Rock Out with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Jan 19-20

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Photos courtesy of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Rock Hits Concert continues this year, once again hosting a Friday night and Saturday night performance.

DSCF1696The concerts will be 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this unique event!

“This year’s music has great strength and power behind it,” said Joie Booth, show co-founder, coordinator, and vocalist.

“Music that makes you drive your car a little bit over the speed limit or forces you to run a little farther. Music that lights you on fire and inspires you to reach the next level!”

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will present a symphonic rock experience that you won’t see anywhere else.

“We are always excited to bring in new singers, expanding our reach into the wide range of talented rockers in this region, and bringing in their devoted fans as well,” said William Intriligator, Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. “Emily Webb from Few Blind Mice and Katie Keoperlich from Boogie Monster join us this year and we also welcome back Joie Booth, Adam Beck and Lexi Parr.”

The concerts will feature chart-topping hits from the 1970s to the present, and include legendary songs that are instantly recognizable.DSCF1942.JPG

“I’m really excited about the mix of songs,” William said. “We have a wide range of styles and time periods represented.   Many favorites by bands like Volbeat, Alice In Chains, Kings of Leon, the Doors,  Bruno Mars and the late great Tom Petty. We have some exciting orchestra features planned, as well!”

Ready to rock? Buy tickets here.

Don’t Miss Ralph Kluseman’s Beatles Tribute, Sponsored by Runde Auto Group!

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Photo from a screenshot of Digital Dubuque’s video from last year’s Beatles Tribute performance. Used with permission from Digital Dubuque.

What: Ralph Kluseman’s Beatles Tribute, sponsored by Runde Auto Group

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30

Where: Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque

Music in the Gardens, the free weekly summer concert series at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, is in full swing this year!

Quickly approaching on Sunday, Aug. 30 is the Ralph Kluseman Beatles tribute sponsored by Runde Auto Group!

The performance, which will be at 6:30 p.m., is the last of this year’s Music in the Gardens series. The celebration of The Beatles includes local musicians Johnnie Walker, Mike Lieb, Denny Troy, Brian Marceau, Rick Hoffmann, and Ralph Kluseman. They will perform the music of The Beatles along with a little bit of storytelling.

“Ralph and his cohorts will be playing the favorite Beatles songs,” said Sandi Helgerson, the executive director of the arboretum. “You will be sure to have your toe tapping and can even sing along. Let the memories roll!”

The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has been hosting summer musical performances for more than 20 years. Sunday performances this year have included Jim Busta’s polka band, Hunter Fuerste’s American Vintage Orchestra, the Kids From Wisconsin, the Madison Brass Band, and more.

Average attendance has been 1,000 to 3,000 people this year!

“The crowds at the Music in the Gardens have been the best ever,” Helgerson said. “So many people enjoy hearing music while sitting under the trees with the breeze blowing and the amazing panorama of flower gardens.”

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. You can also bring a picnic or wine, and there will be food available for purchase from HyVee.

“The price is right (free because of our sponsors), the setting is great (always shaded and usually a breeze), and the music is top notch,” Helgerson said. “Also you can purchase food there if you don’t want to pack snacks.”

In the case of rain, about 100 people can fit under the pavilion. The bands will play rain or shine.

Sponsors make free admission possible, and Runde Auto Group is proud to sponsor Ralph Kluseman’s Beatles tribute at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30!

Here’s a preview of the band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXuaB3xH8II&feature=youtu.be

Below is the full Music in the Gardens schedule: