Rock Island Public Library’s free April 4 Tuneful Tuesday concert at the Downtown Library will now feature popular Quad Cities singer/songwriter Lewis Knudsen. The event is free and open to all ages.
Popular Quad Cities singer/songwriter Lewis Knudsen will take the stage at the final Tuneful Tuesday concert of the spring season on April 4.The free concert for all ages is Tuesday, April 4, from noon to 1:00 pm in the Community Room of the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. (The originally-announced performer had to reschedule due to circumstances beyond their control.)
Knudsen has been playing music full time in the Quad Cities since 2018, and has built up a impressive set list of covers and original compositions. With popular song covers including jazz standards, classics from the 1940s-1980s, and from the Beatles, Elvis, Monkees, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, and more recent hits, you might just find yourself singing along!
After the pandemic limited in-person performances, Lewis was catapulted into the world of commercial music composition. After about five months, he landed a song on a commercial in Paris, France for Ouigo, a high-speed train service. He continues to write and record music for major brands all across the globe. Lewis' career is now a hybrid of songwriting, music production, and live gigs. As live gigs have returned, he plays live shows with a renewed sense of gratefulness. “With all our video and sound technology, it seems that having people get together in one place is still the best way to experience music. The past few years have taught the lesson that nothing is guaranteed, and all should be cherished and enjoyed,” says Knudsen.
This concert is free and suitable for listeners of all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. This event was generously sponsored by Carol and Jim Horstmann of Rock Island. Their continued support of the Tuneful Tuesday community concert series helps make our community a more vibrant place to live.
The library will reschedule the originally announced performer, classical pianist Andrzej Kozlowski, owner/director of the Sound Conservatory, at a later date.