A night of black metal in various forms arrives at Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on June 5, as Baton Rouge-based outfit Barghest shares a bill with Wyrm Chasm from Dallas and local group Everlasting Light.

The familiar sounds of “Peggy Sue,” “Maybe Baby,” “Oh Boy,” “Everyday,” and many other iconic '50s-rock hits will fill the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse on May 30, with the Rock Island venue presenting two performances of the exhilarating touring production That'll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly & the Crickets starring Todd Meredith, the leading man from Circa '21's 2008 musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

One of the most popular movies of all time, and the starting point for arguably the most beloved film franchise in history, will be given a thrilling live accompaniment on June 1 when the Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents two performances of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert – screenings of the first Star Wars from 1977 with the QCSO talents performing all two hours of John Williams' iconic score.

Appearing as the first musicians in the River Music Experience's “Guest List Series” of free concerts made possible with support from Davenport's Regional Development Authority, the blues rockers of the Kris Lager Band take the Redstone Room stage on June 1, sharing the talents that led Bandwagon magazine to praise the group's “brilliant” sound “that few other modern-day bands can offer.”

It's no exaggeration to say that career crooner Tony Bennett is one of the most iconic and beloved vocalists on the planet, and on June 5, the 92-year-old legend makes his eagerly anticipated arrival at Davenport's Adler Theatre, performing from his vast repertoire of pop, jazz, and big-band classics that includes such timeless hits as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Steppin' Out with My Baby,” and “Fascinating Rhythm.”

With the Minneapolis Star Tribune praising his sound as “atmospheric” and “horizon-gazing” and City Pages lauding his “kaleidoscope of emotions,” blues, country, and folk artist Luke Redfield enjoys a local Moeller Nights showcase on June 5, his homespun blend of styles also earning him raves from The A.V. Club, Elmore magazine, and American Songwriter.

A chart-topping country-music singer/songwriter described by RoughStock.com as “one of Nashville's most talented and loved artists,” Lindsay Ell headlines a May 25 concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, sharing the soulful talents that led Taste of Country to rave, “There's not another active female in country to compare her to.”

Currently touring in support of their 2019 release Egowerk, the Kansas-based independent rockers of The Faint play Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn in a May 26 co-presentation with Moeller Nights, their latest recording proving that, according to Riff magazine, “the band can still speak truth to power and culture through infectious melodies and electrifying rhythm.”

Indie rock by a four-piece ensemble based in Massachusetts and a solo artist based in Washington will be on the May 26 bill at Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, with the venue hosting a Moeller Nights concert featuring the layered vocal harmonies of Dutch Tulips and the singularly thoughtful and soulful sound of Chris Otepka's solo project The Heligoats.

Described by The Obelisk as “among the best in the world at what they do,” the doom-metal musicians of Japan's Church of Misery headline a special Memorial Day concert at the Rock Island Brewing Company, their May 27 set demonstrating why Metal-Archives.com calls the band “a fairly unique and contradictory example of how dark, disturbed, catchy, and even fun this type of music can be.”

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