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LOLO at The Rust Belt


LOLO performs at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Younder Mountain String Band with Arkansauce


Arkansauce opens for the Yonder Mountain String Band at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my photos.

Jake Owen


Jake Owen at the Mississippi Valley Fair.

Brooks and Dunn


Brooks and Dunn at the Mississippi Valley Fair.

Dan and Shay


Dan and Shay at the Mississippi Valley Fair.

Dustin Lynch Birdies for Charity Concert


Dustin Lynch concert to benefit the John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity. At The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Phil Vasser concert for BGCMV


Phil Vasser concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Cory Chisel & Friends Salute Tom Petty


Cory Chisel & Friends Salute Tom Petty at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Fred Armisen at The Rust Belt


Fred Armisen (with Mary Lynn Rajskub) at the Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Eric Dodd and Friends

Eric Dodd and Friends at the Local in Nashville.

Three Dog Night at the Adler Theatre


ACM Awards


Morgan Wallen at Boondocks


Morgan Wallen with HARDY, and Lacy Cavalier at Boondocks Pub in Springfield, IL.

Randy Bachman at City Winery

Randy Bachman of Guess Who

Leonid & Friends at 210 Live


I've been waiting for some time to see this band of incredibly talented musicians. I was not disappointed! They were FANTASTIC! May I present Leonid & Friends.

Leonid & Friends are a group from Russia that do Chicago covers. They have a great story and I'll be so bold to say they really are better that the original. They made it to the USA and I was lucky enough to see them at 210 Live in Chicago (Highwood, IL).

Sudlow Winter Concert

A Phil Vasser Christmas at the Englert Theatre

A Phil Vasser Christmas with Cody Hicks.

Chris Janson at Rythmn City Casino

Chris Young at the Mississippi Valley Fair

Chase Bryant and Big & Rich at the Jackson County Fair

Joe Diffie at Wapsi Willy's

Country Thunder Wisconcon

Lee Brice (John Deere Classic Charity Concert)


Eric Dodd at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel




ACM Awards


ACM Awards Singers, Songs and Stars

ACM Awards Day and Show

ACM Awards After Party

NAB Old Dominion


Clint Black


Get The Led Out


ACM Honors


Cole Swindell


John Deere Classic Charity Concert


Eric Dodd


Dirt Road Rockers


BGCMV Golf Outing


ACM Awards


Chris Young w/ Casadee Pope & Dustin Lynch


Cam at Boondocks (with Adam Sanders)


Frankie Ballard & Parmalee

Frankie Ballard & Parmalee at the Jackson County Fair, Maquoketa, IA

Brooks and Dunn




UTHS Band at Superstate


Step Rockets


ACM Awards


Yoyo y Yo at Tommy's


Edwin McCain at City Winery


Old Dominion at University of Iowa


Jake Simabukuro at City Winery


Jason Aldean - We Were Here Tour


Old Dominion at Boondocks Pub


Photoshop World 2015




Kip Moore


Gavin DeGraw / Shania Twain


Dirt Road Rockers




ACM Awards


ACM Party for a Cause


Jefferson Starship

I discovered this great little theater in St. Charles, IL called the ArcadA. It was originally built in 1926 and is now run by Ron Onesti, going on 10 years of the current reign. I don't know why it took me so long to discover this musical gem that's in such a quaint little town only 2 hours away.

The Opening Act was Brock and Abrams. These are two singer, guitarists. Bobby Abrams, was Lead Guitarist for the Buckinghams and Mike Bruccoleri, was the bassist for Hermans Hermits. I believe he also performed as Wolfman Jack. Their setlist that contained things from: The Guess Who, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and The Archies,

The Feature Act was Jefferson Starship. Turns out the only original member that's still in the band, Paul Kantner, just had a heart attack and was recovering … The band still gave us a great performance.
Cathy Richardson, their front "man" is a excellent replacement for Grace Slick. And Lead Guitarist, Jude Gold is a great guitarist in his own right and is a replacement for Craig Chaquico.

Their Playlist included such great classics and covers as:
Count on Me
Find Your Way Back
White Rabbit
Somebody to Love
Let's Get Together

What a fun place and a great band. I'll be back again.

Check out some of my photos.

Rozz Tox Moeller Mondays

edgeSamuel Proffitt at Rozz Tox in Rock Island for Moeller Mondays. Click through for a few photos of the evening.

Florida Georgia Line

edge Thomas Rhett, Frankie Ballard, and Florida Georgia Line. Awesome concert! Here are a few photos.

Martina McBride

edgeRock star seating for Martina McBride. Wow can this girl sing! Grabbed a few photos from the second row.

Night People - 50 Years of Rock & Roll

edgeWhen I heard that the Night People were playing at Ken Harkin’s bar, the Rusty Nail, I just had to go see them with my own eyes. The Night People just celebrated 50 years of playing Rock & Roll a week ago at the Col Ballroom on 11 Oct 2014. The Col was one of their normal venues. What peeked my interest though, was that I heard they were the House Band at the Draught House for many years. While it was just a little before my time, I remember the Draught House was my sister’s hang out and was located where the Dock Restaurant is today.

Although I went by myself, I had my camera with me and took a few photos. You’ll see they are a little grainy as it was a little dark (mood lighting) and I didn’t bring any lights. Still a very fun night. I met a bunch of great people and had a blast.

Check out the photos here.

Grand Funk Railroad

edgeKnown as “The American Band”, Grand Funk Railroad came to Bettendorf, IA and blasted out hit after hit. My favorite “Do the Locomotive” was joined by many others and concluded with the most well known one “We’re an American Band”. They played at the Waterfront Convention Center which has a very intimate setting for concert goers ... every seat is a great one ... and if you want to get up close and personal with the band, just walk up stage side and you are literally on top of the action. Great fun on Saturday Night. I captured a few photos ... enjoy!

Garth Brooks - Rosemont



It sure looks like my friend Jenn there in the band “August”. They are performing as part of the “Big Gig” battle of the bands at Summerfest. Summerfest is a fun couple of weeks of music in Milwaukee and I try to get there with my friend Nik for a day every year. This year we saw a number of great bands and finished up with one of my all time favorites: Reo Speedwagon!!

Enjoy the photos.

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