The Tri-State music scene is impressive and diverse, with a long list of terrific venues and music varieties to satisfy just about any particular audience. 

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While large venues like the Q Casino's Backwaters Stage and Five Flags attract and showcase well-known top talent, supporting and listening to local talent at one of the area's open mics is just as fun as well as a lot more affordable.

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Such as it was Sunday evening atop the Smokestack's rooftop. With a warm breeze blowing, the open mic was sublime with a backdrop featuring the iconic Dubuque County Courthouse, the Town Clock, and the massive Millwork warehouses.

 

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The Smokestack's Sunday rooftop open mic set the stage for a foot-tapping good time with area musicians sharing their talents from country covers to rhythm and blues to classic rock and original compositions on the ukulele.

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The Smokestack is a fun venue, especially during the warm summer, with its superb views and its rooftop bar's chill vibe.

                      

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The live music jam session and open mic feature a fun and exciting roster of talent. If you're a musician searching for an attentive audience, bring your musical gear to meet and jam with fellow musicians.

Don't play an instrument? No problem, kick back with a beverage of your choice and enjoy the music and downtown Dubuque's historic backdrop.

Smokestack Sunday Jams are always FREE admission from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Can't make it for Sunday's show? Checkout Thirsty Thursdays Open Mic from 8 pm to midnight. 

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The Smokestack is one of Dubuque's many unique venues and is a one-of-a-kind three-story art and music space with Dubuque's only rooftop bar. Experience a wide range of art, culture, and music in one of the City's unique and historic buildings. 

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With regular concerts, art exhibitions, original EDM, warehouse parties & raves, open mics, and much more, the indoors and outdoors of the Smokestack is one of Dubuque's most dynamic and exciting performance spaces.

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Check for performance schedules and learn more at Smokestackdbq.com

Smokestack - 62 East 7th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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