When the weather starts to warm up, the live outdoor music in the QCA follows closely behind. That’s right, it’s time to start up the River Music Experience Friday Live@Five!

Since 2010, the River Music Experience (RME) has hosted this free summer concert series in the RME Courtyard on 2nd Street in Davenport. All ages are welcome, and the shows are every Friday night at 5 p.m.


Here is the line-up of concerts for the 2019 season:

6/14 RME’s 15th Anniversary Block party feat. Miles Nielsen, Elizabeth Moen & The Velies

6/21 with Bakersfield Outlaws sponsored by Massetone Entertainment

6/23 with Farr out 283 sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union

7/12 with Jason Carl & The Whole Damn Band sponsored by Dahl Ford Davenport

7/19 with Tony Hoeppner & Friends sponsored by US Bank

8/2 with Soul Storm sponsored by Lexus of Quad Cities

8/9 with The Beaker Brothers Band sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company

8/16 with The Blackstones sponsored by Downtown Davenport, Iowa

8/23 with Ben Miller Band as part of Alternating Currents Festival: Music / Film / Comedy / Art

8/30 with Reel to Reel sponsored by Mutual Wheel Co.

9/6 with Avey/Grouws Band

9/13 with Class of ’82 – 80s Tribute Band sponsored by Quad Cities Foot & Ankle Associates, P.C.

9/20 with The Candymakers sponsored by Northwest Bank & Trust Company

9/27 with Rude Punch sponsored by QC ROOF Drs, Inc.


Whether you looking to relax after work, kick-starting your evening out or want a cost-effective event to take the kids, RME Friday Live@Five is the place to go!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. 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.