America’s River Corporation is excited to announce the 2017 entertainment for America’s River Festival presented by American Trust & Savings Bank, held in the Port of Dubuque June 8-10, 2017.
Kicking off the festival will be Thank You Thursday (June 8, 2017) sponsored by Runde Auto Group. This night will be FREE for all attendees and will feature country favorite, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (“Fishin’ in the Dark,” “Mr. Bojangles,” & “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”) The band was originally set to perform at the 2016 event but inclement weather delayed and prevented their performance.
“We were as disappointed as attendees that Nitty Gritty Dirt Band didn’t have a chance to perform in 2016 due to weather conditions,” stated Keith Rahe, Event Coordinator for America’s River Festival. “However, we are so thrilled that they will be able to perform in 2017 and that Runde Auto Group is supporting this night so that we are able to provide the entertainment for no cost for our attendees.”
Special guest and up and coming country artist, Brandon Lay, will also perform Thursday, June 8, 2017.
Friday night (June 9, 2017) features Old Dominion (“Break Up With Him,” “Snapback” & “Song For Another Time”) with special up and coming guests Tucker Beathard (“Rock On”), and William Michael Morgan (“I Met A Girl”).
Also on tap for the 2017 festival is the Tappening, A Beer Event. This event draws over 700 attendees to take in an afternoon of craft beer and music. This year’s event will take place from 12pm – 4pm at the America’s River Festival event site on June 10, 2017.
Saturday night features classic rock favorites. Headlining the evening will be Styx (“Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” & “Lorelei”) with special guests Guess Who (“American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” & “Share the Land”) and Little River Band (“Cool Change,” “Reminiscing,” & “Lonesome Loser.”)
Regional Stage entertainment throughout the festival will include Ryan McGrath Band, Zero 2 Sixty, and Main Street Jazz Band.
America’s River Festival is held at the McGraw Hill Parking Lot at 501 Bell Street in Dubuque, Iowa. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2017. Please check americasriverfestival.com for more information.