1. Red, White and Boom
Ready for fireworks, patriotic tunes and plenty of red, white and blue? The Quad-City's yearly Fourth of July celebration, Red, White and Boom, returns Monday, July 3, with activities happening at three public viewing areas, Modern Woodmen Park, Schwiebert Riverfront Park and LeClaire Park. Fireworks will be set off at 9:30 p.m.
2. Blues in the park
The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest is back for its 32nd year Friday and Satruday at LeClaire Park, Biederbecke Drive, Davenport. The annual blues celebration brings a lineup of 10 musicians, plus a local scene stage. Tickets are $10 in advance per day. Tickets at the gate cost $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. For more info, visit mvbs.org.
3. Barn on the Fourth
Five musical acts are set to take over Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa, at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a Fourth of July concert. See headliner Twin Peaks along with The Kickback, Yoko and the Oh No's, Land of Blood and Sunshine and The Blisters at the barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa. For tickets, $25-$30, visit codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.
4. Spice Girls tribute
Bring on the '90s nostalgia. A Toronto-based tribute band named after the Spice Girls' hit, "Wannabe," is set to perform this week at Rhythm City Casino & Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Music from the 11-piece band starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
5. Free tunes in Moline
The Moline Centre's free summer concert series continues this week. Hear music from High Top Fade, a six-piece Quad-City based rock 'n' roll cover band, at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Plaza at Bass Street Landing, on 17th Street in Moline. The series runs through September.
6. Leftover Salmon
On the note of free concerts, the River Music Experience's Live@Five series is taking a week off. But you can see Leftover Salmon, the bluegrass band from Colorado, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Tickets, $35-$40, are available at rivermusicexperience.org. By the way, Live@Five returns the following week, with tunes from Rude Punch, the Quad-City reggae rock band that performed at The Muddy Fest on June 17, at 5 p.m. Friday, July 7, outside the River Music Experience.