Events

Dubuque County Fair – TUESDAY FREE DAY!
Tuesday, July 23 Highlights
Admission to the fair is FREE Tuesday, all day, all ages!
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA

7 PM – Main Stage Concert: Doug Allen Nash—Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute
8 PM – Beer Garden Music: Pirate Over 50
Main Stage Concert: Doug Allen Nash—Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Tribute Show @ 7 PM
Tickets: Free (Sponsored by Biechler Electric, Inc.)
Doug Allen Nash captures the appearance, vocals, speech, mannerisms, and spirit of Johnny Cash.
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville
Tuesday @ 4 PM–Midnight: $2 per ride. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Indian Artifacts Demonstration
Tuesday, July 23 @ 4–5 PM
East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
Danny Garcia will share with us his enthusiasm and expertise about Indian Artifacts. Flintknapping demonstration! 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

Canning 101
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6-8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Whether you are new to canning or just need a refresher course, Canning 101 is a great starting point. In this hands-on class, co-founder Leslie Shalabi will show you how to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them months later. We will cover safety, equipment, and technique as we discuss the boiling water bath canning. This method will enable you to safely and confidently water bath can everything from jams to pickles. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Couples Aroma Touch Hand Massage
Tuesday, July 23  @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Statera Upper Level

We connect, as we give, as we share, as we touch. Join together as we experience this quick and simple, yet impactful, form of human connection. Learn about aroma therapy and the power of touch. Receive a quick reference guide of the techniques you will learn and an oil sample. With Julie Haufe, Massage Therapist. $5 single/$10 couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Every Day Is Earth Day Movie Nite: Paris to Pittsburgh
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Canticle of Creation Center

This documentary brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. RSVP requested by July 22. Includes popcorn. Free will offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Dubuque County Fair
July 23–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 23–28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
Wednesday, July 24—Kids Day Highlights
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA

All Day Kids Activities
1 PM – Pedal Tractor Pull
4 PM – Famous Frog Jump
7 PM – Sprint Invaders
8 PM – Beer Garden Music: Ken Peiffer
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Wednesday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Lunch & Learn: Garden
Wednesday, July 24 @ Noon-1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for a Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week’s garden topic: Manage Your Garden Pests. Squash vine borer killing your zucchini? Cabbage worms putting holes in your kale? Join Farm Manager, A.J. to for an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and take away some interesting and effective techniques to control pests in your garden this year. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Stuttering Jon Melendez @ Laughing Moon Comedy
July 24, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
(NO COVER) After fifteen successful seasons known as “Stuttering John” on “The Howard Stern Radio Show,” John appeared on the reality show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.” His likeability and humor scored him a guest spot on” The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and immediately after his down-to-earth & hilarious segment, the show’s Executive Producer & Head Writer offered John a job. In addition to being a staff writer, John was the “Tonight Show” announcer, and developed & performed in many comedy sketches and correspondence pieces, as well as being the show’s warm-up act. John remained on for the last ten seasons, until Jimmy Fallon took Jay’s place in 2014.

Smokestack’s Wednesday Night Movie
Wednesday, July 24 @ 8 PM
Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 24–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 24–28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
Thursday, July 25—Outlaw Day Highlights
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA

2 PM – Eating Contest
5:30 PM – 4-H Queen Crowning and Awards
7 PM – ECIPA Truck and Tractor Pull
8 PM – Beer Garden Music: Hard Salami
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Thursday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Appreciating Poetry
Thursday, July 25 @ 1 PM
Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)

Melissa McGuire will guide attendees through different types of poems – haiku, sonnets, limericks, etc – while analyzing form and content as well as developing ideas to use in their own writing. Melissa, a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in education, has over 30 years teaching experience. Free. 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays: July 25
2-5:50 PM @ Commercial Club Park Shelter (Dyersville, IA)
Area vendors selling a variety of produce, baked goods, wine, hand-made craft items and more. Items vary weekly. Free. Dyersville.org.

Absolute Science!
Thursday, July 25 @ 4–5 PM
East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
Celebrate the finale of Summer Reading with this exciting science program returning for their 2nd annual visit to East Dubuque! New Mega Levitator show! 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: July 25-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: July 25-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Watering your Body
Thursday, July 25, 6–7 PM
@ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Safe and Strong Sun Salutations
Thursday, July 25 @ 6–8 PM
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio

