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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Thursday Night GROOVE: Free Concert Series in Schwiebert Park


Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series..

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 Alternating Currents, 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, with 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 17th – Lissie: Presented by Alternating Currents

August 24th – Kara Grainger Band (Presented by Mississippi Valley Blues Society)

August 31st – Funktastic 5: GECU Night

September 7th – Crooked Cactus Band: The Arc of the QC Night

September 14th – Class of ’82

September 21st – Soul Storm

September 28th – For Those About to Yacht

October 5th – Far Out 283

October 12th – Fair Warning

October 19th - **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 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.

Concert Schedule
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