Blues Traveler front man, John Popper, is making a solo stop in the Quad Cities!

John Popper, with opening act Katrina Woolverton, is heading to the Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 N Main St. Davenport) this Monday Sep 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

One of the most phenomenal harmonica players in history, John Popper formed his band, Blues Traveler, in the late 80s in New York City. They released their debut album in 1990 and hit the billboards with 1994’s “Four.” Following Blues Traveler’s mainstream success, Popper was able to release a solo album, Zygote, in 1999 with his own John Popper Band. Although his stage performances were becoming fewer, he made a major appearance on the big screen taking his first actual role in a movie, Just for the Time Being (2000), with supermodel Eva Herzigova. Soon after, Blues Traveler rejoined forces with two new members, and they have been touring and releasing albums ever since. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Blue Traveler as a band.

Popper has co-written songs with Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Chris Barron, and Jonny Lang. He also frequently appears as a guest performer with musicians both famous and obscure, from a diverse variety of genres. He has performed with, among others, jam bands Spin Doctors, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, bluesmen Eric Clapton and B.B. King; singer-songwriters Jason Mraz and John Mayer; saxophonist Karl Denson; San Francisco’s Culann’s Hounds; heavy metal band Metallica; rock trio ZO2 and even with the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, András Simonyi and then-vice-presidential-candidate Tim Kaine.

In addition to Popper’s musical accomplishments, he has appeared in a cameo in several films: the Farrelly Brothers’ Kingpin (1996) (which included a Blues Traveler performance at the end), Howard Stern’s Private Parts (1997), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), and The Meddler (2016).

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis. There are, however, a limited number of tables for sale in advance.

General admission tickets are just $35 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-popper-redstone-room-tickets-47680487622?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

Tickets are going fast, so get yours today!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.