Sun salutations are a staple of many yoga classes and are a perfect stand-alone practice. Plus, there are many benefits! ~Unwind the mind and body. ~Increase energy circulation. ~Lengthen and tone the body. ~Moving meditation through blended breath and movement. In this 2 hour workshop, Bridget will review the postures in Classic Sun Salutation, Sun A, and Sun B. Students will explore the connection between breath and movement to find more depth and grow in their personal practice. Alignment cues and modifications will be provided for a customized practice. This workshop is open to all levels. $35. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Salad Dressings and Grilling Outside
Thursday, July 25 @ 6–8 PM
Statera -Upper Level, Kitchen
Making your own salad dressing to enhance your garden bounty. -AND- Select steak, chicken or shrimp to grill and accompany with other great grilled summer options. $16 or bring a friend 2 for $25. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Blue Mississippi
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. Blue Mississippi is a seasoned foursome is the combination of two original Iowa blues bands, with over three decades of deep roots and rich history as Iowa musicians: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen from The Blue Band out of Cedar Falls, and Dave Hummel and Bill (Cricket) Davis from the Mississippi Band of Dubuque. All are members of The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is the classic two guitars, bass, and drums instrumentation, with a smattering of Bob and Dave occasionally playing harmonica. All four sing, with each complimenting the other’s individual vocal interpretations. Their music ranges from classic cover songs from the 1960s blues to Americana “rockin’ blues” favorites, in addition to even an occasional original song. Food and beverage will be provided by the Russell Law Offices, SC sponsoring their annual hog roast, with proceeds to benefit the Shullsburg Girls’ Basketball Team. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Slightly Creepy Book Club: The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories
Thursday, July 25 @ 7 PM
River Lights Bookstore
The horror book club will discuss The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories by Henry James. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 25–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 25–28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
Friday, July 26—4-H Auction Day Highlights
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA

Noon – 4-H/FFA Dairy Auction
12:30 PM – 4-H/FFA Beef Auction
7:30 PM – Main Stage Concert: Chris Young with Carlton Anderson
9 PM – Beer Garden Music: Zac Matthews Band
Main Stage Concert: Chris Young with Carlton Anderson
Gate @ 6:30 PM / Show @ 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20–$55 (Does not include fair admission)
Chris Young is an American country music singer and songwriter who won the TV music competition Nashville Star in 2006. Signed to RCA Records, the hits started with “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me,” followed by the second record’s three No. 1 hits: “Voices,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” the title track, “The Man I Want to Be.” Young’s third album, Neon, produced two more No. 1 hits in “Tomorrow” and “You” in 2011 as well as the Top 20 hit “I Can Take It from There” in 2012 with more Top 5 hits following. In 2017, Young because a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Opening the show is Arista Records rising star Carlton Anderson.
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Friday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Interactive Movie Screening: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Friday, July 26 @ 5:30-7:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library third floor Aigler Auditorium
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Get ready to play air guitar, travel through time, and party on! Attendees can interact with the movie and share commentary by using their cellphones and regular texting service, downloading the free iOS MuVChat Texting App, or through a web browser on a laptop or tablet. Costumes are encouraged. Non-bogus refreshments will be provided. Ages 18+. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

DBQ Rooftop Comedy – Chicago Takeover!!!
Friday, July 26 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
The Dubuque Rooftop Showcase is back this July with a Chicago comedy takeover! Hari Rao, Abe Rabinowitz and Trevor Gertonson will make the three-and-a-half hour drive, bringing their now decriminalized jokes over state lines! Hosted by Ryan Graham, July’s show features comedians Jameson Cox, Abe Rabinowitz Trevor Gertonson, Hari Rao. Hari Rao’s comedy draws upon 42 years of life experience to highlight the peculiarities of everyday living that we simply accept as given, as well as dissecting his own personal experiences that can best be described as “are you being serious?!”. His adventure in standup began in 2016 after graduating from Chicago’s Second City improv program but his experience in entertainment spans two decades as a recording artist, a reoccurring theme in his comedy (his band’s song “Rewind” can be heard as the theme song to the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs). Hari has opened for comedy club favorites such as Jake Johannsen and Andy Woodhull and can be seen performing regularly in the Chicago area, including Zanies Comedy Club and the Laugh Factory. Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians, DBQ Comedy Showcase is last Friday every month, only at Smokestack. $10. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
July 26 and 27
St. Feriole Island Park (101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The 22nd Annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held 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!
Friday’s performers are Nikki Hill, Toronzo Cannon, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls plus Ghost Town Blues Band in the beer tent. On Saturday, look forward to seeing Anthony Gomes, Eliza Neals, Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute Band), Sarah Grace & The Soul (2018 The Voice Finalist), Craig Erickson & The Roadhouse Rockers, and Tommy Bentz Band plus Kris Lager Band in the beer tent. 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 13). Gate pricing is $35 and $65. Children 12 and under are free. Two-day camping for up to 4 people is just $60 in advance or $70 at the gate. For tickets and more inforkation, visit PrairieDogBlues.com or call 608-326-0085.

