There’s lots of live music in town! Things kick off at the Show Me Center on Friday, September 27 with Godsmack and Halestorm taking the stage at 7 p.m. An iconic hard rock band, Godsmack has been nominated for four Grammys and sold more than 20 million albums. Fresh off the release of their first album in four years, the band brings a new twist to their popular sound.
Also happening this weekend is a two-day downtown festival. Music festivals across the United States entertain more than 32 million people each year. In Cape Girardeau, the premier music festival is Shipyard, back for its second year with a lineup of 11 artists headlined by Jukebox the Ghost and Colony House. Running Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 in Ivers Square, this family-friendly event is a great place to unwind and rock out. With 10 interactive sponsor exhibits and an activity center for kids, everyone in your group is sure to have a blast.
If you prefer banjos over electric guitars, Bollinger Mill will present the Whitewater Bluegrass Band in concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 as part of its Fall Festival. Bluegrass bands feature only string instruments, like mandolins and fiddles, and date back to the 1600s when immigrants from Ireland, Scotland and England brought the basic bluegrass sound to America. This traditional music will accompany paying homage to Southeast Missouri’s agricultural tradition.