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Music from the King of Pop to be featured at Riverfront Pops

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The musical stylings of Michael Jackson will be featured at the 2013 Quad Cities Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops in Davenport.

The announcement was made on Thursday, June 20, that music from the “King of Pop” was selected by the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be Saturday, September 7 at LeClaire Park.

Previous music selections for the event have been the Beatles and ABBA, according to Jared Johnson, the Director of Marketing with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra. Johnson said those selections were very successful.

“We think the only way to top that is with the ‘King of Pop,’” said Johnson. “We think this is going to be a really popular concert.”

Johnson said the show combines orchestra music and rock lighting.

“It’s music you love in a way you’ve never heard it before,” he said.

Tickets are available for purchase starting Monday, July 1, said the director of marketing. Children 12 and under are admitted for free; for everybody else, tickets are $20, according to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s website.

For special discounts and offers, groups of 15 are asked to contact the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s box office at 563-322-7276 for information.

The Riverfront Pops is part of the 2nd Annual East West Riverfest that runs from Sept. 6-22 in the Quad Cities.