Songs of Country Legends to be Featured at Riverfront Pops
Stars from The Voice, The X Factor and Ellis Kell Perform
Fireworks to Light the Sky During Finale
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra goes a little bit country this year for the 2015 Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops. The concert is Saturday, September 12 in Davenport’s LeClaire Park and begins at 6:30 p.m. The pre-concert is at 5:00 p.m.
Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: Country Legends will feature a toe tappin' tribute to the greatest names in country music. Music by famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Faith Hill will be performed. Songs will include Crazy, Ring of Fire, On the Road Again, The Devil Went Down to Georgia and many more. Both classic and some new country will be showcased.
It’s a great way to spend a day in the sun and a night under the stars at the end of summer. Picnics including alcohol are allowed. Concessions are available on site.
Headlining will be Patrick Thomas, Season 1 finalist on the hit show The Voice, paired with Rachel Potter, a top finalist from The X Factor. Patrick is a Nashville-based recording artist who recently made a guest appearance on Lifetime network's Chasing Nashville. He starred as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes in New York. Rachel is a Nashville-based country music recording artist and songwriter whose debut album Live the Dream is available on iTunes. She's now working on her second solo CD entitled Not So Black and White which will be released this fall. Rachel recently appeared in the recent Evita revival and The Addams Family on Broadway.
The popular Ellis Kell and Terry Hanson (of the Ellis Kell Band) along with other top local musicians back up the duo and lend local award-winning talent to this exceptional show.
As tradition dictates, the grand finale will climax with rousing renditions of both Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Stars and Stripes Forever set to a brilliant fireworks display!
The pre-show begins at 5:00 p.m with the Youth Symphony Orchestra followed by Ellis Kell playing country at 5:30 p.m.
Advance general admission lawn tickets for adults are $20, $25 at the gate. Children’s tickets (3-12) are $5. Reserved fixed seating at the stage is available. Adults $35, $45 at the gate. Children $10, $15 at the gate. Gates and handicapped parking open at 3:00 p.m. There is no access to the park prior to 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.qcso.org, at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 563-322-QCSO (7276) or at 327 Brady Street in Davenport and at any Quad City Bank & Trust, Hy-Vee or Whitey’s Ice Cream location.