The Miami-based Magic City Hippies will bring their indie-funk stylings to the Redstone Room on September 30 – the latest engagement in a busy year that has already seen the musicians opening for Hippo Campus's two-month national tour and enjoying summer-festival sets at SunFest and Bonnaroo.

Described by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as “a powerful, animated blues-rock singer” and “a writer of praiseworthy originals,” singer/songwriter/guitarist Parker performs locally in a special concert event presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

Boasting more than 40 paintings produced over the course of 70 years, the Figge's latest exhibition will showcase the artistic journey of Rock Island native Koen – one of the most distinguished artists of the 20th Century.

Two signature forces in the 1990s' alternative-rock scene headline a special concert event at the River City Casino, performing both their early-'90s hits and numbers from the bands' past two decades of recording.

Called “a lively jukebox revue” by the Chicago Tribune and “a warm, straightforward pleasure” by the Denver Post, Broadway's musical celebration of Johnny Cash returns to the area for the first time since its engagement at Circa '21 in early 2009.

With Buzzbands.LA calling them “a group without any trendy gimmicks, a lead banjo player strumming with the same vigor as if on the electric guitar, and simplistic lyrics delivered with strength,” brothers Robert and Scott Cerny perform a local concert of acoustic Americana numbers a mere 20 miles from their hometown stomping grounds of Sherrard, Illinois.

Award-winning entertainer, nationally recognized speaker, and illusionist par excellence Karges brings his comedy-magic stylings to Augustana in the latest performance in a career that has found him performing in more than 5,000 venues worldwide, including in 22 countries on four continents, and in all 50 United States.

For the third consecutive year, LGBTQ culture will be celebrated in a riverfront festival boasting live music, burlesque, belly dancing, drag shows, arts and crafts, food and beverages, children's activities, and even blazing batons courtesy of QC Sol Fire.

Performing folk, pop, and indie-rock numbers that inspired Acoustic Guitar magazine to call them “a band that packs a tremendous amount of artistry and talent into their compositions,” Katelyn and Laurie Shook return to the Redstone Room in a fall tour that will find the sisters also traveling to Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Appearing in an event jointly sponsored by the Doctor of Business Administration Progam, Communication Department, Communication Center, College of Arts and Sciences, and Advancement and Alumni Engagement, international journalist and St. Ambrose alumnus Contreras will deliver a lecture as part of the school's Academic Project Series “Faces of Globalization.”

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