Good Bets

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Sultans of Swing

The boys from the Southeast Missouri State University music faculty perform as a jazz combo.

When: 9 p.m. tonight

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Ivas John Band

Ivas and company return for their bi-weekly Thursday Port Cape gig.

When: 9 p.m. tonight

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Voce Festiva

The classy vocal group does a rare public gig.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Classic Country Band

Enjoy the old-school sound of Classic Country without staying up late.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: American Legion Hall, Jackson

Jennifer Jolls

Something for those who aren't into the loud bar-band scene.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Royal N'Orleans

The Melroys

The Southeast Missouri natives bring their nationally known Americana back to home base.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Broussard's

The Intention

Dance to the sounds of one of Cape's most popular bands, with a gigantic catalog of covers.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

The Level

Reggae, ska, funk rock from a few of Cape's music scene veterans.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Chris Moore and Friends

Catch some live music in a beautiful setting.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce, Mo.

Jerry Ford Jazz Band

Check out Southeast Missouri's jazz king and his ensemble.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ray's Restaurant, Kelso

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

You don't have to drive far to hear great country and bluegrass in a country setting.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville

Glenn Green

Christian rocker brings his message of worship to Grace Cafe.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Grace Cafe

Blues Bandits

This Southern Illinois blues band prides itself on old-school blues, uncontaminated by rock 'n' roll.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bel-Air Grill

Faceless Stallions

The easy-going cover band entertains in the wine country.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce

Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band

You can count of Bruce and crew every time.

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Peter Frampton

Frampton comes alive, again, close to home.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Pageant, St. Louis

Southeast Missouri Symphony Sampler

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra provides a free preview of its upcoming season with a brief musical program.

When: 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus

Phil Lesh and Friends

The Grateful Dead guitarist and songwriter brings his new band to St. Louis.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Pageant, St. Louis

Natalie MacMaster

The Canadian traditional fiddle music star (who's on the same label as Allison Krauss) brings her rootsy sound to Southern Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4

Where: Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, Ill.

The Intention

The Intention always draws a big crowd, and many of them can't help but get up and move.

When: 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5

Where: 2 North Bistro


Beggs Corn Maize

Beggs Family Farm brings back its famous Corn MAiZE just in time for fall, with a theme that honors the U.S. Armed Forces.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday

Where: Beggs Family Farm, Blodgett, Mo.

Connecting People with the Land

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center hosts a day to recognize National Archaeology Month and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cape Girardeau County Park North

Family weekend

Southeast Missouri State University hosts its annual Family Weekend, with several events open to the public.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Southeast Missouri State University


Commerce Floodfest

The village of Commerce was almost wiped out by the flooding Mississippi River in the 1990s. Now they celebrate the town's resilience every year with a festival, with community dinners, karaoke contest, a car show, a mule jump, lawn mower race and music by Classy Chassy Country.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Commerce

Blues and BBQ Fest

Southern Illinois winery pays tribute to blues and barbecue, featuring the sounds of the Ivas John Band.

When: Saturday

Where: Star View Vineyards, Cobden, Ill.


Benjie Heu and Chris Wubbena

The Southeast Missouri State University sculpture professor display their work at the River Campus.

When: Ongoing

Where: River Campus Art Gallery

Watercolor and pastel workshops

Artists Nancy Wylie and Terry Ludwig give three days of workshops at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.

When: Wednesday through Oct. 5

Where: Arts Council of Southeast Missouri


Redhawks football

The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks take on OVC rival Eastern Illinois.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Houck Stadium


Gun and Knife Show

The massive Missouri Gun and Knife Show returns to the Show Me Center.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Show Me Center

Live entertainment

Get ready for a rather unconventional party.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cape Club Complex

Top female impersonators

This is the place to go for a drag show in Cape.

When: 11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Independence Place

Mitch Jayne

Bluegrass musician Mitch Jayne signs copies of his book "Fiddler's Ghost" at the Cat Ranch during the Bollinger County Fall Festival and Heritage Days.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Cat Ranch, near Marble Hill, Mo.

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