque County Library
“The Bremen Town Musicians” presented by Fever River Puppeteers, Inc. shares the whimsical, family friendly story, based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm. Sing along with the puppets at the Dubuque County Library special event! dubcolib.lib.ia.us.
Dubuque County Fair
Thursday, July 26 – Outlaw Day
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
Thursday Highlights: Noon & 3 PM: Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute, 7 PM: Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull, 8 PM: Beer Garden Music: Renegade Band
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules.
Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class). Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Wednesday–Friday & Sunday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. Grandstand admission is FREE on Thursday and Sunday. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
Tri State Wind Symphony
Thursday, July 26, 7:30 PM 
@ Eagle Point Park Band Shell
The Tri-State Wind Symphony was founded in 1995 as a community band for “the better amateur players in the community” comprised of Dubuque-area musicians. July 12: Dubuque Chorale; July 19: TSWS; July 26: Big Band Express; Aug. 2: TSWS: Players’ Favorites. Free. TSWS.org.
Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, July 26, Thursday, July 26, 4–9 PM
@ Plaza 20
200–300 classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.
East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursday, July 26, 4–9 PM 
@ Sinsinawa Dr, EAST DBQ, IL
Scores of classic cars fill downtown East Dubuque featuring food, drinks and additional entertainment including live music.
Dubuque County Fair
Friday, July 27: 4-H Auction Day
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
Friday Highlights: 7:30 PM, Main Stage Concert: Jake Owen with Jay Allen, 9 PM: Beer Garden Music: Zac Matthews Band
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules.
Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class). Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Wednesday–Friday & Sunday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates.
Grandstand admission is for Friday (Jake Owen) is $50 for the Festival Area (SOLD OUT), $40 for Reserved Grandstand, $30 for General Admission Grandstand, and $15 for Hillside. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
21st Annual Prairie Dog 
Blues Festival
July 27–28
St. Feriole Island Park (101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island Park, right on the Mississippi River. Bring a chair and if you decide you don’t want to move, the famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls will come right to you in the crowd to get you your refills!
The festival features blues and roots music including performers Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal (2017 The Voice), Dana Fuchs (Played Janis Joplin in off-Broadway musical Love, Janis.), Samantha Fish, and John Primer (Living Legend). Many of this year’s artists such as Corey Dennison Band and Altered Five are up for 2018 Blues Awards. Iowa’s Kevin Burt was the first artist in the 34 year history of The International Blues Challenge to win the solo/duo, guitar and harmonica competitions!
Food and drinks along with campfires are allowed in the campgrounds with an easy walk to the music grounds where there is plenty of food and drinks. Other vendors offer jewelry, clothing and other handmade items.
Advanced tickets are $30 for one day or $55 for two-day admission (through July 14). Gate pricing is $35 and $65. Children 12 and under are free. Three-day camping for up to 4 people is just $60 or $70 at the gate. For tickets and more inforkation, visit PrairieDogBlues.com or call 608-326-0085.
Jake Owen with Jay Allen
Dubuque County Fair
Presented by Dubuque Bank and Trust
Friday, July 27: Gates @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:30 PM
Jake Owen is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2006, he’s been turing out hit singles with every album he releases including “Yee Haw”, “Startin’ with Me”, and “Something About a Woman”, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”, “Eight Second Ride”, “Tell Me”, and he really hit it big with #1 song from the album of the same name, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”. “Alone with You”, “The One That Got Away”, and “Anywhere with You” and “Beachin’” followed. Now a headliner, he’s also toured with the biggest names in country music from Kenny Chesney to Jason Aldean. Jay Allen will open the show.
Friends Of Galena Library Pre-Owned Book Sale
Friday, July 27, 9 AM–7 PM 
@ Crossroads Community Church (Galena, IL)
July 27 at 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and July 28 at 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs and CDs will be available. This is the premier fundraising event for the Friends. Proceeds support library programs including children’s summer reading program and the purchase of large print books, e-books and Little Free Libraries. 900 Galena Square Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.
