Headlining a two-day music festival at the Codfish Hollow Barn, the South Carolina-based ensemble SUSTO brings its Americana and alt-country stylings to Maquoketa on September 8 and 9, the artists' Fine 2 Day Fest demonstrating the skills that led Americana UK to call their 2023 release My Entire Life " a fantastic album" with "each song memorable and joyous "

A Quad Cities-based tribute act dedicated to free-spirited and energetic concert experiences from the Stop Making Sense era, the tour de force of musicians known as Heads in Motion plays Bettendorf's The Tangled Wood on September 9, with the 10-piece ensemble celebrating Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner David Byrne and his iconic rock outfit Talking Heads.

Performing compositions by such noted composers as Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger, Ned Rorem, Gwyneth Walker, and Léon Boëllmann, University of Dubuque organist and professor of music Dr. Charles Barland will deliver a faculty organ recital of varied works on September 10, the event demonstrating the many varieties of sound and color that are possible on the Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ.

One of the country's most venerated and lauded country, gospel, and bluegrass ensembles makes an eagerly awaited appearance at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on September 1 when the the Grammy Award-winning group The Oak Ridge Boys returns to the Quad Cities, their astounding recording career ranging from their 1956 debut The Oak Ride Quartet to 2021's Front Porch Singin'.

A pair of wildly popular alternative-metal acts that debuted in the 1990s and continue to rock concertgoers nationwide enjoy a co-headlining engagement at The Rust Belt on September 3, with the East Moline venue hosting the award-winning, Billboard-charting talents of Canada's Finger Eleven alongside the Tennessee natives of 10 Years.

Delivering an exhilarating blend of reggae rock, hip-hop, and high-energy funk, the Cleveland, Ohio natives of Tropidelic headline a September 1 concert event at Davenport's Redstone Room in support of their most recent studio album All the Colors, a recording that Daily Reggae raved " takes them from the big leagues to a true reggae-rock heavy hitter."

Composed of lead vocalist Paul Wandtke on guitar, Mike Petrasek on bass, and Joe Kus on drums, the hard-rocking tribute artists of Smells Like Nirvana play a September 2 headlining engagement at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, celebrating the legendary sounds of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain through smash hits, B-sides, rare songs, and more from albums including Nevermind, In Utero, and Bleach.

Their beloved hits including “Good Things,” You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” and the iconic Party of Five anthem "Closer to Free," BoDeans headline a September 2 concert event at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn, the alternative rockers lauded by the Post Crescent as "one of the most successful, and best known, bands to come out of the Milwaukee area," and the musicians enjoying a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.

With 2023 marking the first year of this locally-grown music-scene competition. the finals for the inaugural Quad Cities Karaoke Championship will be held on August 24 at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room, the event finding nine contestants competing for the title and the chance, for the three top winners, to share $1,500 in cash prizes.

For this year's annual Riverfront Pops concert event in Davenport's LeClaire Park, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Quad City Bank & Trust invite audiences to join them "when the lights do down in the city" during the August 26 extravaganza The Music of Journey, a celebration of the band's anniversary featuring such Billboard smashes as “Separate Ways,” “Wheel In the Sky," "Lights," and many more.