Nominated for more than a dozen Grammy Awards and winner of three Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, singing/songwriting superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Dierks Bentley brings his “Burning Man Tour” to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 7, performing mere months after landing a chart-topping album in The Mountain and chart-topping singles in “Women, Amen” and “Burning Man.”

Best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the alternative-metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis brings his outspokenness, outlaw-country tunes, and impassioned live show to Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 10 in support of the April release of his latest solo album State I'm In, the singer/songwriter's previous recording Sinner having topped Billboard's U.S. Country chart in 2016.

KISS, March 10

After nearly a half-century of live performances and 2014 induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary rockers of KISS finally reach their figurative end of the road in their fittingly named “End of the Road World Tour,” which makes its long-awaited stop at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 10.

One of America's most powerful and iconic works by one of the world's preeminent playwrights, Arthur Miller's Tony-winning drama The Crucible will enjoy a March 8 through 17 staging at Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre, with the New York Times stating that Miller's wrenching, timeless tale “insists that we identify with not only the victims of persecution but also with those who would judge them.”

Deemed “fantastic” by CBS News and “breathtaking” by the New York Times, the touring sensation Imagination Journey makes its eagerly anticipated stop at Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 8, thrilling audiences of all ages with an evening of astounding aerial acrobatics, astonishing contortions, glorious costumes, and swooping and soaring musical compositions.

Presented at Moline's Black Box Theatre in the style of a radio play complete with live music, sound effects, and actors with scripts in hand, three new episodes of the locally produced podcast All You Care to Eat will be performed by the area troupe Comedy Thingy on March 11 and taped in front of a live “studio” audience.

A variety of gorgeous works in wood, watercolors, markers, and acrylics will be on view from March 2 through April 30 at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with the airport housing works by a trio of Midwestern artists: Todd Hughes of Grand Mound, Iowa; Julie Nelson of Quincy, Illinois; and Douglas Rutzen of Blandinsville, Illinois.

With Publishers Weekly raving that The Night Bookmobile is a “romantic, melancholy tale” that's “a paean to reading and to the life one person lives through books,” Audrey Niffenegger's 2010 graphic novel travels from the page to the walls of St. Ambrose University's Catich Gallery in a February 28 through April 12 exhibition, one that showcases original art in which “the simplicity of the images contrasts with sophisticated page layouts in which [Niffenegger] plays with panels and perspective.”

Deemed “bluegrass superstars” by the New York Times and lauded by Bluegrass Unlimited for their “lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material,” The Gibson Brothers bring sibling-led bluegrass, country, and gospel pizzazz to Davenport's Redstone Room on March 8, their most recent release Mockingbird described by PopMatters.com as “akin to a musical time capsule, fully ensconcing listeners into the genre's heyday.”

A six-piece ensemble from Austin, Texas whose 2015 release Mockingbird was cited by Rolling Stone as one of the year's best country albums, the honkytonk talents of Mike & the Moonpies play a March 12 concert as Moeller Nights headliners treating audiences to a sound that NoDepression.com praised for its “shining tautness” and “crisp precision that is marvellous.”

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