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Quad-Cities High School and College Arts Struggle, Adapt During Covid

September 19th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth look at a personality, issue, or trend in the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene, running every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. For many high schools and colleges throughout the Quad-Cities, the show must go on – even during a crippling global pandemic that’s turned education upside down. With schools taking differing approaches to in-person and online instruction, each also is taking individual, thoughtfully considered approaches to continuing with their music and theater... Read More

Seeking Quad-Cities Musicians! Third Round of QC Beats Starting Up in October

September 18th, 2020

The next round of QC Beats, a local online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from Quad-Cities musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created in early 2019 to showcase original music from Quad-City musicians. “Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community,” according to a Davenport library release. “QC Beats will also help support... Read More

Country Superstar Joe Nichols Coming To East Moline’s The Rust Belt!

September 18th, 2020

The Rust Belt has finally announced an ACTUAL in-person concert for this fall! Socially-distanced and outdoors, of course. According to The Rust Belt’s Facebook page this morning, country music artist Joe Nichols will be performing live on Saturday Oct 10 at Murphy Park (900 Bend Blvd East Moline). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday Sep 19, at 8 a.m. Online ticket purchases can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-nichols-tickets-120420056631. Every aspect of the event is designed to follow the recommended social distancing and safety guidelines. 239 10′ x 10′ square pods... Read More

Quad-Cities Singer/Songwriter Featured in Hallmark Channel Film

September 17th, 2020

Lewis Knudsen, a Rock Island-based singer/songwriter, had one of his original tunes debut last fall on the Hallmark Channel and he didn’t even know until a couple weeks ago. “The way it works with composition, there are so many libraries, so many songs. I have a good relationship with this library, but they don’t have the bandwidth to let every artist know,” he said Thursday of Gramoscope Music, which works with artists nationwide to place shows in TV and film. Knudsen had a two-year-old song, “I Need To Get Free,” as one of eight songs on the soundtrack for Hallmark’s “Love, Fall... Read More

Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears

September 16th, 2020

Join the St. Ambrose University Music Department virtually for Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears this Friday Sep 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. SAU Teaching Artists Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears perform music for bassoon and piano, including selections by Mozart, Tansman, Mediņš, Garšnek, and Rivé-King. The concert will be live-streamed on the SAU Music Facebook page. Casual Classics concerts are like a musical happy-hour, and now you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or office, with your favorite snack and drink!   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this... Read More

Drive-In Theater Tour Featuring Casting Crowns Hits Blue Grass Drive-In Tomorrow

September 14th, 2020

Enjoy the music you love from Casting Crowns LIVE at the Drive-In! The Drive-In Theater Tour Featuring Casting Crowns makes its way to the Blue Grass Drive-In (774 W Mayne St. Blue Grass) this Tuesday Sep 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. Join the fun, with a return to simpler times when drive-in movie theaters were king. Grab your family, fill up the car and enjoy a night unlike you’ve ever experienced before! About this Event -This is a LIVE concert! -All tickets are sold on a PER CAR basis (LIMIT OF 6 PEOPLE PER CAR) and will be parked in order of arrival in the tier purchased. -Gates open at 6:00 PM.... Read More

Fall Fest Artisan Pop-Up Market

September 9th, 2020

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with Iron and Grain Home’s Fall Fest Artisan Pop-Up Market at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline) this Saturday Sep 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shop local from 80+ local artisan vendors. Live music will be provided by Ariel + Jacob from 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. and JD Aguilera from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lewis Knudsen will be also be playing in The Rust Belt Courtyard from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grab some produce and fall mums from Friday’s Fresh Market, as well! Food will be available from Jennie’s Boxcar. Grab a drink at Midwest Ale Works, while you’re... Read More

Riverfront Pops Presents Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

September 8th, 2020

Join the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops for Landslide, A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac, this Saturday Sep 12 from 7 – 10 p.m. in LeClaire Park (400 W Beiderbecke Dr. Davenport). Enjoy an evening outside along the banks of the Mississippi River accompanied by Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits including “Big Love,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” and more. The event will close with the traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever set to a brilliant fireworks display. To make the event as... Read More

Music in Motion at Family Museum

September 7th, 2020

Looking for some morning fun with the littles this week? Join the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) for Music in Motion this Wednesday Sep 9 from 9:15 – 10 a.m. Music and plenty of action will take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run and scoot through a variety of movements! This fun program always ends with some social playtime with soft gym equipment so little ones can learn to follow directions and take turns. Music in Motion is included with paid admission. Participants should sign up at the Welcome Desk. For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/calendar/event/music-in-motion/1441.   For... Read More

Symphony Cellist Forms New Quad City Music Academy

September 5th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth look at a personality, issue, or trend in the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene, running every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com.   Hannah Holman has a dream and it’s tantalizingly close to coming true. The passionate principal cellist for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra – of which she’s been a member since 2001 – has spent years planning and forming the Quad City Music Academy, which is now a registered nonprofit organization with an accomplished local board of directors... Read More

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