Touring in support of her fifth studio album Married Alone, a work that inspired PopMatters to say that its artist "has taken a bold step forward by revealing her vulnerabilities without oversimplifying the complications that happen when one takes chances," singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney headlines a July 15 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, her latest inspiring Holler Country to rave, "Sunny Sweeney has always been cool, but she’s never been this cool before."

Performing a salute to the legendary Americana/country musicians who have amassed five Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and three Country Music Association Awards, the Nashville-based River City Boys headline a July 15 concert event at Maquoketa's Ohnward Fine Arts Center, delivering highlights from a 47-year career in A Tribute to the Statlers 2002 Farewell Concert.

Chart-topping, award-winning musicians who recently celebrated their 30th year of international touring, the alternative rockers of Collective Soul headline a July 13 concert at Davenport Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, the group's number-one hits from their 11-album repertoire including “Heavy,” “Where the River Flows,” “Listen,” and their 1994 breakthrough “Shine.”

One of the Quad Cities' most eagerly anticipated day-long festivals returns on July 8 in the eighth iteration of the Dawn & On Music Festival, with the area musicians of The Dawn hosting bluegrass, funk, roots, reggae, and plenty of rock in nine exhilarating concert sets – from nine much-admired local and regional acts – held in Rock Island's Schwiebert Riverfront Park.

Currently touring in their 23rd year of performance, the rock and metal tribute artists of Hairball headline an July 7 concert at Rock Island's Bally's Quad Cities, with the high-energy Minnesota musicians paying tribute to iconic bands Van Halen, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, and more.

Described by the Examiner as “a band unlike any other” and by Blurt magazine as “a hybrid of Idris Muhammad, George Clinton, Ohio Players, and Earth, Wind & Fire,” the tightly-wrapped funk, rock, and R&B musicians of Here Come the Mummies headline a July 8 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, their infectious grooves leading The Bob & Tom Show co-host Bob Kevoian to call one of their concerts “the most fun I've had in 20 years.”

With their 2022 album debut Bummer Year boasting, according to Glide magazine, "a rich collection of songs" that "showcase strong songwriting and alt-folk rocking," the indie rockers and Texas natives of Good Looks headline a July 11 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, their first recording also praised by Atwood magazine as "a fun and spirited rock record that welcomes respect and repeat listens."

Touring in support of their 2022 release Right On, an album that Holler Country said "breathes fresh life into an outfit looking to expand boundaries while maintaining its core musical mojo," the touring rockers of Banditos headline a July 13 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, their latest recording a work in which, according to No Depression, "Banditos’ members have their own musical moments before shifting into a beautiful electric guitar interlude and final build that makes stars of them all."

With their 21st and most recent album Bleed Out praised by Pitchfork as "full of hurtling drums, sparkling hooks, and anthemic choruses," the indie-folk and -rock artists of The Mountain Goats headline a special Forth of July concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the group's many hits over four decades including the top-10 Billboard smashes Beat the Champ, Goths, and In League with Dragons.

With his most recent Billboard smash Weekends Look a Little Different These Days praised by The Nash News as "his most sonically versatile collection to date" and by County Music News International as "a piece of classic country music that will embrace you," chart-topping singer/songwriter and guitarist Brett Young headlines a June 30 concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, treating fans to such platinum-selling singles as ""In Case You Didn't Know," "Mercy," and "Like I Loved You."