Boasting solos and ensemble numbers from Broadway hits, pop-music smashes, and the beloved Disney canon, The Best of the Bootleggers: Post-COVID Edition will showcase the sensational professional talents of the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse's staffers, the August 10 and 17 performances featuring memorable numbers delivered by one of only two performing waits staffs in dinner theatres nationwide.

With their repertoire of nearly four decades including such top-10 Billboard smashes as "Love Song," "Signs," "What You Give," and "Mama's Fool," the soulful hard-rock and glam-metal musicians of Tesla headline an August 13 concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, the five-piece outfit continuing to tour with founders Brian Wheat on bass, keyboards, and piano, and Frank Hannon on guitar, keyboards, piano, organ, theremin, bass, mandolin, and harmonica.

Ever since the 2018 musical bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody won four Academy Awards and grossed more than $215 million domestic and $875 million worldwide, Freddie Mercury and Queen have been hotter than ever – which is sure to be proven by the raucous crowd response on August 11 when Moline's Vibrant Arena at the MARK pays tribute to the iconic British rockers in the stage spectacle One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works.

Touring in support of their springtime release Skeletons, an album that Maximum Volume Music called "as muscular as any hard rock anywhere," the alternative-metal and post-grunge talents of Pop Evil headline an August 15 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, the group's numerous chart-topping hits including "Trenches," "Deal with the Devil," "Waking Lions," and 2021's "Breathe Again."

Lauded by PopMatters as an alternative-folk singer/songwriter who "sits comfortably amongst the likes of Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice with his smoky vocals and keen ability to strike an emotional chord," Florida musician Matthew Fowler headlines an August 15 concert event at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the artist's most recent recording inspiring A Green Man to rave, "If you enjoy creative independent folk music at all, you owe it to yourself to check out The Grief We Gave Our Mother.”

A critically lauded shoegaze project headlined by founder Scott Cortez, the alternative rockers of Astrobrite headline an August 12 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the group's 11-album discography including Pinkshinyultrablast, which SputnikMusic called "rapture for the spirit ... bracing in the way of rock and immediate in the way of pop."

Those responsible for “Try That in a Small Town” have been accused of holding and promoting racist views; to be racist requires convictions, and it’s unlikely that these hacks have any convictions at all beyond fattening their back accounts.

Returning to the Quad Cities in support of 2022's Explosions, which Cryptic Rock called "an intense album you can listen to over and over and still find cathartic release of heartbreak and pain with each spin," the alt-rock and -metal talents of Three Days Grace headline the August 4 grandstand concert at the Mississippi Valley Fair, the group's credits including a half-dozen top-10 Billboard album smashes and more than a dozen chart-topping singles.

Three-time Grammy nominees who have sold in excess of 40 million albums worldwide, the rap rockers and nu metal artists of Limp Bizkit headline the August 5 grandstand concert at this year's Mississippi Valley Fair, their most recent album Still Sucks lauded by The PRP for its "off-the-cuff atmosphere and a less-is-more approach that fits the group’s current status like a glove."

Hardy, August 6

A Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Award nominee who has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Dallas Smith, Thomas Rhett, and Morgan Wallen, singer/songwriter Michael Wilson Hardy, better known as Hardy, serves as the final grandstand headliner for the 2023 Mississippi Valley Fair, his August 6 concert sure to boast his from his 2023 album The Mockingbird & the Crow, a number-one smash on Billboard's U.S. Country, Indie, and Rock charts.