1. Blues fest 

The annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival returns this weekend to LeClaire Park, Biederbecke Drive, Davenport. The lineup includes 10 blues acts, such as Joanna Connor and Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, along with a local scene stage featuring bands such as Frankie Fontagne and the Ramblers. 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.

5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, LeClaire Park, $10-$20

2. Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman's musical influences are many: psychedelic soul, funk, indie rock, tropical and oldies. You'll hear all of those elements this week when the Los Angeles-based four-piece band, along with opener The Golden Fleece, makes a stop at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. 

8 p.m. Friday, Daytrotter, $12 in advance; $15 at the door

3. Cash'd Out

If you're a fan of classic country tunes such as "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire," then this show is for you. Cash'd Out, a Johnny Cash tribute band based in San Diego, is slated to perform Wednesday at Baked Beer & Bread Co., 1113 Mound St., Davenport. Fifth of Country, a Quad-City honky-tonk group, will open up thew show. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info, visit moellernights.com

7 p.m. Wednesday, Baked Beer & Bread Co., $15-$20

4. R.LUM.R

R.LUM.R, the moniker for Nashville-based singer/songwriter Reggie Williams, is billed as a rising rhythm-and-blues star whose single, "Frustrated," is getting some serious play on Spotify and YouTube — where the song has been viewed over 1 millions times. R.LUM.R is set to perform this week at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport, where concert-goers are likely to get a glimpse of his debut EP, "Afterimage" that's due out Aug. 11. Tickets are available at raccoonmotel.com. 

7 p.m. Sunday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $12 

5. Music at the Figge 

Looking to hear some punk music at the Figge Art Museum? Whirlfest, a mini-festival featuring five musical acts, is taking over the museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. See An Atomic Whirl, Sexual Jeremy, The Central, Leggy and Sister Wife, on Friday. While you're there, check out new exhibits such as "Jean Shin: MAiZE" and "Chad Pregracke: Message in a Bottle Collection." Admission to the Figge is free through Sept. 3. 

5 p.m. Friday, Figge Art Museum, $5-$10 for music

6. Bix at Six

The second Bix at Six training runs of the season is on tap Thursday. Here's your chance to test out the Quad-City Times Bix 7 route before the race, set for Saturday, July 29. The run starts and ends on the north side of the Quad-City Times building, at the intersection of 4th and LeClaire streets. Don't forget to register for the race at qctimes.com/bix.

6 p.m. Thursday, downtown Davenport. Free

7. Salute to America

Song such as "Abilene," "Detroit City" and "Route 66" are on the lineup for this concert. See "Branson on the Road: Salute to America," at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. For the matinee performance, lunch will be served at noon and the show befins at 1 p.m. For the evening performance, a dinner buffet is set for 6 p.m.; show at 7:15 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit circa21.com or call 309-786-7733.

Noon and 6 p.m. Thursday, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, $46.50-$52.25

8. Classic theater in the park

Genesis Guild continues its season of free classical theater at Lincoln Park, at the intersection of 38th Street and 11th Avenue, Rock Island, with the final weekend of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." Other upcoming performances include Euripides' "The Trojan Women," Shakespeare's "Henry V" and Aristophanes' "The Clouds." For more info, visit genesius.org.

8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln Park. Free

9. Mississippi photo adventure 

As part of River Action's series of Channel Cat Talks this summer, you can explore the Mississippi River and learn about its wildlife, history, culture and geology with photographer Heidi Brandt guiding the tour. Channel Cat Talks, scheduled through Aug. 31, feature subjects such as the Quad-City's historic bridges and Bix Beiderbecke. Meet at the Celebration Pier Channel Cat Landing, 2951 E. River Drive, Moline. For more info, visit riveraction.org/education.

9 a.m. Tuesday, Channel Cat Docks, $14
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Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).