Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the touring musicians of Amasa Hines will perform a Moeller Nights concert steeped in the band's unique blend of soul, Afro-beat, psychedelic, blues, dub, and indie-rock stylings.

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents a special concert headlined by a two-time winner of the Blues Music Awards' “Best Instrumentalist – Bass” citation, as well as a Chicago-blues artist whom Downbeat magazine described as “a real crowd-pleaser.”

Codfish Hollow's annual two-day music festival will find its 2017 headliner performing sets as a solo artist and a band frontman, with folk-rock and Americana artist Nathaniel Rateliff gracing the Maquoketa-barn stage on both Friday and Saturday night.

Performing in support of her fourth album Chills & Fever, released this past spring, blues singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish returns to Davenport's Redstone Room in a stop on her nationwide September tour that takes the artist from Owensboro, Kentucky, to San Diego California.

Returning to the organization after 10 years of leadership under David Bowlin, Chamber Music Quad Cities founders, brothers, and Davenport natives Thomas and Gregory Sauer will perform alongside Bowlin in the fall concert for the ensemble's 24th season.

With this year's annual festival themed “A Night to Honor Our Heroes,” the 2017 QC Festival of Praise will benefit wounded soldiers and America's Gold Star families through proceeds to the Military Warriors Support Foundation, and will boast a headlining performance by Christian “folktronica” musician Crowder.

Described by NPR.org as “revered sludge-metal gods,” the rockers of EyeHateGod will play a special, Tuesday-night RIBCO concert on a tour that finds bandmates Jimmy Bower and Michael Williams in their 30th year with the group.

LIVE MUSIC

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

Blood Oak – Freakabout – Meowcaholics – 6 Odd Rats – Gabe's, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City IA

Bobby Ray Bunch – The J Bar, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA

Dennis Albee – Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA

Performing from their repertoire of funk, soul, and hip-hop, the Nashville-based indie musicians of The Lonely Biscuits will perform in a Moeller Nights concert with opening sets by Okey Dokey and Hannah Aldridge.

Polyrhythms hosts a tribute to “The Jazz Professor” Bill Bell – the accomplished jazz musician, longtime educator, and former East Moline resident who passed away in March – with free weekend performances by local and national musicians and dancers, including the Sunday headliners of 2 Brown Sisters.

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