2011 Live Music on the Town Clock

Friday, May 20

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

8:30 p.m. @ the Town Clock

A musical brew that Miles himself calls “Beatle-esque Cosmic Americana.”  A rich and layered sound that seamlessly blends Alternative Country and Blue-Eyed Soul, some Pop and Rock, and Tin Pan Alley song-craft.


Check out DubuqueFest’s exclusive interview with Miles!

The Right Now

6:30 p.m. @ the Town Clock

This Chicago soul funk group mixes a bit of blues with an upfront bass section and retro soul. Singer Stefanie Berecz’s voice is one of the most celebrated in the Windy City as it leaps from the roof tops with tense restraint.


The Fast Clydes

5 p.m. @ the Town Clock

This local trio of handsome devils rock as sweet as they look. Cookin’ up classic Rockabilly hits, these cats are gonna kick off the festival by rockin’ this town inside out. Bring your dancing shoes!


Saturday, May 21

William Elliott Whitmore

8:30 p.m. @ the Town Clock

With a voice that sounds like the reincarnation of an old gospel preacher from the 1920s and a fascination with sin, death, and redemption to match, William Elliott Whitmore is one of the most unique artists to emerge on the Americana scene in years. His voice is the one Tom Waits has been after for years (imagine a cross between Captain Beefheart and Dock Boggs), and his folk- and blues-inflected songs feel like they’ve been left out in the rain for months, weathered and tightened to the snapping point. –Steve Legget, All Music Guide.

Whitmore takes the DubuqueFest stage just weeks after finishing a tour with Chris Cornell!


James Leg

7:30 p.m. @ the Town Clock

James Leg is the alter-ego of John Wesley Meyers, keyboard man and vocalist for the southern blues duo Black Diamond Heavies. Pounding out southern blues mixed with his own hot and rockin’ soul stylings many call him a “keyboard crazy” among the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis & Little Richard, but Leg’s howlin’, growlin’ vocals are in a league of their own. Wear layers…this show is gonna make you sweat.



6:00 p.m. @ the Town Clock

Deeply rooted in the Chicago and International avant garde and post rock scenes this trio expel sound with pervading energy and other-worldy delicacy. Starlicker is a unique trio, blending the origins of sound with imperative immediacy and sublime power. A must see! Check out this video on YouTube to see why we can’t get enough of these guys.