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.”

One of author Neil LaBute's most critically acclaimed yet controversial dark comedies makes its area debut with a two-performance run at Playcrafters – the third production in theatre's recently initiated “Barn Owl Series” of challenging and decidedly adult-themed presentations.

Performing in support of the band's ninth album After You've Gone, released just last month, the rockabilly, blues, and Southern Gothic musicians of the Legendary Shack Shakers will be making their first appearance at RIBCO since November of last year.

Twenty-four unique, artistically enhanced bodices are currently being showcased in Quad Cities galleries, venues, and businesses, and on September 23, these hand-crafted works will be auctioned off in a special event designed to raise funds for the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative.

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