Jackson County Fair
July 26–28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dubuque County Fair
Saturday, July 27—Theisen’s Family Day Highlights
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA
9 AM – Horse & Dairy Shows
9 AM – 563 Strongman Classic Competition
4 PM – Beer Garden Music: Joie Wails
7 PM – BBQ Cook-off
7:30 PM – Main Stage Concert: Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX with Gin Blossoms
9 PM – Beer Garden Music: Full B.O.A.R.
Main Stage Concert: Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX with Gin Blossoms
Gates @ 6:30 PM / Show @ 7:30 PM
Tickets: $10–$35 (Does not include fair admission)
Dennis DeYoung hardly needs a bio. He was the founding voice and keyboardist of the rock band Styx from 1970 until June 1999. DeYoung has been credited as the writer of more Styx songs than anyone including 7 of the band’s 8 Billboard Top 10 singles including “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me The Way,” “The Best of Times,” “Don’t Let It End,” “Lady,” and “Come Sail Away.” Opening the night are ‘90s alt rockers Gin Blossoms with hits like “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” “Til I Hear It From You,” and “Follow You Down.”
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Saturday @ Noon–Midnight: $25 unlimited rides bracelet). General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 27–28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Music in The Gardens
Kids From Wisconsin  (Song & Dance Show Band)
Sunday, July 28, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by the Fuerste Eye Clinic
“The Beat Goes On” is the theme of the 51st season of the Kids from Wisconsin. The troupe will feature music and artists that have stood the test of time. Living legends such as Billy Joel, Tina Turner and Cher, just to name a few, along with music that is both traditional and monumental will get audiences on their feet. Music from some super all-stars such as Queen and Gershwin will keep you wanting more and more. As always, they will perform a diverse repertoire of morale-boosting musical entertainment, singing and dancing in a two-hour fully staged performance from talented performers ages 15-20. This concert is sponsored by the Fuerste Eye Clinic. For more information see https://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org.  This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, July 28 Highlights
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA

9 AM – Sand Volleyball
Noon – Demolition Derby
3 PM – Beer Garden Music: Brown Bottle Bandits
6:30 PM – Stock Car Racing
8 PM – Beer Garden Music: Beau Timmerman
Fair admission is $10 for ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are FREE. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 ($40 value) in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and 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: John Deere Robot Ranger • Hypnotist Jim Wand & Friends • Aussie Kingdom Show • Professor Newton Science Show • Kidz Science Safari • Kevin Barnes Magician • CarveRWay Chainsaw Artist • Bingo • Creative Arts exhibits • Livestock exhibits (4-H, FFA, and Open Class) • Midway Rides (Save $5 by buying your bracelet in advance at Theisen’s in Dubuque or Dyersville. Sunday @ 1–11 PM: $25 unlimited rides bracelet. General parking is free with a free shuttle to the gates. Preferred parking across from grounds is $10 per day.

Jackson County Fair
July 28
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
The storied Jackson County Fair returns for 8 big days featuring all of the goodness that a county fair should from live music and great food to carnival rides, stock car racing, demo derby, and livestock judging. This year’s big concerts feature Motley Crüe’s Vince Neil on Friday night and country music star Kip Moore on Saturday night. 1212 E. Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. jacksoncountyiowafair.com.

Teens vs. Cops: Donut Diorama Challenge
Wednesday, July 31 @ 3 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Who will take first place in the Donut Diorama Challenge? Teens and cops will face-off in this unique competition where dioramas will come to life using… donuts! For ages 12 through high school. RSVP. 563-589-4225 x2228.

Salsa Dance Night—Baile Conmigo
Last Wednesday of Every Month, 6 PM
@ Smokestack
Salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich. Bring a partner or come solo. Free. 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Organ Concert Series: Michael Emmerich
Wednesdays: July 31-August 28, 7 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Michael Emmerich serves as associate music director and rural music minister for the Archdiocese of Omaha, NE. He previously worked in music ministry in Texas, Kansas, and Indiana. His recent choral and organ compositions have been performed throughout the United States as well as internationally in England, Spain, and Poland. Emmerich is currently a doctoral candidate in church music at the University of Kansas and has studied organ with James Higdon, Craig Cramer, and Delbert Disselhorst. His undergraduate degree in organ performance is from University of Nebraska and his Master of Sacred Music is from University of Notre Dame. Performances have included American Public Media’s “Pipedreams Live!” Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Smokestack’s Wednesday Night Movie
Wednesday, July 31 @ 8 PM
Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Protect Our Environment, Youth Class
Thursday, August 1 @ 9-11:30 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Everything we use comes from somewhere, but when we are done with it, where does it go? Do you know that everything we use comes from the Earth? And – do you REALLY know what happens to things after we throw them AWAY? This camp will engage youth to connect with their environment and investigate the answers to these important questions through a variety of hands on activities. Scholarship slots available. Ages 8-10. $8. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Taste of Dubuque
Thursday, August 1, 3–11 PM
@ Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy mouth-watering food favorites plus live music on two stages, cold beer, entertainment, kids games, and more. Small “tastes” and full size portions of dishes from area restaurants will be available for purchase. Free. RiverMuseum.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 1-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 1-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Cookbook Club: James Beard American Cookery
Thursday, August 1 @ 6-8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for Convivium’s Cookbook Club – just like a book club, except you don’t have to read and instead you get to cook! For each session, we will be cooking (and enjoying) a meal as a group using recipes from a classic cookbook. For this session, we will be cooking from James Beard’s American Cookery. For novice and experienced cooks alike. Includes instruction, ingredients, meal and a glass of wine. $40. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. Emerging from the elite Chicago music scene in Illinois, Award-Winning Neil Diamond tribute artist Denny Diamond began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 1999, and since that time has manifested into one of the most versatile and multifaceted tribute acts to hit the stage. Projecting his own signature stylization to a very familiar sound, Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach and reminiscence of Neil Diamond himself has been a grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought after acts since he started gracing venues and events nation-wide over the last 20 years.  With Neil Diamond being his core inspiration, Denny’s musical merit also stems from a vast array of other prominent artist influences that include Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Ray Charles and Jim Croce Food and beverage will be provided by the Wheel In. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Bread Making: Kids in the Kitchen
Friday, August 2 @ 9-11 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

