In 1982 Michael Jackson released his mega-hit album Thriller just as Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops for the first time kicked off the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's performance season. Now, 31 years later, the King of Pop and the Quad Cities' favorite summer tradition are coming together when the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops presents the Music of Michael Jackson on September 7 at 6:30 p.m. Voted "Hot Spot of the Year” by Young Professionals of the Quad Cities, this annual concert brings thousands to Davenport’s Le Claire Park every September. Tickets for Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops go on sale July 1.
From his early years with the Jackson 5 to Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windborne's Music of Michael Jackson takes you through each era of this storied performer from ABC, I'll Be There, and Got To Be There through Beat It, Thriller, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel, and many, many more.
The gates open at 3:00 p.m. for seating in Le Claire Park, Davenport, with the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shuttles will run from Central High School South Lot (11th and Harrison Streets), Palmer College (8th and Harrison Streets), and the Scott County Courthouse from 3:00 p.m. until concert time. Returning this year are all your favorite food vendors and the giant kids fun zone from Jumpin' Joey's Bounce Houses.
Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops is an anchor event in the second annual East West Riverfest, running from September 6 through 22. East West Riverfest is a celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage of the Quad Cities. Over 300 events will be taking place all around the Quad Cities during the 17-day festival. For more information, visit www.eastwestriverfest.com.
Adult tickets to Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops are $20, with children 12 and under just $5. Tickets go on sale July 1 and can be purchased at the QCSO office, all area Quad City Bank & Trust locations, and through Ticketmaster. Groups of 15 or more can contact the box office directly at 563.322.QCSO or firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates and offers.