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Almost Classy Music

Almost Classy is an LA based award winning rock band. Former Dubuquer Rob Cunliffe and the band will be performing on October 25th from 8:30 - 12:30 PM at Courtside Bar & Grill. Costumes are optional!


Dubuque's Hottest New Country Rock Band. Former musicians from some of Dubuque's favorite local bands such as Jabber Box, Half Fast, Livin Large, Backlash, and Payback have joined forces to create this exciting new band. Their sound blends a splash of 80's Dance Pop with 90's grunge guitars creating a unique style of Country Rock Music. Playing some of todays favorite songs by artist such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, to name a few.

Bob Welch-"Songs of the Civil War"

Once again in 2014, American Trust and Savings Bank is sponsoring Songs of the Civil War programs in Tri-State area schools. Bob Welch Civil War music albums are now available on itunes and CD Baby. Bob Welch performs songs of the Civil War period, singing and accompanying himself on guitar and banjo. Bob combines storytelling and history with the music. The songs of the 1860's literally bring history to musical life.

Broken Strings "Jon Sendt & Elizabeth Pape"

Mix Jon Sendt from Taste Like Chicken and Elizabeth Pape from Zero 2 Sixty and you get Broken Strings. Broken Strings is an acoustic show showcasing 90's pop, top 40 hits and modern country.

Brown Bottle Bandits

Brown Bottle Bandits, formerly Badfish, is a 5 piece band out of Dubuque with a songlist different from any band in the area. These guys mix all sorts of genres into their own sound you need to get a taste of.

Chrissy Ross and Crossroads

4 piece Classic Rock/Country band playing all of your favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's. With four vocalists and a variety of instruments you'll love the music selection. Meet the band: Chrissy Ross - Lead vocals and guitar - previously performed with Tramp, Stonefield, Hollowcreek, Odd Couple and The Boots Hefel Band. Bruce Smith - Vocals, Keyboard and Bass - previously performed with Odd Couple, Rick Tittle, and Deuces Wild. Bill George - Vocals, Lead Guitar,and Fiddle. Can be found performing with the Boots Hefel Band, Mississippi, and other local bands. Terry Stowers - Vocals and Drums - previously performed with Full Code.

Classical Blast

Classic Rock... with a classical twist

Corey Jenny

Corey Jenny is a country/Americana/blues singer/songwriter who sometimes teams up up w/ rhythm section art ranney, and mike steckling as Mojo Busted, doing covers and originals with an original rockabilly/country/bluesy style.

Dubuque Ballroom Dance Club

The Dubuque Ballroom Dance Club will be hosting a dance on Sunday, April 19th, 2009 6-9 pm Turner Hall , 115 S. Bench Street Galena, Il Dance to ballroom music CD's on the beautiful hardwood dance floor BYOB, ice provided Bring a snack to pass $15.00 per couple Must be 18 or older.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

Under Music Director William Intriligator, over 60 professional musicians perform a repertoire of classical, chamber, opera and pops concerts each year.

Fly-By-Night Productions Theatre

Fly-By-Night Productions was founded in 1982 and fosters diverse theatrical opportunities for artists and audiences alike.

Fun N Games Company

Fun N Games Company will be hosting a free Trivia Night team Competition@ Ground Round Tuesday october,6th from 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Get your team of two to eight and compete for prizes and glory.

Garrett Hillary

Performing 72 shows all around the tri-state area in 2013, Garrett Hillary is sure to add a polished touch to your venue or event. Garrett Hillary plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. He plays guitar harmonica and keyboard. See contact information below to book Garrett.


HALF FAST is a 5 piece band covering hits from the 80's, 90's, and current artists such as: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Disturbed, Metallica, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Three Days Grace, Buck Cherry, Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, The Toadies, Tonic and more...!/pages/HALF-FAST/118051614871958

Heritage Dancers

Heritage Dancers is a nonprofit association dedicated to sponsoring live music dance events for the public to attend.

Hot Mess

Hot Mess is a local top 40/Country party band in the tri-state area playing all your favorites from Joan Jett, Trick Pony, Brian Adams, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Gretchen Wilson, and many many more.


