Held in celebration of the legendary German composer born in 1770, Chamber Music Quad Cities' Beethoven Year will honor Ludwig van's accomplishments in a January 4 concert performed at Davenport's Unitarian Universalist Church of the Quad Cities, its quartet of musicians composed of the organization's artistic directors Gregory and Thomas Sauer and guest violinists Lee Taylor and Serena Canin.

A quartet of rock, punk, and metal ensembles based in Cambride, Morrison, and the Quad Cities serve as co-headliners in the first 2020 concert at the Rock Island Brewing Company, with the venue hosting a January 3 concert set featuring the high-energy musicians of Northbrook, Dynoride, Echoes & Afterthoughts, and Murnau.

Appearing locally after December tour stops throughout Florida and Minnesota, the genre-hopping talents of Belladiva perform a special New Year's Eve concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, offering venue guests a 2019-ending party filled with pop, R&B, country, rock, and nothing in the way of an admission fee.

A pair of multi-talented singer/songwriters with enormous fan bases and number-one Billboard hits team up for one sensational night at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, with the venue's December 29 engagement boasting a special concert event featuring Taylor Dayne of the chart-topping “Love Will Lead You Back” and the iconic “Tell It to My Heart,” and Tiffany of “Could've Been” and “I Think We're Alone Now” fame.

Classics from the golden age of rock, blues, and country music, among them legendary tunes by the four iconic artists of Million Dollar Quartet, will fill Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse on New Year's Eve as the theatre hosts Good Rockin' Live: A Salute to Sun Records, a concert event boasting iconic songs performed by venue favorites Robert Shaw & the Lonely Street Band.

Performing at the Rock Island Brewing Company in celebration of both New Year's Eve and a certain change in Illinois law that will come into effect in 2020 (as RIBCO's website states, “all you know why!” the celebration is taking place), the reggae, rock, and dub musicians of Rude Punch ring in the new year with level vibes, jams, and plenty of holiday cheer in their December 31 engagement New Laws Eve.

Closing the book on 2019 with a celebration of one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Davenport's Redstone Room will also ring in the new year through the December 31 All Sweat Productions presentation Clapton, with the music of "Slowhand" lovingly recreated by a roster of some of the finest musicians in the Quad City area.

For the second set of presentations in radio station WVIK and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2019-20 Signature Series, the program's traditionally beautiful music gets seasonal in the December 14 and 15 concert event Holiday Brass, with respective audiences at Eldridge's North Scott High School and Moline's Bartlett Performing Arts Center treated to classic holiday favorites, celebrity-guest readings of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and the talents of the Moline High School Choir.

Praised by GratefulWeb.com for their “technical prowess” and for “maintaining a fresh take on traditional music,” the gifted musicians of the Americana ensemble Arkansauce headline the River Music Experience's Guest List Series on December 19, their Redstone Room concert sure to demonstrate why the music site insists, “Make it a mission to see Arkansauce live.”

Two Many Banjos at RIBCO -- December 20.

Visiting the Quad Cities from Duluth, and composed of Minnesota musicians Marc Gartman, Dave Carroll, Jillian Rae, and Steve Garrington, the bluegrass quartet Two Many Banjos takes the stage at the Rock Island Brewing Company on December 20, their self-titled debut album described by the Duluth News Tribune as “a worthy addition to any collection,” with the paper adding “what sets this group apart is the heart that maestro Gartman puts into every single recording he has a hand in.”

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