With Pitchfork deeming the artist a "Nashville spitfire [who] flits easily between country, bluegrass, and rock," singer/songwriter Lillie Mae headlines a March 6 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, her most recent recording Other Girls lauded by Pop Matters as "the album that will garner Americana/alt-country artist Lillie Mae the attention she richly deserves."

Serving as the latest stop on the musician's “Hits Deep Tour 2023,” Moline's Vibrant Arena at the MARK hosts a March 3 concert with the Grammy-winning, chart-topping TobyMac, whose extensive, critically acclaimed discography has made him one of the best-selling artists in contemporary-Christian and hip-hop history.

A celebration of brilliant musicianship both on the stage and on the page will take place when the Quad City Symphony Orchestra continues their 2022-23 Masterworks season with Fierce Females, the concert's March 4 and 5 performances at Davenport's Adler Theatre and Augustana College's Centennial Hall boasting a repertoire of works by women composers and the eagerly awaited area return of piano virtuoso Wei Luo, who last performed with the ensemble in 2018.

Currently touring in support of their latest album Spinning the Truth Around, a 2022 recording that Sputnik Music called "a powerful new statement from a seasoned band," the alternative rockers of Blue October will headline a March 2 concert event as East Moline venue The Rust Belt, their 25-year repertoire boasting 17 top-40 singles and such chart-topping studio albums as Any Man in America, Sway, and Home.

Composed of bass player Bob Skeat, guitarist Mark Abrahams, drummer Mike Trescott, and guitarist Andy Powell, the latter of whom began recording with the group more than 50 years ago, a legendary rock outfit plays Davenport's Redstone Room in the venue's March 7 concert with Wishbone Ash, the band's Live Dates Live tour celebrating the iconic recording that reviewers have consistently listed among the finest live-rock albums of all time.

Acclaimed for popularizing the Quebradita dancing style and with more than 20 albums to their collective credit, the Mexican musicians of Banda Machos play a headlining engagement at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on March 4, the group's credits including multiple gold and platinum records and an appearance in the Francis Ford Coppola-produced film My Family.

With Relix magazine stating that "the band combines soulful ambiance with nimble twangin'" and Marquee magazine adding that its musicians are "going deep, and doing so gracefully," the Colorado-based string musicians of Head for the Hills headline a March 2 concert at Davenport's Redstone Room is advance of their newest EP Turn the Time, set for release on March 22.

Lauded by Cleveland magazine for their "historical preservation and top-notch musicianship" and by New Frontiers as a group that "bridges the divide between native and first-generation ancestors to the current descendants," the Italian-folk musicians of Alla Boara serve as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series, their February 27 through March 3 concerts demonstrating why The Jambor called their sound "a journey that takes you in and makes you forget where you are."

Boasting performances from Augustana College faculty members, students, and guest artists, the college's Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival will, on February 25, treat music lovers to an exploration of the saxophone's potential through new composition, improvisation, extended performance techniques, microtonality, electronic music, multimedia, and other experimental elements.

Though largely known as a venue for singer/songwriters and scaled-down indie rock, Davenport's Raccoon Motel has been a consistent host for metal bands of varying extremity and national and regional renown. Friday, February 24 sees a stylistically diverse bill of four uniquely pulverizing Iowa and Illinois bands, each testing the boundaries of good taste as well as the downtown-Davenport noise ordinances.