In this class, kids will learn to the skills and techniques to make cinnamon rolls scones and homemade breadsticks – all by hand! Kids will bake together, eat together, and take home recipes to easily recreate everything at home. Ages 9-11. $20. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Rock-N-Roll Rewind
August 2-3
Mississippi Moon Bar
Rock-n-Roll Rewind returns with two days of reuniting classic local bands from the ‘60s-‘80s in the Tri-State area. Relive the golden era of local live music with the bands you grew up with. Facebook.com/RockNRollRewind. 

Epworth Town & Country Days
August 2-3
Epworth, IA
Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance and more. Facebook.com/tncdays.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Rock & Roll Rewind
August 2-3, 6 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Rock & Roll Rewind began as a celebration of Dubuque rock bands of the 1960s and early 1970s. This two day musical event has grown to now include bands from the 60s, 70s, 80’s and the 90s, with proceeds benefiting Camp Albrecht Acres. Over the last seven years, Rock and Roll Rewind has donated over $103,000 to Camp Albrecht Acres to help the special needs kids enjoy the summer camp. $10 each night. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Art on the River opening Reception
Friday, August 2, 5–7:30 PM
@ Grand River Center Terrace (500 Bell St)
Ten new sculptures have been selected for the City of Dubuque’s 14th annual public art exhibit, Art on the River. The opening reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grand River Center Terrace, and the art will span the Mississippi Riverwalk. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.
The theme for the 2019–20 temporary exhibit is “The Mississippi Magnified” and focuses on artists and artwork that draw inspiration from the people, culture, beauty, and magnitude of the mighty Mississippi River. This year’s curator is Pamela J. White of Moline, IL.
The event will include an audio/visual presentation of “Water,” an excerpt from the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Classic Concert series. Also new to this year’s event will be a Mississippi Magnified Fashion Show, presented by PS Styling in partnership with Inclusive Dubuque following the opening ceremony.
The new exhibit will be displayed until July 2020. All the sculptures are for sale and can be installed in both indoor and outdoor areas. Pieces featured in the current 2018–19 Art on the River “Driftless” exhibit, consisting of six works of sculpture, are available for purchase and are still eligible for the annual People’s Choice award. To vote for your favorite, or for additional information, visit CityOfDubuque.org/ArtOnTheRiver.
Art on the River is part of the Dubuque City Council’s Arts and Culture initiative and has exhibited over 110 pieces in the Port of Dubuque, to date. The exhibit is free, can be viewed sunrise to sunset year-round, and is accessible. Visitors are encouraged to download the free, GPS-enabled Otocast app for an audio tour of the exhibit.
For more information, visit CityOfDubuque.org/ArtOnTheRiver or call 563-690-6059.

Casting Crowns
Saturday, August 3, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Five Flags will also play host to Casting Crowns, called by Billboard “the top-selling act in Christian music over the past decade.” Casting Crowns will bring their “Only Jesus” tour to the Five Flags Arena on August 3. The tour is in support ofOnly Jesus, the group’s latest album, which has reached #2 on the US Christian chart, and also climbed to #42 on the Billboard albums chart. The album’s lead single, also called “Only Jesus,” hit #3 on the US Christian singles countdown, becoming Casting Crowns’ 8th consecutive Top Ten hit. Tickets for Casting Crown’s Dubuque performance ($17-$77) are available at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Music in The Gardens
Dogs on Skis (Rock Oldies/Contemporary)
Sunday, August 4, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by the Diamond Jo Casino
Dog on Skis features tight musicianship and layered vocal harmonies covering classic rock dance music from the 1950’s to the Present. Sponsored by Fidelity Bank. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
August 4 and 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