Statera Free Lunch & Learns
Friday, July 27, 12:10–12:50 PM 
@ Statera
Statera Integrated Health Wellness Solution hosts a series of wellness-based Lunch & Learns. Bring your lunch. No reservation needed. July 27: Reigniting Your Spirit. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr.
Peter and the Starcatcher
July 27–28 and August 3–4 @ 7:30 PM
July 29 and August 5 @ 2 PM
University of Wisconsin Platteville Center For the Arts 
(755 W Main St, Platteville, WI)
The same creative team who worked on past Heartland Festival musicals presents the musical Peter and the Starcatcher. This Tony-winning play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels.
From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
This family show runs July 27–28 and Aug. 3–4 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre. Tickets are $22 for general admission and $17 for students and children under 18 (price includes the $2 box office fee). For tickets, call the University Box Office at 608-342-1298 or visit tickets.uwplatt.edu.
Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, July 28, 7 AM–Noon 
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. Find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts, hot food, and more. SNAP customers are able to receive $1 tokens to purchase eligible food items, and all customers can to purchase $5 debit/credit tokens to purchase anything at market through the Market Money program. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.
Dubuque County Fair
Saturday, July 28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules.
Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class). Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Saturday @ Noon–Midnight: $25 unlimited rides bracelet.
Grandstand admission for Saturday (Halestorm) is $40 for Festival Area, $30 for Reserved Grandstand, $20 for General Admission Grandstand, and $10 for Hillside. DOES NOT include fair gate admission. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
Saturday Highlights: 8 AM: Barnyard Charge, 9:45 AM: 563 Strongman Classic Competition, 3 PM: BBQ Cook-off, 4 PM: Beer Garden Music: Lexi Parr and the Ruby Blonde Band, 7:30 PM: Main Stage Concert: Halestorm with Johnny Trash, 8 PM: Beer Garden Music: Johnny Trash.

Halestorm with Johnny Trash 
Dubuque County Fair Main Stage Concert
Presented by Extreme 107.1 FM and Trackside Bar & Grill
Saturday, July 28, Gates @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:30 PM
Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale sporting her trademark Gibson Destroyer guitar, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith. They have 3 major label albums under their belt and the song ”Love Bites (So Do I)” won them their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2013. Halestorm is well known for their near non-stop touring, often performing as many as 250 shows a year. Since 2006 they have toured with many hard rock and heavy metal’s biggest acts from Avenged Sevenfold to Evanescence. Now they bring their massive energy, female-fronted rock show to the Dubuque County Fair, as one of the most requested bands from area fans.
Tickets are $40 for Festival Area, $30 for Reserved Grandstand, $20 for General Admission Grandstand, and $10 for Hillside. Grandstand admission DOES NOT include fair gate admission.
Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, July 29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 6 admissions for $50 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans & Active Duty Service Members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). Visit DBQfair.com for full daily schedules of entertainment, attraction, 4-H/FFA judging, and more as well as online registration for competitions of all kinds.
Free Daily Attractions include: Extreme Raptor Show, Stilt Walkers, Kid’z Science Safari, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, Bubble Tower, Jim Wand Hypnotist, Carve R Way, Chainsaw Art, Balloon Lady, Bingo, Creative Arts exhibits, Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA & Open class). Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Sunday, 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. Grandstand admission is FREE Sunday. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.
Sunday Highlights: 9 AM: Mud Volleyball, Noon: Demolition Derby, 3 PM: Chain Saw Carving Art Auction, 4 PM: Beer Garden Music: Whiskey Revival, 6:30 PM, IMCA Racing Series,  8 PM: Beer Garden Music: Gypsy Pistols
Music in the Gardens 
Sunday, July 29, 6:30 PM
@ Dubuque Arboretum
Family-friendly summer concert series presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. July 15: Jason Stuart’s Cobalt Blue; July 22: The Fez (Steely Dan Tribute), July 29: Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute). Free. DubuqueArboretum.net.
