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UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

June 22nd, 2021
UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

UPDATED: Though the Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) in 2020 had to cancel its annual blues festival and Blues in the Schools education program, it was hardly idle. The completely volunteer-run nonprofit organization, founded in 1984, completely revamped its website, mvbs.org – with much more content than before. It’s also returning to Davenport’s LeClaire Park (later this year than usual), Sept. 17-18, with its signature event, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The website overhaul (led by the Rock Island-based design firm Pixouls) is broken into three main sections: Listen Most... Read More

Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

May 10th, 2021
Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

Life must be returning to semi-normal, since some favorite outdoor summer concert series are back this year. The Starlight Revue Concert Series in Rock Island starts back up May 18, and free concerts are returning in early June to downtown Davenport and downtown Moline. The Tuesday night free Starlight Revue series begins in Lincoln Park on May 18 with River City 6. Starting 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Grille and Rock Island Parks and Recreation will sell food and drink, with the concerts starting at 7 p.m. The 2021 lineup is: May 18: River City 6 May 25: Troy Rangel and Friends June 1: The Tailfins June 8:... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

April 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

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! Billed as “Music City,” Nashville, Tenn., has long been a magnet for musicians around the world. That was especially true earlier this month for the Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band, which spent a couple weeks in the area recording and mixing their latest album. Tentatively titled “Tell Tale Heart,” with an expected September 2021 release, the band’s second disc was mainly... Read More

Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

September 2nd, 2020
Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

Contrary to many people on Earth, 2020 has been a pretty good year for the Avey Grouws Band, and it’s getting better all the time. The Quad-Cities-based blues rock outfit (whose female lead singer lives in Decorah, Iowa) hit the top 10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart for its debut disc; is nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for best Debut Album New Artist; was a semi-finalist in this year’s International Blues Challenge, and is the inaugural artist for a new online series presented by River Music Experience and Joy Avenue Media. The new J.A.M. Sessions – starting 6 p.m. Friday with the... Read More