With Juilliard School chairman Raymond Mase calling them “an outstanding young group bringing fresh ideas to brass chamber music,” the five gifted musicians of the Gaudete Brass Quinet deliver a trio of Quad City Visiting Artist performances on March 5 and 8, demonstrating why Time Out Chicago praised the group's “individual player prowess convincingly consolidated into a pentagram of tonal color.”

Nominated for more than a dozen Grammy Awards and winner of three Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, singing/songwriting superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Dierks Bentley brings his “Burning Man Tour” to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on March 7, performing mere months after landing a chart-topping album in The Mountain and chart-topping singles in “Women, Amen” and “Burning Man.”

Best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the alternative-metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis brings his outspokenness, outlaw-country tunes, and impassioned live show to Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 10 in support of the April release of his latest solo album State I'm In, the singer/songwriter's previous recording Sinner having topped Billboard's U.S. Country chart in 2016.

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.