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RME 12th Anniversary feat. The Giving Tree Band


River Music Experience
129 N Main St 52801 Davenport United States
Gates: 4pm
Opening Act: Juliana and a Soul Purpose, Flash In a Pan
Age Restriction: All Ages
Web: http://www.thegivingtreeband.com/ http://www.asoulpurposeband.com/

The River Music Experience will kick off a new summer tradition to commemorate its anniversary with a special Live@5 block party. Featuring outdoor music performances, activities for the whole family, with food and drinks.

The Giving Tree Band will headline the event, with Flash in a Pan and Juliana & a Soul Purpose as support.

Live music will be complimented by a special appearance from Zippy the Clown and Friends, face painting and raffles. The raffles will be for artist-signed show posters from over the years. Along with a raffle for the chance to win free admission to Redstone Room shows for an entire year. The first 25 people through the gate will receive a gift bag with some surprises in it.

Woodfire Grill will sell smoked brisket and pork carnitas street tacos, fresh cinnamon sugar minidonuts, and more. Kona Ice will sell shaved ice for everyone to enjoy. Lagunitas Brewing Company will do a tap take over, and offer some of their bestselling beers along with a selection of domestic bottles. Artisan Grain, a Davenport distillery, will offer samples of their products. A few signature cocktails from the distillery will be available at the bar.

Second Street between Main and Brady will be blocked off for the night, and the bands will perform in the street on flatbed trucks provided by Simplex Leasing.

This special event will have a cover charge of $10 in advance, and $12 at the gate. Gates open at 4 p.m., and the first band will start at 4:30.

The RME’s 12th Anniversary, a special Live@5, is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Simplex Leasing.

The show will be moved into The Redstone Room in case of poor weather.

The Giving Tree Band

"A traveling band must be able to channel their hometown and aura into a space. It's sometimes difficult to conjure the backroads and nature so often sung about in Americana music. The Giving Tree Band has mastered this quintessential aspect of performing live. They are able to accomplish what great writers have long proven; it is possible, with the right story, to transport whole audiences to new worlds." Appoet.org

It is said that in any endeavor, the journey is the true reward. For this band, the outlook matters more than the outcome. Yet, even with this policy, The Giving Tree Band has been steadily making their way towards the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers and consistently winning over each scene in the school. It seems that people everywhere are discovering The Giving Tree Band and when they do, a bond is established.

While the GTB was on tour this summer with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and again at ESMZ's first Big Top Festival in Los Angeles, alternative and indie rock audiences were enthralled with the band and raptured into what has been described by Relix Magazine as the "folksy bliss of a group playing as one." They enchanted crowds with their ability to reference classic, even timeless Rock 'N Roll themes and drive them to a novel moxie never before heard.

Deadheads and jam lovers, young and old, were introduced to The Giving Tree Band thanks to last year's sterling rendition of the Grateful Dead's "Brown-Eyed Women." It was praised by the Dead organization as "beautifully executed on all counts" and featured on the Grateful Dead official sites and social media networks. The GTB's video for the song was viewed nationwide during the Dead's annual "Meetup At The Movies," and the song itself was featured on the GTB's recent critically-acclaimed studio release, Vacilador, and ranked #1 on The Austin Chronicle's "Best Songs Of 2012" list. Anyone familiar with the Dead community knows that this bond will last many more moons....

Yet the Illinois quintet isn't new, and they're definitely not a Dead cover band nor a bluegrass band. Formed in 2004 by brothers E and Todd Fink, The Austin Chronicle explains the band's sound as bringing to mind "Seventies American music with The Band and the Dead as obvious touchstones, plus the kind of country/almost-bluegrass of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and the New Riders of the Purple Sage." When off the road, the members of GTB all reside at Crooked Creek- their home and studio near Chicago named after the street where it sits. There, they have meticulously honed their craft, devoting thousands of hours to practice, experimentation, and the development of a sound greater than the sum of its parts.

"These rockers cultivate a sound that mirrors their namesake, with soulful vocals and heartfelt musicianship that hearkens back to classic American Folk. In a genre where honesty is key, The Giving Tree Band gives their audiences their all," writes CityBeat Cincinnati. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in virtuosity - playing each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty, and each show with gratitude. The most common word among all who share the experience is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room, and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin, and like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.

Juliana and a Soul Purpose

Juliana & A Soul Purpose Band is made up of teens from the Quad Cities Area. They play a range of covers, however their original music is what sets them apart. Founding vocalist, Juliana Logan, is an aspiring singer and songwriter from Davenport whose music is heavily influenced by blues, folk, and roots music. Her band, A Soul Purpose, is composed of the most talented teens in the Quad Cities.

Members include Nick Dicklin on guitar, Matthew Dilulio on drums, Cloey Johnson on bass, and Haley Teel on tambourine and vocals. They bring a nice balance of old blues, funk, rock and soul to the sound. Their energy and skill will amaze you!

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River Music Experience
129. N. Main Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Mon: 12pm - 5pm
Tues: 12pm - 6pm
Wed: 12pm - 5pm
Thurs: 12pm - 6pm
Fri: 12pm - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

*Box Office hours may vary due to event schedules

Online: www.midwestix.com
Phone: 515.244.2771