The Life is Beautiful event is back for its third year with a decidedly “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream event from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative is made possible by Heartland Connections this Friday Aug 14 through Sunday Aug 16.

Concert organizer Joe Lee offers a blend of alternative, rock and blue grass — all to help raise funds for mental health education and support programs. Attend for free, appreciate and donate at



Heartland Connections Facebook –

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Facebook –

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley YouTube –


Attending is free and donations are encouraged to support NAMI’s no-cost mental health education and support programs.



Friday, August 14

5:00-5:45    Been There Done That

6:00-6:45    Aubs.

7:00-7:45    Dr. Heat

8:00-8:45    Jenny Lynn Stacy & the Dirty Roosters


Saturday, August 15

5:00-5:45    The Memphis Dives

6:00-6:45    Doomr Noomr Boomr

7:00-7:45    Rezinator

8:00-8:45    DYNORIDE


Sunday, August 16

5:00-5:45    Murnau

6:00-6:45    Giallows

7:00-7:45    Cedar County Cobras

8:00-8:45    Cryptostatic


For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.