Free Concert Series in Schwiebert Park
Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, presented by Rock Island Happy Joes, and additional sponsorship from Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Friendship Manor, Gas & Electric Credit Union, The Arc of the Quad Cities, and Bent River Brewing Company.
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 hamburgers, pork tenderloins, 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:
August 18th – Funktastic 5
August 25th – Ivan Singh Band (Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Blues Society)
September 1st – Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls
September 8th – Crooked Cactus Band
September 15th – Soul Storm
September 22nd – Phyllis and the Sharks
September 29th – North of 40
October 6th – Piso’s Cure
October 13th – Class of ‘82
October 20th - **Reserved for rain date if needed**
The nine bands will cover a great 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 across 1st Avenue and throughout downtown Rock Island. For more information about the concert series, please call Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309) 732-7275.