Movie Screening: Chosen
Monday, July 30, 7 PM 
@ Statera
Set Free Dubuque hosts a screening of the short film Chosen—The True Story of America’s Trafficked Teens in honor of the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The film focuses on teenage sex trafficking. Following the screening will be a question and answer session about human trafficking concerns in the Dubuque area. Set Free Dubuque is a non-profit organization seeking to educate the community, advocate for victims, and eliminate the demand for human trafficking. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-451-7914.
Multi-Fandom Trivia Night for Adults
Tuesday, July 31, 6 PM 
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with trivia questions that cover many fandoms, including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and many more. Enjoy snacks and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Space is limited. Registration required. 18+. 563-589-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us.
Handel’s Messiah with Sing-Along
Tuesday, July 31, 7:30–9 PM 
@ St. Luke’s Church
Selections of Handel’s Messiah will be performed by members of St. Luke’s joined by Tri-State vocal soloists, and instrumentalists including an orchestra. Celebrating St. Luke’s 185 years of ministry in Dubuque. Donations accepted to support People In Need and St. Luke’s Jesus Fund. 1199 Main St. 563-582-4543.
Taste of Dubuque
Thursday, August 2, 5–10:30 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (350 E 3rd St)
Dubuque’s premiere summer event, Taste of Dubuque, presented by Collins Community Credit Union, returns to the campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Parking will be available in the Port of Dubuque public parking ramp.
Taste of Dubuque provides a perfect opportunity to sample some of the area’s best food while listening to local live music on the Main Music Stage and East Music Stage. Food vendors offer a low-cost, sample-size portion to allow attendees to “taste” a little bit of everything. Larger portions are also available for sale.
The Taste on Tap beer tasting event returns to Taste of Dubuque after yet another successful year. Featuring local brews, Taste on Tap will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to Taste on Tap is $20 in advance or $25 for non-Museum & Aquarium members at the door. Tickets for Taste on Tap are on sale now at RiverMuseum.com/taste and at the Museum & Aquarium box office. Admission includes tastings from local breweries and a souvenir sampling glass. Visitors must be 21 to enter the Taste on Tap tent.
Admission to Taste of Dubuque is free; however, the Museum & Aquarium will be accepting donations at the admission gate for continued conservation and education efforts. Bands, food vendors, and featured beers will be announced throughout the summer and on the organization’s Facebook page.
Collins Community Credit Union will again serve as the presenting sponsor for Taste of Dubuque, providing reusable plastic water bottles to replace bottled water at the event. To further lessen the carbon footprint of the event, vendors will not be allowed to serve food in Styrofoam containers.
Main Music Stage sponsors include Townsquare Media and KWWL. Other sponsors include Colony Brands and Sedgwick, IIW Engineers & Surveyors, Honkamp Krueger & Company, P.C., and Matthews Distributing. In-kind support is provided by J&R Rental, Advance Designs, and Tri-State Porta Potty, Inc.
For more information, call 563-557-9545 or visit RiverMuseum.com.
Rock and Roll Rewind
Fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres
Friday, August 3 @ 6 PM
Saturday, August 4 @ Noon
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar (301 Bell St)
This year’s Rock and Roll Rewind Music Showcase fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres is Aug. 3 and 4 at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. Tickets are $10 per night and are available at the Mississippi Moon Bar Box Office. Tickets are also available at DubuqueTickets.DiamondJo.com. This year’s primary sponsors are longtime supporters: Hartig Drug Stores, American Trust and Savings Bank, Conlon Construction and the Diamond Jo Casino. Additional primary sponsors are The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association and the John Walechy Music Legacy. Media sponsors are Super Hits 106, 365ink Magazine and Digital Dubuque. Music sponsorship is provided by Rondinelli Music/Audio.
