Following last year's hugely successful presentations of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone with musical accompaniment by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble returns to the Adler Theatre on November 17 with two performances of Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets in Concert – live-scored versions of the second film adapted from J.K. Rowing's iconic series of fantasy/adventure novels.

A platinum-selling, chart-topping singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who's currently the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville star Chris Janson headlines a November 17 concert at Bettendorf's Rhythm City Casino Resort, his talents leading Nashville Gab to call him “explosive on stage and completely unpredictable,” as well as “the future of country music.”

A masterful jazz musician and Bettendorf native headlines the latest event in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series, with the award-winning pianist and trombone player Mike Conrad performing a November 18 concert alongside his esteemed bandmates Alexander Pershounin on bass and Tim Crumley on drums.

Praised by The Missoulian for his “lovelorn songs with evenly paced melodies and surprising twists” and by WideOpenCountry.com for “putting whimsical touches to songs that are deadly serious,” folk singer/songwriter Izaak Opatz serves as the Moeller Nights headliner on November 19 and 20, demonstrating why Rolling Stone lauded his “quirky Americana crossed with the indie-pop sensibility of the Shins, as performed by a Montana mountain man.”

Performing in support of her October 26 release Carousel, an album that Saving Country Music magazine said “takes you on an emotional ride,” country and honkytonk singer/songwriter Carson McHone plays a Moeller Nights concert on November 8, demonstrating the artist's signature flair that Rolling Stone described as “the bridge between Texas twang and Tennessee country, occuipied by a road warrior who's spent plenty of time in both states.”

Delivering what PopWrapped.com described as “a polished sound filled with strong vocals and fantastic harmonizing made all the better with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation,” the folk and Americana musicians of The Way Down Wanderers return to Davenport's Redstone Room on November 10, demonstrating why BestNewBands.com wrote, “Their live show is full of energy and just a damn good time.”

The winner of six Grammy Awards and an incredible 28 GMA Dove Awards for his internationally revered gospel stylings, 82-year-old icon Bill Gaither brings his Gaither Vocal Band to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 10, performing a concert of exhilarating southern-gospel tunes beloved by listeners and audiences over nearly four decades and three dozen albums.

Ian Svenonius, long associated with the Washington DC music scene, is slated to perform Tuesday, 10/30, at 8PM at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL). He has been making music since the late Eighties, and recording it since 1990. If there is any one musician who knows what’s possible in making music, it’s Svenonius – and Svenonius has never seemed the sort to acknowledge any kind of limitations. Catch one of his shows under his current project, Escape-ism [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDomSeWAUPs], and you will see imagination and talent at work – and a form of charisma, however awkward, capable of attracting people to these qualities.

The Chicago-based Crown Larks closed out Saturday night, 29 September, at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL), performing a set as part of The All Senses Festival.

Best known as the founder, lead singer/songwriter, and guitarist of punk-rock outfit Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace and her Florida-based band The Devouring Mothers play a November 2 RIBCO concert on the rockers' 2018 “Midwest Takeover Tour,” the artist's 2016 album Shape Shift with Me called “densely packed, vicious, and heartbreaking” by Pitchfork magazine, and the artist herself notable for being one of the first highly visible punk rock musicians to publicly indentify as transgender.

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