With NPR deeming him an artist whose “musical palette continues to hit all of those musical sweet spots,” R&B, soul, and hip-hop performer Son Little headlines a September 5 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's most recent album Aloha hailed by NoDepression.com as boasting “a liberating sexiness” in which “not a single note feels rushed or chaotic.”

Renowned for such Billboard smashes as Ride 'Til I Die, The Hard Stuff, 2120 South Michigan Ave., and 2011's chart-topping The Dirty Dozen, blues-rock icons George Thorogood & the Destoyers play Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on September 5, thrilling fans with a repertoire that ranges from originals such as “Bad to the Bone” to covers of “Move It on Over” and “Who Do You Love?”

One of the most acclaimed and admired bands to ever come out of Australia makes a rare Midwestern appearance at the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on September 4, as the Bettendorf venue hosts the touring pop rockers of Little River Band, whose gifted members can boast 18 studio albums, four live albums, and such Billboard smashes as “Reminiscing,” “The Night Owls,” and “Take It Easy on Me.”

One of country music's most popular and enduring stars makes his long-awaited appearance at the Adler Theatre on September 3 with the Davenport venue's hosting of Dwight Yoakam, the chart-topping, Grammy-winning legends who has sold more than 30 million records and has landed more than 30 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Praised by Funkatopia for his “amazingly fluid guitar and great piano work” and “vocal work which he has nailed down to a science,” singer and multi-instrumentalist Marshall Charloff brings his ensemble the Purple Xperience to Rock Island on September 3, the Jumer's Casino & Hotel headliners performing the signature stylings of Prince & the Revolution, and emerging as what the El Paso Times deemed the nation's “top Prince tribute act.”

Lauded by Irish Music Magazine as an artist whose “range is stunning” and whose “interpretation is perfect,” Irish-born, Chicago-based tenor Paddy Homan will, from August 26 through 28, bring his acclaimed vocal skills to the area as one of the first guests in Quad City Arts' 2021-22 Visiting Artist Series, the popular crooner revered by Irish American News' Bill Margeson as “perhaps the best male Irish singer I've ever heard.”

Performing in anticipation of the September 17 and 18 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in LeClaire Park, the genre-hopping talents of the Chicago Blues Angels will play a special outdoor concert in Davenport's Quinlan Court, the August 23 event sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and boasting the virtuosic talents of Windy City musicians Mondo Cortez and Jerry DeVivo.

Performing in support of their latest album Marigold a 2020 release praised by Uncut as a “vibrantly empathetic experience” of “mournful pedal steel, keening harmonies, and thumping analogue rhythms” – the indie rockers of Pinegrove play an August 31 concert at Rock Island's WAKE Brewing, an evening sure to demonstrate why Under the Radar magazine praised Marigold for boasting the band's “tightest recorded moments to date.”

Presented in conjunction with the theatre's current musical hit Saturday Night Fever, the August 26 concert event Bee Gees Gold Tribute invites audiences to boogie on over to Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, where touring sensations John Acosta, Daryl Borges, and Jeff Celentano will recreate the look and sound of the brothers Gibb and unforgettable smash hits including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Tragedy,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and the iconic “Stayin' Alive.”

With its core group of musicians all veterans of the band since the 1970s, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, and John McFee hit the TaxSlayer Center stage on August 28 with the eagerly awaited Doobie Brothers 50th-Anniversary Tour, a night with the legendary, chart-topping, Grammy-winning rockers and recent inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.