- Cape fines contractor $1,100 a day for street-project delays; contractor blames utility relocations (5/18/17)13
- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Attorney general seeks bond revocation for embattled sheriff (5/17/17)3
- I will not be silenced (5/16/17)4
- Tractors owners to open restaurant in new Drury Plaza Hotel (5/15/17)
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Attorney general to review request to probe Oran timecard allegations; claims spark denials on Facebook (5/16/17)2
- Man accused of using stolen RV to break into airport (5/16/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
Music in the City of Roses
The ninth annual City of Roses Music Festival will be held in downtown Cape Girardeau Friday and Saturday. Four stages will offer a variety of musical acts, from folk singers to classical and jazz ensembles and bluegrass to rock and hip-hop groups.
In addition, downtown nightclubs have booked their own bands for the weekend.
In all, nearly 60 acts and a burrito-eating contest will be presented from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Solo acts, duos and small ensembles will be offered at the gazebo in Courthouse Park. The other stages will be at the corner of Water Street and Broadway, the corner of Water Street and Themis and the corner of Water Street and Independence Street. All of this for the admission price of $3 per day.
In addition, the Cape Filmmakers Cooperative will show short films from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Jeremiah's.
Augmented by the "Mississippi River Tales" mural and sharing the spotlight with the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, Cape Girardeau's increasingly lively downtown is at its best during the City of Roses Music Festival.