Locals can gather for the sounds of Motown, cold beverages and food at this free event on May 18

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 13, 2019) — The Putnam is continuing its rooftop concert tradition with "A Tribute to Motown" on Saturday, May 18, at noon. The concert is free to the public, and visitors are encouraged to bring chairs to enjoy the open-air concert in the Putnam parking lot.

“We invite anyone who loves live music to join us for this special event,” said Kim Findlay, Putnam President and CEO. “It’s not every day that a band plays on the roof of a museum. It’s such a fun time, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the sounds of Motown.”

The Rooftop Concert: Tribute to Motown will feature the band 10 of Soul playing the hits of the Motown era and the artists it inspired. The entertaining group brings a dynamic range of classic tunes to the stage.

“We’re really looking forward to this special rooftop concert,” said 10 of Soul arranger Mike McMann. “How often can you say you played on a museum’s roof? We’re looking forward to bringing the energy to everyone’s Saturday afternoon and having a lot of fun with the audience.”

The Tribute to Motown marks the third year Putnam has hosted a concert. Tributes to The Beatles and Tom Petty were the previous concerts, which exceeded expectations with hundreds of attendees.

In addition to live music, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a delicious lunch provided by Frontier Group. Plus, for those of age, there will be a beverage tent serving cold beers. Coolers and dogs are not permitted on the grounds.

In addition to chairs, attendees should also bring their own umbrellas for sun relief. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the museum’s grand lobby. Gates will open at 11AM, and the music will begin at noon.

More information on the rooftop concert is available at www.putnam.org/rooftop.


About the Putnam

The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue, and interaction among people of all ages for 150 years. And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family. Launch rockets or interact with a robot in the Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in the Augmented Reality Experience, visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a tree house in Black Earth | Big River or go back in time to see our region’s history in River, Prairie and People. Also experience internationally recognized traveling exhibits or take in a movie in the GIANT Screen Theater with a screen towering six stories tall. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place.

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