We are a 4 piece band playing Alternative Rock all over the Tri-State area of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Jason Ray Brown

Jason Ray Brown sings, plays electric guitar, keyboards, harmonica and drums all at the same time. - 20 years experience - Associate's Degree in Music - 100+ shows a year, All over Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin - Performed for President and First Lady Obama - Approached by NBC's "America's Got Talent" - 319-981-7224

JJ Schmitz (Solo/Duo)

Always fun, always different. Music spanning from the '60's to today.

Johnnie Walker

Contact Johnnie for all of your wedding, private parties, guitar DJ and entertainment music needs.Johnnie Walker will perform solo guitar with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits.

Jordan Danielsen

Just Cuz

We do classic rock, country rock and country. You can enjoy some easy listening, dancing or join in on an occasional sing-a long. We play at Night Clubs, Restaurants, Casinos and private parties. We love to have a good time. Check out our web-site for a complet list of songs and artists.

Kevin Beck and Johnnie Walker

This acoustic duo has been entertaining the tri-state area for the last 13 years. With an incredible mix of Classic Rock, Blues, and Country, Kevin & Johnnie's show is a must see. Both Kevin and Johnnie have years of experience entertaining in the Tri-State area. Johnnie, in such popular bands as "Tussle", and "Grand Slam" through the 70's and 80's, and was the first man to bring Karaoke to the area back in the early 90's. Kevin also started a karaoke business in the early 90's, and performed in such local duos as "Deuces Wild", and "Kevin and Jodi". Kevin has also written and sang "jingles" for a local radio station, and was invited to audition for the "Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup" show in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993. So stop in at one of the fine establisments on our schedule and check out some great music.

Larry Michael (The Mississippi Man)

Music Your Way. Entertainment for all.

Lonely Goats

The Lonely Goats are bringing the fun back to the dance floor. The Goats play a wide variety of songs you might know, sometimes played in completely different styles than you might be used to hearing them, a few originals, and a few songs you might never have heard but definitely should. Dance, Latin, funk, rock, reggae, ska, blues, hillbilly, surf, and zydeco are all fair game. The Lonely Goats are: Leo Roldan on keys and accordion, Bob Ressler on guitar, Mike Ironside on bass, and Jimmy Berg on drums and percussion. Everybody sings. Look for the Goats to be kicking up their heels in a pasture near you. Join the Goatherd.


Nate Jenkins

Pash N Brew

UPDATE: With the marriage of Tom & Laurie, "Pash 'N Brew" has been re-named "Two Mile Crew". Please visit our updated Access Dubuque page which is linked below for schedule and entertainer info.

Red & White

Fun and familiar live music for special events and social venues, Red & White are an energetic, unique and engaging duet. Steve White moved to the area from Chicago and combined his phenomenal musicianshhip with the amazing vocals and dynamic stage presence of Paula Wolfe. The two perform hundreds of adult contemporary hits, as well their own original songs. Red & White customize their music to the crowd; continually drawing people in. Paula’s stories, Steve’s amusing tunes, smooth, tight songs and great music, produce fun and memorable events. Press kit available on request. Includes video and photos.

Roy Schroedl

Acoustic 12 string music. Original and cover songs. Requests and sing-alongs are always welcome. Four Original CD's with the duo Okham's Razor available at website and live shows.

Swamp Cats Band

The Swamp Cats are a 4-piece band based in Manchester that plays a variety of music, including rock ‘n’ roll, country & blues. All four members, including a 2014 Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee & a finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown competition, are experienced, entertaining musicians who have been in the entertainment business for years. They have previously been members of popular Iowa bands Greenbrier, Crystal Axe, Cousin Eddie, Windfall Jac & The Basics. Please visit us on Facebook!

Taste Like Chicken Acoustic

Live Acoustic Show playing everything from the Eagles to Nirvana!

Taste Like Chicken!!!

We like to get it on musically speaking. We really mix it up, for your pleasure… We do new rock, new country, reggae, funk, disco, classic rock, folk, punk, thrash, rap, ska, hair metal, alternative, and a few Prince songs.

The Drama Kings

The Drama Kings are a 80's 90's and Today's rock cover band. AC/DC, Buckcherry, Weezer, Bryan Adams, Poison, Journey, Bon Jovi, Prince, Van Halen and a ton more.