No Child Left Inside
August 7-9 @ 9AM–1 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7 and 10, is designed to connect children with the natural world. Eric Anglada will guide youth as they explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound and aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and wonder for one another and Earth. Participants should be ready to learn about themselves and nature, get some exercise, and have fun! Space is limited to 12 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Bring your own sack lunch. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Organ Concert Series: Karen Black
Wednesdays: August 7-28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Karen Black is the Rudi Inselmann endowed professor of organ at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. She teaches organ and church music, music theory, and aural skills, and serves as organist for weekday chapel and Sunday worship services. Black holds the Bachelor of Music in church music from St. Olaf College, the Master of Music in organ and church music from Indiana University, and the Doctor of Music in organ performance and literature from Indiana University. Black is active as a recitalist and clinician and has performed throughout the United States and Germany. Her essay, “J. S. Bach as Theologian-Musician,” appears in Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans (Augsburg Fortress, 2016), and she has published organ and choral arrangements with Augsburg Fortress. Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Carlos Mencia @ Laughing Moon Comedy
Wednesday, August 7, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Carlos Mencia began his career as an amateur stand-up comedian at the iconic L.A. comedy club, Laugh Factory. The comedian later became a nightly performer at The Comedy Store, where his popularity continued to grow. After making a name for himself in the L.A. comedy scene, Mencia went on the Latino talent search show, Buscando Estrellas, and was recognized as the “International Comedy Grand Champion.” His success then led him to appear as a guest-star in television shows, such as “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Bernie Mach Show.” Tickets are $30. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 8 @ 1 PM
August 9 @ 1 and 7 PM
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 8-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 8-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Aug. 8, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. The Schumacher Family Band is a  three generation, five- piece band started with bluegrass roots and a wide range of influences and taste. As a result, this group has the ability to bring multiple genres to the plate and tastefully deliver them in a way that keeps you wanting more. Uncle Skeeter on guitar, Paul on banjo, Reese on Mandolin, and Caden on bass. Mackenzie plays the fiddle and is a powerhouse with the lead vocals. The Schumacher family lives just outside Peosta, Iowa, and have been performing together on stage since 2009 – having last graced the Shullsburg Music in the Park stage in 2017. They have also been a favorite at the town’s Cheesefest. The Shullsburg Lions Club will be holding their annual dinner fundraiser that evening as the food and beverage vendor, starting at 6 p.m.

Comedian Mark Curry
Thurssday, August 8, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Perhaps best known for starring in his own hit television sitcom Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, which ran for five seasons on ABC, and for hosting Showtime At The Apollo. Comedian, actor, and host Mark Curry is packing the laughs as one of the top national touring comedy acts. In addition to his stand-up performances, Curry appeared opposite of Kirstie Alley in his recurring role on Showtime’s hit series Fat Actress. Mark also put his golden touch on BET’s comedy talent search show Coming to the Stage. With Mark as the host, this series became the network’s number one show. Curry also starred as Marcus on Nick At Nite’s sitcom See Dad Run and performed alongside Sommore and Bruce Bruce on The Royal Comedy Tour. Tix are $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 8-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Food Truck Fridays
Friday, August 9, 11:30 AM-1:30PM
@ Washington Park

Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. August 9: Garrett Hillary, September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 9 @ 1 and 7 PM
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Downtown Friday Night
Friday, August 9, 6:30–10 PM
@
1st Ave, Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series, Downtown Friday Night. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and water ball fights hosted by the Fire Department. August 9 theme is STEMfest with music from Full Moon. Free. dyersville.org.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
3 Doors Down with Special Guest Black Stone Cherry
Friday, August 9, 7 PM
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. 3 Doors Down has had Gold and Platinum singles including: “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You” and “It’s Not My Time.” Stick around for the American Trust After Party in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $49. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 9-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

DuMA Family Art Carnival
Saturday, August 10, Noon–4 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures and ice cream treats and food for purchase. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

East Dubuque Wingfest XV and Little Texas Concert
Saturday, August 10, Noon–Midnight
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Fill your gullet and enjoy some fun in the sun at East Dubuque Wingfest XV! The event takes place on Sinsinawa Ave. on Saturday, Aug. 10 from noon to midnight. Little Texas takes the main stage at 9 p.m., but before that, enjoy a wing tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. for $5 as well as live music with The Brown Bottle Bandits from 1 to 4 p.m., Sam Wooden from 4 to 7 p.m., and Stoney Boys from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Plus cold beer, kids games and more! Presented by EDGE (East Dubuque Greater Events Foundation). Free.

Galena Brew Fest
Saturday, August 10 @ 1–4 PM
Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)
Enjoy local and regionally crafted brews atop beautiful Chestnut Mountain and help support the Galena ARC. The Galena ARC is a 501c3 not for profit organization that works as the community’s recreation department; we facilitate art classes to kids, sports for kids and adults, preschool for 3 and 4 year olds as well as a huge child care program that will take approximately 80 kids per day this summer. Fundraising is a major component of us keeping our pricing for all programs at a minimum. We turn no child away and all are able to participate. Admission includes event glass and 24 sampling tickets. $25 Participants; $5 designated driver. 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturday, August 10, 6–11 PM
@ Cascade Riverview Amphitheater
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs to this outdoor music event. Food will be available for purchase. Upcoming entertainment includes: Mark Zalaznik and Hot Mess on August 10. $5 adults; free for ages 10 and under. 563-542-4659.

