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Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

January 5th, 2021

Though long-awaited funding for live-music venues is part of the federal Covid stimulus bill recently signed into law, several Quad-Cities entertainment spaces are taking a “wait and see” attitude regarding the reality. Scott Mullen, executive director of Moline’s TaxSlayer Center, said the $15-billion “Save Our Stages” act that was approved had included language noting some venue owners and arenas like his “don’t qualify due to a requirement they put in that says that 70% of the venue’s events must be artist performances, so buildings with sports tenants are excluded due to the... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

Back It Up To Rust Belt For Chingy, Ginuwine, Juvenile And More!

March 1st, 2020

Back it up, and into the Rust Belt! Daiquiri Factory and The Rust Belt are presenting the Back It Up Tour Featuring: Chingy, Ginuwine, Juvenile, with Special Guest Random Tanner (Local) & 10k at 7 p.m. Saturday March 21 at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave, East Moline. Advanced tickets start at $40. Tickets are available at Daiquiri Factory, Moline Co-Op Records, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Jennies Box Car, and online: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/ginuwine-juvenile-chingy-random-tanner-the-rust-belt-tickets/10201115 The show is sponsored by Daiquiri Factory, The Rust Belt, The Buzz Entertainment Group,... Read More

Competitors and Spectators Invited to Urban Street Games in The District

June 19th, 2019

Participate in one of the best CrossFit competitions in the Quad Cities, the Urban Street Games! Urban Street Games takes place this Friday Jun 21 and Saturday Jun 22 in The District of Rock Island (1809 2nd Avenue Rock Island). This outdoor competition, hosted by The Foundation, will test the fittest teams of 2 men and 2 females in RX and Scaled divisions. Registration can be completed online. Teams will check-in on Friday Jun 21 between 3 – 5 p.m. There will be an Athlete Briefing at 5:30 p.m. and the First Heat will begin at 6 p.m. The competition will continue on Saturday Jun 22, with the... Read More

3 Years Hollow Ready To Rip Into Rock Island

July 21st, 2016

It’s taken over a decade for 3 Years Hollow to become an “overnight sensation,” and they’re hoping the years in the trenches have prepped them for a long run of success. After forming in 2001 and slogging through various roster changes and dingy club gigs, the act began to take off in 2008, after solidifying its line-up with Jose Urquiza on lead vocals, Tony Reeves on guitar, Neil Kuhlman on guitar and vocals, Dex Digga on bass and Chris Cushman on drums. Since then, 3 Years Hollow has steadily grown its fan base, touring regionally and opening for acts from Buckcherry to Papa Roach. And... Read More