Museum to host second rooftop concert on Saturday with help from RME

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 8, 2018) — It isn’t every day a band takes to a rooftop in the Quad Cities to play a concert. It will happen for the second time with the return of the Putnam’s free rooftop concert on Saturday, May 12.

The museum will host musicians with the River Music Experience, honoring the memory of the late American rocker Tom Petty.

The Rooftop Concert: Tom Petty Tribute begins at noon in the Putnam’s parking lot, with members from the Jason Carl Band playing hits from Petty’s storied career from atop the museum.

“After the success of last year’s Beatles tribute concert, which paid homage to the Fab Four’s legendary final performance from the roof of the Apple building, attendees asked us to make this a yearly event,” said Kim Findlay, president/CEO of the Putnam.

Attendance far exceeded the Putnam’s expectations with about 1,000 attendees counted, including music lovers of all ages.

“This year’s concert celebrates the life and legacy of Tom Petty — one of the greatest rock legends of all time who passed away just last October,” she said. “As it happens, it’s the tenth anniversary of Petty headlining the Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show, tying to the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit.”

Food, water and beer will be available for purchase during the concert, and coolers are not allowed on the grounds.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and sun umbrellas.

All concertgoers will receive $3-off passes to the museum’s blockbuster exhibit, Gridiron Glory. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit, which combines football artifacts, interactive challenges and a hometown tribute to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, leaves the Putnam after the first weekend of June.

Concert parking is available at the nearby Children’s Village West, 1757 W. 12th St., Davenport and Fejervary Park.

More information on the rooftop concert is available at; details on Gridiron Glory can be found at


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