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Fleetwood Mac Fans Are Going To Want To Check Out This New Year’s Eve Show At Davenport’s Redstone Room

December 31st, 2021
Fleetwood Mac Fans Are Going To Want To Check Out This New Year's Eve Show At Davenport's Redstone Room

New Years Eve in the Redstone Room, All Sweat Productions performs the classic Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours, plus other Fleetwood Mac hits! Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm Opening Act: Dj Buddha Age Restriction: 19+ (minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian) Web: https://www.facebook.com/allsweatproductions Genre: Classic Rock All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat. This show is going to be a Black Light/White Out party – wear as much white as you can and let’s have some fun ringing in 2022! All Sweat Productions is an RME program that brings... Read More

On Thursday Night, Davenport’s Redstone Room Reopens For Live Concert

September 1st, 2021
On Thursday Night, Davenport’s Redstone Room Reopens For Live Concert

After an invitation-only reception last Thursday featuring live music, the Redstone Room on the second floor of River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport) finally reopens for a public concert this Thursday, at 8 p.m., with an All Sweat Series “Island Del Soul” event, with several artists. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. The RME provided the following description of the lineup: Nadirah Shakoor — At the tender age of five, Nadirah told her parents she wanted to “be a singer like Diana Ross.” Her family migrated from Texas to California where she studied... Read More

Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

August 6th, 2021
Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, All Sweat presents Abbey Road, new shows open at Music Guild and Playcrafters, Bix Fest celebrates 50 years, the fair continues to rage on, there’s outdoor music, art exhibits and more as well in this week’s Weekend!  Read More

All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

August 6th, 2021
All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

An outdoor concert Saturday night at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be super special for Alan Sweet, and about 30 of his closest musical friends. Co-founder and leader of All Sweat Productions – which specializes in bringing a diverse group of performers together in tribute to specific artists and/or albums – Sweet is reprising his first concert, from May 2016 at the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room, where he organized a Beatles tribute, including playing the landmark 1969 “Abbey Road” in its entirety. This Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., a stellar lineup of musicians... Read More

New Program Staff Join Davenport-Based River Music Experience for More Live Music

July 21st, 2021
New Program Staff Join Davenport-Based River Music Experience for More Live Music

Since Brianna Hobbs, new program director at Davenport-based River Music Experience, joined the staff in early June, the nonprofit has kicked it into high gear – adding some more staff and getting ready for the return of regular Redstone Room concerts in late August. Hobbs, with executive director Tyson Danner, recently hired the following part-time staff: Valerie Davis – Smooth Jazz Coordinator. She previously ran Great Sounds Promotions, which was a nonprofit that presented the Smooth Jazz Series twice yearly, usually by renting the Redstone Room. “We’ve worked with Valerie for years,... Read More

River Music Experience Curbside Concerts Return Bigger and Better

May 3rd, 2021
River Music Experience Curbside Concerts Return Bigger and Better

When live, in-person music was wiped out last year, Davenport-based River Music Experience provided a priceless lifeline – they brought music out to private residences in the Quad-Cities with Curbside Concerts. Now they’re back for a second year. With all the outdoor shows (in private yards, curbs, driveways and cul-de-sacs), events sponsored by Russell Construction for essential workers, and curbside caroling, RME hosted 350 concerts and reached 7,260 people from April to December 2020, RME director of entertainment Kate Dale said Monday. They contracted with about a dozen local artists, plus... Read More

Quad-Cities’ “All Sweat” Branches Out to Podcasting to Support Local Music and Community Groups

February 27th, 2021
Quad-Cities’ “All Sweat” Branches Out to Podcasting to Support Local Music and Community Groups

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! The Covid crisis has made all musicians sweat, and Davenport’s Alan Sweet – the father of the Quad-Cities’ All Sweat Productions – is pouring his sweat into a new outlet that generously serves local musicians and the wider community. Earlier this month, the friendly 39-year-old Davenport West alum and tireless performer launched the All Sweat Podcast, recorded at and... Read More

Consider Getting a Special Quad-Cities Poem or Song For Your Valentine

February 2nd, 2021
Consider Getting a Special Quad-Cities Poem or Song For Your Valentine

Remember Valentine’s Day 2020, when life was still normal, before the world as we knew it ended? Well, the Midwest Writing Center (MWC) and River Music Experience (RME) are here to help you celebrate the holiday of love, 2021 pandemic-style. MWC is partnering with some of the best poets and writers in the community to offer bespoke poems this month, written for anyone you’d like to gift a poem. By participating in this limited-time program, “you’re not only giving unique poems to people you care about, but you’re also supporting local writers and writing/literacy programs in the Quad-Cities,”... Read More

RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

September 28th, 2020
RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

It’s a challenging year for local restaurants, music venues, and nonprofits. But here’s a chance to support your favorite downtown Moline establishments, and support RME’s mission of music in our community! Thanks to the generosity of Bad Boyz Moline and Galena Brewing Company, RME will present an outdoor concert for the two neighbor businesses in downtown Moline. Each has a perfect outdoor patio to enjoy some food and beers, safely social distance, and enjoy some live music. 5:00-6:00 – Alan Sweet 6:30-7:30 – TBD Donations made to RME at this event will support educational and... Read More