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Brown Bag Lunch live concerts returning to the Bettendorf Public Library

September 13th, 2022
Brown Bag Lunch live concerts returning to the Bettendorf Public Library

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch concert series is returning to a live format, kicking off the season on Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 p.m. with a 45-minute music performance. Brown Bag Lunch offers community members of all ages to bring a meal to enjoy alongside a free concert. The September event will feature singer, songwriter Lewis Knudsen playing in a variety of styles. The concert takes place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. No registration is required to attend. Lewis Knudsen is a well-traveled and seasoned artist whose... Read More

Lewis Knudsen Performing At Brown Bag Lunch Live Concerts In Bettendorf Public Library

September 11th, 2022
Lewis Knudsen Performing At Brown Bag Lunch Live Concerts In Bettendorf Public Library

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch concert series is returning to a live format, kicking off the season on Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 p.m. with a 45-minute music performance. Brown Bag Lunch offers community members of all ages to bring a meal to enjoy alongside a free concert. The September event will feature singer, songwriter Lewis Knudsen playing in a variety of styles. The concert takes place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. No registration is required to attend. Lewis Knudsen is a well-traveled and seasoned artist whose... Read More

Lewis Knudsen Playing Outdoor Concert At Iowa’s Quinlan Court Tonight

September 8th, 2022
Lewis Knudsen Playing Outdoor Concert At Iowa's Quinlan Court Tonight

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court and tonight they feature Jef Spradley! Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases. Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m. Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront Featured artists upcoming include: September 8 | Lewis Knudsen September 15 | Mo&Co September 22 | FlatTop September 29 | TBD  Read More

Lewis Knudsen Playing Record Release Party For “In My Wildest Dreams” At Davenport’s RME

September 9th, 2021
Lewis Knudsen Playing Record Release Party For "In My Wildest Dreams" At Davenport's RME

Lewis Knudsen will present a Full Band Concert to celebrate his New Album Debut of “In My Wildest Dreams 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at River Music Experience, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Opening Set is by OhLeahLeah. As a bonus, Knudsen will play a James Taylor Tribute set! For more info, click HERE.  Read More

Levitt AMP Galva Music Series Starting Sunday!

May 27th, 2021
Levitt AMP Galva Music Series Starting Sunday!

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series will welcome Good Morning Bedlam and Surf Zombies to the new stage at Wiley Park in Galva, Ill., to kick off this annual series on Sunday, May 30. Based in Minneapolis, Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene, with tight soaring three-part harmonies and a thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down. Also appearing on stage are Surf Zombies, who raise surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy, original instrumentals that straddle retro surf, bubblegum punk and garage rock,... Read More

Quad-Cities Singer/Songwriter Featured in Hallmark Channel Film

September 17th, 2020
Quad-Cities Singer/Songwriter Featured in Hallmark Channel Film

Lewis Knudsen, a Rock Island-based singer/songwriter, had one of his original tunes debut last fall on the Hallmark Channel and he didn’t even know until a couple weeks ago. “The way it works with composition, there are so many libraries, so many songs. I have a good relationship with this library, but they don’t have the bandwidth to let every artist know,” he said Thursday of Gramoscope Music, which works with artists nationwide to place shows in TV and film. Knudsen had a two-year-old song, “I Need To Get Free,” as one of eight songs on the soundtrack for Hallmark’s “Love, Fall... Read More

Enjoy Live Music at Unimpaired

September 2nd, 2020
Enjoy Live Music at Unimpaired

Unimpaired (246 W 3rd Street Davenport), Iowa’s first and only non-alcoholic bar, will be kicking things off right with some live music this weekend. Looking to enjoy some live music in a social bar-setting while staying Unimpaired and feeling great the next day? Then make plans to head to this newest addition to downtown Davenport this Friday and Saturday night. Live music will be provided by Lewis Knudsen on Friday Sep 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities). In the past few years Lewis has toured coast to coast... Read More

New Heartland Concert Series Plays Online Next Two Weekends

May 19th, 2020
New Heartland Concert Series Plays Online Next Two Weekends

The music industry was among the first to close and will be among the last to reopen as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, placing musicians who depend on income from live performances in very dire financial positions, according to John Taylor, concert organizer and head of the now-canceled Galva summer concert series. To support musicians during this critical time, Heartland Connections, through non-profit support of the Galva Arts Council, has launched the “Play it Forward” campaign. This program will distribute 20 grants, starting at a minimum of $500, to musicians facing financial emergencies... Read More

Galva’s Summer Music Series Going Online, Other Quad-Cities’ Series May Follow

May 13th, 2020
Galva's Summer Music Series Going Online, Other Quad-Cities' Series May Follow

Galva’s summer music series will be postponed a year, and a virtual one will take its place soon, a trend which seems to be gaining momentum as the uncertainty of a summer under the cloud of Covid-19 looms before us. As part of the cascade of Covid-19-related closures, the third-annual Levitt AMP Galva Music Series this summer is canceled, and its organizer is working on creating a more compressed online series in its place. The 12 Sunday night concerts in Wiley Park, free to the public, were due to start May 31. John Taylor of Cambridge, president of the series and concert organizer, said it... Read More

Local Musician Lewis Knudsen Performing 12-Hour Live Concert Now!

March 27th, 2020
Local Musician Lewis Knudsen Performing 12-Hour Live Concert Now!

As we all continue to Shelter in Place and practice safe Social Distancing, we are finding that turning away from the news and focusing on uplifting and hopeful messages provided by artists and musicians and the treasures they create, are quite beneficial. Local musician Lewis Knudsen is one of the many Quad Citians dedicated to bringing the community positive entertainment through these times. Lewis, however, may be taking local live concerts to the next level for other artists. Lewis Knudsen is currently (right now!) performing a 12-hour live concert on Facebook! You can find his live stream... Read More