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1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, Illinois 61265
Johnny Rogers was born in Jackson, Tennessee to parents who were born in the southern states of Kentucky and Tennessee.
His father was a radio personality in the late 40's and early 50's, who crossed paths with some of the biggest legends of music
history: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Marty Robbins and Conway Twitty, to mention a few.
When he was very young his father gave him his first guitar. He had no interest in playing, until he heard Buddy Holly for the first time.
The song was Rave On.
He said it was like someone or something turned a switch on inside of him. From that moment on he knew what he wanted to be
in life and that was someone like Buddy. His father showed him a few basic chords. That was all he needed to get started playing.
While Johnny was in high school, he tried starting his own band, but finding kids his own age with the same taste in music seemed
to be impossible. So, he began to look for older guys that grew up listening to the music. He started sneaking into the honky tonks
with his father’s help and a fake ID. But he wasn't there to drink he was there to learn about becoming an entertainer.
The event is in the Rhythm Room, so this concert is open to anyone ages 21 & up at no cover charge!