racers-edge-stageEast Moline is the home of the Racer’s Edge. This is a bar that I have been going to for awesome music and great service since I was 21 years old. The best thing about this bar is that they have a lot of space and tables complete with chairs to host just about any event that you might need space for. This includes, but is not limited to, events like wedding receptions, birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties. They have a checkered dance floor complete with a killer lighting system. Their stage is cool as well and bands can rock your socks off without having to worry about someone tripping on their cords.

Saturday, October 16, a benefit was held there for Connie Dickinson-Siegel. She is a big Quad City live music fan and has been diagnosed with a deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma. It was an explosive event. Four hard rocking local bands were in attendance. Twist of Fate, Project X, Whiskey Business and Oratory were all incredibly talented and did not disappoint this huge crowd one bit. There was also an additional jam session afterwards where even I got on stage and sang some Guns N Roses. It was AWESOME!

Appearing that night, the walls were shaking and the Earth was indeed quaking with the pitter patter of many happy feet on the dance floor. They had tacos in a bag and a bake sale that went on until midnight.  But the reason that I felt compelled to tell you this story was because of the phenomenal musicians that were in these bands. It occurred to me that people of the Quad Cities should hear about this kinda stuff, too. After all, this is YOUR QC!

One of the main things that their owner and operator, Robert Edwards, who is a popularly known local small businessman, hosts at Racer’s is many benefits. He books so many of them that he takes 10% of the bar profits after the event and donates it to the cause being hosted. He knows the drills involved in putting one together. He knows costs, procedures, and contacts that will make your event a success. He can provide karaoke or help you to choose the band that is right for your crowd. He needs at least a week’s notice to get permissions from the city for kids to be able to be in attendance. So be sure you contact him at the Racer’s Edge or message him through their Facebook  to book and plan your event right away!

Call the bar to contact Rob Edwards: (309) 755-8131.

Hit up their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/racers.edge.3

And if you get the chance, whether there’s a benefit going on there or not, check out the Racer’s Edge for a place that rocks with live music, karaoke and a lot of fun!

Amanda Jo Payne read her first novel by age 5 and began writing plays and poetry at age 11, when she received her first typewriter from her mother. A love for putting words together pushed her into higher education and she obtained her Board of Trustees BA from Western Illinois University in 2008. As a mother of three and a grandmother of four, she spends most of her time reading and taking care of her family.