The Best Local Dubuque Bands

Published: December 2, 2014

Dubuque, Iowa - a major bar town. What's better then a bar? A bar with live music. There is not one weekend that goes by and does not have a live show for at least one bar. Rock, folk, new and popular music, classic rock, jazz, indie - it all comes together here.

  1. Johnny Trash

    My all time favorite genre of rock - 80's. This band covers it all - AC/DC being their main forte, and even doing Poison, Metallica, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and the occasional Green Day added for laughs. The singer - wears the same outfit, never any shoes. These guys know how to put on a show. He's not one to just stand center stage and sing into the mic. This pic shows it all.

  2. Zero 2 Sixty

    Another one of Dubuque's great bands. Country, rock, pop, blues - they have it all. Singer Elizabeth can hit notes like Pat Benatar, Taylor Swift, and Lizzy Hale, all wrapped into one. Bringing the biggest crowds, they always play what you want to hear. 

  3. Menace

    Another great rock band of Dubuque. Specializing in 80's rock like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Skid Row, and so many others, this band puts on a hell of a show. Heavy, loud guitar riffs make these headbangers a must see.

The music scene in Dubuque ranges so far from just the 3 on this list. In this writer's opinoin, Johnny Trash is the number one show, generating the biggest crowds, the most hard rockers and air guitar players, and the best times.