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Posted on: July 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Thursday Night Groove: Free Concert Series at Schwiebert Park

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Get your groove on with free concerts every Thursday night at Schwiebert Park

Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by IMEG, Illinois Casualty Company, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, Friendship Manor, Arc of the Quad Cities, and KIIK 104.9.

The concert series will be held on the Ellis Kell Stage at Schwiebert Riverfront Park (1st Avenue and 18th Street in Rock Island). Each concert is free and fun for all ages. Thursday Night Groove begins at 6:00 pm with the opening of food and beer sales. Featured will be Rock Island Parks Concession Stand with brats and hot dogs, Happy Joe’s Pizza, and beer sales by Bent River Brewing Company, who will have their seasonal on tap in addition to their standard lineup of craft brews. Live concert performance will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Concert schedule is as follows:

  • July 29th – Funktastic 5
  • August 5th – Been There Done That
  • August 12th – North of 40
  • August 19th – The Stone Flowers
  • August 26th – Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls
  • September 2nd – Phyllis and the Sharks
  • September 9th – Soul Storm
  • September 16th – Class of ‘82
  • September 23rd - **Rain date if needed**

The eight bands will cover a real mix of music including rock, funk, soul, R&B, and blues. This year’s Groove series presents a wide variety of local talent and brings together the best of Rock Island with food, great music, and partnerships to create a memorable experience for attendees. 

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Event parking available in lot at 17th Street/1st Avenue (next to playground) after 6:00 pm or throughout downtown Rock Island. For more information about the concert series, please call Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309) 732-7275.

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