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Taking A Look At The Quad-Cities’ Alternating Currents’ First Two Days!

August 22nd, 2021
Taking A Look At The Quad-Cities' Alternating Currents' First Two Days!

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! The Alternating Currents festival makes a strong return in 2021. For the first day of the Davenport festival, the AC team extended their festival grounds into Rock Island, with events at The Spot, Quad City Arts, Rozz-Tox, Ribco and Daiquiri Factory.  Alternating Currents put a stronghold on downtown Davenport for their fourth annual festival. Different bars, restaurants, venues and outdoor spaces host over 100 artists for the four-day festival. For more, check... Read More

Veteran Quad-Cities Comedian Thrilled to Have Dry Bar Stand-Up Special Released

August 19th, 2021
Veteran Quad-Cities Comedian Thrilled to Have Dry Bar Stand-Up Special Released

Sometimes, comedy is no laughing matter. A longtime dream has come true for Chris Schlichting, a 39-year-old Davenport standup comic and longtime host of the Renwick Mansion’s “Tomfoolery on Tremont” comedy series. He’d been trying to line up a gig on the famous, clean comedy club Dry Bar for four years, and after he was finally given the chance in early 2020, he had to wait almost two more years for his special to be released. “I’m excited, relieved, and proud. I worked very hard and honestly I still can’t believe this is real,” Schlichting (who works as a language arts teacher... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! SUSTO, Petey, And Hembree/Desert Noises Coming To Davenport’s Raccoon Motel!

August 13th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! SUSTO, Petey, And Hembree/Desert Noises Coming To Davenport's Raccoon Motel!

SUSTO, PETEY and HEMBREE/DESERT NOISES are coming to Davenport’s RACCOON MOTEL; ALTERNATING CURRENTS NEXT WEEK!! As the times remain crazy, we’re doing everything we can to keep bringing great artists to the Quad Cities and it’s been a big week for new announcements as we’ve added shows with Susto (a rare and special solo set from Justin Osborne — Aug. 21), Hembree/Desert Noises (Aug. 28), a record release show with Petey (Sept. 12 which also features James Austin Johnson and Bon Iver collaborators 81355), LALA LALA (April 13, 2022) and the return of Joshua Ray Walker... Read More

QC Arts Chalking Up New Creative Project

July 10th, 2018
QC Arts Chalking Up New Creative Project

Quad City Arts will present its 2nd annual Chalk Art FEST in downtown Davenport, Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26.  Artists will take to the streets transforming the plain cement pavement into magnificent works of art.  Part of downtown Davenport’s Alternating Currents Festival, https://www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com/, this event will feature live music, food vendors, film screenings, comedians, as well as the opportunity to shop for some unique vintage and hand-made goods at the OMG BeckyFest, taking place across the street in the RiverCenter park.   The Chalk Art FEST is a... Read More