Friday night’s focus is the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, providing a major part of the night’s entertainment. Last year’s Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame band Hampton Road will perform and include a special life celebration for Ted Rolling who passed away this year. Dogs On Skis, also in the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, is known across the state of Iowa for more than 30 years of entertaining. Members of the Lavendar Hill band and George Rondinelli will have pre-induction presentations as inductees into the 2018 Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this Labor Day in Arnolds Park, IA.
Live performances are slated by: Waterfall, Mixed Emotions Band, Solid Shot, Tapestry, Ralph Kluseman, Johnnie Walker, Denny Troy and Groove Director, with the possibility of a few surprise appearances. For a schedule of performances, visit RockAndRollRewind.org.
Head down to the Mississippi Moon Bar Aug. 3 and 4 for some amazing music all while supporting Camp Albrecht Acres. For more information about Rock And Roll Rewind, visit RockAndRollRewind.org.
Warrant
Saturday, August 4 @ 9 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of Rockaholic, the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returned with another release of muscular hard rock, aptly titled Louder Harder Faster.
Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The band was formed in the early ‘80s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon.
In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and “Heaven,” which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the U.S.
In the summer of 1990, their second album Cherry Pie was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red,” “Uncle Toms Cabin,” and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie,” which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.
With a current line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant is now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.), Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before.
Who’s Who – Tribute to the Who
Saturday, August 4, 8 PM
q Showroom, Q Casino
G.A Seated Tickets: $15 / Booth Seats $25
The band recreates the sound, the energy and the excitement of The Who at its prime with excellent musicianship and vocals. From  early hits like“My Generation”, and “I Can See For Miles”, through Tommy, Who’s Next, Quadrophenia and beyond.
Buzz Promotions Presents: Why Don’t We
Monday, August 6, 7 PM (All Ages)
Back Water’s Stage, Q Casino
G.A. Tickets: $39, VIP Pit: $50 
5 & under, free, 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. VIP ticket gets you stage front access but not meet & greet. Hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Pop chart a sold-out summer tour made a surreal year for this teen sensation. TIX: QCASINOANDHOTEL.COM
Daughtry in Concert
Presented by Live Nation
Tuesday, August 7, 7 PM 
@ Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)
With more than 15 top-charting singles include “It’s Not Over,” “Home,” “Feels Like Tonight,” “No Surprise,” “Over You,” “What About Now” and eight million albums sold, it’s no wonder the one-time American Idol finalist Chris Daughty has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has won over a dozen other top entertainment awards from the American Music Awards, Billboard, the People’s Choice Awards and more.
Every pair of tickets purchased online will include one physical CD copy of Cage To Rattle. The album is also available for pre-order now.
Tickets are on sale now from $39 to $73.50 (plus fees) and can be purchased at the Five Flags Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. You can also get additional details online at FiveFlagsCenter.com.
Seether with 10 Years
Thursday, August 9, 7 PM (All Ages)
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Hits Include: “Broken,” “Fake It” & “Remedy”. These South African rockers ruled over the 2000’s alt-rock scene. G.A. Tix $35, VIP Pit $55. TIX: QCASINOANDHOTEL.COM
Saliva w/ Soil and Shadow Side
Friday, August 10 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
After acquiring front man Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood and energy—the same energy that launched their career in 2001 with hits like “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy nominated “Your Disease.” Formed in 1997, Chicago heavy rock band Soil has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and is best known for hits “Halo,” “Unreal,” “Redefine,” “The Lesser Man,” and “Shine On.” Alabama-bred Shallow Side have taken it to be their mission to spread the glory of modern rock & roll as far and as wide as they can to anyone who will listen.
Eli Young Band w/ Cort Carpenter & Southern Drawl Band  
Saturday, August 11, 7 PM (All Ages)
Back Waters Stage – Q Casino
Hits Include: “Crazy Girl,” “Saltwater Gospel” & “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”.
G.A. Tickets $35, VIP Pit $55 Eight great charting country music hits with three reaching #1. “Crazy Girl,” was the top country song of 2011 according to Billboard. TIX: QCASINOANDHOTEL.COM
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