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:
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
Oct. 19th: RAIN DATE IF NEEDED
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.