One of the Midwest’s most versatile group of musicians, the RiverCity 6, will perform Sunday in conjunction with the Bishop Hill Festival of the Arts.

One of the Midwest’s most versatile group of musicians, the RiverCity 6, will perform Sunday in conjunction with the Bishop Hill Festival of the Arts.

The band plays at 2 p.m. in the Bishop Hill State Historic Site Park.

The performance is free. Music fans are encouraged to bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

Six instrumentalists playing 12 instruments, plus vocals, create the highly entertaining RiverCity 6. The “6” has served as back-up for Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, The Shirelles, Bobby Vinton and others.  

This band performs a large range of styles including Big Band Swing, Latin, Bebop, Chicago-style Dixieland, Country and more. Audience members should anticipate some comedy, too.

RiverCity 6 can be found on Facebook at “Fans of The RiverCity 6.”  

This project is supported by Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation and John Deere.

Bishop Hill’s Festival of the Arts features music, a plein-air (art created “in the open air”) painting competition, hands-on activities for kids, and an arts and craft show. 

The event is Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Arts and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, with special assistance provided by Blick Art Materials, Garden Thyme, Hantverk Galleri and the Bishop Hill Creative Commons.