Delivering an exhilarating blend of reggae rock, hip-hop, and high-energy funk, the Cleveland, Ohio natives of Tropidelic headline a September 1 concert event at Davenport's Redstone Room in support of their most recent studio album All the Colors, a recording that Daily Reggae raved " takes them from the big leagues to a true reggae-rock heavy hitter."

Composed of lead vocalist Paul Wandtke on guitar, Mike Petrasek on bass, and Joe Kus on drums, the hard-rocking tribute artists of Smells Like Nirvana play a September 2 headlining engagement at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, celebrating the legendary sounds of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain through smash hits, B-sides, rare songs, and more from albums including Nevermind, In Utero, and Bleach.

Their beloved hits including “Good Things,” You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” and the iconic Party of Five anthem "Closer to Free," BoDeans headline a September 2 concert event at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the alternative rockers lauded by the Post Crescent as "one of the most successful, and best known, bands to come out of the Milwaukee area," and the musicians enjoying a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.

With 2023 marking the first year of this locally-grown music-scene competition. the finals for the inaugural Quad Cities Karaoke Championship will be held on August 24 at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, the event finding nine contestants competing for the title and the chance, for the three top winners, to share $1,500 in cash prizes.

For this year's annual Riverfront Pops concert event in Davenport's LeClaire Park, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Quad City Bank & Trust invite audiences to join them "when the lights do down in the city" during the August 26 extravaganza The Music of Journey, a celebration of the band's anniversary featuring such Billboard smashes as “Separate Ways,” “Wheel In the Sky," "Lights," and many more.

Touring in support of their springtime release Rides On, a recording that No Depression deemed "thoughtful and wide-ranging, cohesive and tight" and that Glide magazine called "their strongest album yet," the indie folk-rockers of The Nudy Party headline an August 26 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, their third and most recent song collection leading American Songwriter to state that "when the album is over, you’ll want to hit the repeat button."

Delivering an enthralling blend of beautiful rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy, and toe-tapping country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and gospel music, the stage spectacle Branson on the Road lands at Maquoketa's Ohnward Fine Arts Center on August 26, the only national touring show named for the famous city boasting musical performances by singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Horton and multi-instrumentalist Donnie Wright.

With the duo's self-titled debut album praised by the Austin Chronicle as "a kaleidoscope of avant-garde lyrics and grandiose soundscapes" boasting a "stunning command of lo-fi instrumentation," alternative/indie musicians Jane Ellen Bryant and Daniel Leopold bring their outfit Jane Leo to Davenport's Raccoon Motel on August 31, the lauded group, according to the Austin Chronicle, "primed to unleash their slick, lo-fi cool upon the Austin scene and beyond."

With the rising country star's song “The Light” featured in the season-finale of the popular Western series Yellowstone, singer/songwriter and new Atlantic Records artist Tanner Usrey headlines an August 29 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the Texas-based talent lauded by Bringin' It Backwards for "blending straight-shooting storytelling with country grit, rock ‘n’ roll energy, and Americana eloquence."

Lauded by The Daily Iowan as an ensemble that boasts "a seamless sound that makes classifying music by genre a thing of the past," the ever-popular reggae, rock, and dub musicians of Rude Punch headline a concert in Common Chord's Live at Five series, the local group's August 25 Davenport engagement sponsored by the IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union (IHMVCU) with Common Chord's Front Row members, Encore Society, annual donors, and sponsors also making the event possible.