Nightlife mutual love for soulful funky grooves is what creates their very own sound . Expect everything from far-out funk to well-known disco and soul hits .
THU 12 / 23
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders
10 PM @ THE LIFT ( 180 MAIN ST ) COVER : FREE Singer-songwriter Dan Whitaker ’ s music defies easy assumptions , moving from dark ballads to intricate country jazz instrumentals to character-driven stories set on the road and in honky tonks .
SAT 12 / 18
8 PM @ Q CASINO Q SHOWROOM
( 1855 GREYHOUND PARK RD ) COVER : FREE With a prolific string of singles and records since 2018 including Dance With the Fear and Meet Me in Madison , the single “ Sweatpants and Wine ” garnered great regional airplay and won KBOE 104.9 FM Iowa Country Song of the Year . Whether playing solo or with the full band , Elizabeth will leave an impression on your heart and a smile on your face . Elizabeth Mary ’ s relatable lyrics and genuine personality will leave you wanting more .
8 PM @ THE GRAPE ESCAPE ( 242 N MAIN ST , GALENA , IL ) COVER : FREE Boogie Monster came to life in Dubuque , consisting of vocalist “ Lady Katie ” who also plays alto sax , bassist Jeff Weydert , drummer / guitarist Marlon McNatt , guitarist Tony Brown and tenor sax player Nick Thompson . All have years of experience , having played in a wide variety of bands from rock music to ska , blues , salsa and merengue . Their diverse background and
Dick Hubert , Pure Service , Big Sloth
10 PM @ THE LIFT ( 180 MAIN ST ) COVER : FREE Dick Hubert is a three-piece rock n roll group consisting of D . j . Martin , Zach Hedley , and Jason Michael . Pure Service is an indie / surf rock outfit from Dubuque consisting of Randall Guerdet and brothers Ethan M Schrodt and Hampton Schrodt . Big Sloth is a 4-piece rock n roll band out of Dubuque .
SUN 12 / 26
3 PM @ STONE CLIFF WINERY ( 600 STAR BREWERY DR )
COVER : FREE Secrets was originally formed in the mid ‘ 80s and through the years has had many changes , but Secrets has always stuck to its roots . They play a wide variety of music : ‘ 60s through the ‘ 80s , rock and roll , country , plus some rhythm and blues just to flavor the sound . Secrets plays many tunes that everybody can dance and sing along to . Steve Sieverding is an accomplished songwriter and his hit “ Heartbreak ” placed No . 1 on the indie charts in the ‘ 80s . Sandy Manuel has played with Roy Orbison and has been inducted into the Iowa and Indiana Rock & Roll hall of Fames . Kurt Stutzke brings many years of experience and excellence to the stage with strong vocals and lead guitar . Mick Yaeger has toured across the U . S . and Canada , and if you had a song on Country Radio in the ‘ 80s and early ‘ 90s , the Mick Yaeger band was playing music with you .
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