GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (June 1, 2023) — The 2023 Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series continues Sunday, June 11, with musician Barry Cloyd at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg.

A touring singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and “edu-tainer,” Barry will present a special performance of his popular Carl Sandburg: Poet of the People program.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 1, 2023) — Common Chord’s Live at Five summer kickoff block party will move to Laborspace, next to Rozz-Tox and Ragged Records in downtown Rock Island. The event will still take place on June 2, 5-8PM.

Common Chord is thankful for the partnership of the Rock Island Downtown Alliance, the City of Rock Island, and the businesses and residents near 3rd Avenue and 21st Street for helping provide an alternate location on short notice.

MAQUOKETA, IOWA (May 29, 2023) — It is with great pleasure we announce The Voy 61 Drive In Theatre, south of Maquoketa, Iowa, will be having a special event to celebrate National Drive In Movie Day on Tuesday, June 6.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 24, 2023) — On Friday, May 26, 2023 local musician Daniel Stratman will be débuting a song entitled "Johnny Loon," inspired by local gangster John Looney. To coincide with the release of the song, Bootleg Hill Honey Meads will be releasing a special bottle of blended barrel-aged mead with the same name. Stratman will be performing for the press at 4:30PM and a regular concert 7-10PM for the public.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 23, 2023) — With rivers receding and Memorial Day just around the corner, Common Chord is planning to celebrate! Common Chord is inviting the public to a Block Party on Friday, June 2, 5-8PM, to officially kick off its annual, free Live@Five Summer Concert Series as well as to launch this year’s OneSound Piano Project.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (May 19, 2023) — Cedar Rapids Opera presents its third free Juneteenth community event with the public world premiere of Charlie and the Wolf this summer. This charming new opera by Dave Ragland Jr and Mary McCallum explores an imaginary meeting between jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker and classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This charming new opera reminds us we all play with the same notes — just interpret them differently.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 18, 2023) — In May 1993, Vibrant Arena at The MARK opened its doors to a long line of anxious concert-goers for two sold-out performances by Neil Diamond. Some of the biggest acts in the business have played the venue including Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Cher, Van Halen, The Eagles, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews, Metallica, Paul McCartney, and the list goes on.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 16, 2023) — We are excited to announce that Morris Day and the Time will perform in the Event Center on Friday, September 22, 8 PM. Tickets will be available online at or at The Market at Rhythm City for $35, $45, $55, $60, and $65 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased at The Market Gift Shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 10, 2023) — The Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) will once again hold the annual Blues Fest, September 15-16 on the banks of the Mississippi in beautiful and historic LeClaire Park, Davenport, Iowa. Following a successful 2022 Blues Fest, “We’re staying put in LeClaire Park,” said MVBS President, Kim Whitaker, “This is our home port, and people love the experience of Blues artists performing here, as do the artists.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 4, 2023) — We are excited to announce that Brett Young will perform in the Event Center on Friday, June 30, 8PM. Tickets will be available online at or at The Market at Rhythm City for $55, $65, $75, $90, and $100 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee.