A consistently popular and lauded presence on the Midwestern touring circuit, beloved folk singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff – better known by his recording alias Chicago Farmer – headlines an April 19 concert with his band The Field Notes at Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre, the artist a soulful crooner and guitarist who inspired No Depression to rave, “If the Midwest is looking for a voice, the search is over.”

Offering a thrilling salute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history - the birth, near death, and resurrection of rock 'n’ roll - the gifted musicians of the Neverly Brothers headline an April 20 concert event at Maquoketa's Ohnward Fine Arts Center, treating fans of classic tunes to a "magical history tour" in their stage spectacle A Rock 'n' Roll Evolution from Elvis to the Beatles.

Performing a special concert uring the Mt. Carroll venue's springtime Casino Night, Chicago-area native Peter Oprisko brings his concert event The Rat Pack: An Evening with Frank & Dean to the Timber Lake Playhouse on April 20, the Sinatra-and-Martin tribute artist known and loved for his recordings, his live performances, and singing the National Anthem for the home games of the Chicago White Sox.

Two legendary rock outfits will share one Moline stage on April 13 with the eagerly awaited arrival of "The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour," which will deliver an unforgettable night of classic hits by two bands enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top.

His professional accolades including five GMA Dove Awards, two of them earned as "Male Vocalist of the Year," Nashville-based contemporary-Christian musician and singer/songwriter Brandon Heath headlines an April 18 concert event at Davenport's Capitol Theatre, the artist's credits including the chart-topping Leaving Eden and the top-five smashes What If We, Blue Mountain, and No Turning Back.

Lauded by the Chicago Reader as a talent who "makes meaningful, seamless connections, rigorously integrating disparate styles so they make musical sense," award winning Palestinian-American composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Wanees Zarour will perform three area concerts as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist series, his styles praised for transcending borders and drawing from traditions spanning the entire globe.

Performing locally not long after the musical biography Bob Marley: One Love became a box-office smash, the Legendary Wailers featuring Junior Marvin headline an April 13 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, the outfit's bandleader the Jamaican-born guitarist and singer who was invited to join Bob Marley & the Wailers a full 47 years ago.

Currently touring in support of the second part of their three-part opus Spinning the Truth Around, a 2022 album that Sputnik Music called "a powerful new statement from a seasoned band," the alternative rockers of Blue October will headline an April 14 concert event as East Moline venue The Rust Belt, their repertoire of more than a quarter-century boasting 17 top-40 singles and such chart-topping studio albums as Any Man in America, Sway, and Home.

Lauded by WIRE as a tribute band that "has it all: the songs, the performances, the visuals, and the energy," the touring artists of In the Flesh: Echoes of Pink Floyd headline an April 12 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, the seven-piece outfit delivering a mind-blowing laser show, costuming, and projections while performing from classics such as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.

Offering up-and-coming musicians the chance to elevate their lyrical and musical skill sets while connecting with fellow music enthusiasts, Davenport's Common Chord will host the songwriting workshop Eat, Sleep, Songwriter, Repeat on April 13, with valuable tips, tricks, and methods delivered by Nashville talent Ryan Bizarri, the co-writer of Rodney Atkins' hit single "Eat Sleep Love You Repeat."