Burlington Civic Music

Founded in 1929, Burlington Civic Music Association is dedicated to providing memorable, high-quality entertainment to residents of southeast Iowa and west-central Illinois.

Burlington Civic Music first held performances at local churches and schools. Since 1939, the 1,700-seat Burlington Memorial Auditorium on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River has been Civic Music’s home.

Beginning nearly 90 years ago with Chicago Civic Opera soprano Claudia Muzio, Burlington Civic Music Association has hosted some of entertainment’s biggest names, including:

  • Victor Borge
  • Simon Estes
  • Bob Hope
  • Henry Mancini
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Glenn Miller
  • Bob Newhart
  • Russian National Ballet Theatre
  • Doc Severinsen
  • Red Skelton
  • The Texas Tenors

Burlington Civic Music Association also has presented touring productions of:

  • Cabaret
  • Memphis
  • Oklahoma
  • The Addams Family
  • West Side Story

Message from the President

Welcome to Burlington Civic Music Association's website. My good fortune is to serve as the association's president and chairman of the Program Committee. We are always seeking high-quality entertainment. If you represent a performer, I hope you will consider us part of your tour.

Barbara McRoberts, President and Program Director

Contact Us

P.O. Box 812
Burlington, IA 52601

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