Main Street is alive and well.

It’s where the heart of the community beats the loudest.

 

It’s also where you will find five-time Emmy award-winning actor and host John McGivern. Enjoyed by a nationwide audience, John’s unique brand of storytelling is expanding across the Midwest.

Growing up in the Midwest in an Irish Catholic family, John’s own experiences and memories are relatable and remind us all of our shared Midwest heritage.

Through lively interviews with local residents and civic leaders, John uncovers the uniqueness and charm of each community he visits.

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Midwest States Covered in John McGivern's Main Streets
John McGivern’s Main Streets is a destination travel show. Season one showcases 13 Midwestern communities.

It’s all about connecting with people and places in our communities. Together, we can support these wonder Main Streets and give them the kind of exposure that allows them to grow and prosper in the future.

 

Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Sister Bay, Wisconsin

If you googled popular Wisconsin tourist spots, Sister Bay would definitely be at the top of the list. Sister Bay was named after the unincorporated Sister Islands just off the horizon in the bay.Its endless shoreline has been a hotspot for tourists since the late...

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

n 1900, Kalamazoo was the celery capital of the world! No kidding. The nearby “mucklands” –which must not exist where I live-are perfect for growing celery! Earlier, in the second half of the 1800’s, Kalamazoo was known as paper city. The Bryant Paper Company here in Kalamazoo became largest Michigan manufacturer of book paper. And by World War II, a score of local mills made Kalamazoo the largest paper producer in the nation.

Le Claire, Iowa

Le Claire, Iowa

Le Claire is a storied river town, a classic Mississippi River port that boomed in the mid-19th century. The old river pilot homes are still here, which are testament to the fact that river pilots were needed because here is where the river makes a sharp turn to the...

Experience charming local communities

Tour beautiful Midwest Main Streets as seen on John McGivern's Main Streets. This tour’s unique itinerary includes a visits to locations in LeClaire, Dubuque and Galena, as well as a special performance by John just for our group.