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Posted on: November 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Tuneful Tuesdays Music Series Starts Back Up December 3

Devon Carpenter Harpist picture shows devon in a blue dress sitting on steps with harp

Tuneful Tuesdays, the Rock Island Public Library’s noon-time music series, resumes Tuesday, December 3 with relaxing music by Springfield, IL harpist Devon Carpenter. The Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, hosts free musical performers in their Community Room from noon to 1:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Events are open to all ages, and attendees may bring a lunch to enjoy while listening to the music.  

Tuneful Tuesdays is sponsored by a monetary gift from Carol and James Horstmann to the Rock Island Public Library Foundation, a 501c3 foundation dedicated to supporting special Rock Island Public Library projects.  Performances in the series include:

December 3: Harpist Devon Carpenter, performing seasonal music and classical compositions

January 7: Chordbusters “VLQ” (Very Large Quartet) performing a cappella vocal music

February 4: Alto Saxophonist Danelle Kvapil, performing classical, jazz, big band brass music

March 3: Blackhawk Pipes and Drums of the Quad Cities, performing a variety of traditional tunes, just in time for both St. Patrick’s Day in March and Tartan Day in April.

April 7: Macomb-area singer, songwriter, and roots musician Chris Vallillo, performing “Parallell Paths,” a program of poetry by Carl Sandburg and songs by Chris. The final performance in the series is also supported by the Louise McCarty Memorial Fund.

The hour-long concerts all start at noon at the Downtown Library and are free and open to the public.

For more FREE events at the library, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, follow the Rock Island Library on social media, or sign up for free community calendar alerts from Burbio.

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