1 Rockabillybob 11 months ago A few months ago, I dropped an email to a friend of mine with the Dubuque Arts Council asking them to check out The Modern Sounds. Well, looking forward to seeing the Modern Sounds Sunday at the Dubuque Arboretum. The summer concert series is free and draws huge crowds. The Dubuque Arts Council does an excellent job in promoting the arts, and in particular, various genres of music in our tri-state area. (The council sponsored my Songs of the Civil War program in area schools in 2009 and 2011. 26 school performances in 10 days!) Check out this link and click on the Modern Sounds link for a WGN TV performance. Dubuque Arts Council.