MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 27, 2023) — The Quad City Storm is excited to welcome country-music star Eric Paslay to perform pre-game on Opening Night, Saturday, October 21. The concert will take place in the Vibrant Arena parking lot and admission is free with the purchase of a Storm opening-night ticket.

Paslay delivers a powerful punch as a renowned Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, artist, and performer. He’s celebrated five N° 1 hits, with four of those ranked among the “Top 100 Songs of the Decade” by Country Aircheck, including the N° 1 spot on that chart with “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” as recorded by Jake Owen. The Temple, Texas native has earned numerous song writer award nominations including Grammy’s Best Country Song, ACM’s Song of the Year twice and the CMA Song of The Year as well as an artist GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “The Driver” — a collaboration with friends Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley. Eric continues to see success as a songwriter, having co-penned Keith Urban’s 2022 hit “Wild Hearts.” And his latest album, a compilation of reimagined versions of Eric’s biggest hits as a writer and artist, Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night, is available now. A true artist’s artist, USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of country music.

On Saturday, October 21, the arena parking lot will open at 3PM and the concert will begin at 4PM. Arena doors open for the game for Storm Season Ticket Members at 6PM and to the public at 6:15PM. Storm hockey returns in less than a month! Opening night presented by Old National Bank. Single-game tickets go on sale October 2, and Season Ticket Memberships, Mini-Plans, and Group Tickets are all on sale now at

Support the River Cities' Reader

Get 12 Reader issues mailed monthly for $48/year.

Old School Subscription for Your Support

Get the printed Reader edition mailed to you (or anyone you want) first-class for 12 months for $48.
$24 goes to postage and handling, $24 goes to keeping the doors open!

Click this link to Old School Subscribe now.

Help Keep the Reader Alive and Free Since '93!


"We're the River Cities' Reader, and we've kept the Quad Cities' only independently owned newspaper alive and free since 1993.

So please help the Reader keep going with your one-time, monthly, or annual support. With your financial support the Reader can continue providing uncensored, non-scripted, and independent journalism alongside the Quad Cities' area's most comprehensive cultural coverage." - Todd McGreevy, Publisher