Touring in support of his 2019 release Fire & Brimstone, a recording the Digital Journal called “authentic and compelling” and “one of his best albums to date,” country-rock superstar Brantley Gilbert takes the stage at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on January 30, his career achievements including multi-platinum sales, a trio of studio-album chart-toppers, and a “Favorite Country Music” citation from the American Music Awards.

Kyung and Michael Kim in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks IV: Love -February 1 and 2.

Befitting a program dedicated to the theme of Love, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will be joined in its February 1 and 2 Masterworks presentations by married pianists Michael and Kyung Kim, touring sensations and professors at the University of Minnesota School of Music whose talents will be showcased in composer Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc's dazzling and delightful Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra in D minor.

With Metal Insider describing the band's 2019 recording Warpaint as “one of their most accessible, hard-rocking albums to date,” the California-based musicians of Buckcherry headline a February 1 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, treating fans to the signature sounds that have led to platinum-selling success, numerous top-five albums on the Billboard charts, and two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Hard Rock Performance.”

Playing Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow a mere four months after the release of their fall album OHBAHOY – a collection described by Maximum Volume Music as “such a staggeringly diverse 11 songs that you can only marvel at it” – the Rockford, Illinois-based talents of Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts headline a rare basement concert on February 1, the band sure to deliver what Americana-UK calls “smooth, well-written, and well-produced power-pop packages.”

A Texas-based talent who has found a unique way to combine his passion for music with his passion for education, professional DJ and entrepreneur Dan Quinn serves as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, his area residency performances and workshops from February 3 through 7 allowing kids of all ages to witness, and take part in, the magic of live, multi-instrumental looping.

To celebrate the release of a project called Sensei of Syllables, the Rock Island-based MC/poet/spoken-word artist Aubs. (with the period) has assembled a huge crew of Quad Cities-and-beyond artists including Equinox[x], Ahzia, Legnd, Taj, Kels, Orlando Coolridge, Apple Tree, Poor Bill, Da Round Hero, and Sage the 64th Wonder at Rozz-Tox on January 25.

A beloved jazz, swing, and Americana ensemble whose latest album Beasts of Burgundy inspired PopMatters to rave “There's no doubt that the band's musical chops have only improved over its lifetime,” Squirrel Nut Zippers takes the stage at Davenport's Redstone Room on January 29, with Americana Highways adding that the group's most recent recording “displays a uniquely American gumbo of influence in its amalgamation of New Orleans style.”

A pair of signature 1980s bands still going strong in the 2020s bring their thunderous rock power to the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on January 16, with the Davenport venue hosting one unforgettable night with the Billboard sensations and glam-metal icons Skid Row and Slaughter performing hits such as “18 & Life,” “I Remember You,” “Up All Night,” and “Fly to the Angels.”

The Minneapolis-based folk experimenters of Humbird take the stage at Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on January 16.

The Kris Lager Band at the Redstone Room -- January 17.

Praised by Bandwagon magazine for their “brilliant” sound “that few other modern-day bands can offer,” the blues talents of the Kris Lager Band return to Davenport's Redstone Room on January 17, with Grateful Web telling prospective concert-goers: “Be prepared to dance, clap, and sing along with a fun and interactive show laced with load-tested songs and contagious grooves.”