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Alternating Currents Buzzes Into Quad-Cities This Weekend, Starting TODAY!

August 19th, 2021
Alternating Currents Buzzes Into Quad-Cities This Weekend, Starting TODAY!

Alternating Currents is buzzing into the Quad-Cities Aug 19 – 22! The event is 100% FREE. Cost: $0. Downtown Davenport will be brimming with energy as 20+ venues host more than 100 performances, screenings, and art events. We encourage you to explore venues and find what you love. The festival is located in the heart of Downtown Davenport where you’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops, bars and more beyond our official venues! YOU create your schedule + your weekend + your festival experience! Explore more https://www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com This event is made possible through the generosity... Read More

New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled Thursday, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

August 18th, 2021
New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled Thursday, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

The unveiling of a new mural in Downtown Rock Island, inspired by a Rock Island High School student’s award-winning artwork, will serve as the official kickoff to this year’s Alternating Currents festival Aug. 19-22 in the Quad-Cities. What: Ceremony unveiling the mural by young artist Riley Jones, a Rocky junior. When: 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19  Where: Alleyway at 313 20th St., Rock Island Hosted by: Quad Cities Chamber & Quad City Arts as part of Alternating Currents  Created by 16-year-old Riley Jones in collaboration with professional muralists Dana Harrison (Limone)... Read More

Lopiez Celebrating Two-Year Anniversary With Alternating Currents Party This Weekend

August 18th, 2021
Lopiez Celebrating Two-Year Anniversary With Alternating Currents Party This Weekend

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Andrew Lopez recently attended Lollapalooza in Chicago, and as part of Alternating Currents in downtown Davenport, he’s celebrating his family business Aug. 20-21 on a smaller scale, in what could be called “Lopiez-a-palooza.” Starting 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (free admission), in the lot next to Lopiez Pizza (429 E. 3rd St.), the Lopez bros (Andrew, Peter and Mike) are having a second-anniversary party. Live entertainment Friday night includes the bands... Read More

Crafty Cat Indie Art Fest Meows Into Davenport This Weekend

August 16th, 2021
Crafty Cat Indie Art Fest Meows Into Davenport 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

New Alternating Currents Highlights Announced for Three Quad-Cities Downtowns

August 16th, 2021
New Alternating Currents Highlights Announced for Three Quad-Cities Downtowns

The 2021 Alternating Currents festival will showcase 120+ live performances, film screenings and art-related events from Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 19-22, at more than 30 venues across three downtown Quad Cities: Davenport, Rock Island and Moline. Designed to showcase the vibrant culture of our downtown areas, the annual event features a variety of indoor and outdoor events including musical acts, film screenings, a comedy lineup and many art-inspired activities. Alternating Currents is a festival featuring more than 60 national, regional and local acts over the four-day event at locations across... Read More

Crafty Cat, ‘Murder,’ Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest FUN10!

August 15th, 2021
Crafty Cat, 'Murder,' Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest 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

Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

August 14th, 2021
Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

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! After a relentlessly punishing pandemic of 17 months (and counting) that’s attacked our bodies, souls and bank accounts, what could be better than four days and nights of free fun, on both sides of the mighty Mississippi? For the first time since it launched in August 2017, Alternating Currents is expanding in a big way beyond its downtown Davenport roots for 100-plus events... 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

Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

August 6th, 2021
Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

Despite the brutal Covid pandemic, film and TV production in Illinois last year spent nearly $362 million, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. Doug Miller of Davenport – who heads the Quad Cities Production Coalition – wants to see some of that money come to the Illinois Q-C area. He is working with state and local officials on establishing a regional film office in Rock Island, and is bringing Illinois Film Office director Peter Hawley to the Rock Island Holiday Inn on Thursday, Aug. 19, to talk about state filming incentives and financing. It’s among first events in the Quad-Cities... Read More

Alternating Currents in Downtown Davenport Announces Music Lineup

June 15th, 2021
Alternating Currents in Downtown Davenport Announces Music Lineup

The Alternating Currents festival will showcase 100-plus performances, film screenings and art-related events at more than 20 downtown Davenport venues from Aug. 19 to 22. Designed to showcase the vibrant culture of our downtown areas, the annual event is billed as a music, film, comedy and art experience, according to an event release Tuesday. Alternating Currents is produced by Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, in collaboration with local talent across our region’s creative community. Alternating Currents today announced featured live music acts for... Read More