Wednesday - August 15, 2018
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Enjoy a Beach Boys Bash with Riverfront Pops!

August 14th, 2018

Celebrate summertime with a beach bash along the Mississippi River featuring the surfin’ sounds of the Beach Boys! This year’s Riverfront Pops will take place on Saturday Aug 18 at the iconic bandshell in LeClaire Park, Davenport. This set list of good vibrations includes the entire history-making album, Pet Sounds, plus other favorite Beach Boys tunes.  The Youth Symphony Orchestra will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at https://qcsymphony.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000o9tWSUAY.... Read More

Floatzilla 2018 Making a Splash this Weekend!

August 13th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity! Floatzilla 2018 will once again attempt to break the world record for Largest Flotilla of Man-Powered Crafts, this weekend! There are a few different ways one can register. You can go online and register at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128704. You can also stop by the River Action office at 822 E River Drive, Davenport (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Registration can also take place during the Packet Pickup on Friday Aug 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the... Read More

Hilarity Will Ensue at TaxSlayer Center with Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper

August 12th, 2018

There’s no doubt the TaxSlayer Center will be filled with laughter this Wednesday. Will you be one of the lucky individuals laughing? Comedian Jim Gaffigan is bringing The Fixer Upper tour to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Dr. Moline) this Wednesday Aug 15 at 7:30 p.m. Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life. Bring the whole family... Read More

Music from The King of Pop Filling RME Once Again!

August 11th, 2018

Start practicing your moon walk and make plans to celebrate the King of Pop this Friday night! Back by popular demand, All Sweat Productions is bringing back music of Michael Jackson to the Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St. Davenport) once again this Thursday Aug 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. This is a 19+ show (minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian). Come enjoy classic Michael Jackson hits performed by the best musicians in the area. With a chart history like The Gloved One has, you’re bound to be singing along and reminiscing in no time. General... Read More

2nd Annual Art in the Garden Blooming at Quad City Botanical Center

August 10th, 2018

Art, music, food and flowers. Sounds like the perfect recipe to a beautiful summer day! The Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) is hosting the 2nd Annual Art in the Garden on Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost of admission is $8 for adults and $4 for youth and members of the Botanical Center. There are no advance purchase of tickets, this is a drop-in event. Art in the Garden will have nature-inspired artists selling and displaying their work, food trucks, and live music throughout the beautiful gardens. Bring the whole family because there’s fun for all... Read More

Get Dirty at Case Creek Obstacles Mud Run 5K!

August 9th, 2018

Do you have what it takes? Find out at this year’s Case Creek Obstacles Mud Run 5k! The 6th Annual Case Creek Obstacles (7625 120th Avenue Coal Valley) Mud Run 5K is happening this Saturday Aug 11! Whether you are an avid runner or a first-time participant, get back to nature with this scenic adventure while supporting local charities. The Case Creek Obstacle course is a 5K Mud Run filled with 30+ obstacles.  It’s located on a farm in Coal Valley.  You’ll run up and down hills, through pastures, woods, and rugged terrain.  You’ll snake through Case Creek the last 3/10 of a mile.  You’ll... Read More

HyVee Sustainable Market Open This Weekend

August 9th, 2018

What better way to celebrate the season changing than bringing local producers together for the first Sustainable Sunday Market at Hy-Vee (750 42nd Ave Dr. – Moline)? The Sustainable Sunday Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12th will have over 12 local producers who grow and make organic, non-GMO products from grass-fed meat, microgreens, coconut milk soaps, honey, and more!  The Sustainable Sunday Market will be the second Sunday of each month through September. QC Buy Local, an online (local) farmer’s market, is honored to partner with Hy-Vee to bring the Quad... Read More

Summer Concert in Coal Valley Featuring the Tony Hamilton Orchestra

August 9th, 2018

There’s no better way to spend a beautiful summer evening than surrounded by family and friends, while enjoying an outdoor concert! Come enjoy a Summer Concert Featuring the Tony Hamilton Orchestra on Saturday Aug 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. under the pavilion in the Coal Valley Municipal Park (1000 1st Street Coal Valley). Sponsored by Mulligans Valley Pub and the Village of Coal Valley, this free concert will feature music from the Big Band Era. Bring your lawn chairs and relax while enjoying the tunes. In case of a rain, this Summer Concert will be rescheduled for Aug 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. For more... Read More

‘Next To Normal’ Coming To Blackbox Theatre

August 8th, 2018

It’s been called one of the best musicals of the 21st century for its honest exploration of mental illness and pain. It’s “Next to Normal,” and it’s coming to the Blackbox, 1623 5th Ave., Moline. The story centers on Diana Goodman, a wife and mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect it has on her family. The 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt was winner of three Tony Awards (2009), including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Heading the cast as Diana Goodman is Shana Kulhavy. David Miller will portray her... Read More

Rally Party at Wieblers Harley-Davidson!

August 8th, 2018

The party is at Wieblers Harley-Davidson this weekend! Stop by Wieblers Harley-Davidson (5320 Corporate Drive Davenport) this Saturday Aug 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a Rally Party! Enjoy live music from Eddie Van Haskell featuring The Beave! Award-winning BBQ from Smokin’ Butt BBQ will be available as well as ice cold beer. Don’t forget to enter the old school “Kickers Only” chopper/vintage bike show! For more information on this event and to check out deals at Wieblers Harley-Davidson, visit https://wieblers.com/. Don’t miss this awesome Rally Party!  Read More