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Mississippi Valley Fair Will Go On, But Downsized, With No Big Name Grandstand Acts

June 29th, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Fair will go on, albeit in a stripped back fashion minus all of their big-name Grandstand Acts, Aug. 4-9 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust, Davenport, event representative Shawn Loter announced in a live press conference broadcast on Facebook Monday night. The move to downsize is a different one from those taken by most other area events. The majority of local performance venues and events have decided to go virtual, including the Walcott Truckers Jamboree being held online July 9-11 and the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, being held online July 31 and... Read More

What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 29th, 2020

No doubt about it, these have been some tough times we’ve been going through. But even through all of the negative events going on, there has been some good news, and that’s what we concentrate on here, in our What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news for this month? Creature Feature Creeping In The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by... Read More

It’s Good News, Bad News For Tugfest

June 25th, 2020

It’s great news for the Iowa Tugfest, not so good for the Illinois side, as due to covid-19 restrictions, Illinois has had to cancel all of their Tugfest activities for 2020. However, it’s all systems go for Iowa as of now, according to the group’s Facebook page. They announced late Wednesday night that, “After much discussion, Team Iowa has decided to move forward with Tug Fest 2020! This was a decision that we did not take lightly but in the end, we felt that our Community needed and deserved to have at least a little part of our summer be somewhat “normal”.... Read More

Frankie Joe & Kinfolk at Green Tree Brewery

June 24th, 2020

It’s official! Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire is officially bringing back some live music! Frankie Joe & Kinfolk will perform live at Green Tree Brewery (309 N Cody Rd. LeClaire) this Saturday Jun 27 at 8 p.m. All the tables will be spaced out, all the social distancing rules will be followed, and Green Tree Brewery is ready to bring on a real hootenanny!  They are planning to be outside but inside is ready too! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/807906516348995/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Father’s Day Music Cruise

June 20th, 2020

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day activity? Join Riverboat Twilight for a relaxing music cruise. Father’s Day Music Cruise will take place this Sunday Jun 21 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. aboard the Riverboat Twilight (N Front St. LeClaire) with special guest, Bobby Ray Bunch. Bobby Ray Bunch has been entertaining audiences since 2008. After serving in the Air Force, he moved back to Iowa and has since been playing at bars, clubs, wineries, breweries and private parties. His set-list includes hits from Elvis, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pearl Jam and The Rolling Stones! Ample indoor... Read More

QuadCities.com Debuting Virtual Art Gallery Featuring Quad-Cities Artists

June 19th, 2020

ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS! QuadCities.com is starting up the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery to display your work! We’ll display up to a half-dozen of your artworks, along with an artists bio and pic of you and a link to your patreon, paypal or contact info so interested patrons can contact you to buy your artworks! If you’re interested, email Director of Digital Media Sean Leary at Sean@QuadCities.com!  Read More

Looking For The Best Quad-Cities Instagram Hotspots? Our List Continues…

June 1st, 2020

We continue our journey to find the best Instagram walls in the Quad City Area! Here are six more top spots to make your Instagram pop. Ike’s All American Cafe Burger Wall – 635 15th Ave – East Moline, Illinois. Dude… it’s a burger… on a wall! Need I say more? Cabana’s Sea Wall – 2120 4th Ave – Rock Island, Illinois – Located across an alley from the now vacant bar that was once Cabana’s (you cant miss the shark on the roof!), this 2 story wall of sea creatures is a one of a kind in the QCA. Freight House Wall – River Drive – Davenport,... Read More

Isabel Bloom Closing Moline, LeClaire Locations, Consolidating In Davenport Shop

May 30th, 2020

Isabel Bloom has decided to consolidate its Quad-Cities retail locations into its East Village location, cutting its Moline store after 30 years in business and its LeClaire shop after six years. The company released a statement late Friday that read as follows: Dear Friends, On behalf of our entire team at Isabel Bloom, we thank you for your loyalty and support, especially during these past few months. Your support, whether it be through online orders, curbside pickups, or local deliveries, has meant the world to us. Thank you for your words of encouragement through social media, phone calls and... Read More

John Deere Classic Cancellation A Devastating Economic Loss To Quad-Cities

May 28th, 2020

The cornucopia of closures due to coronavirus keeps growing, as what was planned to be the 50th PGA Tour event in the Quad-Cities, the John Deere Classic, is canceled this July. Because of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions around events and public gatherings in the surrounding area, the 2020 JDC at TPC Deere Run in Silvis was canceled, tournament officials announced Thursday. The tournament will, however, continue its commitment to the 2020 Birdies for Charity campaign, including a promise to deliver at least a 5-percent bonus to all participating organizations. Last year, the tournament raised... Read More

Looking For The Best Selfie Backdrop? Here Are The Top Quad-Cities Instagram Hotspots (List #1)

May 26th, 2020

Everybody loves a good Instagram wall — a great spot to use as a backdrop for your selfies and pictures — and there are some right here in the Quad-Cities. Here are six top spots to make your Instagram pop. Rust Belt – East Moline, Illinois – This spot provides an industrial and bright look with its rock star brick and sheet metal window treatment. Faithful Pilot – LeClaire, Iowa – This multicolored wall screams for a ’70s/’80s retro shoot. The muted colors are choice. Fred & Ethel’s – Rock Island, Illinois – This pocket park’s... Read More

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