Described by Blues Blast magazine as “an excellent guitarist who uses the instrument to serve the music, not overpower it,” and praised for his “expressive, passionate voice,” Davy Knowles plays a December 15 Redstone Room concert as the latest stop on the Celtic rocker's cross-country tour.

Headlined by the Christian rockers of Newsboys, the nationally touring Big Church Night Out makes a stop at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on December 10, featuring performances by the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping quartet plus more than a half-dozen additional contemporary-Christian entertainers.

In addition to his rock, blues, and gospel smashes, Elvis Presley recorded numerous renditions of popular seasonal tunes, and many of those hits will be heard when the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse hosts two performances of Blue Christmas: A Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Extravaganza starring touring musician and noted impersonator Robert Shaw.

In a concert co-hosted by the River Music Experience and Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Iowa-music legends Bob Dorr & the Blue Band will deliver high-energy entertainment in a December 9 Redstone Room set – the latest stop in the band's thirty-sixth year of professional performance.

Appearing locally in support of their forthcoming album Remember What You Knew Before, the Kansas City-based Katy Guillen & the Girls perform a Moeller Nights concert on December 9, showcasing the blues and roots-rock talents that led American Blues Scene magazine to label them “Blondie meets The Clash meets The Pretenders.”

Performing under the direction of Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger and accompanied by pianist Marcia Renaud, more than 20 of the area's top singers will blend their skills in two Christmas with the Quad City Singers concerts at Colona's Lavender Crest Winery, with the seasonal repertoire boasting classic and contemporary arrangements for soloists, specific vocal groupings, and the entire ensemble.

Our area's seasonal chill will be offset by some Caribbean heat when steel-pan sensation John Patti brings his Calyp-Soul Christmas to Davenport's Redstone Room on December 7, a night of holiday-themed “island jazz” boasting vocals by award-winning singer/songwriter Jenn Bostic.

Richard and Karen Carpenter's 1978 Christmas Portrait resides comfortably Billboard's top-25 list of bestselling holiday albums, and on December 3, the unforgettable sounds of iconic pop duo the Carpenters will fill the Adler Theatre when tribute artist Lisa Rock headlines the seasonal celebration A Carpenters Christmas.

Described by The A.V. Club as a group whose “jangled Brit-pop influence buoys its subtle post-punk flairs,” the Chicago-based rockers of NE-HI perform a Moeller Nights concert in support of their 2017 album Offers, a sophomore released lauded by Paste magazine as “proof of a band that is growing up and is prepared to bring more deserved attention to the Windy City’s ever-electrifying rock scene.”

One of America's most acclaimed talents will be the special guest in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's third Masterworks concerts of the season, as the ensemble's Postcards from Scandinavia program gets an added burst of heat courtesy of award-winning pianist Charlie Albright.