Fresh Fighters
Saturday, August 10, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
(No Cover) Fresh Fighters is the Midwest’s hottest new tribute to the music of the Foo Fighters! Playing the entirety of the Foo’s greatest hits, along with other great Foo Fighters songs, this is a show you can’t miss!
Rockinfreakapotamus, a high energy Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band opens as does Nirvomit, a tribute to the band Nirvana.

Iowa State Fair
August 10-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Music in Jackson Park: The Lonely Goats
Sunday, August 11, 6–8 PM
@ Jackson Park
The free evening concerts in Jackson Park are held on the second Sunday of June, July and August, celebrating the diversity of one of downtown Dubuque’s neighborhoods. The family-friendly events, sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Multicultural Family Center, and City of Dubuque feature a different style of music for each concert and free food! Free.

Music in The Gardens
The REUNION: The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars (Beatles Tribute)
Sunday, August 11, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr
Sponsored by Anderson-Weber, Inc.
A celebration of the Beatles continues… but with a “twist and shout” out to some of the other great music of our time! Every song is instantly recognizable and you’ll find yourself singing along. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Sponsored by Anderson Weber. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.   All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Iowa State Fair
August 11-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 11–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 12-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 12–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Kids Take the Stage Summer Camps
August 12 to 16
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s award-winning Kids Take the Stage Summer Camps invite kids from 5 to 18 to indulge in the wonderful world of theater Aug. 12–16. Artistic Associate Sue Flogel will teach three classes.
Disney Heroes and Villains is for ages 5–8 and runs 10 a.m.–noon. Examine the best heroes and villains the world of Disney has to offer. Participants will be creating new stories and characters using the villains we all know and love.
Kids on Broadway is for ages 9–12 and runs 12:30–2:30 p.m. Explore all the different roles for kids in Broadway shows. Whether your thing is acting, dancing, singing, or all three, this camp has something for you!
Cabaret for Teens is for ages 13–18 and runs 3–5 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of cabaret/talent show performances—choosing a song, interpreting lyrics, telling the story and connecting with the audience. Participants can bring their own song or choose one at the camp. The week will end with a special showcase for family and friends.
The cost for camp is $75 per child. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Deadline for enrollment is July 31. Space is limited.
For information or to sign up, call 563-588-3377; visit BellTowerTheater.net; or stop by the Bell Tower Theater, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays, August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 13-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 13–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

No Kid Hungry Bake Sale
Wednesday, August 14 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Roshek Building
By purchasing baked goods, you will be helping to make a difference in the lives of hungry children across the country. If you’d like to bake, drop off your baked good donation by 7:45 a.m. If you’d like to volunteer, show up when you want. 700 Locust St. 563-495-3401. Kristyb120761@yahoo.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: August 14 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: August 14-28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Iowa State Fair
August 14-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 14–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 15-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 15-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

David Allan Coe
Thursday, August 15, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Described as one of the most controversial personalities in the country music realm, Coe’s lyrical content surrounds topics like alcohol and drug abuse, overly sexually explicit situations, and violence. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, Coe has released a total of 42 studio albums, 52 singles, and over 40 compilation albums. Despite releasing an abundant amount of content, Coe’s only number one single was 1984 “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile.”
Despite only having one No. 1 song, David Allan Coe has one of the biggest cult-like followings in all of country music and is still in high demand to this very day. Coe is currently on a nationwide tour performing some of his greatest hits including “Longhaired Redneck,” “The Ride,” and “Take This Job and Shove It.” Tickets are $15-$35. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 15-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 15–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Spirit of Woodstock
August 16-18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Dubuque… and All That Jazz!
Friday, August 16, 5–9 PM
@ Town Clock Plaza
The venerable Town Clock live music festival, Dubuque… And All That Jazz! features some of the best bands in the Midwest, a wide variety of food, cold beverages, and hundreds of your closest friends with which to enjoy it all. Headliners: August 16 – 10 of Soul. Food vendors include Adobos, Chocolate Hog, Catfish Charlie’s, Happy Hibachi, Magoos, Sugar Rays BBQ and Elle & Becks. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street. DowntownDubuque.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 16-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 16–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
August 16-18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Spirit of Woodstock
August 17-18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, August 17@ 4 PM
701 South Riverview Street (Bellevue, IA)
Come and check out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice, or south for any shows. All shows are free! Come and enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music and powerful towboats. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crewmember, show announcer, and much more! facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
Saturday, August 17, 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
For more than two decades, Hotel California has traveled the world and thrilled fans by replicating a showcase of Eagles megahits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “Hotel California.” The band also pays tribute to the Eagles’ later studio recordings, including “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” The show includes select titles from the solo work of the celebrated band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The members of Hotel California have shared billing or played with top artists, including Peter Frampton, Smokey Robinson, Van Halen, James Brown, and Huey Lewis and The News. Through a blend of vocal mastery and authentic instrumentation with special instruments, Hotel California delivers a stage spectacle that brings the magic and mystique of the Eagles’ songs to life for fans of every generation. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: August 17 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Fishtival
August 17

@ Downtown Bellevue, IA
Celebrate art, fish, and the Mississippi River with activities for everyone including art show and sale, kids projects, Ski Bellevue and a street dance, all along the beautiful river. facebook.com/BellevueArtsCouncil.

