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Find karaoke, disc jockeys and live music from Dubuque-area bands.
We cover a lot of punk rock music such as: Blink-182, Green Day, Good Charlotte, and A Day To Remember. But we also cover a variety of others. We cover Brown-Eyed Girl, Sweet Home Alabama, The Joker, Hey Jude, Takin' Care of Business and some other older classics. We also have original songs, and our specified genre is Melodic Hardcore.
Bad Habits is four goofballs playing your favorite ROCK & DANCE covers from the 80's 90's and today. We are out of somewhere between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids Iowa.
We cover Kid Rock, Bowling for Soup, Van Halen, Green Day, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Seether, My Darkest Days, John Cougar, Lit, J. Geils Band, Journey, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Poison, Johnny Cash, Black Crowes, Cheap Trick, Godsmack, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Bush, The Doors, Ratt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kiss, 80's, 90's and today's Rock & Dance covers.
Big River DJs play all of your favorite music- both Rock AND Country! We have professional sound systems and a club style light show that's better than any other in the area. Come check us out and dance the night away!
Bob Welch and Helen Reisen are the duo, "Blue Willow." They combine vocal harmonies with acoustic/electric guitars, and harmonica for a unique blend of 50's, 60's, 70's rock n' roll, classic country and rockabilly.
American Trust is sponsoring Songs of the Civil War programs for the classroom. "Lincoln and Liberty Too", a program of music, history and storytelling, highlighting President Lincoln, is made available to area schools free of charge by American Trust.
With these songs one can feel the “spirit of the Civil War” and an amazing connection Bob Welch has with the Civil War. If reincarnation is a fact, then Welch experienced all of the war, for his songs are filled with a reality of the times.” Ken Allers Jr. Author of “The History Buffs Guide to Gettysburg.”
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.
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.
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps is a non-profit educational youth organization that participates in regional, national and international performance and competition tours. Each year, 128 young people from Iowa and around the world are accepted into the corps, which travels more than 12,000 miles during a 60-day summer tour.
Looking for a local stand-up comedian in the Dubuque area? I can adjust the subject matter, length and language of my sets to fit your needs. I'm available as a performer, emcee or comedic writer. Contact via phone or email.
Corey Jenny is a country singer/songwriter who's teaming up w/ the former rhythm section of the fallen roadies art ranney, and mike steckling doing covers and originals with an original rockabilly/country style.
DOWN 24 is a rock/funk band from Clinton, IA formed in 2002. Our diverse set list caters to many tastes & we are even known to throw in an original every now & then. We believe in having a great time & putting on the best show we possibly can every time we are on stage!
The Dubuque Ballroom Dance Club will be hosting a dance on
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Turner Hall ,
115 S. Bench Street
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.
Traditional session format, led by fiddler/flutist Peter Fraterdeus and guitar/vocalist Andreas Transø
Novice players welcome, advanced and professional segments as well. Please come & support live Irish and Celtic music in the tri-state area!
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.
Jason Ray Brown sings, plays electric guitar, harmonica and drums all at the same time.
- 10 years experience - Associate's Degree in Music - 100+ shows a year, from Des Moines to Chicago - Performed for President and First Lady Obama
- Recruited by NBC's "America's Got Talent" -
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.
This acoustic duo has been entertaining the tri-state area for the last 11 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.
Both Kevin and Johnnie are members of the recently formed "Finger Lickin' Good Band", a Classic Rock, Country, & Blues band.
So stop in at one of the fine establisments on our schedule and check out some great music.
Call him contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, American Fingerstyle or Americana. Regardless of the genres crossed, Kraig Kenning, National Slide guitar Champion, manages to leave every audience feeling like they've just spent some quality time with an old friend. "Kenning's deft finger picking and slide work on acoustic and steel resonator guitar is truly impressive, but so is his flair for crafting intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and memorable melodies. An experience you should not miss.
Catch, Eastern Iowa's favorite hard rock/heavy metal band!
