All About Cape: May 9 - 15, 2017

May 8, 2017

"Tunes at Twilight" kicks off their spring 2017 season Friday, May 12, with The Gordons, a husband and wife duo who were baptized by bluegrass and have been making folk music ever since with their guitar and Appalachian autoharp.  Pack a picnic basket and your lawn chairs and head to the lawn of the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo for this free outdoor concert series, happening every Friday night through June 16 and picking up again for a 6 week run in the Fall on August 11.

August 21, 2017,  feels far away, but interest in the total solar eclipse happening that day is heating up! Hotels are booking quickly and plans are solidifying for the first total solar eclipse visible from Cape Girardeau since 1869.  Watch this celestial show at the Sportsplex parking lot, where you’ll find food trucks, music and free t-shirts to the first 200 folks there and free glasses to the first 1,000. Southeast Missouri State University is putting on an event the day of the eclipse, with local and regional schools invited to attend, speakers and much more.

The edge of the moon will start to overlap the edge of the sun at 11:52 a.m., and the sun will be completely covered by the moon, called totality, at 1:20 p.m.  The moon will stop covering the sun and the eclipse ends at 2:49 p.m.  Wherever you are, this Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 will be a show you’ll remember in Cape Girardeau!

Get the full scoop on all of these events and more at VisitCape.com/Events.