With a name like Kelly’s, you know this place is going to pull out the stops on St. Patrick’s Day.

Take it from a guy with the last name of Leary.

If green beer, green gear and green cabbage to go with your corned beef is what you want shaking your shamrock, along with plenty of loud, raucous music, you’ll want to head out to Kelly’s Irish , 2222 E. 53rd, which will once again, be hosting the largest St. Patrick’s party in the Quad Cities! Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th.

As always, no cover, all ages and thousands of your closest friends.

Here is the schedule of events:


5:00 Mayer School of Irish Dance

6:00-8:15 QC Rock Academy bands (Hum Hum & The Crash, Been There Done That, 5 Frames Of Motion, Rebecca Casad)

8:30-9:45 Past Curfew (80’s pop/rock)

10-11:30 Frankie Fontagne & The Ramblers (soul/blues/r&b)



6:00am Doors Open

10:30am Mayer School of Irish Dance

12:00 Irishman of the Year Award

12:45-1:45 Acoustic Music – Chuck Murphy

2:00-4:00 Magician Mark Yeager

2:00-3:45 QC Rock Academy Bands (Plot Twist, VanderVeer, AIR & Company)

3:45 Skydiving Leprechauns

4:00-4:45 Mayer School of Irish Dance

5:00-6:00 Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls

6:15-7:15 North of 40

7:30-8:30 Vice Squad

9:00-10:30 Divebomb

10:45-12:15 Rolling Thunder – The Music of AC/DC


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.