Bucktown Revue returning to Tipton Nov. 15

Quad-Cities–based radio-style variety show features live music and comedy

TIPTON, Iowa—The Bucktown Revue is returning to the Tipton stage. The Quad-Cities–based music and variety show will return to Tipton at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Tipton High School auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA), and proceeds will benefit the “Save the Hardacre Theater” campaign.

The show, appropriate for all ages, is styled like a live radio broadcast, like Garrison Keillor’s legendary “A Prairie Home Companion” or the Grand Ole Opry. It features a variety of musical acts, comedy skits, monologues and even performances from local players.

“The Bucktown Revue is not only a terrific entertainment, the creators go out of their way to personalize the show for each audience, from the music to the dialogue” said Greg Brown, HTPA president. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program that’s a lot of fun for young and old alike.”

The Bucktown Revue is an old-fashioned radio-style variety program, performed live in front of an audience. It celebrates Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture through a combination of music, storytelling, poetry and humor. The show is performed monthly at the Nighswander Junior Theater in Davenport.

Tickets for the Bucktown Revue’s Tipton show can be purchased at the event. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $8 for seniors.

“It’s always fun to take the Bucktown Revue on the road,” said Michael Romkey, producer of the Bucktown Revue. “The show is very Midwestern in its approach and values. The entertainment is casual, down-home and delivered with a sense of humor. We’re real fans of the Hardacre Theatre and delighted to be able to help the cause. The Hardacre is one of those wonderful old theaters—just a gem. We’re happy to know an effort is being made to preserve it for other generations.”

To find out more about the Bucktown Revue, go to bucktownrevue.com.