An iconic rocker with significant credits as a singer/songwriter, producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist, and activist, Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams brings his “Shine a Light” world tour to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on August 15, performing from a massive repertoire boasts 14 studio albums, six compilation albums, four live albums, two soundtracks, and an incredible 69 singles.

The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock/country band from the New York Catskills, land at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on August 15.

On August 3, a crew of artists including Orlando Coolridge (of Slumpgang777), Brian Barr (of Aseethe), Dark Family, and Jabez the Sorrow gather together for a show at Rozz-Tox that doubles as a school-supply drive for Rock Island schools.

Held in annual celebration of the legendary cornet player and Davenport native, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will, for the second year in a row, find the majority of its concert sets taking place at the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, with the venue, from August 1 through 3, hosting no less than 25 individual sets by seven assemblages of thrilling jazz artists.

Lauded by NPR for songs that are “bright, approachable, outward-facing throwbacks to the best in classic countrified rock” while also “a canvas for serious, sometimes enormously ambitious ruminations on the meaning of life,” the indie-rock and -folk artists of Dawes enjoy a two-night booking at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn on August 2 and 3, their “Two Evenings with Dawes” event treating fans a repertoire ranging from the band's 2009 North Hills debut to 2018's Passwords.

Touring in support of his most recent recording The Bad Testament, and with the River Cities' Reader's Jeff Ignatius deeming him “a hypnotic performer” who delivers “a galloping guitar workout,” Scott H. Biram plays a headlining concert at the Rock Island Brewing Company on August 3, demonstrating why Noisey stated, “His messy, raw records swirl together outlaw country, blues, Americana, soul, and rock 'n' roll, and his new record The Bad Testament is all over the place in the best kind of way.”

Mutts, August 8

Composed of keyboardist Mike Maimone, guitarist Bob Buckstaff, and drummer Chris Pagnani, the Chicago-based rockers of Mutts perform as Moeller Nights headliners on August 8, the trio's engagement at Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel showcasing the high-energy talents that led MusicExistence.com to rave of their output, “I seriously don't see who wouldn't go crazy for this band as they press the 'play' button.”

A double-dose of rock, soul, and R&B will electrify audiences at the Redstone Room on August 8, with the Davenport venue hosting a co-headliner concert with two of the decade's most exciting musical acts: Sarah Potenza, the critically lauded chanteuse familiar from TV's competition series The Voice, and Wild Adriatic, the rockers who have been touring this summer as part of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd's farewell tour.

Praised by Marquee magazine for their “dynamic presence” and for “continuously pushing the genre of bluegrass and their legacy within the genre,” the members of Yonder Mountain String Band serve as Moeller Nights headliners at East Moline's The Rust Belt on August 8, the musicians' recent album Love. Ain't Love described by LiveForLiveMusic.com as a work in which the chart-topping group “finds plenty of new twists on the way to making a stellar record.”

The 34th annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival was held Friday and Saturday July 5th and 6th at Murphy Park at The Bend in East Moline, Illinois.

If one went looking to a Blues festival for some sin, one would found little here that could be considered sinful, even in sentiment.

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