After a three year hiatus, Lowland Block Party returns for its fourth edition 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Laborspace, 311 21st St., Rock Island.
Organizer Jon Burns posted the following about the event:
Rock Island's Lowland Block Party Returns Oct. 3 With Art, Beer, Music And MoreWe’ve carved out a nice lil block over the last decade on the east-side of the downtown, which we’ve self-identified as the Lowland area. Our block party not only brings awareness to our neighbors, but also to our creative and entrepreneurial friends that are scattered throughout the QC area, whom we’ve worked with and been inspired by over the years.
FOOD: Roosters (wings, pulled pork, etc)
CRAFT BEER: Wake Brewing
VENDORS: Death Stitch (clothing), Jon Burns (prints, paintings), Blue Aether Witchery (collages), Metscadicks (stickers, pins, and prints), Carolyn Krueger (pottery, handmade knit hats), Erica Parrott (prints, zines), Glen Lowry (prints), Personal Archive Records (LPs, CDs, tapes), Midwest Writing Center (books), Dave Lager (author/ books), Adventure Orange (wearable fine arts), Desoto Arts (collages/ pottery), Isabel Doom (hand painted statues), Collaborative HeART Studios (ceramics), Out to Launch (photography) Meatboil (art, stickers, prints) Lucas Berns (paper weavings) Stu (tapes) Johnnie Cluney (face painting, art) Doom Kitty Creations (eclectic curiosities, handmade crafts) Liv Carrow (books, magazines)
PERFORMANCES: Bob Bucko Jr., Chris Bernat of Chrash (solo), Chad Gooch of Tambourine (solo), Jeff Tady, Midwest Writing Center, Ragged Records & Music Presents DJ sets by Memorywerks Musik, Noir Wave.
the corner of 3rd & 21st downtown Rock Island
free, 10am-5pm, friendly kids & dogs welcome
* this is an outdoor event. Rozz-Tox will be open for the duration of the block party. masks are required to enter the building, use the restrooms, and whenever not seated at your table.

Rock Island's Lowland Block Party Returns Oct. 3 With Art, Beer, Music And More
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.