Standing as the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble that specializes in the authentic recreation of “America’s Original Music," the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra plays a March 16 concert at Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre in celebration of the venue's centennial year, recreating the sounds of early theatre, vintage dance, and “silent” cinema in their program The Clown Princes: Chaplin, Keaton, & Lloyd.

Touring in support of 2023's Life Is But a Dream ... – an album in which, as stated by Classic Rock, the musicians have “transcended their metal peers for good” and “created their definitive artistic statement" – Avenged Sevenfold headlines a March 18 concert event at Moline's Vibrant Arena at the MARK, the band's latest also inspiring Karrang! to rave that the hard rockers "haven't just made an album that's more out-there than any they've put their name to before – they've delivered a set of songs that are simply far more fun."

One of country music's most popular and enduring stars makes his long-awaited return to Davenport with the Capitol Theatre's March 21 hosting of Dwight Yoakam, the chart-topping, Grammy-winning legend and frequent film and television actor who has sold more than 30 million records and has landed more than 30 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Lauded by Taste of Country as an artist who "has captivated the nation with her unique yodeling vocals," country-music vocalist Ruby Leigh makes her debut at Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 16, her recent accomplishments including being the grand-prize winner of the Loretta Lynn So You Think You Can Sing Competition and being named first runner-up on the 24th season of TV's The Voice.

A platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated talent who stands as the first female country artist to score three multiple-week number-one songs from the same album, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jo Dee Messina headlines a March 15 concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, the performer's accolades also including an Academy of Country Music Award, a Billboard Magazine Award, three Boston Music Awards, and a Country Music Association Award.

Headlining the Rockin' Authentic St. Patrick’s Day Party at Moline's Rascals Live on March 16, a fittingly, genuinely Irish musician takes the stage with the area arrival of Ricky Warwick, the lead singer of the rock bands Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy who also serves as frontman for the Scottish hard-rock band The Almighty.

With The Irish Times raving that it's "refreshing to hear a traditional band reference the present with such subtlety and finesse," the Celtic musicians of Grosse Isle will spend much of St. Patrick's Month as the latest gusts in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series, performing an octet of area concert events between March 18 and 23, and delivering what Songlines magazine succinctly described as "splendid stuff."

Having spent the past 12 years solidifying their singular brand of blues and R&B across the Midwest, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean, the Madison, Wisconsin outfit The Jimmys headlines a March 15 concert at Davenport's Redstone Room, the group lauded by Alligator Records' Bruce Iglauer as "excellent musicians" and "wildly fun entertainers" who are "a treat for any fans of roots rock, old-school R&B, and straight-up blues. Every performance is like a party!"

On St. Patrick's Day, area jazz fans are invited to dig out their lucky leprechaun suits and join the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series for an inspired evening of music with the Lynne Hart Trio, this special event at Davenport's Unitarian Universality Congregation of the Quad Cities featuring Hart on saxophone and clarinet, Pat Smith on guitar, and Richard Wagor on bass.

Hailed by The Fire Note for their "ability to craft compelling walls of shoegaze melodies while experimenting with textures and instrumentation," the psychedelia, prog-rock, and blues artists of In the Pines headline a March 16 concert event at Rock Island venue Rozz-Tox on their "Painting by Numbers" tour, with The Fire Note also praising the musicians' "virtuosity with intricate arrangements and a rich sonic palette."