1. Ready to rock 

River Roots Live returns to LeClaire Park with a packed lineup Friday and Saturday. From rock tunes by O.A.R. to the star-studded Guitar Army (Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson) to Luke Bell's authentic country twang, see a total of 13 bands. Don't forget that Ribfest is happening, too. If you're headed to downtown Davenport solely for barbecue, you can get into Ribfest free. For more information, visit riverrootslive.com.

Friday and Saturday, LeClaire Park, $25-$100 

2. A blues master 

Three years ago, blues musician Walter Trout was diagnosed with liver failure and hepatitis C and wasn't sure how much longer he would get to play music. Here he is, however, on a comeback tour tied to his new album, "ALIVE in Amsterdam." After a successful transplant and some time off, Trout, who has been making music since the 1970s, is celebrating just that — being alive. 

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Redstone Room, $20

3. Full moonlight fun 

Silvis Main Street is throwing its annual summer party this week. The Silvis Moonlight Parade and Festival is back for its 15th year. Along with a lighted parade, expect a craft and flea market, food vendors, a petting zoo, face-painting and a 5k road race. For more information, visit silvismainstreet.org.

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1040 1st Ave., Silvis, Illinois. Free

4. The after-party 

When the music ends at LeClaire Park on Saturday, it won't mean River Roots Live is over. Raggedtrotter, the festival's official after-party, will keep the tunes going at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. Hear Nashville-based band Chaos Emeralds, Chicago-based group Discoveries of the American Scientific as well as deejay sets from the Q-C's Just Let Go. 

11 p.m. Saturday, Daytrotter, $5 in advance

5. Girls night out 

Remember the movies "Magic Mike" and "Magic Mike XXL?" Then, you probably get the premise of "Magic Men Live" — sans stars such as Channing Tatum. The live cabaret-style dance revue, which has been touring nationwide for three years, comes to The Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, this week. 

8 p.m. Wednesday, Adler Theatre, $28, $38, $68 and $103

6. Second City comes to town

You don't have to travel to Chicago to see their coolest comics. Get an in-town taste with The Second City National Touring Company, which has been telling jokes on the road for more than 50 years. The group returns, with improv, sketches and songs, to Augustana College's Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, Saturday. Students get in free. 

8 p.m. Saturday, Augustana College's Centennial Hall, $10 

7. Not your average tour

The Putnam Museum is rethinking those grade-school field trips. Get ready for The Putnam Museum Hack, a so-called "museum tour meets adventure tour meets gossip session meets behind-the-scenes DVD extras." ComedySportz Quad-Cities and the museum join forces for an interactive and non-traditional tour of The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Putnam Museum, $20 

8. Comedy in a garage 

If you weren't looking for Garage3, you likely would never know it was there. In the backyard of a house in Rock Island's Broadway Historic District, the makeshift venue outfitted with leftover wedding decorations isn't all that fancy. But a few times this summer, you're invited to pack in for live comedy, poetry and music. On Monday, comedians from New York City, Cedar Rapids and Rock Island are slated to perform inside Garage3. 

7 p.m. Monday, Garage3, 817 22nd St., Rock Island. Free

9. New grooves

The Quad-City DIY (do-it-yourself) music scene is fueled by house shows, last-minute texts and paying artists with boxes of pizza. For the first time, the Q-C Nu Gruv Society is gearing up to show off the "nu gruv" side of that scene, featuring musicians, rappers, producers and poets. Locals will perform original songs, spoken-word and free-form jams at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. Free


Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).