The world, as I see it ...

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)

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Eric Dodd at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel

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Summerfest

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ACM Awards

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ACM Awards Singers, Songs and Stars

ACM Awards Day and Show

ACM Awards After Party

NAB Old Dominion

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Clint Black

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Get The Led Out

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ACM Honors

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Cole Swindell

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John Deere Classic Charity Concert

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Eric Dodd

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Dirt Road Rockers

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BGCMV Golf Outing

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ACM Awards

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Chris Young w/ Casadee Pope & Dustin Lynch

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Cam at Boondocks (with Adam Sanders)

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Frankie Ballard & Parmalee

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

Brooks and Dunn

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Summerfest

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UTHS Band at Superstate

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Step Rockets

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ACM Awards

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Yoyo y Yo at Tommy's

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Edwin McCain at City Winery

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Old Dominion at University of Iowa

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Jake Simabukuro at City Winery

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Jason Aldean - We Were Here Tour

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Old Dominion at Boondocks Pub

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Photoshop World 2015

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Styx

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Kip Moore

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Gavin DeGraw / Shania Twain

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Dirt Road Rockers

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U2

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ACM Awards

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ACM Party for a Cause

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Jefferson Starship

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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
Miracles
Find Your Way Back
White Rabbit
Somebody to Love
Let's Get Together
Volunteers

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

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Summerfest

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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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