A collective of powerfully enthusiastic New York City musicians serves as the latest guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, with the gifted touring sensations of the High & Mighty Brass playing performing concerts sets at the DeWitt Community Library on March 22 and Rock Island's Stern Center on March 24.

Tool, March 17

Chart-topping progressive rockers and the recipients of four Grammy Awards, the metal musicians of Tool bring their national tour to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 17, with the band's most recent album Fear Inoculum earning the group a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album and an AMFT Award for Best Metal Performance.

Epic Games Absorbs Bandcamp.com

What’s the right stance to take here? The answer remains to be seen in the specifics of what Epic Games’ influence does to Bandcamp’s business model, interface, and overall ethos as a company viewed as some kind of benevolent godsend for smaller artists in the music industry without the weight of the entire major label industrial complex behind them.

With Blues Blast praising their recording Daddy Told Me as “an excellent album by any standards,” the electrifying musicians of Shawn Holt & the Teardrops – led by the son of late blues legend Magic Slim – play a March 19 fundraising concert at Bettendorf's Crawford Brew Works, the musicians' raves including That Devil Music's praise for Daddy Told Me as "a wonderful collection of inspired versions of songs written or popularized by Magic Slim alongside Holt’s own well-written originals."

Numerous works by Quad Cities-area poets will be treating to exciting, brand-new interpretations at Bettendorf's Asbury United Methodist Church on March 19, when Chamber Music Quad Cities presents its springtime concert Poem to Song, a special event performed by acclaimed soprano and Quad Cities native Lily Arbisser accompanied by noted area pianist Thomas Sauer.

A special event taking place two days before the 75th birthday of its musical inspiration, the Redstone Room's March 23 concert with Elton Dan & the Rocket Band will pay tribute to one of the most successful and beloved entertainers of all time, the group's Davenport engagement sure to treat patrons to a night of unforgettable hits including “Bennie and the Jets,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and of course, “Rocketman.”

A celebration of Nordic music and a half-dozen esteemed composers, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra presentation Up Close with Scandinavia, Nordic Dreams will find a trio of marvelous musicians performing at Augustana College on March 17, the concert event boasting the talents of QCSO concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, QCSO principal cellish Hannah Holman, and pianist Juliana Han.

After a long 24 months, the Moline venue Rascals Live returns to the hosting of exciting concert events with an eagerly anticipated March 17 performance by the Oz Noy Trio, a sure-to-be-intoxicating night of jazz, funk, rock, blues, and R&B featuring the exceptional talents of guitarist and band leader Noy, bass guitarist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Dennis Chambers.

Named one of country music's top 10 touring acts by Billboard magazine and described by The Daily Country as an “energizing stage presence” who's “the definition of a road warrior,” singer/songwriter, guitarist, and Iowa native Jake McVey takes the stage at Davenport's Raccoon Motel on March 19, treating fans to the talents that inspired Hoopla Now to rave, “McVey has a big warm voice that is a pleasure to hear, and he can deliver a guitar solo with an appealing swagger.”

Performing an eagerly anticipated concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, the Midwestern pop-rockers of the Pork Tornadoes will deliver an eclectic assortment of hits on March 19, their energetic repertoire ranging from Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé all the way to Lizzo, The Killers, Coolio, and Phil Collins.