Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, ARC of the Quad Cities, Bent River Brewing Company, WHBF, KGCW, and KLJB TV.
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. Before the show, enjoy a free dance lesson at 6:30 pm with QCSoDa before the live concert performance from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Concert schedule is as follows:
August 22nd – Funktastic 5 (ARC of the Quad Cities Night)
August 29th – Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls(UnityPoint Health Night)
September 5th – Soul Storm (ARC of the Quad Cities Night)
September 12th – Minus Six
September 19th – Class of ‘82
September 26th – Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band
October 3rd – Corporate Rock
October 10th – North of 40 (UnityPoint Health Night)
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. “We are so excited to be back in Schwiebert Park again this year for our Thursday Night Groove Concert Series. This year’s bands are bringing together an amazing line-up for the series and we are thrilled to have the local talent on the Ellis Kell Stage.” says Dan Gleason, Event Manager.
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.