Bands Kicking Off Alternating Currents Festival Weekend Announced
The Downtown Davenport Partnership has announced the headliners to begin the third year of Alternating Currents festival August 22 -25.
The festival will kick off with headliner Keller William’s Grateful Grass, with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox opening on Thursday August 22 at the Adler Theater.
Keller Williams is one of the best-known names in bluegrass music. In his latest project, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, he offers loose interpretations of Grateful Dead songs done in a bluegrass style. Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass shows Keller’s love of psychedelic improvisational bluegrass music with Grateful Dead classics. Grateful Grass has a rotating lineup and has included collaborations with a huge range of artists. This power packed combination will make for a memorable, interactive night!
Max Weinberg, the 45-year drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who also spent 17 years with the Conan O’Brien television show, will perform with his Jukebox band. They play everything from the Beatles to Bruce to Steppenwolf and the Stones. The audience picks the songs in real time, calls them out and Max plays them. Don’t miss your chance to shout out “FREE BIRD” and actually have them play it! You never know what the Jukebox band is going to play.
“Having Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and Max Weinberg’s Jukebox embraces the funky spirit of Alternating Currents,” said Kyle Carter, Executive Director of the DDP. “This is still just the tip of the iceberg, we can’t wait to announce all the music, film, comedy and art that is still to come!”
Alternating Currents features sixteen venues across downtown Davenport hosting a wide variety of live music, film screenings, comedians and visual arts. Patrons can expect 100+ performances, film screenings and art-related events. People are encouraged to travel from venue to venue and discover all downtown has to offer. While some events are ticketed, a dozen venues will offer free programming all weekend indoors and outdoors.
Visit www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com to see artist bios, screening info, event descriptions, schedules and festival details as they are released.