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David G Smith: Upcoming Shows

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art

Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport, 2200 E 11th St, Davenport, IA 52803

All ages! Riverssance is known through­out the Midwest for its high qual­ity fine art, beautiful outdoor setting and its unique blend of delight­ful enter­tain­ment and deli­cious food & wine.

Located on a scenic hill overlooking the Mississippi River in the historic Village of East Davenport, this 2-day festival features 90 exhibiting artists, a children’s art activity tent, wine tasting, gourmet food and live regional music. Awards are given to exhibiting artists in various categories and the prestigious Harley Award is given to an individual whose affected the arts and artists in the Quad Cities during their lifetime.

Enjoy music from River Music Experience, Tabor Wine tent, artist-painted wine glasses, children’s activity tent and the area’s best food, all while shopping for your next artistic treasure. For more info visit or call 309.793.1213

$4 Per Adult Single Day; $6 Per Adult Weekend Pass

The GoldFinch Room Concert Series - Stephens Auditorium LAWN w Robert Deitch!

The Goldfinch Room - Stephens Auditorium LAWN, 1900 Center Dr, Ames, IA

5:30-7:30p. This is a return engagement for me! It's cool! A songwriter series patterned after the In-The-Round style of Nashville's Bluebird Cafe! (I play there too:) My good friend and fellow troubadour, Robert Deitch will join me center stage and we'll swap songs, stories and shenanigans. This is an outdoor event with an indoor option so we got you covered! BYO lawn chairs and sunscreen and plan on a couple of hours of music for the soul! Food, water and adult beverages will be available. Tix can be had at the gate. For more info, to include Covid protocol, please call 515-294-8809 or visit


Under The Big Top Concert Series

The Depot, 101 N Railroad St, Shenandoah, IA 51601

Bill Hillman, newly inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been supporting live music for-EVER! This show will kick off a weekend that celebrates Shenendoah Iowa's 150 year anniversary! Home of KMA and The Everly Brothers! Come on out and make a weekend of it. For more info visit or call (712) 246-4444.

Private Event - Give Back Series

Melrose Meadows, 350 Dublin Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246

This private event is part of the Hey Dave Music "Give-Back Series" that provides live music performance for a variety of causes. These performances may take the form of fundraisers for those in need, for folks with medical conditions (like Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer), for children's causes (like St. Jude or Boys & Girls Town), for food banks or women's shelters, or simply for people who may not be able to otherwise access the arts like skilled nursing, memory units or other senior community settings. These shows are community oriented performances and can be booked for anywhere in the US....or even virtually. Feel free to visit David's website and check out the "Give-Back" section near the top of the home page for a work-in-progress history of this effort. If you would like to book an event of this nature please contact David at or 615-483-1781.

ENCORE SHOW: David G Smith w Alicia Michilli & Shannon LaBrie

Redstone Room - River Music Experience, 2nd & Main, Davenport, IA

Scheduled for March 2020; then July 2020 and now.... April 30, 2021. We'll make this happen yet! This is an ENCORE of our March 2019 "A Candlelight Evening of Songs & Stories" in-the-round performance at RME's Redstone Room featuring a couple of my Nashville based buds Alicia Michilli & Shannon LaBrie! Tix are $15 in advance. Doors open at 7p & the show starts at 8p. 563-326-1333 or for more info.,-Alicia-Michi-(1)

Live At The Grape

The Grape Life Wine Emporium, 3402 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807

Something different....something safe during this age of Covid. Call Kevin or Diane at (563) 355-7070 to set up a reservation. Social distanced seating will be in place. K & D will serve you wines of your choosing. I'll do two sets from 8-10p. And we'll have a fine wine music time!

$5 per person secures a reservation and safe space!

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In The Silence ©David G Smith  

She was always there for me 
She was always there 
With roots and canopy 
As unruffled as the morning  air  
I could count on her-ad-vice 
SHE was like a mother to me 
Now all I see in her vacant eyes 
(is) Vulnerability  

In the silence  
I’m learning how        
Two unfettered souls__ are talking now  

I didn’t know this language 
I didn’t know this life 
All I felt was the anguish 
(of) having to see her in a different light 
She used to be this one thing 
She was a rock for me 
But now there is this something--- new 

In the silence  
I’m learning how        
Two unfettered souls__ are talking now  

There are no rules 
There are no roles 
There is only real 
To FILL up all the holes______  

In the silence  
I’m learning how  
Two unfettered souls  
Have never been so close  
As we are right now 

Past Shows, Venues & Events:

Munn Arena, Michigan State University, MI 
Bluebird Cafe (since 1999), Nashville, TN 
BackstageAtTheBorder, WA 
Pete's Candy Store, NY 
Byron's Place, IA 
Ginkos Coffeehouse Concert Series, MN 
Rockin' On The River (w/ Kevin Gordon), IA 
Plaza Unplugged, CA 
Conway Muse, WA 
Fiddlers Dream, AZ 
Solid Grounds, NM 
Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center (w/ Justin Townes Earle), IA 
Tin Pan South Songwriter Festival, Nashville (6 yrs.)
Redstone Room, River Music Experience, IA (w/ Rory Block, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Griffin House) 
SVE Auditorium, AZ 
Falcon Ridge Folk Fest/Lounge Stage, NY 
Sisters Coffeehouse, OR 
Uptown Bill's, IA 
Glacier National Park, MT
FT Cody Concert Series, NE
Brues Alehouse, CO
Botanica Gardens, KS

Old Courthouse Museum Concert Series, SD 
The Buttonwood Tree, CT 
Lupus General Store, MO 
The Listening Room, TN 
The Vessel, Shelter Island, CA
Various Fundraisers for Gilda's Club, Boys Town, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Rett Syndrome, Save-The-River, MD, Food Banks, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Alzheimer's Research, Various Medical Facilities and Senior Citizen Communities