Iowa State Fair
August 17-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 17–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
August 17-18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Spirit of Woodstock
Sunday, August 18, 11 AM
@ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Music in The Gardens
Ted Vigil (Beatles Tribute)
Sunday, August 18, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler
Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist known for looking and sounding exactly like John Denver. It’s uncanny. For all the Rocky Mountain High Fans out there, you simply cannot miss this amazing  tribute performance to one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. In the case in inclement weather, this show will still take place in the beautiful new Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
August 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
Sunday, August 18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
Sunday, August 18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: August 21 and 28, 7 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series: Hinder + Saving Abel
Thursday, August 22, 8 PM
7 PM
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Multi-Platinum Rockers :: “Lips of an Angel” – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. On May 13, 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP Stripped.
As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior featured one of the biggest songs of the year, “Lips of an Angel”,reaching #1 on Top 40. Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. 
Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top.
Their first single, “Addicted”, reachED #1 on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. Their sophomore album, “Miss America,” topped the Active Rock and Hard Rock charts yet again with “Sex is Good” and “Stupid Girl”.
Tickets start at $25. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices increase three weeks prior to the show. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
Stick around for the American Trust After Party featuring an encore from Levi Riggs in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $35. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 22–24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 23–24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

15th Annual Irish Hooley
August 24
@ Alliant Amphitheater
 
The Irish Hooley is stuffing all the fun back into one day this year (Noon – 10 PM) with live traditional Irish music from Ballyheigue, The Lads, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tomes, Connla and Skerryvore. Plus the McNulty School’s Irish Dancers, Dubuque Fire Pipe & Drums and more!
IrishHooley.org.

Potosi Brewfest
August 24
@ Holiday Gardens, Potosi, WI

Potosi Brewery hosts the 11th annual Potosi Brewfest at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, Wisconsin. Admission to the festival includes an opportunity to sample the work of 35 craft brewers, home brewers, wineries, meats and Wisconsin cheeses, plus live music, a tour of the National Brewery Museum and a commemorative tasting glass. potosibrewery.com.

ABBA Revisited
Saturday, August 24, 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA, and has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2001. ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship, taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and even Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreates the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! Tickets from $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Music in The Gardens
Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Sunday, August 25, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Premier Bank
All of your favorites from now of the most prolific music icons in America. Denny Diamond faithfully recreates the classic performances of Neil Diamond though his stunning catalog of hits including “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “America”, “Cherry, Cherry”, “I Am I Said”, “Forever in Blue Jeans” and so much more. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesday, August 28, 7 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Rodney Carrington
Friday, August 30 @ 7 & 9:30 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond jo  Casino
Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.

Team of Dreams
September 1
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Experience the magic of the Field of Dreams and relive your greatest memories of America’s favorite pastime as Major League Baseball legends come together on Labor Day weekend for an autograph show and a celebrity softball game. Celebs include players Ozzie Smith, Bob Griese, Wade Boggs, Edgar Martinez as well as actors from the movies League of Their Own and The Sandlot. teamofdreamsiowa.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: September 5 and 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 5- 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

73rd Platteville Dairy Days
September 6-8
@ Platteville Legion Park, Platteville, WI

The family themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls and more. Plattevilledairydays.com.

The Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
September 7-8
@ Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40 foot long boats, shaped like dragons and holding 21 people or all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. The races are free to watch from 8 AM – 5 PM. Shuttle service is provided. dubuquedragonboat.org.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: September 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, September 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 12-26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Sept 12 and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: Sept 13, 11:30 AM-1:30PM
@ Washington Park

Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

The Struts
Friday, September 13 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
In their lavish stage presence and magnetic appeal, The Struts have more than demonstrated a preternatural command of monumental crowds. After releasing their debut studio album in 2016, Everybody Wants, The Struts have been touring non-stop, playing festivals and supporting slots for Foo Fighters, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. In a recent interview with Radio X in the UK, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called them “the best opening band we’ve ever had.” In 2018, The Struts released Young & Dangerous, a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

The Fab Four (Bealtes Tribute)
Saturday, September 14, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 19, 7 PM (Also Sept 20-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 19 and 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 20, 7 PM (Also Sept 21-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Dubuque’s Oktoberfest
September 21
@ A.Y. McDonald Park
 
Under the huge festival tent in A.Y. McDonald Park by the Mississippi, featuring a beer tasting with over 25 breweries and fun German heritage contests. Enjoy a day full of traditional German music and dance. Plus wiener dog races and the Tri-States Championship Bier Stein holding contest. Proceeds to Camp Albrecht Acres.

