Quad City Arts’ subscription series of benefit parties featuring artists from the Visiting Artist Series program will move online this fall with a virtual “dinner and a show”.

Performing Arts Signature Series, or PASS, will not have in-person events for the fall season.  The series will instead offer a unique experience with curbside take-out from a premium local restaurant paired with access to an online performance by a visiting artist who recorded a performance specifically for this event!

The following performers are scheduled to appear:

Thursday, Oct. 15: John Patti, steel pans (drums)

Thursday, Nov. 5: Ho Etsu Taiko, Japanese drumming

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021: Sultans of String, folk/rock string trio

Tickets include a digital link to the performance and take-out dinner from either Crust in Bettendorf or Combine in East Moline using a “prix fixe” menu created for this event. A link to the menus with instructions for placing orders will be provided in advance.  Access to the performance will be sent to subscribers by 4 pm the day of the event and all orders placed in advance will be available at 5:30 pm for pickup. Subscribers can purchase the series of three parties for a discount, as well as single events or a “show only” option.

For more information on the artists or to purchase tickets, visit www.quadcityarts.com/pass. Spring season events are yet to be announced.

All proceeds from these events directly supports the Visiting Artist Series, a performing arts residency program presenting music, dance, and theatre for school and community site audiences. The Visiting Artist Series has moved to an all-online format this season and will provide schools with access to videos demonstrations, brief performances, study guides, and streamed live performances that teachers can build into their curriculum.

PASS events are typically held at venues throughout the Quad Cities, where guests can enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a spotlight performance with a world-class visiting artist who is currently in residence through the Visiting Artist Series. The full season usually consists of six parties from September to April.  Quad City Arts remains committed to finding new ways of bringing arts experiences to the community, until the time when we can safely gather again for in-person events.

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