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New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

July 24th, 2021
New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

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! When bassist Dan Martin moved with his wife in 2007 to a quiet Queens neighborhood in New York City, he knew next to nothing about legendary jazz cornetist, pianist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. Martin – now 52, with a 12-year-old son — moved within eight blocks of the Sunnyside apartment building where the Davenport native died of pneumonia Aug. 6, 1931, at just 28,... Read More

Bix Block Parties Blasting Off Through Downtown Davenport During Annual Bix Weekend

July 23rd, 2021
Bix Block Parties Blasting Off Through Downtown Davenport During Annual Bix Weekend

Nearly 30 downtown Davenport businesses are ready to celebrate Bix weekend with their first-ever Bix Block Parties on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, 2021. Supported by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), the new event is designed to celebrate the downtown neighborhood with multiple blocks of events hosted by adjacent business owners. The locally focused Bix Block Parties event replaces the traditional Street Fest. “This year, we want Quad Citizens to come downtown to explore and experience the area’s restaurants, bars and retailers in order to lift up small businesses who need... Read More

Bix 7 Hours at Davenport Public Library Main Street Branch

July 23rd, 2021
Bix 7 Hours at Davenport Public Library Main Street Branch

Due to the Bix 7, the Davenport Public Library Main Street branch (321 Main St.) will be open 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 24th. The Fairmount and Eastern branches will be open regular business hours. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? Listen To The QuadCities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

July 22nd, 2021
Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? Listen To The QuadCities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

It’s Bix 7 weekend, Rock Island County Fair Weekend, Mercado weekend and more! Also get the lowdown on all the theater going on around town, outdoor concerts and more in the latest Weekend in 2 Minutes! Listen HERE!  Read More

Genesis Innovation Officer Uses Innovative Sports Assessment Tools Preparing To Beat The Bix Elite

July 20th, 2021
Genesis Innovation Officer Uses Innovative Sports Assessment Tools Preparing To Beat The Bix Elite

Doug Boleyn, innovation officer at Genesis Health System, is using innovative sports assessment and injury prevention tools available at The Lab, Powered By Genesis Sports Medicine, in his effort to beat the world class field at the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on Saturday. Boleyn will start his Beat the Elite run at about the 5-mile mark. He knows the advantage might not be enough. “We’re talking about some of the fastest distance runners in the world… Olympians and past Olympians,’’ Boleyn said. “And I will pretty much be running on my own, which will be kind of different.” Boleyn,... Read More

Race Through Davenport’s Past: History and Architecture Along the Bix 7 Route Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

July 14th, 2021
Race Through Davenport's Past: History and Architecture Along the Bix 7 Route Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Join Davenport Public Library as we celebrate the 47th running of the Bix 7 with a virtual tour of the historic sites and architecturally significant buildings along the race route, including Downtown, the Hilltop, Kirkwood Boulevard, the Village of East Davenport, and McClellan Heights. This recorded presentation available on the DPL YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/DavPubLib. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More

Bix 7 Fest and Alternating Currents Return to Downtown Davenport This Summer

March 18th, 2021
Bix 7 Fest and Alternating Currents Return to Downtown Davenport This Summer

After getting canceled last summer due to Covid, the popular Bix 7 weekend festivities and Alternating Currents festival are returning to downtown Davenport this summer. Bix 7 race related activities draw some of the largest crowds to the Quad-Cities annually, and now the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is introducing a new event model to capture its thousands of attendees to immerse them in the downtown experience July 23-24, the Quad Cities Chamber announced Thursday. The traditional Street Fest model — featuring traveling vendors — is being replaced with a local focus. New... Read More

2020 Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 Hits The Virtual Pavement This Weekend

July 24th, 2020
2020 Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 Hits The Virtual Pavement This Weekend

The 46th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been changed to a virtual only event this year. Since 1975, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been a Midwest summer tradition, bringing thousands of runners from across the globe to Run With the Best. Even though we can’t run together this Saturday July 25, the tradition has been kept alive by virtual running in the historical Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix or Arconic Jr. Bix. Participants have been completing their race distances since Jul 1, at all locations: sidewalks, treadmills, trails, living rooms and tracks. To commemorate... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

July 19th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Bix 7 Celebrates 45 Years!

July 21st, 2019
Bix 7 Celebrates 45 Years!

Since 1975, runners have traveled from all over the world to the Quad Cities for a one of a kind race event. The Bix 7 brings the most elite talent to downtown Davenport for one weekend, every July. That weekend is officially upon us, once again. It’s time for some Bix 7 fun! The Running Wild Sports and Fitness Expo will be in full-swing on Thursday July 25 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday July 29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The expo is a two-day event featuring vendors from the health, wellness and fitness industry including running apparel and gear, nutritional products and injury prevention. There is no... Read More