A three-time Grammy Award winner, Golden Globe-winning actor, Academy Award-nominated songwriter, and inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame makes a rare appearance at the Adler Theatre on November 13 as the Davenport venue hosts a night with Kris Kristofferson & the Strangers, a concert event led by the folk, country, and Americana singer/songwriter who has been a pop-culture icon for a full half-century.

Praised by the Ottawa Citizen as “an exceptionally cohesive band that has internalized all of the music's intricacies,” Canada's Allison Au Quartet serves as the latest guests in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series, their October 29 through November 2 area performances showcasing the jazzy talents of a bandleader whom All About Jazz calls “a marvelous composer of engaging, accessible, and melodic tunes.”

Known and loved for such fan favorites as “Whiskey Man,” “Edge of Sundown,” “Fall of the Peacemakers,” and their signature smash “Flirtin' with Disaster,” the hard-rock and Southern-metal musicians of Molly Hatchet lay an eagerly awaited concert at East Moline venue the Rust Belt on November 1, with new lead vocalist Jimmy Elkins joining the venerated group on one of its first tour stops since the April passing of bandmate Phil McCormick.

An early member of REO Speedwagon whose guitar playing was described by the Michigan Daily as “B.B. King played through Jimi Hendrix (with a touch of Andy Gill), blues guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and humorist Duke Tumatoe plays Davenport's Redstone Room on November 1, sharing the talents that have enabled the Chicago native to open for the legendary likes of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Thorogood, and John Fogerty.

Treating patrons to what the Atlanta Journal deemed “a healthy dose of hard-driving Texas blues, a touch of horn-fat Southern soul, and a splash of old-fashioned roots rock,” Mike Morgan & the Crawl play the Moline Viking Club on November 1 in a concert presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, the event sure to prove, as stated in Blues Review magazine, that “Morgan always gives fans their money's worth – and then more.”

Performing from a repertoire that includes such classics as “Uncle John's Band,” “Truckin,” “Alabama Getaway,” and the chart-topping “Touch of Grey,” the rockers of The Schwag return to the Rock Island Brewing Company on November 2, appearing locally in their 28th year as professional Grateful Dead tribute artists.

Described by Rolling Stone as performing “heartland rock in the vein of working-class heroes John Mellencamp and Tom Petty, but distinguished by a power-pop sheen,” the Cerny Brothers – Sherrard, Illinois natives Robert and Scott – play East Moline's The Rust Belt on November 2 in support of their most recent album Looking for the Good Land, a work NoDepression.com called “an artifact in realism and artistic translation of all the feelings that there are no words for.”

In the second presentation in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2019-20 Masterworks season, the ensemble's thematic exploration of the human experience continues with November 2 and 3 performances of Masterworks II: Conflict, a repertoire assembled in honor of the 100th anniversary of Veteran's Day, with the program's Adler Theatre and Augustana College presentations boasting a special guest vocalist in baritone Paul Max Tipton.

Composed of violinists Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador, and cellist Felix Umansky, the Harlem Quartet performs locally as guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series, the musicians' October 21 through 25 concerts sure to prove why The Strad called the group “a formidable ensemble whose members play highly demanding scores with infectious vitality, breezy confidence, and (most importantly) an affectionate warmth that one would scarcely have thought possible.”

NightFreak and ROAD SODA form a nice garage rock/punk two-fer bill at Rozz-Tox on October 23.