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Beaux Arts Fair Hits Downtown Davenport August 19

August 19th, 2023
Beaux Arts Fair Hits Downtown Davenport August 19

The Beaux Arts Fair will celebrate their 70th Anniversary on Saturday, August 19 by bringing artisan booths and one-of-a-kind artwork to Alternating Currents on the Figge Art Museum’s Bechtel Plaza. This premier award winning art fair brings artists from around the Midwest and beyond. Paintings, glass, clay are just a few of the media shown at the fair. Also at the fair “Creation Station” booths that sponsoring groups bring “make and take” projects for the kids. It’s free admission to the fair and the Figge Art Museum! ABOUT ALTERNATING CURRENTS Alternating Currents... Read More

Shop Made Indie Market August 19

August 19th, 2023
Shop Made Indie Market August 19

Hit Downtown Davenport for a day celebrating the arts at Made Indie Market in conjunction with Alternating Currents! They will have handmade makers, artists, craftsmen of all kinds, and live music for you to enjoy a day of shopping. All entry proceeds are benefitting Common Chord (formerly RME) Saturday, August 19, 10-8pm Downtown Davenport, IA E 2nd st between Perry & Iowa street. (right by Barrell House, Oh So Sweet, Theo & Co, and Raygun!) Learn more: Made Market QC  Read More

Alternating Currents Plugs Into Iowa And Illinois This Weekend

August 17th, 2023
Alternating Currents Plugs Into Iowa And Illinois This Weekend

Alternating Currents is recharged and ready to electrify local music fans Aug. 17-20 with over 100 acts across 30 venues throughout the Quad-Cities. Featuring an eclectic and vibrant mix of music, comedy, film and visual arts strewn across two states and multiple locations, it’s a one-of-a-kind fest that allows people to put together a diverse menu of awesome entertainment, and the majority of the shows are free. “Alternating Currents’ goal is to highlight the vibrant cultural scene, cultivate local creators and showcase businesses that make the region unique,” said Jason Gilliland, one... Read More

Alternating Currents Electrifies Iowa And Illinois With Entertainment This Weekend

August 19th, 2022
Alternating Currents Electrifies Iowa And Illinois With Entertainment This Weekend

Alternating Currents is back with events at venues throughout the Quad-Cities Aug. 19-21! Alternating Currents 2022 APP is here! Craft your own schedule and experience! The 2022 Alternating Currents Festival app is LIVE! Here’s what the 2022 Home Screen looks like. For everyone who still has it downloaded from last year just head to your App Store and update it for the 2022 version. DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE: https://bit.ly/AC22APP Music. Film. Comedy. Art. Aug 18-21, 2022 | Quad Cities FREE FESTIVAL Over a dozen venues. 100+ acts/screenings/events! Learn more: www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com  Read More

Alternating Currents Dominates Quad-Cities Cultural And Arts Scene This Weekend

August 18th, 2022
Alternating Currents Dominates Quad-Cities Cultural And Arts Scene This Weekend

Boasting TONS of performances of all kinds in various venues around the Quad-Cities, Alternating Currents is a one-of-a-kind event debuting today and happening throughout the Quad-Cities this weekend! Musical performances but with a twist Take a look at some of these ART/EXPERIMENTAL artists that will be performing at Alternating Currents 2022! Download the AC App to start crafting your schedule and get ALL the details you need for a great Alternating Currents weekend! DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE https://bit.ly/AC22APP Music. Film. Comedy. Art. Aug 18-21, 2022 | Quad Cities FREE FESTIVAL Over... Read More

Alternating Currents App is LIVE!

August 14th, 2022
Alternating Currents App is LIVE!

ALTERNATING CURRENTS 2022 APP is here! Craft your own schedule and experience! The 2022 Alternating Currents Festival app is LIVE! Here’s what the 2022 Home Screen looks like. For everyone who still has it downloaded from last year just head to your App Store and update it for the 2022 version. DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE: https://bit.ly/AC22APP Music. Film. Comedy. Art. Aug 18-21, 2022 | Quad Cities FREE FESTIVAL Over a dozen venues. 100+ acts/screenings/events! Learn more: www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com  Read More

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