KISS, March 10

After nearly a half-century of live performances and 2014 induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary rockers of KISS finally reach their figurative end of the road in their fittingly named “End of the Road World Tour,” which makes its long-awaited stop at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 10.

Deemed “bluegrass superstars” by the New York Times and lauded by Bluegrass Unlimited for their “lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material,” The Gibson Brothers bring sibling-led bluegrass, country, and gospel pizzazz to Davenport's Redstone Room on March 8, their most recent release Mockingbird described by PopMatters.com as “akin to a musical time capsule, fully ensconcing listeners into the genre's heyday.”

A six-piece ensemble from Austin, Texas whose 2015 release Mockingbird was cited by Rolling Stone as one of the year's best country albums, the honkytonk talents of Mike & the Moonpies play a March 12 concert as Moeller Nights headliners treating audiences to a sound that NoDepression.com praised for its “shining tautness” and “crisp precision that is marvellous.”

Parker Gispert, the frontman of garage-rock revivalists The Whigs, goes in a new direction for the solo material on display in his Moeller Nights headliner set at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel on February 27.

Described by Music Taster's Choice as “one of the top 10 guitarists in the world,” the acclaimed blues rocker Anthony Gomes plays Davenport's Redstone Room on March 2 in support of his 2018 release Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars, demonstrating the talents that led BluesWax to name him its 2003 Artist of the Year and inspired music legend B.B. King to ask, “Where did that voice come from?”

Arguably the most famous symphonic composition in world history will be showcased in thrilling style on March 2 and 3, as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra brings its latest Masterworks presentation Beethoven's 5th Symphony to Davenport's Adler Theatre and Rock Island's Augustana College, with the events also boasting special performances by premier oboe player Dr. Andrew Parker.

On March 3, local stars of the stage will celebrate iconic stars of the screen when the Quad City Singers perform the musical salute Let's Go to the Movies!, with more than two dozen of the Quad Cities' finest vocalists bringing new life to beloved films ranging from Top Hat to The Way We Were to Disney's The Little Mermaid.

With Glide magazine calling him “a classic folk artist that somehow manages to never remain too predictable,” Nashville's folk and alt-country musician Rayland Baxter performs a Moeller Nights concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt on March 6, his 2018 album Wide Awake described by Rolling Stone as “Baxter’s sharpest batch of social commentary” and “a 10-song rumination on the state of the country – or, as he puts it on the opening track, life in this 'Strange American Dream.'”

A genuine blues-rock legend who famously opened for B.B. King when he was only 12 years old, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bonamassa plays Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 3, treating fans to the hard-driving talents that have resulted in chart-topping success, two Grammy Award nominations, and collaborations with some of blues music's most iconic performers.

Dreamer Boy, the '80s-worshipping white-boy-R&B/“lo-fi hip-hop beats to relax and study to”-core project of Nashville-based singer Zach Taylor, plays a Moeller Nights concert at Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on February 20.

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