Led by rock legend Buzz Osborne, who has been touring with his band for 39 years, and boasting the sterling musicianship of drummer Dale Grover and bassist Steven Shane McDonald, the sludge-metal and hardcore-punk musicians of the Melvins headline a July 6 concert event at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, with AllMusic.com writing of the iconic group, “Their ability to combine punk with a strong Black Sabbath influence had a major impact on everything from grunge to alternative metal to doom metal and stoner rock.”

Described by Rolling Stone as blending “highbrow smarts with down-home stomp,” the Denver-based rockers of The Yawpers headline a July 3 concert set at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the musicians touring in support of their most recent album that led Pop Matters to rave, "the Yawpers are a great American rock and roll band, and Human Question is one of this year’s most accomplished releases."

Currently traveling the country in their “Life Is a Merry-Go-Round” tour held in celebration of the band's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the British psychedelic-pop icons of The Zombies play a special July 2 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the group renowned for such top-10 Billboard smashes as “She's Not There,” “Tell Her No,” and the chart-topping “Time of the Season.”

With a lineup that ranges from Grammy and Downbeat Award winners to the Corridor’s top student performers, Summer of the Arts and GreenState Credit Union will present the Iowa City Jazz Festival July 1 through 3, this nationally renowned event returning to downtown Iowa City for its 31st year, and taking place on both the Ped Mall and South Clinton Street.

Touring in support of his most recent album Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley, an April release that inspired Saving Country Music to call its creator "an invaluable revivalist patently important to keeping the most potent of roots music expressions alive in the modern context," singer/songwriter Charley Crockett headlines a June 30 concert at East Moline venue the Rust Belt, the musician's discography already boasting 10 studio albums and 27 singles over a mere eight years.

A lauded touring project by singer/songwriter Jason Singer, Michigander plays a June 26 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel in support of the group's 2021 EP Everything Will Be Ok Eventually, a critically lauded work that led The Indy Project to rave, "For fans of well-written and crafted indie pop songs, Michigander is an artist that should be on your radar."

Touring in support of their most recent album Electro Melodier, which PopMatters lauded as a release that “examines and protests our society and provides words of hope and optimism for making it through tough times," the alternative-rock and -country artists of Son Volt headline at June 28 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, with Pop Matters adding that the band "never stopped making songs to make you think and sing."

Delivering the organization's first Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series event at its new location in Becherer Hall in Bettendorf's Rivermont Collegiate, Polyrhythms presents a June 26 engagement with the internationally acclaimed Yogev Shetrit Trio, an ensemble boasting the noted jazz gists of pianist Moshe Elmakias, bass player Noam Tanzer, and its drumming and composing headliner.

In Rock Island's Schwiebert Park on June 26, Davenport's River Music Experience will amass the Quad Cities' creative power for an All Sweat Beatles tribute like never seen before in Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles, with musical performances from more than two dozen area musicians accompanied by performances from AcroYoga Quad Cities’ circus and flow artists and members of Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Held on Main Street in downtown Port Byron, Illinois, an eagerly awaited music festival returns with the June 25 arrival of Baby Blues Fest, an afternoon of food and drink specials in all neighborhood restaurants, as well as exhilarating blues sets by My Friends and Me at noon, the Donna Herula Group at 2 p.m., and event headliners the Avery Grows Band at 4 p.m.

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