For the Quad City Bank and Trust Riverfront Pops this September, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will bring one of the greatest pop music phenomenons in history back to life with ABBA: The Concert. Every year, thousands of people visit the Mississippi riverfront from all around the region for an afternoon of fun and music at Riverfront Pops.
ABBA: The Concert has been performed in more than 20 countries around the world and has done more than 1,000 shows. During these tours the show has always included members of the original ABBA rhythm section. ABBA: The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world while dazzling all who see them with their fantastic performance of such iconic hits as “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” ABBA is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time with over 370 million records sold. Their music has returned to prominence recently with the hit musical and subsequent film, "Mamma Mia!"
The gates open at 3:00 p.m. for seating on the field and in the stands, with the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shuttles will run from Central High School South Lot (11th and Harrison Streets), Palmer College (8th and Harrison Streets), and the Scott County Courthouse from 3:00 p.m. until concert time. Returning this year is a giant kids fun zone courtesy of Jumpin' Joey's Bounce Houses. And for the parents, Quad Cities Social Dancing will be giving free dance lessons from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Learn the Cha-Cha and the Hustle before the concert, and then you can dance the night away on our giant outdoor dance floor.
The Augustana Alumni Relations Office is participating in this tribute to the most popular Swedish band of all time by planning a weekend celebration of their own Swedish heritage. This weekend will include films, sight-seeing tours, and a pre-concert meet and greet with the original members of the ABBA band. To find out the latest information regarding this weekend exploration of everything Swedish, contact Kelly Noack, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 309.794.7474.
Riverfront Pops is proud to be an anchor event to the 2012 East West Riverfest, running from September 7 to 16. East West Riverfest is a celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage of the Quad Cities. Over 200 events and activities will be taking place all around the Quad Cities during the ten-day festival. Over 50 organizations have signed up to participate in this exciting new festival. For more information, visit www.eastwestriverfest.com.
All tickets are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased in advance at the QCSO office, all area Quad City Bank and Trust locations, and through Ticketmaster. Groups of 20 or more can contact the box office directly at 563.322.QCSO for special rates and offers.
The Riverfront Pops is sponsored by Quad City Bank and Trust.