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Iowa’s Adler Theatre Welcomes ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ To Davenport

August 9th, 2022
Iowa's Adler Theatre Welcomes 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' To Davenport

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at Davenport’s Adler Theater. Tickets go on sale at the Adler box office and all Ticketmaster outlets at 10 a.m. July 8. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday... Read More

Illinois Country Fans Can Kick Back At Back Road Music Festival August 13

August 9th, 2022
Illinois Country Fans Can Kick Back At Back Road Music Festival August 13

The Back Road Music Festival returns for its 8th year to the Galva Park in Galva, IL. With 4 nationally touring country bands on the main stage complemented by 3 aspiring groups on the side stage, you will be guaranteed a memorable evening without the hustle & bustle of a big city show. Live music, great food, good times & a family-friendly environment that you will NOT want to miss. August 13, 2022, in Galva, Illinois! Featuring: Kip Moore Jameson Rodgers Jerrod Niemann Callista Clark Tickets are on sale now at www.tbrmf.com!  Read More

Maddie Poppe to Perform Christmas Music At Iowa’s Rhythm City Casino

August 8th, 2022
Maddie Poppe to Perform Christmas Music At Iowa's Rhythm City Casino

Folk Singer Maddie Poppe is set to perform music from her Christmas From Home EP in the Event Center at Rhythm City Casino on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8 PM. Tickets are $30 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased at The Market Gift Shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort). All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets in the ADA section are for patrons with mobility disabilities and up to three companions. If companion seating is not available because the ADA section is sold out, Rhythm City Casino Resort will offer other seats as close as possible... Read More

Enjoy Tunes & Blooms in Rock Island August 14

August 7th, 2022
Enjoy Tunes & Blooms in Rock Island August 14

Come and enjoy being surrounded by Freddy’s flower arrangements specifically inspired by some of his favorite songs from the Great American Songbook at the Tunes & Blooms event on August 14 at The Hauberg Estate in Rock Island! Freddy will be at the grand piano playing the songs that coordinate with each inspired arrangement. You’ll enjoy the afternoon of music and flowers, all while soaking up the magnificent beauty of The Hauberg Mansion. After the program, guests will have the opportunity to purchase one of Freddy’s artistic arrangements. It’s like an art show, but with flowers... Read More

Oktoberfest Hits Rock Island’s Hauberg Estate October 22

August 6th, 2022
Oktoberfest Hits Rock Island’s Hauberg Estate October 22

Join the rest of the Quad Cities at the Hauberg Estate on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, from 12 PM to 9 PM for the Second Annual Oktoberfest Quad Cities! Celebrate the QC’s German roots no matter what your heritage is! Kids activities offered starting at 12 PM and various games like trivia and pretzel toss offered throughout the day. Other activities include: Ceremonial keg tapping at 4:00 PM. Live music with Die Musikmeisters from 4:30-8:30 PM. Food, beer, and souvenir mugs will be available for purchase. Wear your best Oktoberfest finery for a chance to be crowned King & Queen of Oktoberfest... Read More

Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival August 19-21

August 6th, 2022
Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival August 19-21

Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival will be held August 19-21 in Rock Island and Bettendorf! Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (Outside) 630 Martin Luther King Drive Rock Island, IL Rivermont Collegiate Becherer Hall Auditorium 1821 Sunset Drive Bettendorf, IA MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday Aug 19 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 7-8p Charlotte Blu 8:30-9:45p Wes Julien with Club Crib Entertianment Sat Aug 20 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 5:30-6:30p Saul Lubaroff (alto sax) and Andy Parrott (guitar) Duo 7-8p The Channel... Read More

Brantley Gilbert Hits The Stage TONIGHT At Iowa’s Mississippi Valley Fair!

August 6th, 2022
Brantley Gilbert Hits The Stage TONIGHT At Iowa's Mississippi Valley Fair!

Brantley Gilbert will be hitting the main stage at 8 tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fair! The fairgrounds are located at 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert’s music has been shared, covered and adopted as the soundtrack to Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world. The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go ‘til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom... Read More

Get A Load Of Live Outdoor Music Tonight With Matt Fuller Band At Davenport’s Live At Five

August 5th, 2022
Get A Load Of Live Outdoor Music Tonight With Matt Fuller Band At Davenport's Live At Five

It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is taking place in Davenport’s RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music. 8/5 – Matt Fuller Band sponsored by QC Foot & Ankle Associates   8/12 – Funk Sauce Brass Band sponsored by Downtown Davenport Partnership 8/19 – Diplomats of Solid Sound sponsored by The Echo 8/26 – Beaker Brothers sponsored by Nelson Brothers Agency & West Bend Mutual 9/2 – Crooked Cactus sponsored by Pierce’s Promise 9/9 – Blues Rock-It sponsored by Lobo’s Salsa 9/16 – Flash In A Pan sponsored by Wind Dancer Boutique 9/23 –... Read More

Carly Pearce Brings Country Hits To Iowa’s Mississippi Valley Fair TONIGHT!

August 5th, 2022
Carly Pearce Brings Country Hits To Iowa's Mississippi Valley Fair TONIGHT!

Carly Pearce is bringing her country music charm to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport tonight as part of the fair! Her show starts on the grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression and is confident in what she wants to say. In a full circle surprise, iconic superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Dolly Parton extended the coveted invitation to Carly after 85+ appearances. Lighting a fire with her debut album EVERY... Read More

Iowa’s Bix Fest Might Be Fading Away, But There Was A Time When His Jazz Was King

August 5th, 2022
Leon Bismark ("Bix") Beiderbecke was born in Davenport in 1903, seen here in 1927.

The Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival opens today, running through Sunday at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, and, let’s be honest, it’s got an air of stodgy nostalgia to it. The Bix Fest was once a much bigger deal, an outdoor and indoor festival at a number of different venues, featuring bands from all over the world. Now it’s confined to a smaller space, in a smaller venue, one which has a built-in audience of people coming there for gambling and other attractions. If ’80s and ’90s Bix Fest was when it was celebrating its heyday, this is, well, it’s not quite... Read More