Remember when Rock-n-Roll was fun? The 70s, 80s, early 90s when it was not filled with just anger, but the joy of music and all the emotions that go with it? Remember when bands came to your hometown's live music bar(s) and put on a great show? They looked, dressed and played the part, and they had a great sound system and lights? Not just a couple of speakers on a stick and very few lights, if any at all. Well, get ready to relive all those great times again when bands put on a "show," people got up and danced, drank and stayed all night long having one hell of a good time! Get ready for Lipstick Slick!!!
Lipstick Slick features powerhouse lead singer Karie Skogman on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, hard playing and hard rocking Chris Wiseman on scorching lead guitar and vocals, thundering Dave Clabough on thumping bass and vocals, and drummer Troy Harper, not only pounding a rock steady killer groove on his drums, but roaring lead vocals to boot! Oh, did I forget to mention Troy beats his drums like John Bonham? These four very talented musicians comprise Lipstick Slick, and they have a great sound system and lights for you and your patrons to enjoy, featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Queen, Rush, DIO, Scorpions, Motley Crew, Metallica, Heart, Judas Priest, Guns n' Roses, Kiss, Alice in Chains, Deep Purple, Ozzy, Tesla, Poison, Cheap Trick, Black Crowes, and many more!
With a combined 100 years of live performance experience, Lipstick Slick knows how to throw a party - a party you don't want to miss!
So come on, and go back, and relive the days when rock was fun, with Lipstick Slick! You'll feel younger for it!
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.
These women perform a variety of traditional, contemporary, and original folk songs with diverse instrumentation. The band features Pearl Breitbach on upright bass, Riley Schultz on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and Lily Sprengelmeyer on banjo and guitar. The musicians make a dynamic team singing tight harmonies and having just as much fun as the audience members. You won't want to miss The Matriarchs!
We are a 80s, 90s to current rock band playing all of your favorites from the last 30+ years - specializing in rocking bands from the 80s and 90s including chic rock and bands such as Journey, U2, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Joan Jett, Nickelback, Foghat, ZZTop, Led Zeppelin and Alannis Morissette, Lita Ford, Melissa Etheridge, Pink, No Doubt, Halestorm, Adele - to name a few.
Singer, songwrighter, performer recording artist and producer, a veteran performer for over 20 years with 7 CD's available for purchase. Playing the piano and singing all your favorites from the 70's, 80's 90's and now, by request.
Steady At The Wheel is; Matt McPherson on guitar and vocals. Trent Sieverding on drums and vocals, and Mark Theisen on bass and vocals.
We play a mix of new country, outlaw country, southern and classic rock.
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 Matriarchs is an all-female folk band rooted in the driftless area of the Midwest. The women write originals and cover traditional and contemporary folk tunes that feature diverse instrumentation including upright bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, saxophone, and harmonica. The musicians make a dynamic team singing tight harmonies and having just as much fun as the audience members.
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Pearl Breitbach - upright bass, guitar
Riley Schultz - fiddle, mandolin, guitar, sax
Lily Sprengelmeyer - banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion
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.
The Upper Main Street Jazz Band was formed in 1987 by the late Dick Zimmer, a well-known area musician and music educator. The six to eight piece band has performed all over the tri-state area, including: The Eagle Ridge Inn, The Dubuque Golf and Country Club, The DeSoto Hotel, The Prarie du Chien Boat Club, University of Wisconsin/Platteville, Clarke University, The Dubuque Arts
Councils’ Artists in Residence series, The Spirit of Dubuque, The Midway Hotel, The Dubuque Inn, The Hotel Julien Dubuque, Diamond Jack’s in Des Moines, Thunder Hills Country Club, Bell Tower Theater, The Holiday Inn-Five Flags, The Iowa State Fairgrounds, The Silver Eagle, Mystique Casino, Pelican Pier, The Dubuque Arboretum, The Grand Opera House, Rainbow Lounge, Hawkeye Bank of Dubuque, DubuqueFest, RiverFest, the Cat Trackers' Catfish Festival, America’s River Festival, The Dubuque County Fair, the Mississippi Moon Bar at Dubuque Diamond Jo, and many events for the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.
