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Tunes at Twilight
The weekly outdoor concert series held at Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo features husband and wife duo The Cantrells at 7 p.m. The Cantrells are known as a versatile folk team with roots in bluegrass, swing, jazz and old-timey music. Audiences often bring lawn chairs, blankets, children and picnic supplies to the free event, and the atmosphere is known to be relaxed and family-oriented. You can find more information at www.oldtowncape.org.
100-Mile Yard Sale
Downtown get down
Jam with area music giant Bloom Heavy Promotions as they bring Mouth, Reel Foot and Monstars to Port Cape's Yacht Club. Kansas City, Mo., group Mouth plays "cyberfunk," a bass-heavy, futuristic funk combined with rock. Combining funk, rock, blues, reggae, and improvisational and compositional genres, Columbia, Mo., four-piece Reel Foot is known for its live performances. Local band Monstars explores a large array of sounds and styles within a show. With a rapper to go along with six musicians, the band adds a different dimension to their blend of live funk, blues, hip-hop, rock and soul. Show starts at 9 p.m., and cover charge is $5 ($2 surcharge for minors). For more information, go to www.facebook.com/bloomheavy.
Cape Riverfront Market
Old Timer's Days
For those with interest in farming, you'll want to check out the 36th year of the River Hills Antique Tractor Club's Old Timer's Day at the seminary picnic grounds just north of Perryville, Mo. Events such as corn shredding, a kiddie peddle tractor pull, food and beer stands, blacksmithing, free hay rides, and classic tractor displays will fill the weekend. Some 15 flea markets will also be on hand. The free event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. For more about Old Timer's Day, contact the tractor club president Allen Muench at 587-2813.
Living history at Fort D
Hogs and dogs
Fill up on fun and food at Bootheel Harley-Davidson in Scott City as they host the Alex Beaird Band. The Alex Beaird Band is a blues-rock outfit from Southeast Missouri. A combination of rhythm, minimalist song structure, and vintage guitar tone results in a bluesy and soulful approach to rock 'n' roll with influences of folk, jazz and country. The free event will offer food and drinks, and runs from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.bootheelhd.com.
A night out in Kelso
Ray's in Kelso, Mo., presents Flashback, part of its courtyard entertainment summer series. Flashback is a classic cover band with a catalog extending from the 1940s through the 1990s. Along with the music, the event features buffets that include Lau and Texas style pig roasts and will include whole pig, baby back ribs, beef brisket, and chicken and gator bites. The buffets also come with peel-and-eat shrimp, tossed vinaigrette Caesar salad, and an assortment of vegetables. The event is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and costs $22.95. Call 264-1115 for more information or to make a reservation. For more about Flashback, visit www.flashback-theband.com.
"Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents from the Missouri State Archives" officially opens at the Cape River Heritage Museum. With rare photographs and the words of real people who lived through that era, this exhibit tells the story of the breakdown and rebuilding of our nation. Also featured are exhibits on the Civil War in Cape Girardeau, the Missouri state flag, the Missouri mule, and more. Admission is free in honor of Memorial Day, and the museum is open from noon to 4 p.m.
Join Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville for its 55th Memorial Day dinner. Serving starts at 4 p.m. with all you can eat chicken and dumplings, served with ham, green beans, slaw, homemade bread, pies, cakes and German potato salad. Adults pay $10, children ages 6 to 11 cost $5, and children 5 and under eat free. For more information, call 243-8025 or visit www.cfryan.net/zionunity.
Memorial Day concert
The Jackson Municipal Band begins its 92nd season with a 9 a.m. performance at the American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at the city cemetery in Jackson. The band begins its regular Thursday night performances at 8 p.m. June 7 at the Jackson band shell. It will continue weekly until the final concert Aug. 9, which will be at the courthouse gazebo, where the band played when it first began.
Highway 25, Gordonville, MO
Common Pleas Courthouse, Cape Girardeau, MO
19 N. Water St., Cape Girardeau, MO
35 S. Spanish St., Cape Girardeau MO
920 W. Fort St., Cape Girardeau, MO
Seminary picnic grounds, Perryville, MO
2100 E. Outer Road, Scott City, MO
151 S. Messmer St., Kelso, MO
804 N. Cape Rock Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO
538 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, MO
3652 State Highway Z, Gordonville, MO