On The Green in Downtown Maquoketa

Saturday, September 21, 2024 | afternoon & evening

Three super fun acts to cap off a great summer and welcome the beginning of autumn. 

Food trucks, your lawn chairs or blankets, your friends and family, and music to bid a loving farewell to summer.

Headliner: Surf Zombies

6:00-8:00 pm

Yes, that's right, the freakin' SURF ZOMBIES! Coming to our stage!

Surf Zombies raise surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy, original instrumentals that straddle retro surf, bubblegum punk and garage rock, conjuring images of beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, and hot rod car shows. The driving rhythms, swirling tremolo, crashing spring reverb from dueling guitars and authentic growl of vintage tube amps make for a truly weird Midwestern wonder. Surf Zombies have played in all corners of Iowa and frequently visit Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Nebraska. They twice shared the stage with the late surf guitar godfather Dick Dale, have a beer named after them from Iowa Brewing Company, and received the Spirit Award from the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Listen here

Opening act: The Muzik Krauts

Start time around 4:00 pm

Polka band hailing from the Quad Cities. You will raise a cup. You'll grab a friend or "more than friend" or, who knows, maybe a friendly stranger for a rousing polka or waltz. And raise a cup again (it could be pop) because you'll be having a GREAT time.

Opening opening act: We have plans ... stay tuned

Start time around 3:30 pm