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NIGHTLIFE

LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

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Ned LeDoux

SUNDAY , DECEMBER 11 @ 8 PM Q CASINO Q SHOWROOM ( 1855 GREYHOUND PARK RD ) country singer and songwriter Ned LeDoux heads to Q casion ’ s Q showroom on saturday , Dec . 11 at 8 p . m .
LeDoux is well respected for his highenergy live shows that mix his western roots with the rock and roll influences he acquired in his youth . He routinely headlines his own shows as well as earning coveted opening slots for Toby Keith , Aaron Watson and Garth brooks .
“ We opened for Garth in Indianapolis last year , and it was our first football stadium which was crazy ,” he says . “ When people are coming out to our shows and spending their hard-earned money on a ticket , I don ’ t want to leave them disappointed . We ’ re going to give you a show and leave you wanting more . I ’ m always out of breath and soaking wet when we ’ re done , but it ’ s so much fun !” Tickets are $ 25 and can be purchased online at QCasinoAndHotel . com or at Guest services inside Q casino . show will be standing room only . must be 21 to attend . •
Emily Nenni
10 PM @ THE LIFT ( 180 MAIN ST )
COVER : FREE Nashville-based singer-songwriter emily Nenni sang her first songs on stage at legendary robert ’ s Western World by bribing the band and doorman with cookies . she has since honed in her honky-tonk skills in double-wide trailers on sunday nights , clubs across the south , and playing for ranchers and wranglers in Wyoming , montana , and colorado .
KrampusNacht Creatures & Queens Drag Show
10 PM @ SMOKESTACK ( 62 EAST 7 TH ST )
TICKETS : $ 15 This holiday drag show gets dark and mysterious for KrampusNacht ! Featuring elektra superNova , Anna mae , cynthia mooseknuckle , sage umbra , and Gretch Grimm-Deville . Wear your favorite ugly christmas sweater for your chance to win the contest during the show .
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Jimmy Welty Band

Sara Evans

BLUE CHRISTMAS TOUR FRIDAY , DECEMBER 17 @ 7:30 PM FIVE FLAGS ARENA ( 405 MAIN ST ) Platinum-selling country artist sara evans brings her blue christmas Tour to the Five Flags Arena on Friday , Dec . 17 at 7:30 p . m . sara evans ’ career in country music spans nearly a quarter-century and has included several hits that remain popular on country radio and streaming services . Her first No . 1 came in 1998 with the title track from her sophomore album , No Place That Far . The follow up to that record , 2000 ’ s Born to Fly , spawned three Top 5 singles . Additional No . 1s include “ suds in the bucket ,” “ A real Fine Place to start ,” and “ A Little bit stronger .” All together , evans has recorded more than 30 charting singles and totaled more than five million album sales . evans has also released a pair of collections of holiday music : 2009 ’ s I ’ ll
Be Home for Christmas and 2014 ’ s At Christmas . The latter reached the Top 20 of billboard ’ s country Albums chart . The ten-track record included both contemporary and traditional christmas songs , as well as the original title track . evans ’ rendition of “ The Twelve Days of christmas ” featured guest vocals from her daughters Audrey and Olivia . beyond her music career , evans has also made extensive television appearances . she was one of the inspirations for the lead character rayna James on the series Nashville and consulted with producers about her experiences as a working mother in the music industry . evans would eventually guest star as herself on an episode of the show .
Tickets are $ 40 –$ 86 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster . com and Five Flags center box office . For more information , call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter . com . •
Ethridge Netz
7 PM @ DIMENSIONAL BREWING COMPANY
( 67 MAIN ST ) ethridge is a midwest singer-songwriter with a midwest heart . He hones his own craft writing candid narratives and spinning honest yarns .
DJ Salad Spinner
8 PM @ ESTHER ’ S LOUNGE ( 123 MAIN ST ) spinning vinyl from the ’ 60s , ’ 70s , and early ’ 80s . motown , funk , r & b , disco .
5:30 PM @ THE OTHERSIDE
( 68 SINSINAWA AVE , EAST DUBUQUE , IL ) country , rockabilly , and blues all rolled into one neat little package . That ’ s how this three piece describes themselves . And it ’ s old school at that , with the bass being a good ol ’ acoustic upright and the drums a simple trap set with just a kick drum , snare , and hat . Get all of the fancy stuff out of the way , and let the country music come out the way it ’ s supposed to sound , led by Jimmy ’ s distinctive voice . With decades of combined experience , Jimmy has opened for many country artists including sammy Kershaw and charlie Pride . songs range from classic country , retro , and even a little outlaw country thrown in to mix it up for everyone to enjoy .
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