Live Music

Guide to Dubuque


Heavily influenced by river culture and the creative spirit of where Iowa started, Dubuque is home to numerous live music venues just waiting to be discovered.

Creative Culture

Home to murals, museums, and more, Dubuque is a hub of creative culture. Live music venues abound where Iowa started, from small intimate venues full of character and charm, to large arenas drawing national acts and the crowds that follow.

With over 20 venues hosting live music in the Tri-State area alone, it’s no wonder that locally-grown talent and musicians from afar choose to make their mark where Iowa Started.

Live Music Dubuque

Musician Destination

Situated conveniently in the Tri-States, Dubuque is the go to stop for touring musicians across the country and internationally. Dubuque has hosted the likes of Willie Nelson at the Five Flags Center, R.E.O. Speedwagon at America’s River Festival, and Montgomerey Gentry at Q Casino. We have welcomed up and coming musicians and hall of fame inductees, such as Dylan Doyle at 7 Hills Brewing Company and Iowa icon Bob Dorr at Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ. But there are more than a few artists call Dubuque their musical home such as Gladys Ressler at the Blu Room and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra at the Mississippi Moon Bar.

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You’ve found the best place to hear high quality live music just to your liking. Now discover everything else about your perfect venue, plus all the other destinations to add to your bucket list. Take a peak at the mouth-watering food, delicious local beers, and colorful history all of these live music venues have to offer where Iowa started.

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