Appearing locally in a special presentation hosted by United Way of the Quad Cities, singer, composer, and New York Times bestselling author Peter Buffett brings his touring event “Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffet” to Augustana College's Centennial Hall on March 5, an event blending live music, narrative insights and audience participation on topics related to human rights, civil rights and individual legacy-building.

A consummate musician and storyteller enjoys an area stay as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist series, with area audiences invited to two March 6 engagements with singer/guitarist Reggie Harris, a master entertainer and educator as comfortable in folk-music performance as he is sharing stories of the Underground Railroad and the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Written in memory of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, composer Giuseppe Verdi's powerful, emotional, and deeply religious Messa da Requiem serves as the entire repertoire for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's latest Masterworks presentation Requiem, its March 7 and 8 performances at Davenport's Adler Theatre and Augustana College's Centennial Hall graced by a full chorus led by Augustana professor Jon Hurty and the vocals of four exceptional guest soloists: soprano Alexandria Shiner, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, tenor Robert Stahley, and bass Steven Humes.

Continuing their presentation of salutes to some of the most iconic artists and albums of all time, the area musicians of All Sweat Productions turn their attentions and affections to a group of modern legends in the Redstone Room's March 7 event Green Day, paying tribute to the American Idiot trio composed of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.

One of the most enduring and successful rock bands in music history makes a long-awaited appearance at the Adler Theatre on March 10 with the Davenport venue's hosting of Foreigner, the chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling musicians responsible for such iconic hits as “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded,” and the number-one smash “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Milwaukee-based electronic-dance-pop duo Body Work and Brooklyn-based dream-pop project X Harlow land at Rozz-Tox on February 25.

An acclaimed storyteller, musician, and 2018 Kresge Arts Fellow, blues-music great the Reverend Robert Jones Sr. performs a public concert on February 26 as a guest in the Mississippi Valley Blues Society's “Blues in the Schools” program, his performance at Rock Island's Hauberg Civic Center Mansion coming amidst a week spent sharing his gifts with local students at Ridgewood Elementary, Jane Adams Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, and Pleasant Valley High School.

Multi-platinum-selling artists with three chart-topping albums to their credit, the country and Southern-rock sensations of the Zac Brown Band play Moline's TaxSlayer Center on February 28, treating fans to a repertoire that has thus far resulted in nine Grammy Award nominations, three wins, and more than a dozen number-one hits on the Billboard charts.

Gifted bluegrass and Cajun musicians who have been performing together for more than three decades, Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt – co-founders of popular touring act Leftover Salmon – bring their special acoustic-duo set to Davenport's Redstone Room on February 28, treating crowds to the toe-tapping talents that brought their band fame for albums including 1995's Ask the Fish, 1997's Euphoria, and 2018's Something Higher.

On February 29, audiences at the Rust Belt will see just what transpires when a Superstar meets up with A Giant Dog, as the East Moline venue delivers a night of doo-wop, electro dance, alternative pop, and more with the singular talents of Heart Bones – a unique collaboration between Sean Tillmann of Har Mar Superstar fame and Sabrina Ellis of the punk outfit A Giant Dog.

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