QC Summer Concert Series Guide! - The Echo

With Memorial Day weekend just passed, it’s officially summer in the Quad-Cities!

Of course, that means the start of the outdoor concert season in and around the area, and, as usual, there’s a full slate of live tunes in all music genres on the menu for the sunny season.

Here’s a look around local stages at some of the outdoor shows coming up. Keep in mind, most of the shows are free unless noted.

Live @ Five is back with common chord! 

Common Chord’s Live At 5 Free Summer Concert Series is back with some brand new additions to the popular favorite.

Live music will happen every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Skybridge Courtyard at Common Chord in downtown Davenport. (With the exception of the 1st two weekends, which will be held at Laborspace in downtown Rock Island out of respect for recent events in Downtown Davenport.)

Sound is rocking, boots are stomping and tasty cold beverages are being poured for a weekend kick-off celebration! The party does not stop there… with the new “AFTERPARTY” addition at Zeke’s Island Cafe, each week’s featured artist is performing from 7 to 8 p.m.

Here’s the series lineup:

(AT TEMPORARY NEW LOCATION) June 2nd: SUMMER KICKOFF BLOCK PARTY! feat. Jason Carl and The Whole Damn Band & CJ Parker, w/ QC Rock Academy bands (at Laborspace in Downtown Rock Island)

(AT TEMPORARY NEW LOCATION) June 9th: Funktastic 5 ( at Laborspace in Downtown Rock Island)

June 16th: Blues Rock-It (Location TBA)

June 23rd: The Blackstones

June 30th: John Resch & Doggin’ Out

July 7th: Logan Springer & The Wonderfully Wild

July 14th: The Textures

July 21st: Crooked Cactus

July 28th: BYOBrass

Aug. 4th: Fair Warning

Aug. 11th: Far Out 283

Aug. 18th: Beaker Bros. Band

Aug. 25th: Rude Punch

Sept. 1st: Matt Fuller Band

Sept. 8th: The Knockoffs

Sept. 15th: The Velies

Sept. 22nd: Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls

Sept. 29th: Michael Moncada & Whiskey High

Learn more at the website LIVE AT 5!

bettendorf summer concert series

Summer sounds are ready to rise again as the Bettendorf Public Library is set to celebrate with the return of its wildly popular Summer Concert Series. The eleven-week series starts on June 1st and takes place each Thursday night at 6:30 PM at Faye’s Field located at 2850 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Attendees are encouraged to bring along food and drink to this program. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Bettendorf Public Library which is next to Faye’s Field.

The Summer Concert Series band line up Is as follows:

June 1st:  Doggin’ Out

June 8th: 10 of Soul

June 15th: Douglas & Tucker

June 22nd: Troy Rangel & Friends

June 29th: Tailfins

July 6th: Angela Meyer Band

July 13th: Crooked Cactus

July 20th: Knockoffs

July 27th: Big Fun

Aug. 3rd: Logan Springer

Aug. 10th: Funktastic 5

More information about the Summer Concert Series series and other library events can be

found at www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4175.

Moline Township Concert Series

Summer Concerts are once more taking place in Stephens Square Park outside the East end of the Moline Township Activity Center.  The bands play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and you can get something to eat in the M.A.C. dining room from 5 p.m. until the food is gone.

They will be serving brats, hot dogs, sloppy joe’s, chips, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Once the music begins, they will be selling popcorn, soda, and bottled water outside in the park.

Parking is available across 18th Street in the Moline Township parking lot (next to Amerifile), Bethany’s parking lot, the old Dispatch parking lot located at 1720 5th Ave, and any on street parking.

Here’s the summer schedule:

June 5th: The Tailfins

June 12th: The Hotrods

June 26th: The Moonlighters

July 3rd: Night People

July 10th: Crooked Cactus

July 17th: Glory Days Garage Band

July 24th: Tommy Pickett & Friends

July 31st: Gray Wolf

Photo from ourquadcities.com

Starlight Review Concert Series In Rock Island

The 67th Annual Starlight Revue Concert Series opens in June at Lincoln Park in Rock Island!

Get some great food at 5 p.m. with Hy-Vee Grille & Rock Island Parks Concessions before the concert rolls from 7 to 9 p.m.

Here’s the schedule:

June 6th: River CIty 6

June 13th: Gray Wolf

June 20th: Troy Rangel & Friends

June 27th: The Hot Rods

July 11th: Superfly Samurai

July 18th: The Tailfins

July 25th: Josh Duffee Orchestra

August 1st: The Night People

August 8th: RAIN DATE

Bass Street Landing Concerts Every Week In Moline

The 2023 Summer Concert Series at Bass Street Landing Plaza is going on every Thursday in Moline! Live music starts at 6 p.m.