The Lone Canary

"The Lone Canary is a newly formed Folk/Americana duo comprised of long time Rockford musicians Jesse Fox and Heather Camacho. The Lone Canary has an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Cory Chisel and Joshua James." Check us out at and

The Matriarchs (all female, mostly folk)

The Matriarchs is an all-female folk band rooted in the driftless area of the Midwest. The women perform a variety of original songs, old time fiddle tunes, and modern folk tunes that feature diverse instrumentation including banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, guitar, suitcase drum, and harmonica. The musicians make a dynamic team singing tight harmonies and having just as much fun as the audience members. Come see what everybody's talking about! Find us on Facebook! Pearl Breitbach - upright bass, guitar Riley Schultz - fiddle, mandolin, guitar, sax Lily Sprengelmeyer - banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion

The Renegade Band

The Resistors

A unique blend of music you might not have heard but swear you have. Where blues, rock and country co mingle with The Resistors version of roadhouse music. Not your standard "live jukebox" band.

The Swing Crew


The Wundo Band

Fun Tunes and Fun Times with the Wundo Band. Delighting audiences young & old since the mid 1980's. Rock & roll favorites, country, pop classics, original tunes and jingles highlighted by unique instrumental variety and energetic vocal harmonies.

Ts N Js Disc Jockey

we like to party

Zero 2 Sixty

Zero 2 Sixty is an energetic fun band that plays dance & party rock music. Our set list consists mainly of 80's dance and party music with some current pop tunes as well as few top 40 country songs. Our new line up will keep you dancing all night long! Come join us at a stage near you!

Venues - go to Entertainers

Asbury Eagles Club

Welcome to the Asbury Eagles Club 4458.

Bell Tower Theater

The Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque's hometown theater, performs comedies and musicals year round.

Center for the Arts at UW-Platteville

THE center for arts in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Champps Americana

Codfish Hollow Barn

This is an all ages show. No alcohol is served, but coolers are welcome. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The Codfish Hollow Art Gallery will be open, featuring artwork by various local artists. Free parking with hayrack rides to and from the barn as well as free camping onsite.

Council Hill Station

Deep in the country. Historic train station/general store of lost village is the setting for music, huge selection of beers, food. Wood stove heats the Station in an 1800's atmosphere. Acoustic old time and/or original music.


Courtside is Dubuque's hottest sport's bar and grill. From live music to sporting event's. We'll see you there!

Dubuque County Fairgrounds

We are more than Fair!

Dubuque Driving Range


Art and Music Venue

Frank O’Dowd’s Pub - The Irish Cottage, Galena

Ól, Céol agus Craic (a good pint, great music and wonderful entertainment) -Frank O’Dowd, 1902 - 2000 Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill is Galena, Illinois’ premier live entertainment venue. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s energetic atmosphere is filled with the sounds of Celtic song, laughter, and the clickety-clack of Irish dancers. Just as the pubs in Ireland are expanding and exploring menu options based on traditional fresh ingredients used in new ways, so is Frank O'Dowd's. The Pub's rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time. Whether you are a guest at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel or passing through Galena, visit Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill where we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day everyday!

Galena Brewing Company

Microbrewery featuring: Brewery Tours, Tastings, Brewpub Menu including Soups/Sandwiches and more, Gift Shop, and Live Entertainment. We are a local grass roots craft brewery using only the best of local ingredients...the only brewery in Galena, and the first to return to this historic brewing town in 80 years. We have the best beer in Galena! Six styles on tap plus a selection of seasonal brews. By the consistent feedback of our customers we have an excellent table and bar service. Brewery tours available. Live entertainment every weekend at 7:30 pm. Watch your favorite games on one of our four 55" flat screens with surround sound on Sundays and Mondays. This is with out a doubt your happy place.... but you wont know until you have been here, so come on down. Don't miss out on our midweek specials including Thirsty Thursdays: $8 GBC growler refills and $3 pints on Wednesdays.

Grape Escape

Join us at Galena Illinois' Premier Wine and Martini Lounge for great drinks, appetizers, and live bands! We offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night including the Miss Kitty Quiz Show every Sunday night at 8pm. Super Secret Karaoke night for your guilty pleasures can be found in our schedule. And every Saturday, we have our All You Can Garnish Bloody Mary Bar from noon to 4pm. If you miss me, find the bar and any pictures we took of you at *** We have smoking real estate on our outside patio ***

Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery at UW-Platteville

The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides high quality cultural and educational opportunities in the visual arts, free of charge, to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the people of Platteville and the tri-state region. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-5pm; Tuesday: 8am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm. Please visit our website Call 608-342-ARTS for information.

