ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 16, 2021) — Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series is so excited to present nine artists from across the US for in-person outreach activities for students. Feel free to share this information with your colleagues, schools, and administration and help our mission of enriching the quality of life in the Quad Cities region through the arts.Quad City Arts will begin hosting artists in residence for the 2021-2022 Visiting Artist Series this October. Residencies will continue through April 2022 and will focus on presenting outreach engagements in schools and community sites in and around the Quad Cities. The roster of professional performing artists is as follows:

  • Invoke, Modern/bluegrass/jazz quartet, in residence October 4-8
  • Bassel & The Supernaturals, Syrian-American funk and soul band, in residence October 18-21
  • Jazzy Ash, New Orleans Jazz music for kids, in residence October 25-28
  • LowDown Brass Band, All-horn brass ensemble, in residence November 17-19
  • Time for Three, Pop/Americana/classical trio, in residence February 15-17                 
  • Barron Ryan, Pianist, and composer, in residence February 21-26
  • Hiplet Ballet, Classical ballet/hip-hop fusion, in residence February 28 through March 4
  • Lowdown Brass Band, All-horn brass ensemble, in residence March 22-24
  • Jarabe Mexicano, Mexican folk/rock quintet, in residence April 4-8
  • LP And The Vinyl, R&B/jazz group, in residence April 25-29

Find out more about the artists and the lineup on our website: 



Since 1974, the Visiting Artists Series has engaged Quad City residents of all ages in quality arts experiences with professional performing artists. Artists of various disciplines present demonstrations, workshops, and masterclasses at pre-K sites, elementary, intermediate, and high schools as well as college campuses and community organizations. For more information about the Visiting Artists Series residency program, visit

Quad City Arts is a non-profit arts organization committed to enriching the quality of life in the Quad Cities Region through the arts. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by our Quad City Arts Partners (donors like you), Festival of Trees, and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Quad City Arts is a proud partner with the Quad Cities Cultural Trust.


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