The music of the King of Pop will highlight this year's Quad-City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops.
The Quad-City Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday morning that "The Music of Michael Jackson" will be featured at the Saturday, Sept. 7, concert at LeClaire Park in Davenport.
"The Music of Michael Jackson" is the project of arranger/conductor Brent Havens, who has written music for orchestras, feature films and a variety of television programming.
This is Havens' third engagement with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, having previously presented the music of Led Zeppelin and Eagles in previous pops concerts.
Singer James Delisco, named "The Entertainer" in an E! Television reality series of the same name, is the featured singer. After completing his $1 millioin contract at the Las Vegas Hilton, where his show opened to rave reviews, Delisco continues to tour worldwide.
He will be backed by an eight- to 12-member band that will join the orchestra.
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"It's kind of the best of both worlds with that," said Jared Johnson, QCSO marketing director.
The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., and gates open at 3 p.m. Shuttles will run from the south parking lot of Davenport Central, Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Scott County Courthouse beginning at 3.
Tickets go on sale July 1 at Quad-City Bank & Trust locations, the QCSO office at 4th and Brady streets in Davenport and at TicketMaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com.
The cost is $20 for ages 13 years and older. For the first time, children 12 years and younger will be charged $5 admission.