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Where to Listen to Live Music in Cape Girardeau

If you're ready to hit the town and hear some live local music, here's a list of don't-miss spots in Cape Girardeau! The well loved patina throughout the Rude Dog on Main Street where little has changed since their opening decades ago belies the deep affection locals feel for this classic spot. They frequently host bands on weekends and bartenders are renowned for their friendly service. Check their Facebook page for upcoming bands. Listen to live music every Friday and Saturday at Keller's inside Isle Casino Cape Girardeau; the vi... Read More

A Grown-Up's Getaway to Cape Girardeau

Looking for a quick, cabin-fever busting getaway this winter? We've got you covered with a weekend full of local wine and beer, performing arts, fine dining and more so you can shake off those winter blues in Cape Girardeau to escape from the ordinary for a little while. Start your Friday with a leisurely meal that sets the pace for the weekend; The Southerner features a refined take on a classic southern menu, with cast iron brussel sprouts so good you'll be converted to the vegetable after one bite. Need a place to stay? Browse lodging optio... Read More

Date Night in Cape Girardeau

Put the comfy sweats away and dust off your going out clothes, it's time to break out of the daily grind and go on a date! Here are some of our favorite date ideas in Cape Girardeau just in time for Valentine's Day. Day Date If your schedule frees you up in the morning, try a day date on for size. Sunday brunch at Gabriel's on Main Street in Downtown Cape Girardeau sets you up for a leisurely few hours of excellent coffee and a small, curated menu of seasonal brunch items much better than anything you could recreate at home, like Tiramisu Fr... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the SEMO District Fair

Fair week is upon us - the SEMO District Fair kicks off Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16! We put our heads together to come up with everything you need to know so you can have the most fun humanly possible at the SEMO District Fair. 1. Start the party with a parade The Annual Fair Parade officially kicks off the SEMO District Fair on Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. Find a spot along Broadway and Kingshighway from Capaha Park to the fairgrounds at Arena Park and get ready to hear area marching bands, see the flo... Read More

Tunes at Twilight's Fall 2017 Season

Tunes at Twilight is back for the Fall 2017 season with a line up to enjoy on a picnic blanket on the courthouse gazebo lawn, sipping a beverage and snacking on something tasty.  Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo lawn on Friday August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8 and 15.   August 11: Jed Zimmerman is quickly becoming hailed as a troubadour talent out of Memphis, Tennessee. August 18:  Bottle Rocket Cabaret is comprised of  John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal and presents a lively collection o... Read More

Tunes at Twilight's Spring 2017 Season

Free concerts under the stars on a hill overlooking the Mighty Mississippi are back with Tunes at Twilight, kicking off Friday May 12th at 7 p.m.! The Spring season continues every Friday for six weeks on May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16.   Here's a sneak peek at what you'll hear on the Common Pleas Courthouse lawn at one of these free, award-winning concerts this spring: May 12: The Gordons are a husband and wife duo who were baptized by bluegrass and have been making folk music ever since with their guitar and Appalachian aut... Read More

A Look Ahead at Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 Season

It’s time to pack that picnic basket, load up the lawn chairs and head to the Courthouse Gazebo lawn for Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 season, kicking off on Friday, May 13th!  This free outdoor concert series takes place on Friday nights at 7 p.m. for six weeks in the spring and six weeks in the fall.  Here’s a peek at the musical acts taking the stage this spring! May 13:  Jenny Johnson kicks the 2016 Tunes season off on Friday, May 13th. Johnson is an Americana, soul-singing, guitar-picking, singer-s... Read More

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Girardeau

Take it up a notch this Valentine’s Day with a day as unique as your special someone! On Saturday February 13, kick off your morning with the Cupid Shuffle, the only area 5K you run with your better half!  Your combined 5K time could win you a dozen roses.   Discover one of the forest’s sweetest gifts at the Nature Center with your sweetheart on February 13th from 1 - 4 p.m. at their free Maple Sugaring event.   Pamper yourselves with a couples massage, or send your loved one off for a spa service - a full li... Read More

Girls Shopping Weekend in Cape Girardeau

Get away from the daily grind before the hustle and bustle of the holidays starts up - grab your girlfriends and your Christmas shopping list, and head to Cape Girardeau November 21st and 22nd for a laid back weekend of shopping and fun! First up - book a spot to stay.  We've got hotels with tons of free extras, vacation rentals and cozy B&Bs.  You'll want a place to kick back and rehash all the great finds you scored!   Plan your attack!  With three different arts & crafts fairs filling five different venues a... Read More

Spring Into Dance

Spring Into Dance is one of my favorite shows at the River Campus every year, so I jumped at the chance to sit in on their final dress rehearsal!  This year's edition opens with a big, jazzy number, as Southeast Missouri State University students kick, jump and groove to a Big Band Beat while their silhouettes dance behind them on the brightly colored backdrop.   The show moves quickly to showcase the student dancers in a variety of dance formats.  There's something for all fans of dance in this show, from a traditional ballet... Read More
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