Music Schedule


Sponsored by generous grants from the City of Dubuque and Mediacom

Ballyheigue with Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums Traditional Irish Musicirish

5:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Everybody’s a wee-bit Irish when they want to be! Kicking off our weekend of live music will be local musicians playing bagpipes, penny whistles, the Bodhrán, fiddle, guitar, and more!

Traditional Marshallese Music with readings from “The Facing Project”Marshallese_Dance

7 pm at Town Clock Plaza

In between each musical set, we will feature recordings of traditional Marshallese music, paired with readings of excerpts from “The Facing Project,” a national non-profit that connects people through stories to strengthen communities using the talent of local writers, artists, and actors. In Dubuque, a Clarke University Masters of Social Work student has brought together the BVM Sisters of Mount Carmel and individuals of the local Marshallese community to tell their stories.

StellaRoma World Jazzstellaroma

7:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Progressive World Music from Minneapolis, MN

Parranderos Latin ComboPLC

8:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Get ready to dance! Salsa music and more with this multi-instrumental group from Des Moines, IA

Saturday May 20

The Fiddlersstrings

11 am at Washington Park Gazebo

Strings, strings, and more strings! Local youth fiddle ensemble under the direction of Ann Duchow

Dubuque Senior High EnsemblesDubuque Senior High

12 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Your favorite jazz renditions from the DSHS jazz band and other ensembles

Americana Bandamericana

12 pm at Washington Park Gazebo

All-brass Dixieland and ragtime tunes

Black Velvet Bandbvb

2:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Less popular than pop, softer than rock, happier than blues, not pure enough for folk, not flashy enough for bluegrass, and way too cheap for country 


3 pm at Washington Park Gazebo

Singer/Songwriter from Marion, Iowa


4 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Local indie folk rockers

Josh Hoyer & Soul ColossalJoHoSoCo_2

5 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Eclectic soul, funk, and R&B from Lincoln, NE

Lexi Parr & the Rubyblonde Bandlexi

6:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

The Midwest’s premier dirty-southern styled rock band base out of Galena, IL

Driftless Sistersdriftless sisters

8 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Indie-folk duo rooted in the Midwest’s topographical “dirftless” region, featuring banjo, guitar, harmonica, and percussion


9:30 pm at Town Clock Plaza

Our weekend headliner features fun, dancy, electronic pop out of Milwaukee, WI

Sunday May 21

Mimi Ottavimimi

11 am at Washington Park Gazebo


Medicinal PurposesPearl

12 pm at Washington Park Gazebo

Local folk/blues/country duo