February 17-19, 2023

Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Join us for the inaugural Midwest Convention of Bands (C.O.B.) at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa. Twenty vetted artists will be selected to perform on stage, with full concert production, in front of an audience of 500+ event organizers. The artists are performing to gain new bookings. When not performing, the bands will interact and network with participants via their booth in the banquet room of the Auditorium.

Event organizers from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri – festivals/fairs, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, bar owners, event venues, etc.

Artists/bands looking to book new performances in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri will be invited to apply to participate. A variety of 15 – 20 bands will be selected to perform.

Event Schdule

Bands will perform on the hour. Each performance will begin with a 2 min sizzle reel (artist provided & optional), the band will then perform for 25 minutes. The remaining time in the hour will be spent with band load-in/load-out and sound check. This will be a great time to visit with other bands in the Banquet rooms at their booth.

Friday, February 17, 2023

5 PM: Doors Open
6 PM: Big Guitars and G Strings
7 PM: Jive Radio
8 PM: Monica Austin
9 PM: After Party @ Cornerstone Event Center

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9 AM: Doors Open
10 AM: Been There Done That
11 AM: The Cowtippers
12 - 2 PM: Break for Lunch
2 PM: Jake Clayton
3 PM: Stars in Toledo
4 PM: Faux Doubt"
5 PM: Decade of Decadence
6 PM: Sequoia Drive
7 PM: Revel in Red
8 PM: After Party @ Capitol Theater

Sunday, February 19, 2023

10 AM: Doors Open
11 AM: Wild Love: A Tribute to The Doors
12 PM: Eli Alger and the Faster Horses
1 PM: Impromptune Dueling Pianos
1:45 PM: Event Wrap Up + $1000 Giveaway Drawing

Thank You Sponsors!


FunCity Resort | FunCityResort.com | 319-753-2946
3001 Winegard Dr | Burlington, IA

The room block closed on January 19, but call the hotel at 319-753-2946 to book a room for your stay.

As the Midwest’s premier entertainment venue, FunCity Resort offers the perfect getaway. With suites and family rooms, great dining, a spa on site, gambling action, water park, arcade, bowling alley and more there is sure to be something that everyone will enjoy! FunCity Resort is also home to the Catfish Bend Convention and Event Center to satisfy all of you event needs, no matter the size!