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Dubuque RiverFest concerts moved inside

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- With forecasted inclement weather this weekend, the America's River Corporation is moving the concerts indoors to the Grand River Center Exhibit Hall.

"With the high probability of inclement weather forecasted for Saturday it was decided that moving the concerts indoors is in the best interest of festival goers and sponsors. We want to create the driest, safest and most enjoyable environment for the concerts. Join us and enjoy the Port of Dubuque!" stated Molly Grover, President & CEO of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce.

All other outdoor festivities are currently on as scheduled and will be located in the McGraw Hill parking lot.

All concerts will proceed at their originally scheduled times and all reserved tickets will remain in their same section, row & seats.

Friday, June 11th, the Grand River Center doors will open at 6pm. The "Almost Queen Tribute Band" takes the stage at 6:30pm. We'll party in the Port of Dubuque to the live music by the Chicago based band "The Spazmatics" who will keep the crowd movin' and groovin'. The Spazmatics will take the stage at 9 PM and will bring us back to the 80's and those fun dance moves that we would all love to forget. Friday admission is FREE to the festival and concerts.

On this Saturday, June 12th, the Grand River Center doors will open at 6:30pm. Blood Sweat & Tears takes the stage at 7:30pm. Three Dog Night will take the stage at 9:30 PM. With songs like "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)", "Joy to the World," "Shambala", "One" and "Black and White", Three Dog Night's hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today. Their well-loved hits, delivered in their unmistakable style, are performed for audiences spanning generations. Saturday, admission to the festival and standing concert area is $10 with children 12 and under free.

Parking will be complimentary in the Port of Dubuque Parking Ramp adjacent to the festival. For more information, visit www.traveldubuque.com.

The America's River Festival will also feature a great line up of local and regional entertainers as well, including Catch III, the Main Street Jazz Band and the Buzz Berries.

The festival is back with many of our local favorites. DockDogs makes a splashing return! Oh and don't worry, we didn't forget about the kids. In fact this year, we are going bigger than ever before! Monster Truck Rides return as a favorite of last year's crowd along with the kid favorite action inflatables. Also available will be the Big Dawg NASCAR Racing Simulators, Balloon & Tattoo Artists, Mechanical Bull and Caricature Artist.

Also this year will be a special appearance by SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer on Sunday, June 13. These two guests are making their way for a special stop in Dubuque. You won't want to miss them! And of course, throughout the weekend we will make sure that you have some great food options from our local vendors.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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