Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual
Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, presented by Rock Island Happy Joe’s and sponsored
by WHBF, KGCW, and KLJB TV.
series will be held on the main 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 pizza slices for sale by Rock Island Happy Joe’s
and beer sales by Bent River Brewing Company, who will have their seasonal
Sweet Potato Ale 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
August 24th – Funktastic 5
August 31st – The Stone Flowers
September 7th – Jason Carl & The Whole Damn
September 14th – Minus Six
September 21st – Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
September 28th – Frankie Fontagne and the
October 5th – Candymakers
October 12th – Rain Date
The seven 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
bringing in some fresh talent from the area to perform and we know that many
will enjoy. Come and experience a beautiful evening on the Rock Island
riverfront”, says Dan Gleason, Event Manager.
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.