Q Casino Announces Summer Concert Series at Back Waters Stage Kicking-off with Flo Rida on May 27 

Q Casino announced today Back Waters Stage will again host a summer concert series in 2023. The casino plans to bring several, high-caliber acts – from a variety of different genres – to Dubuque, much to the delight of music lovers throughout the region.

Headlining this summer’s first concert is American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer Flo Rida. He is set to appear on Saturday, May 27, 2023, along with opening act Too Hype Crew. Additional dates and artists will be announced soon.

“We are excited about offering a variety of live music shows here this year,” said Brian Rakestraw, Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Q Casino. “We enjoy bringing-in exciting local and national acts, and this summer will be no different, so we look forward to hosting music lovers from across the tri-state region.”

Q Casino also announced key changes and enhancements to this summer’s concert series, many related to security and onsite amenities. This includes:


  • Implementation of a new clear bag policy to help with the security check-in process
    • Only clear bags, no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”, will be allowed
    • Small clutch purses/wallets will be allowed and do not have to be clear, but they cannot exceed 4.5” x 6.5” in size
  • Improved entry/exit process to expedite the flow of concertgoers
  • Concertgoers will be able to enjoy their favorite bar drinks, as well as concessions featuring Amayzing Kettle Corn, hot dogs, chips, chilled soft drinks and lemonade
  • After-parties following each show at a designated Q venue

Updates and information regarding events at Back Waters Stage can be found at BackWatersStage.com.

“Our goal is to create a fun, safe environment where people of all ages can enjoy music,” explained Stacy Kansky, Chief Commercial Officer for Q Casino. “We have some great acts coming-in, and we are pleased to expand our event offerings throughout the property.”

The Back Waters Stage concert series is presented by MidWestOne Bank, fueled by Kwik Stop, and sponsored by Verlo Mattress, Turpin Dodge and Conlon Construction.

Concert Details

Overview: American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer Flo Rida is the first act announced for the 2023 series. He will appear May 27 and be joined onstage with opening act Too Hype Crew.

Tramar Lacel Dillard, known professionally as Flo Rida, had his first album and breakout single (“Low”) in 2008. He has since sold more than 80 million records worldwide, thus making him one of the best-selling music artists. His hits have included “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” “Good Feeling,” “Wild Ones,” “Whistle,” “I Cry,” and “My House” among many others. He has also collaborated with a number of other artists – like T-Pain, Ke$ha, Sia, Jason Derulo, 99 Percent, Inna, Timmy Trumpet, Nelly Furtado, Ne-Yo and others – throughout his successful career, all of which has resulted in hit after hit for this Florida native.


Location: Back Waters Stage at Q Casino in Dubuque, Iowa

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. / Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring: Flo Rida

Opening Act: Too Hype Crew

Tickets: On sale March 10, 2023General Admission – $49.99 / VIP – $69.99

Tickets can be purchased at BackWatersStage.com or at Guest Services at Q Casino


Note: All ages welcome. Event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable, and ticket prices and lineup are subject to change.

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