The Midwest's favorite party band is returning to eastern Iowa this Saturday to Clinton at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort. The Pork Tornadoes are making a stop in Clinton for the third stop of the band's Your Girlfriend's Favorite Tour 2022. I spoke with The Pork Tornadoes' drummer, Mike Schulte, about their upcoming show in Clinton, the tour, merch, and more.

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The Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton is starting summer with its first Backyard Bash this Saturday, May 28th. The concert series will happen throughout the summer and summer fun begins this Saturday with Iowa's own, The Pork Tornadoes.

The Backyard Bash at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday when the gates open. Taking the stage at 5:45 p.m. is Tokyo Train, a local band from Clinton. Headlining Saturday's concert is Iowa's favorite party band, The Pork Tornadoes, who will start their awesome show at 7 p.m.!

Besides the awesome shows from Tokyo Train and The Pork Tornadoes, the Backyard Bash at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton will have food trucks on-site including:

        • The Boar's Nest
        • Deanna's Java
        • Kelley Girls Pizza
        • Glazey Daze Donuts

Before your girlfriend's, Iowa's, the Midwest's, and our favorite party band in The Pork Tornadoes come to Clinton, I had a chance to catch up with drummer Mike Schulte about their tour, winning money at the casino, getting their merch, and the show in Clinton on Saturday.

Watch the interview below with The Pork Tornadoesdrummer Mike Schulte and myself:

The Pork Tornadoes are currently on their tour titled Your Girlfriend's Favorite Tour 2022. This tour includes 24 stops which are mainly in Iowa and includes a few stops in Illinois. The band's tour is presented by Cedar Ridge Distillery in Swisher, IA.

There is no ticket link for The Pork Tornadoesshow at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton's first Backyard Bash because it is FREE! The Backyard Bash is also open to all ages.

The Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton says to bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the fun and beverages will be available for purchase so leave the coolers at home.

The Pork Tornadoes at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton, Saturday, May 28th. Gates open at 5 p.m. Be there because your girlfriend will be.

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Iowa's Island City

There is something unique about every town, but there is really something special about Sabula, IA. Known as "Iowa's Island City," Sabula is the only town in the state of Iowa that is entirely on an island. While not a lot of people have been to, or live in Sabula, it is a quaint little town nestled right on the Mississippi River.

Before we show you around "Iowa's Island City," let me give you the history of Sabula. Sabula was established in 1835, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis. Isaac Dorman and a man named Hinkley crossed the river from the Illinois side on a log and decided to settle on what is now Sabula. An Ohio couple, James and Margaret Woods would settle on Sabula about a year later in April of 1836. Their son, Dr. E. A. Woods would purchase Hinkley's interest in the claim. Charles Swan and W. H. Brown would soon purchase Dorman's interest. The three men, Woods, Swan and Brown later had the land plotted in 1837.

The idea behind plotting the land was because there was no town between Lyons (north Clinton) and Bellevue. The plot of the new town was recorded in Dubuque as this area was part of Dubuque county at the time, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

According to Island City Harbor's website, Sabula went through a few names before landing on the official town name. In 1837, Sabula was first called Carrollport. Residents of the town didn't like the name because there was a man's name who was Carroll who had a bad reputation. The town changed its name to Charleston, after early settler Charles Swan. The only issue was that there was already a town called Charleston in Iowa which caused much confusion.

In 1846 the settler’s decided to find a name. Island City Harbor's website says that because of it’s sandy soil, William Hubble suggested the town be called "Sabulum" which is Latin for sand. A party was being held around the time the town name was being discussed, when a woman, supposed to be Miss Harriet Hudson, suggested the town be called Sabula as it was easier to pronounce and sounded more elegant, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

Sabula did not actually become an island until 1939. According to Wikipedia, in the 1930's, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the lock and dam system. In 1939, Lock and Dam No. 13 between Clinton, IA and Fulton, IL was built which caused the bottomlands west of the town permanently flooded. With the Mississippi River east of the town, this created the "Island City." A levee was built around Sabula in 1957 for protection, according to Island City Harbor's website. This also allowed for the south sand pit to be turned into a boat harbor.

I would like to thank my mom Beth, her fiancé Matt, my brother Nolan and my wife Ellie for accompanying me to Sabula. We always have a blast on our trips and this one was no exception.

It's now time to introduce you to Sabula, Iowa, Iowa's Island City.

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