Hailing from Champaign, Illinois, the ever-popular, time-traveling tribute pop, rock, and New Wave artists of The Brat Pack headline a July 1 Bettendorf engagement in the Tangled Wood's Summer Concert Series, with the cheeky and vocally gifted musicians' “almost totally '80s music” playlist updated with a smattering of modern hits.

Performing a special event as part of East Moline's Summer Concert Series in Runners Park, the Billboard-charting local talents of the Avey Grouws Band will play an outdoor afternoon engagement on July 2, demonstrating why Goldmine praised their 2021 release Tell Tale Heart for its “adept arrangements, clear confidence, and a decidedly agile approach as far as the shifts in style.”

Praised by the The Bristol Herald Courier as being "massive in voice and fluid in style," and by Taste of Country as an artist who "has always known the power of a song," rising country singer/songwriter Larry Fleet brings his national tour to Davenport's Adler Theatre on June 24, his talents having inspired Whiskey Riff to rave, “There’s just something about a live acoustic performance from Larry Fleet that feels like a borderline spiritual awakening.”

Lauded by the Charleston City Paper as its "Singer/Songwriter of the Year," and praised for "deftly blending an array of influences that nod toward crooning pop-rock in the vein of Chris Isaak or Roy Orbison, the theatrical roots-rock excess of Bruce Springsteen, and the dark post-punk romanticism of Echo & the Bunnymen," Johnny Delaware performs a solo concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel on June 23, the artist also famed for his tenures with the alt-rockers of Susto and The Artisanals.

Touring in support of their most recent album One to Grow On, a 2021 release that inspired Saving Country Music to rave that "the single greatest band in country music at the moment has just released one of the single greatest records you will hear in country music in the last few years," the Austin, Texas-based ensemble Mike & the Moonpies headline a June 25 engagement at Maquoketa' Codfish Hollow Barn, their sound praised by No Depression for its “shining tautness” and “crisp precision that is marvellous.”

With the group's new Emotional Contracts lauded by Seven Days as "their strongest album yet" and "a remarkably lean, focused project," the alternative rockers of Deer Tick headline a June 24 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the artists' June release leading Americana UK to rave, "You have to believe that Deer Tick have the energy and maturity to keep going for at least another 20 years."

Touring in support of his latest release Last of a Better Days Ahead, a work that Echoes & Dust called "a brilliant album" that "draws on the strengths of an impressive career and still expands the scope of [the artist's] music," Charlie Parr headlines a June 22 concert at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the country and blues-rock singer/songwriter's most recent recording also hailed by Acoustic Guitar as "chock full of memories and energy with a sprightly sense of adventure."

Playing the Moline amphitheater on their national “Slow Dream Tour” in support of their May 26 release Where the Light Goes the band's fifth album and their first in more than a decade – the rockers of Matchbox play the Vibrant Arena at the MARK on June 17, the Grammy-nominated chart-toppers lauded for such smash singles as “Bent,” “Unwell,” and “How Far We've Come.”

Presented by the Lincoln Center, Friends of MLK, and Davenport's Common Chord, the Black-music heritage festival Rhythm on the River will deliver music on the Mississippi on June 18, the event in Rock Island's Schwiebert Riverfront Park designed to celebrate the contributions of Black musicians and highlight Black voices in the Quad Cities' music scene.

Praised by AllMusic as a "a gifted virtuoso whose smooth technique and world music-influenced approach to jazz reflect a childhood spent traveling, absorbing local sounds from the musicians of Spain, Pakistan, and Iran," Fareed Haque headlines a June 22 concert event at Davenport's Redstone Room, the guitarist's set sure to demonstrate his unique command of the guitar and the different musical styles that have inspired his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.