Don’t Miss America’s River Festival 2018, June 8-9 in the Port of Dubuque

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Runde Auto Group is proud to be a title sponsor of America’s River Festival, set for June 8-9 in the Port of Dubuque!

ARFThe party in the Port will feature country stars on Friday night, including Michael Ray, High Valley, Walker Hayes, and Lindsay Ell. Saturday night will include Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, John Kay & Steppenwolf, and Night Ranger!

The first 1,000 attendees on Friday, June 8 will get a free t-shirt from us!

America’s River Festival 2018 Schedule:

Friday, June 8
5 p.m.: Gates open
5 to 6 p.m.: The Struggs at the Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company Regional Stage
5:30 p.m.: Bud Light VIP Zone Opens
6 p.m.: Lindsay Ell on the Main Stage
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Walker Hayes on the Main Stage
9 to 10 p.m.: High Valley on the Main Stage
10:30 to 11:45 p.m.: Michael Ray on the Main Stage
11:45 to 12:15 p.m.: The Struggs on the Regional Stage
12:15 a.m.: Event Site Closes

Saturday, June 9
12-4 p.m.: The Tappening VIP – a craft beer tasting event
1-4 p.m.: The Tappening (General Admission or VIP Tappening ticket required)
5 p.m.: Gates open
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Main Street Jazz Band on the Regional Stage
5:30 p.m.: Reserved Seating Area opens
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Night Ranger on Main Stage
8 to 9 p.m.: John Kay & Steppenwolf on Main Stage
9:30 to 11 p.m.: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on Main Stage
11 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.: Brandon’s Sound Check on the Regional Stage
12:30 a.m.: Event site closes.

For a schedule, tickets, and more information, visit:


First-Ever Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Country Hits Concert Set for May 19

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The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is trying something new this year: the Ultimate Country Hits Concert!

UltimateCountrypth copySet for 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, the concert will feature local bands and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra playing a variety of country music, from classic legends to contemporary to folk and bluegrass. It will be held at the Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Casino.

While tickets for the main floor, tables and mezzanine seating are sold out, there are still standing mezzanine tickets and general admission tickets available. Buy tickets here.


Runde Auto Group is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this unique event!

Performers include:
Joie Booth, Joie Wails Band
Caitlyn Wolfe
Noah Kachelski, Caitlyn Wolfe Band
Elizabeth Kane, Elizabeth Mary
Nicole Miller – Crazy Delicious
Adam Beck
Patty Poggemiller, GrandView Methodist
Cindy Caraway
Adam Arling
Jeff Weydert, Boogie Monster
Mark Whitaker, Joie Wails Band
Mark Oberfell, pedal steel
Dayton Olson, harmonica
Branden Stoney
Matt McPherson
Jeremy Arling

Buy tickets here.

Registration is Open for College for Kids at UW Platteville

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Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of College for Kids and Middle University, July 9-12 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville!

Started in 1982, the program offers regional students the opportunity to take hands-on classes created just for them at the UW-Platteville campus.

Last year the program had a record number of students in attendance — almost 200 — and this year’s registrations are on pace to exceed that.

“College for Kids and Middle University is a well-known program at UW-Platteville that continues to serve kindergarten through seventh grade students,” said Nicole Osborn, Education and Training Coordinator at the Office of Continuing Education at UW Platteville. “2018 is no different and projected to set records with our new and exciting session options for students that explore engineering, coding, robotics, health/wellness, arts, and more!”

This year, there are new sessions with a STEM focus, including coding, robotics, and arts. Other classes cover topics like photography, gardening, chemistry, rockets, jewelry making, dinosaurs, bugs, woodworking, and more.

See all the class offerings here.

College for Kids is for students completing kindergarten through fourth grade, and Middle University is for students completing fifth through seventh grade.

The four-day event runs from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 9-12, 2018.

The cost is $99 for a four-day registration or $60 for two-day registration (offered to grades 3-7 only). Included with registration are class materials and a t-shirt (if you register by June 23).

There are scholarships available for students who attend Platteville School District and have a financial need. For scholarship information, call 608-342-1314 or email

Register here.