Find Great Events This Week In Illinois And Iowa With The FUN10
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Every week, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Moline Township Concert Series Rising Again
Summer Concerts take place in Stephens Square Park outside the East end of the Moline Township Activity Center. The bands play from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and you can get something to eat in the M.A.C. dining room from 5:00 pm until the food is gone. We will be serving brats, hot dogs, sloppy joe’s, chips, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Once the music begins, we will be selling popcorn, soda, and bottled water outside in the park. Parking is available across 18th Street in the Moline Township parking lot (next to Amerifile), Bethany’s parking lot, the old Dispatch parking lot located at 1720 5th Ave, and any on street parking.
Here’s the summer schedule:
June 5th The Tailfins
June 12th The Hotrods
June 26th The Moonlighters
July 3rd Night People
July 10th Crooked Cactus
July 17th Glory Days Garage Band
July 24th Tommy Pickett & Friends
July 31st Gray Wolf
Starlight Review Concert Series In Rock Island
June 13 Gray Wolf
June 20 Troy Rangel & Friends
June 27 The Hot Rods
July 11 Superfly Samurai
July 18 The Tailfins
July 25 Josh Duffee Orchestra
August 1 The Night People
August 8 RAIN DATE
Bettendorf Summer Concert Series Beginning
Summer is on our doorstep and the Bettendorf Public Library is set to celebrate with the return of its wildly popular Summer Concert Series. The eleven-week series starts on June 1st and takes place each Thursday night at 6:30 PM at Faye’s Field located at 2850 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Attendees are encouraged to bring along food and drink to this program. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be
held inside the Bettendorf Public Library which is next to Faye’s Field.
The Summer Concert Series band line up Is as follows:
6/8 – 10 of Soul
6/15 – Douglas & Tucker
6/22 – Troy Rangel & Friends
6/29 – Tailfins
7/6 – Angela Meyer Band
7/13 – Crooked Cactus
7/20 – Knockoffs
7/27 – Big Fun
8/3 – Logan Springer
8/10 – Funktastic 5
The Summer Concert Series is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and
supported by Title Sponsors: TBK Bank, Abbey Carpet Gallery, Build to Suit, and Focus Real
Estate Development; Autographed Edition Sponsors: Bettendorf Rotary Club and Duck Creek
Tire & Service; Limited Edition Sponsor: Mel Foster Co.; and First Edition Sponsor: BankORION.
More information about the Summer Concert Series series and other library events can be
found at www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4175.
ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus
Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to
information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call
Bass Street Landing Concerts Every Week In Moline
June 15: Tony Hoeppner & Friends
June 22: North of 40
June 29: Class of ’82 – 80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band
July 6: Levee Town – presented by The Mississippi Valley Blues Society
July 13: Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
July 20: Far Out 283
July 27: Funktastic 5
Aug. 3: The Knockoffs
Aug. 10: The Crooked Cactus Band. AKA Los Nopales Chuecos
Mercado Is Back In Moline
See Mercado on Fifth is an outdoor event from 5-10 p.m. every Friday on 5th Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Moline.
The weekly gathering features food trucks, produce/retail vendors, live entertainment and activities for children. Mercado’s 2023 summer season will run every Friday night from May 26 – Sept. 29.
Mercado aims to attract more people to the Floreciente neighborhood and increase community involvement and pride by offering economic opportunities to small and minority-owned businesses. Patrons can enjoy cultural entertainment from area musicians, dance groups and artists. The market also provides learning opportunities for children and information about local nonprofits for adults.
Join us at Mercado, and be part of our mission to strengthen the community!
Learn more: MERCADO
‘Mamma Mia’ Returns To Circa
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s latest production is a massive hit musical that’s currently the ninth-longest-running Broadway musical of all time, a five-time Tony Award nominee and internationally beloved! Enjoying a Quad Cities run through July 8, Mamma Mia’s collection of timeless ABBA tunes inspired the New York Post to call the experience “one of those nights when you sit back and let a nutty kind of joy just sweep over you,” and the pop/rock revue is being brought to stage life by a spectacular team of professional actors.
MAMMA MIA! will be presented at Circa ’21 with performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday matinées at 1:15 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers, also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $60.55 for the evening performances and $53.73 for the Wednesday matinées. The prices include dinner, show and tax.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.
Denkman Park Party Coming Up June 7
Join fellow community members for a park party to celebrate Rock Island’s Denkmann Park’s new basketball courts and park upgrades on June 7!
Get to know your neighbors while enjoying free food, fun, and entertainment! A bevy of local businesses will be present to show off and discuss their offerings.
Elected officials and city staff will also be in attendance to socialize and discuss opportunities for growth in the community.
Learn more: PARK PARTY
Tunes In Town Tunes Up In DeWitt
Check out this year’s lineup:
June 6th – 3 On The Tree with a Car Cruise In
June 13th – Jordan Danielsen & Jef Spradley
June 20th – Ron Lubbers Entertainment
June 27th – The Crooked Cactus Band. AKA Los Nopales Chuecos
July 4th – Dance The Night Away Productions Daytime Celebration!
July 11th – 10 of Soul
July 18th – The Hot Rods with a Car Cruise In
July 25th – Gordy and Debbie
August 1st – The Hitman, Tim Durth
August 8th – Montana Sunrise
August 15th – JIMMY WELTY BAND
August 22nd – North of 40
August 29th – The Tailfins Band with a Car Cruise In
You can’t download LIVE music, 🎧 so mark your calendars and join us for a great concert series in Lincoln Park this summer!
‘Hello Dolly’ Continues Next Weekend
The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline runs their production of “Hello Dolly” through the 10th.
Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder‘s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theater hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film by 20th Century Fox starring Barbra Streisand.
The cast of the Black Box production include: Shelley Cooper as Dolly Levi, Doug Kutzli as Horace Vandergelder, Tristan Tapscott as Cornelius Hackl, Jacqueline Isaascon as Irene Malloy, Roger, Pavey, Jr. as Barnaby Tucker, Mukupa Lungu as Minnie Fae with Lucy Dlarmini, Robert Gregory, Jennifer Cook Gregory, and Tyler Henning with music direction by C.J. Parker, rehearsal pianist Jonathan Turner, choreography by Madeline Rhodes, and direction and design by Lora Adams.
“Many people have wondered how we would do a big musical on the Black Box Theatre stage. When I started as an actor I did Minnie Fae at Wilson Street East Dinner Playhouse in Madison, Wisconsin, which was a smaller stage than BBT so I knew it could be done,” said director Adams
Show times are June 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and June 3 and 4 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at theblackboxtheatre.com On June 3 GIT Improv will have an evening performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10.
Miss Iowa Competition Coming Up June 9-10
Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition is coming to Davenport’s Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., at 7 p.m. June 9-10.
Tickets are on sale now at the Adler box office.
Please join us for the 2023 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition, an official state preliminary in the Miss America Program. Meet the accomplished contestants who will compete for the titles of Miss Iowa and Miss Iowa’s Teen and who will advance to represent Iowa in the Miss America and Miss America’s Teen competitions. The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards within a competitive system designed to enhance educational and career opportunities for young women. Our Program exposes participants to experiences that strengthen confidence, showcase talents, and promote community service. The Miss America Organization, from the local to national level, is one of the largest providers of scholarships to women in the world.