Few things are as fun as a Back Waters Stage concert at Q Casino. And with it being as cold, windy, and icy as it has been, a concert announcement is the perfect way to heat things up in Dubuque!

Ryan Upchurch, the multifaceted American rapper, singer-songwriter, and comedian, is set to embark on the Tune in Tour '24, with a confirmed stop in Dubuque. This concert is the inaugural announcement of the highly anticipated 2024 Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series, hosted at Q Casino, promising an electrifying musical experience for fans in the region.

Known for his diverse musical stylings that transcend traditional boundaries, Upchurch rose to fame initially as a comedian, creating engaging videos across various platforms. His iconic catchphrase "raise hell and eat cornbread" became emblematic of his charismatic persona. Transitioning seamlessly between genres, Upchurch's musical journey began with YouTube uploads, leading to the release of his extended play "Cheatham County" in 2015 and the full-length album "Heart of America" in 2016. Both releases achieved commendable success, securing spots in the top 30 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

The trajectory of Upchurch's career continued to soar with subsequent albums such as "Chicken Willie" (2016), "King of Dixie" (2017), and the rock-focused "Creeker" (2018). His ability to seamlessly blend rap, rock, and country elements was evident in albums like "Supernatural" (2018) and "River Rat" (2018), both making waves on the Billboard charts.

Credit: Upchurch / Tune in Tour '24
Credit: Upchurch / Tune in Tour '24

In 2019, Upchurch treated fans to "Creeker II" and collaborated with Adam Calhoun on "Hooligan," showcasing his commitment to pushing musical boundaries. The announcement of the Tune in Tour '24 and the inclusion of Dubuque in the Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series only reinforces Upchurch's dedication to delivering a diverse and memorable live experience. As anticipation builds for the 2024 tour, fans can expect an energetic fusion of genres and a showcase of Upchurch's evolving musical prowess.

Get ready for an incredible night at Back Waters Stage with Upchurch and special guests t2, Broduax, and JJ Lawhorn on Friday, August 2. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, February 2nd. Back Waters Stage concert series is presented by MidWestOne Bank, fueled by Kwik Stop Dubuque, and sponsored by Verlo Mattress, Turpin Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, Conlon Construction, Giese Sheet Metal and Lime Rock Springs Co. and Q Casino.

Photos from Summer's Last Blast 2023

Summer's Last Blast 2023 took place at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage on August 25th and August 26th. Seven bands performed over the course of the two days!

Gallery Credit: Steve Pulaski

Photos: 7 Hills Brewing Company in Dubuque

Photos: 7 Hills Brewing Company in Dubuque

Gallery Credit: Tom Ehlers

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