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River Music Experience Curbside Concerts Return Bigger and Better

May 3rd, 2021

When live, in-person music was wiped out last year, Davenport-based River Music Experience provided a priceless lifeline – they brought music out to private residences in the Quad-Cities with Curbside Concerts. Now they’re back for a second year. With all the outdoor shows (in private yards, curbs, driveways and cul-de-sacs), events sponsored by Russell Construction for essential workers, and curbside caroling, RME hosted 350 concerts and reached 7,260 people from April to December 2020, RME director of entertainment Kate Dale said Monday. They contracted with about a dozen local artists, plus... Read More

Disney Princess: The Concert Coming To Davenport’s Adler Theater

May 3rd, 2021

Disney Princess – The Concert is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets will go on sale Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.). Tickets are $44.50, $49.50, $54.50, $59.50, and $75.50. Disney Concerts presents Disney Princess — The Concert, a nationwide tour kicking off November 1, 2021 at the City Auditorium in Macon, GA. “Be our guest” as an all-star quartet of Broadway and animated film icons, their magical Music Director, and enchanting... Read More

Galva Summer Music Series Announces 2021 Free Concert Lineup

May 2nd, 2021

Grab some lawn chairs and get ready for a summer full of music in Galva, Ill. The Galva Arts Council is excited to announce a very talented lineup for the third annual Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presented by Regional Media, which starts at May 30. Held at Wiley Park in Galva, starting at 6 p.m., these Sunday concerts are an opportunity for community members of all ages to enjoy free live music in a picnic-style setting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during concerts. Admission to the concerts is free and attendees are encouraged to invite friends, family, and neighbors for... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: “Hamilton” Co-Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Live Performing with QCSO May 15

April 30th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: It’s fair to say that anyone who will attend Renee Elise Goldsberry’s outdoor concert Saturday, May 15 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park will be “Satisfied.” The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire... Read More

David Allan Coe Coming To East Moline’s Rust Belt

April 29th, 2021

Outlaw county legend David Allan Coe, with special guest Brushville, will be coming to The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave., East Moline, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 4. Tickets are available now at this link.  Read More

New 1920s-Era Music Festival to Debut on Bix 7 Day in Davenport

April 28th, 2021

For the first time in 11 years, the Dixieland jazz of the 1920s will be part of Bix 7 race weekend, with a new music festival – The Heights of the Era, all day Saturday, July 24, in Davenport. “We really miss Bix Beiderbecke music being part of Bix weekend,” event organizer Michelle Solis Russell, partner in Russell Group (the Davenport-based construction and development firm), said Wednesday. A longtime runner in the annual seven-mile road race (canceled in 2020 due to Covid), she said the event heyday was back in the ‘80s and “the Bix was very much a music fest with those two things... Read More

Alborn Added To Badflower Concert Date At East Moline’s Rust Belt

April 28th, 2021

ALBORN has been added to the Badflower and Goodbye June show on Friday, May 7, 2021 at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave., East Moline. General admission tickets are still available at https://bit.ly/BadflowerRB  Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird Presents ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ Online

April 27th, 2021

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN begins streaming tonight at 7pm on The Mockingbird on Main’s Facebook page! If you’re a fan of the film O’ Brother Where Art Thou and bluegrass and gospel music, you’re going to love this show. A merry band of misfits sneak into a theatre hoping to stay out of trouble, but instead find themselves front and center in this story about the power of music and seconds chances. Add a down on her luck theatre owner and her wacky assistant, a clueless town mayor, his scheming wife and bumbling sheriff and you’ve got yourself an evening of music and fun that... Read More

Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair

April 26th, 2021

Country star Jason Aldean will kick off the planned return of the Mississippi Valley Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Last year, the 101-year-tradition canceled altogether due to Covid-19. Before that, the fair announced no large grandstand concerts in 2020, and canceling of the big concerts previously scheduled, including Keith Urban and Pitbull. It planned to program local bands in the grandstand, which has a seating capacity of 6,000. While Keith Urban has not been rescheduled for this year, he did reschedule his canceled 2020 Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert, for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

April 24th, 2021

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Billed as “Music City,” Nashville, Tenn., has long been a magnet for musicians around the world. That was especially true earlier this month for the Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band, which spent a couple weeks in the area recording and mixing their latest album. Tentatively titled “Tell Tale Heart,” with an expected September 2021 release, the band’s second disc was mainly... Read More