Hotel Julien

Iron Horse Social Club

Motorcycle Museum and Pub Featuring great Music every Sunday 4-8

Lakeside Ballroom

Lakeside Ballroom and Reception Hall is Guttenberg's choice for entertainment! Located next to the north marina.

Mississippi Moon Bar

Home of Laughing Moon Comedy Club, Dueling Pianos and Club 84. Plus, the best live bands and most amazing concerts!


Mystique Casino (Dubuque Greyhound Park & Casino)

Featuring Free Live Music from the top local and regional acts. Enjoy live Piano Music at Champagne Steakhouse. Check out Bonkerz Comedy Club, National Acts, Tribute Acts and much more in the Cabaret.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Mardi Gras Celebration on the River. Sat. Feb. 7, 2004. 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River Museum and Aquarium. Black tie optional/creative dress. $50 per person. Ticket includes: cajun & creole cuisine catered by Dubuque's Fat Tuesday's restaurant. True cajun, hot zydeco and Louisiana Blues band, and a dance instructor. Complimentary beer and wine all night. Beads and masks. A cash bar featuring specialty drinks--Swamp Water, Hurricanes and Lynchburg Lemonade. A fundraiser for the Dubuque County Historical Society and the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Northside Bar

Stir Things Up! We have bands,Thirsty Thursday Karaoke,NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Network, karaoke, pizza,,a beer garden and lots of fun!

Potosi Inn

Take a ride out to the Potosi Inn in downtown Potosi and say high to John and Rose, then enjoy lunch, dinner or a cocktail. We offer home style cooking,a wide variety of spirits and a friendly atmosphere. a room is available for private parties and seats up to 35 guests and nightly lodging is available Now open our new Beer Garden Stop in sunday from 3-8pm for a cold drink or a Brat or Burger fresh off the BBQ

Riverboat Lounge

The Riverboat Bar has live entertainment every Tuesday and Wednesday with drink features everyday! Dance to your favorite songs with our DJ every Friday and Saturday! Come visit our website for current updates!

Rockin on the River

Rockin on the River presents LIVE music outdoors on our brand new Amphitheater and indoors at the Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center.

Shark's Roadhouse

Rustic atmosphere, outdoor beer garden and live music. Biker friendly roadhouse. Great food and weekend BBQ. Drink specials, Wednesday night dollar domestics.

Sheddy's Bar and Grill

Sheddy's bar and grill is Montfort's favorite place for great drinks, music, and atmosphere. We feature a DJ every weekend. Sheddy's place to relax, unwind, and have a great time. Locals often visit Sheddy's for good food, a game of darts, shoot a game of pool, or groove to our Internet Juke Box. Don't miss your favorite band or DJ. Check out our Events. Take home a homemade pizza tonight from Sheddy's Bar and Grill!

Steve's Pizza (Captain's Cove & Perfect Pint)

You get it all at the corner of Chestnut and Main - homemade pizza, 3 full bars and parties. Steve's Pizza, Perfect Pint Pub,Captain's Cove and Mediterraneo are all located in the same building, for the perfect combination of food and fun. You will enjoy our homemade pizza, appetizers, sandwiches,salads,pasta and a huge variety of beer and mixed drinks. The Captain's Cove and Mediterraneo can host big group reservations. Make sure you book your event in advance. The establishment was awarded by Discover Wisconsin the Restaurant pick of the month on September, 2005 and voted the best service and pizza in the area in 2004-2009! Come and visit us and you're guaranteed to be satisfied!

Stone Cliff Wine Bar

Live music FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunset Ridge Winery

We are Dubuque's newest winery nestled in the hills of the little Maquoketa valley. Come enjoy our outdoor event center and tasting room just seconds north of Dubuque. We have Wine, Beer, Pop, Homemade pizzas, cheese, crackers, and meats!!! Enjoy live music every Sunday from 4-7!

Tony Roma's

Woodbine Bend Golf Course

Live entertainment on the second Saturday of every month