Bloktoberfest
September 21
@ Millwork District

This 365ink Impact Award-Winning Millwork District Block Party features craft and domestic beers, live music, food vendors, Oktoberfest and strongman events, adults games and seriously tons of kids games and activities as well as huge BMX demonstrations. Presented by 7 Hills Brewing Company and Olliewood Action Sports.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 21, 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM (Also Sept 22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: September 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 22, 1 PM & 5 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursday, September 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Arch Allies
Friday, September 27, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Featuring the classic hits of Bon Jovi, Boston, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Journey and Styx, Arch Allies rocks the crowd with a collective set of 80’s favorites. The band covers some of Journey’s biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms;” Styx hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade;” and REO Speedwagon favorites like “Take It On the Run” and “Keep On Loving You.” Tickets from $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

West Dubuque Wingfest
September 28
@ Farley Park, Farley, IA

Competitors cooking up about 10,000 wings with live entertainment, volleyball, baggo, human foosball, and a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. Plus, kids entertainment, a dunk tank & more! It all starts at 11 AM. Sponsored by Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club.

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Saturday, September 28, 4 PM & 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Johnny Cash rocked the country music scene with his unique baritone vocals and acoustic guitar. His top hits included “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Cash released more than 100 hit singles, making him one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The country music legend also went on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. Cash’s music has crossed over multiple genres, which won him inductions into the Country Music, Gospel Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Since 2005, Shawn Barker has performed his celebrated “Man in Black” tribute show all over the world. His high-energy performance recreates Cash’s iconic sound and signature style down to his acoustic guitar and harmonica. Barker’s show features hits from Johnny Cash’s entire musical career, including his duets with the late June Carter. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

RENT
October 2 and 3,
7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The Broadway musical RENT will play at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. each night. RENT serves as the headline event of the 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter. The box office is closed now through Monday, July 8, when summer hours begin.

Dubuque Area Baconfest
October 3
@ Grand River Center
 
An evening of tasty bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits and caterers. Dubuque Area Baconfest is a fundraiser for Area Residential Care. VIP ticket admission from 5–6 PM and GA from 6–9 PM. DBQBacon.com.

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
October 5
@ Cable Car Square
 
Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 AM, $5 tasting spoons @ 1 PM. Hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees.

Galena Oktoberfest
October 5
@ Depot Park, Galena, IL

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce-house and games for the kids, and more from Noon – 10 PM @
Depot Park in Galena. Adults and teens are $5. Kids are free. GalenaLions.org/Galena-Oktoberfest.asp.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, October 6, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.Featuring vendors with a wide range of interesting, fun, useful and unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, hobbyist and collectors, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Killer Queen
Sunday, October 6, 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
They SOLD OUT last time! One of the most iconic, dynamic, and unique vocalists in the history of rock and roll, Freddie Mercury fronted the band Queen for just over two decades. Patrick Myers has embodied Mercury onstage now for 25 years in Killer Queen, arguably the best Queen tribute band in the world. What started as a one-off, student show in 1993 by tribute band Killer Queen in London, has turned into a career. Killer Queen became so popular, that in 2009 they began selling out the exact same arenas in Europe as Queen had done in the 70’s and 80’s. Killer Queen’s continued success can be attributed, in part, to their work to stay true to Queen’s original showmanship. The attention to detail, dedication, and respect in their tribute is essential to the energy of their performance. Not only does Killer Queen perform all of Queen’s classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions,” but also deeper tracks like “Who Wants to Live Forever” and “Tie Your Mother Down.” Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: October 9 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays, October 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Hairball
Saturday, October 12, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!!
Tickets from $25. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: October 19 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: November 13 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Country Star Logan Size
Saturday, November 16, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Born and raised in Kansas, Mize has three albums under his belt. In 2009, his first self-titled album was released and shortly thereafter, in 2010, Logan signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2012, his second album Nobody in Nashville was released, which peaked at #49 on the US Country chart. Over the next five years Logan hit the road and toured the US and UK, attracting and winning over new fans at every stop along the way. In 2017, his latest album Come Back Road was released and debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached no. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts. Propelled by the album’s popularity, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” eclipsed 30 million streams on Spotify in 2018. Mize has opened concerts for Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and The Band Perry, among others. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: November 16 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: December 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: December 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Ashley McBride
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Dubbed by NPR as “country music’s most exciting new country voice” and Rolling Stone citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to The New York Times critic Jon Caramanica to opine that “the still beauty in her singing is impressive, but her easeful storytelling feels practically radical.” Her debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.