The Festivus Show Offers Quad-Cities Free Post-New Year’s Day Entertainment
The day after Christmas is usually a letdown, but a new online concert showcasing Quad-Cities musicians offers another gift – for free.
A new two-day holiday extravaganza, “The Festivus Show,” will be held Friday and Saturday nights, with 11 musical acts performing in 11 different downtown Davenport businesses. It aims to celebrate the beautiful originality and talent of the Q-C music scene and many new and loved
businesses in downtown Davenport.
The lineup of musicians and businesses is as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 2 (7 p.m. start) —
- DJ K Yung (DJ set) at Crafted QC (handmade artisan crafts and supplies), 221 E. 2nd St.
- Molly Durnin (indie/folk singer/songwriter) at Abernathy’s (vintage clothing and accessories), 432 W. 3rd St.
- CJ Parker (funk/R&B/gospel) at Fat Sacks QC/Kilkenny’s (food truck-style restaurant and Irish pub), 500 W. 3rd St.
- Aubs. (poetry-infused hip-hop) at Source Book Store, 232 W.3rd St.
- Giallows (experimental rock) at Stompbox Brewing/Kitchen Brigade (bar and brewery), 210 E. River Drive.
- Alyx Rush (pop/R&B) at Cru Bottle Shoppe (wine bar), 221 Brady St.
Sunday, Jan. 3 (6 p.m. start) —
- K1ng Supr3m3 (DJ set) at Unimpaired Dry Bar (non-alcoholic bar), 246 W. 3rd St.
- Pollinators (indie rock) at The Drawing Room QC (cigar lounge), 318 E. 2nd St.
- BN (soul/R&B) – Taste of Ethiopia (Middle Eastern restaurant), 102 S. Harrison St.
- Angela Meyer (modern traditional country) at Theo & Co. (men’s clothing and barbershop), 219 E. 2nd St.
- East$ide Sounds (hip-hop/R&B) at Cavort QC (restaurant, cocktail, and tiki bar), 229 Brady St.
While this event is free to watch on Vimeo, attendees will need to register in advance on the Eventbrite website to get the link. The official page is “thefestivalshow,” and the event is patterned after that monthly streaming concert series, started in 2019 by Royce Barnett, who has organized this weekend’s performances.
Festivus was made famous in the Seinfeld TV episode “The Strike“, which first aired on Dec. 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday, the site says.
This year, fans are using the holiday as an opportunity to pay tribute to Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller, who died on May 11 at the age of 92.
“The Festivus Show” will be available online for 48 hours for those unable to watch at the scheduled time. More information can also be found on Instagram under the handle “thefestivalshow.”
To RSVP through Eventbrite, visit Eventbrite.com/e/the-festivus-show-tickets-131230041587, and the Facebook event page is at Fb.me/e/AMPAtILs.