Touring in support of his 2022 album Nation of Heat Revisited, a remastered take on his 2009 EP debut with the songs in a different track order and with added instrumentation, Maryland-based folk singer/songwriter Joe Pug headlines a July 27 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the artist's latest inspiring No Depression to rave, "Pug has achieved something impressive: the songs feel fresh yet familiar, speaking to their timelessness."

Held in conjunction with the vinyl-release after-party for his full-length concept recording of piano and electronics, the Together We Rise Farewell Concert with St. Ambrose University professor William Campbell will be held at Rock Island's Sound Conservatory Music Academy & Shoppe on July 22, the contemporary-classical composer stating of his latest, "This music was created in my belief that we can all work for the common good and justice for everyone within our society.”

Currently celebrating their 35th year of delivering high-energy Southern party rock to crowds nationwide, the New Duncan Imperials headline a July 22 concert event at Rascals Live, the Moline venue's guests having released a dozen albums over their career and boasting monikers as fun as their music: Skipper, Goodtime, and Pigtail.

A gifted singer/songwriter and one-man band musician who has performed more than 4,000 concerts nationwide to audiences of all ages, Rick Kelley is the latest special guest in the Butterworth Center's and Deere-Wiman House's Music on the Lawn series, the popular children's musician delivering a July 19 performance filled with humor and original songs.

Touring in support of their most recent album Chicamacomico – a recording that, according to Holler Country, finds the band "in superb, insightful form" – the alt-country and Americana musicians of American Aquarium headline a July 18 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, their latest also inspiring Paste magazine to rave that the band "has offered up a new batch of songs to cling to — a life-saving station still very much at work.”

With their national “Dark Horizon Tour” landing in East Moline on July 17, the Grammy winning alternative-metal musicians of In This Moment and the Billboard hard-rock sensations of Motionless in White will take over the Rust Belt stage in a co-headlining concert, the former performing tracks from a seven-album repertoire that includes 2020's Mother, and the latter delivering hits from a six-album discography ranging from 2010's Creatures to last year's Scoring the End of the World.

Their most recent recording Homecoming lauded by Saving Country Music as a work "with striking appeal in every track, never letting you down, and exemplifying everything that Texas country is supposed to be," the gifted musicians of the Randy Rogers band headline a July 14 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, American Songwriter adding that the 2022 album "holds tight to the spirit of the band's early work, but also shines a light on where they've been and how far they've come."

A 2020 recipient of the Austin Chronicle's Songwriter of the Year Award, and lauded for personal songs containing themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, love, and redemption, Americana and indie-folk singer/songwriter David Ramirez headlines a July 15 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the artist's 2020 album My Love Is a Hurricane lauded by No Depression as "a now painful and damaged, now warm and sweet exploration of the heartbroken spirit."

Performing in a special July 13 event at Davenport's Gypsy Highway Bar & Grill, the blues masters of Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play locally in a concert co-sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, with the bandleader described by Blues Music Magazine as "a ferocious guitarist, fiery but clean, with a crisp, clear tone reminiscent of Charlie Christian's style."

On July 21, an iconic country artist will be saluted by an award-winning vocalist when Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse hosts two performances of the concert event Karen as Dolly: Dolly Parton Tribute, with Karen Hester recreating the look, sound, and spirit of one of the most successful, and most beloved, personalities in modern American history.