This is a FREE event. And, with food and beverages available for purchase, all you need to bring is a lawn chair.

Hospitality is provided by Bent River Brewing Company, Lagomarcino’s, Pour Bros. Craft Taproom Moline, Pub1848, Stoney Creek Hotel Moline, and Restaurante El Mariachi – Moline

No outside alcohol is allowed.

Bass Street Landing Plaza is located at 1601 River Drive, Moline, Illinois (between River Station and KONE Centre).

If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to Pour Bros. Craft Taproom, 1209 4th Avenue, Moline.

The concert schedule includes:

June 1st: Jason Carl And The Whole Damn Band
June 8th: The Stephen Hull Experience – presented by The Mississippi Valley Blues Society
June 15th: Tony Hoeppner & Friends
June 22nd: North of 40
June 29th: Class of ’82 – 80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band
July 6th: Levee Town – presented by The Mississippi Valley Blues Society
July 13th: Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
July 20th: Far Out 283
July 27th: Funktastic 5
Aug. 3rd: The Knockoffs
Aug. 10th: The Crooked Cactus Band. AKA Los Nopales Chuecos

Thursday Night Groove At Schwiebert Park

Get into the groove at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park!

Come listen to live music along the Rock Island riverfront at Schwiebert Park, 1st Ave. and 18th St.  The concerts are free and open to the public. Concessions from Bent River Brewing and Rock Island Parks Concession Stand Featuring Rock Island Happy Joes are open at 6 p.m.; music is from 7 to 9 p.m. No outside alcohol is allowed in the Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the concert on the Great Lawn!


The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 17th: Alternating Currents (Artist TBA)

Aug. 24th:  Kara Grainger Band (Mississippi Valley Blues Society)

Aug. 31st:  Funktastic 5 (GECU Night)

Sept. 7th:  Crooked Cactus Band

Sept. 14th:  Class of ’82

Sept. 21st:  Soul Storm

Sept. 28th:  For Those About to Yacht

Oct. 5th:  Far Out 283

Oct. 12th:  Fair Warning


Tunes In Town Tunes Up In DeWitt

The 2023 Tunes in Town Summer Concert Series is back on June 6-August 29 from 6:00-8:30 pm. Come to Lincoln Park each week in DeWitt, Ia., to enjoy live music, food vendors, and fun for the whole family all summer long. Bring your own cooler, seating and check out the local food trucks & stands available for each event.

Check out this year’s lineup:

June 6th: 3 On The Tree with a Car Cruise In

June 13th: Jordan Danielsen & Jef Spradley

June 20th:  Ron Lubbers Entertainment

June 27th:  The Crooked Cactus Band. AKA Los Nopales Chuecos

July 4th:  Dance The Night Away Productions Daytime Celebration!

July 11th:  10 of Soul

July 18th:  The Hot Rods with a Car Cruise In

July 25th:  Gordy and Debbie

August 1th:  The Hitman, Tim Durth

August 8th:  Montana Sunrise

August 15th:  JIMMY WELTY BAND

August 22th:  North of 40

August 29th:  The Tailfins Band with a Car Cruise In

Mark your calendars and join us for a great concert series in Lincoln Park this summer!

Kewanee Summer Concert Series

Kewanee is revving up their 27th Season of Concerts in the Park at Veterans Park, 400 E. 2nd St., Kewanee. Food stand opens at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6:30 p.m. No admission. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music outdoors! Click the link to see the full 2023 line up.

Here’s the schedule:

June 22th: Jim Markum Swing Band

June 29th: Lyle Beaver & the Brass Notes

July 6th: The Aristocrats

July 13th: Troy Rangel & Friends

July 20th: West MacQueen Street Band

July 27th: Kewanee Community Band/Jazz on the Side

August 3rd: KHS Marching Boilermakers & Guests

August 10th: Glory Days Garage Band

August 17th: River City 6

August 24th: Crooked Cactus Band AKA Los Nopales Chuecos

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

East Moline Summer Concert Series

East Moline Main Street’s Summer Concert series is kicking off at Runner’s Park 742 15th Avenue., East Moline!

Free Concerts take place from 5 to 8 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 27.

Here’s the schedule:

June 4: The Textures

June 11: 10th of Soul

June 18: Funktastic 5

June 25: Pulgita Grupo Realidad

July 2: Avey Grouws Band

July 9: Incredible 45’s

July 16: Orangadang

July 23: Mercury Brothers

July 30: Pulgita Crooked Cactus

Aug. 6: Far Out 283

Aug. 13: Class of ’82

Aug. 20: Wild Oatz

Aug. 27: Travis Reid Band

Concerts are free and open to the public.

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