This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with a musician from Cedar Rapids named Alisabeth Von Presley.

While you may not know her name now... soon you might.

Last weekend she opened for season 16 American Idol winner Maddie Poppe and has auditioned for the reality show herself, including a couple of performances in front of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.

Last night she was in Minneapolis. Tomorrow night she's performing at the Smokestack (at 62 East 7th Street in Dubuque), then it's off to Cedar Rapids and back through to Chicago!

Smokestack in Dubuque
Smokestack in Dubuque

Alisabeth simply loves to perform and goes whichever way the wind blows her.

On her WEBSITE, Alisabeth promotes herself as a pop, rock and dance performer. She says her main goal is to entertain people so she created a fast-paced, high energy show. It features a mix of originals and pop covers with back up dancers and a completely choreographed show.

Alisabeth says she grew up a theater kid, so she pulled a lot of that into her shows, including costumes. Musically, her influences include Van Halen and Pat Benatar. She's been performing her entire life as her father was a wedding singer and she says he took her under his wing at an early age.

Her touring has taken her through the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood and across the country to New York, too.

Alisabeth will be performing tomorrow night (8/20) at the Smokestack in Dubuque at 9pm. Tickets are available in advance for $10 on EVENTBRITE, or you can pay $15 at the door. Either way, your admission includes Smokestack's signature shot at the door!

(Here's a link to her FACEBOOK PAGE, too.)

It should be a cool show. Alisabeth Von Presley is going places... be a witness.

~Chris Farber

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