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An Evening with Ernie Peniston Band

Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Redstone Room
$10 adv / $12 day of show

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Opening Act: None
Age Restriction: All Ages
Genre: Blues

All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Ernie Peniston was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2003. He is a product, in part, of the Minneapolis music scene, and he has shared the stage with Prince, Morris Day, The Temptations, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, James Brown, Albert Collins, and many others. He also spent four years as the frontman with Blind Pig recording artists, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, traveling the US and Europe.
Ernie Peniston retired in 2010, but it didn’t take…
A happenstance meeting in 2013 between Peniston and former EPB guitarist Joe Collins, and a daisy chain of phone calls thereafter, pulled together friends and musicians from across the country to re-form the Ernie Peniston Band. This reunion led to a string of engagements, culminating (so far) with the release of “Live at the Muddy Waters” (recorded Feb 2014) and an appearance at the opening night of the 30th Mississippi Valley Blues Fest (Ernie played the inaugural MVBS Fest in 1985).
Peniston formed The Ernie Peniston Band in the Quad-Cities in the late 80’s, and the current players are a reiteration of an early 90's lineup of reacquainted consorts from all over.
They play together only a few times per year, but relish each occasion – and so do their fans.

*Seating Disclaimer*

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis:
  • Reserved Tables: a limited number of tables are for sale in advance, sold through our ticketing service. You will need to add both your General Admission tickets AND your Reserved Tables to the cart for purchase. Reserve Tables come with 4 seats to a table. 
  • General Admission Tables: A number of tables are available when doors open. First come first serve.  
  • Disability: If you require handicap accessible seating, you will need to purchase your General Admission ticket first, and then call the box office to reserve up to 2 seats. Tables must be purchased separately.
*Ticket Disclaimer*

All tickets for RME events are sold via Eventbrite and all carry applicable transaction fees. Tickets can be purchased the day of event online, at the RME Box office during business hours, and at the door (subject to availability). All tickets purchased with credit cards and/or cash will be subject to all applicable service fees whether the purchase takes place online, over the phone, or at the RME box office. Ticket fees also still apply for admission at the door.


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

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Most shows in the Redstone Room are 19+, unless otherwise noted, but minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
RME & The Redstone Room are in the heart of downtown Davenport, and accessible by public transportation or cabs & ride-share apps (Uber, Lyft). There is a paid parking garage right next to the RME that only costs a couple of dollars for an evening. When using the ramp, make sure that you prepay at the pay stations in the garage stairwell or on the Parkmobile app. Free street parking is available, but sometimes hard to find on concert nights.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call the RME's box office at (563)326-1333 or email
What's the refund policy?
Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.