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The Spot Marks The Spot For A Cool New Music Spot

September 15th, 2021
The Spot Marks The Spot For A Cool New Music Spot

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started with the Spot? Wes Julien: The process started around 2019. We were kind of getting things back together in this space and looking to rebuild. We’re thankful to have been able to link up with my friends and be able to start back over again and start something fresh here in this space. It’s been a 2.5-year process. From just getting things going to having to pause because of COVID and working to just rebuild again. It’s been really... Read More

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

Full STEAM Ahead, Playcrafters’ Thriller, Outdoor Music And More In This Week’s FUN10!

August 22nd, 2021
Full STEAM Ahead, Playcrafters' Thriller, Outdoor Music And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

QC Scene On The Scene For Alternating Currents! Check It Out TODAY!

August 21st, 2021
QC Scene On The Scene For Alternating Currents! Check It Out TODAY!

We were on the scene last night in downtown Davenport for the awesome Alternating Currents Fest! Everything from a great cultural program on race to several live outdoor bands to a drag show to comedy to heavy metal and more could be found, and so much more can be found today in downtown Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline — AND IT’S ALL FREE! Check out some of our photos tomorrow, and hit the link HERE for our complete guide to the festival and tons of stories about what’s going on. And head out throughout the day today in the downtowns to check out some of the awesome happenings!    Read More

Planning Your Weekend? Listen To Our Weekend In 2 Minutes Podcast HERE!

August 20th, 2021
Planning Your Weekend? Listen To Our Weekend In 2 Minutes Podcast HERE!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Listen to the Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! Every Thurday, we give you a rundown of some of the cool things happening in and around the Quads over the coming week END! This week? Alternating Currents brings in a HUGE slate of events this weekend, but that’s not all, Whiteside County Fair is going on, LeClaire is having live music, Poopy’s is holding a Country Festival and bike events, and there’s a whole lot more! Get all the details on your latest Weekend in 2 Minutes! LISTEN HERE!  Read More

Get Crafty With Crafty Cat Fest This Weekend

August 20th, 2021
Get Crafty With Crafty Cat Fest This Weekend

Crafty Cat is slinking in Friday! It’s Alternating Currents Fest 2021‘s Art Extravaganza!! Crafty Cat Indie Art Fest will take place Friday, August 20, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 21, 10a.m.-4 p.m. at the Great Hall, RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport. It’s FREE to attend! #tagtheqc #craftycat #DowntownDavenportIowa #handmade #makersgonnamake #quadcities  Read More

BREAKING: New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

August 19th, 2021
BREAKING: New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

BREAKING NEWS: The inspiring unveiling of a new mural on an empty building in downtown Rock Island Thursday not only adds vibrant new color, beauty and life to a little-noticed alleyway, it represents the dreams and sorrows of a talented teenager, the dreams and sorrows of an entire race, and the hopes and dreams for a further revitalization of a city’s center. Dozens of local leaders, business people, artists and residents gathered along 20th Street downtown to celebrate the gorgeous mural inspired by a Rock Island High School student’s award-winning artwork, which also served as the official... Read More

New Quad City Arts Photography Exhibit Opens, Reception Tonight

August 19th, 2021
New Quad City Arts Photography Exhibit Opens, Reception Tonight

A new black-and-white photography exhibit is opening tonight at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island, with a free reception at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with Alternating Currents. Through Oct. 8, Quad City Arts presents black & white photography by Mike Leinhauser and Judith Eastburn. Tonight’s reception, in the gallery at 1715 2nd Ave., will include the artists, and refreshments will be served. Due to new guidance from the CDC for areas with rising Covid transmission levels, Quad City Arts recommends that everyone wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Mike Leinhauser, of Bettendorf, presents 51... 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

Alternating Currents Begins Today! Which Musical Acts Should You DEFINITELY Check Out?

August 19th, 2021
Alternating Currents Begins Today! Which Musical Acts Should You DEFINITELY Check Out?

Alternating Currents starts TODAY! Local musician Ben Schwind, gave The Echo his top five recommendations for the event-filled weekend, and we’re sharing them below! Peep the full schedule of events https://www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com/  Read More