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Performers for Acker Night – 2023 terms & information.

            December 8, 2023 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

All applications should be received by October 15th 


Dear Musicians – first let me say how much we appreciate all of you who have participated in Acker Night throughout the years!  Your generosity has allowed us to offer many private-lesson scholarships to our local youth, as well as donate funds to each school district in the area specifically for their music programs.

  •  I understand this is a volunteer position and will not be paid. All tips collected go to the Acker Night committee to be used for the quad city school music programs, private-lesson scholarships and other local musical needs.

  • I am responsible for placing the Acker Night tip bag in front of the musical performer. Only the Acker tip bag will be allowed. No personal tip bags will be allowed on Acker Night. Bag must be given to business before leaving event.

  • I am responsible for contacting my designated business to set up my needs and time, once scheduled by Acker Night.

  • I am responsible for being on time for the event and leaving the establishment in a clean and friendly manner. I understand I am representing Acker Night as a volunteer.

  • Acker night is not responsible or liable for lost or stolen items, time, or wages.

  • I agree to allow Acker association to use any photos/film images of me for promotional material to represent Acker Night. 

 If you are interested in donating your time to perform, fill out a Performer Application to sign up.  It is important that you fill in all the information every year to best help us make a good match with a downtown business.  If you are available to play outdoors, please be sure to indicate that as well.

Some of you have an enjoyable history with a particular business.  If that is the case, please list them as a preference on the Preferred Venue comment line.

 Businesses DONATE  3 hours of music time to be offered in their space, that is a big deciding factor when the Acker Night Committee gets together to produce matches between performers and business locations. 

We do allow part time participation; however, unless you have a match with another part-timer, it is a difficult match to fulfill.  We take those requests into consideration after fulltime participants have been placed.  Also, a fact – about 75% requesting half want “first half.” 

 If you do feel you need to limit your performance time to 1 ½ hours, being flexible with “either half” of the 3-hour evening will help us place you.

 Many downtown businesses are only able to host small groups, meaning 3 performers and under.  

You will be notified in mid November with the details of your business location and contact information.  Because we cannot always depend on prompt U.S. Mail delivery, we strongly encourage you to contact your assigned business right away to confirm with each other.


Again, thank you for your interest in volunteering for this unique event!



The Acker Committee

Please read BEFORE applying and agree.
After reading the terms & instructions,

scroll down to fill out an application.

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Please do not apply more than one time.

The J.S. Acker Music Park Association ​is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization.
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