The music is primarily pre-1940, and includes everything from Big Band to Swing to Polkas to Dixieland. The band's repertoire includes several hundred pieces.
Upper Main Street utilizes several musicians, so the make up of the band varies slightly and allows some flexibility. Generally the core group is made up of Ric Jones, Drummer and Leader; Bill Encke, Guitar; Chuck Bregman, Piano; Bill Rowley, Trumpet; Brian Enabnit, Trombone; David Resnick, Clarinet, Saxophones & vocals; and Mark Oberfoell, Electric Bass Guitar. Megan Gloss is our Lead Vocalist.
Other local legends have performed with the band over the years, including Paul Powers on trombone, Don Boal on guitar, Don Dugan on trumpet, Chuck Crimmins on bass and vocals and the late Rocky Rockhold on piano and vocals.
WINDFALL JAC was a popular northeast Iowa rock band formed in 1975 by Dave Albert, Kent Moore and brothers Mark Stahr & Tom Stahr. The group disbanded in 1983, but still reunites occasionally with original members Dave, Kent, Mark plus lead singer (& Bon Scott sound-alike)Marc Albert.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 myspace.com/MissKittySintini.
*** We have smoking real estate on our outside patio ***
Internationally Famous Mooney Hollow Barn (Music Center & Saloon) is located 35 miles south of Dubuque Iowa directly off Highway 52 at Green Island, Iowa. This is the place where we provide the Best Music Entertainment in the middle of No Where only a few miles from Anywhere. Mooney Hollow Saloon is open Wednesday thru Friday starting at 5 PM and on Sat & Sun starting at 2 PM. The Music Center has the largest wooden barn dance floor in Iowa with a 30 ft x 30 ft dance floor area. The barn is Air Conditioned for the Summer months and Heated for the Winter months. The entire Music Center complex will accommodate large crowds comfortably. A Cover charge is required for most music dance events and all ages are welcome. The loft area overlooking the dance floor can be resevered for group gatherings during dance night events if reservatons are made ahead of time. This Internationallly Famous and Authentic Barn environment with outstanding acoustics has been the playing location in the early 1980s to some great Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame Legends like Roy Acuff, Ernst Tubb, Faron Young, Bill Monroe, Porter Wagner, Bill Anderson, Kitty Wells and more. During the past few years Nashville Country Legends have returned to this Legendary Barn with the likes of Whispering Bill Anderson (Sep 2009), Maggie Mae (Dec 2009), Marty Haggard (Feb 2010), Gene Watson (Apr 2010), Johnny Lee (Aug 2010), David Ball (Aug 2010), David Church (Nov 2010), Moe Bandy (Apr 2011), and Gene Watson (Oct 2011). For 2012 Country Legend Janie Fricke and the Roys Blue Grass Band will be playing here on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 and Country Legend Moe Bandy and the Americana Band will be returning to our stage again on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Our now Internationally Famous House Band who has played in the area for the past 30 years is Country Tradition. They open for all our Nashville Shows at the Barn. A barn dance is usually held the First and Third Saturday of every month with Country Tradition playing but check out our website or the schedule here for the exact dates and times. The sounds of other local hot bands such as 50 Pound Rooster Band, Bad Fish, Horsin' Around, Cheap Skates, Nutsy Turtle, Apple Dumplings Band and The Sounds of Nashville have played at this legendary vintage venue. Please see our schedule for all upcoming events. Come visit, shake a leg, have some great fun and help make this Internationally Famous and Legendary site a must place to attend for fans of all ages.
Live music each weekend. Sat 9-1 pm during the summer and Sunday 3:30-7:30 pm year round. We have four rooms to rent, all done with antiques and themes, so if you want to drink and not drive, book your stay at the Inn. Come join in the fun in a tavern that's over 160 years old. We are the oldest original building in town. Stepping into the Diggs is like stepping back in time.
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
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!