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Hairbangers Ball and Corporate Rock Coming to The District!

July 17th, 2019

Grab your spandex and start teasing your hair now! Hairbangers Ball is heading to the Quad Cities! Hairbangers Ball will be rocking the District of Rock Island, along with special guest Corporate Rock, for Daiquiri Factory’s 15th Anniversary and RIBCO’s 40th Anniversary Party! The fun will happen on the stage outside of Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island) on Saturday Jul 20. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission for this all ages show is just $10. Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What If” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most... 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

Take A Trip to New Orleans Without Leaving the Quad Cities at Gumbo Ya Ya!

June 5th, 2019

Catch the spirit and energy of ‘The French Quarter’ in downtown Rock Island this weekend! For the 27th consecutive year, Gumbo Ya Ya returns to downtown Rock Island this Saturday Jun 8! Gates open at 4 p.m. Zydeco and Jazz bands will tantalize your ears, while Cajun spiced food will heat up your taste buds. Bead tosses, confetti, feather masks, feather boas, and Jumer’s showgirls will complete the Mardi Gras theme. New this year, outdoor dueling pianos will be available for your listening pleasure in the Voodoo Lounge. Two sets will take place, the first from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and the second... Read More

Farewell, Blue Cat, You Were Beloved

September 7th, 2018

Farewell, old friend. Through murky magnificent memories of countless theater after-parties, lonely nights of last calls, the rushes of love and infatuation, passionate kisses and warm hands held, a very public breakup at the bar, a very public makeup off in a corner booth upstairs, huge smiles and laughs, big embraces from friends, solitary lunches with a notebook and a pen, business meetings and birthday celebrations, late nights and early mornings, and even a baby shower, the Blue Cat has been the setting for a large portion of my adult life, as well as the lives of many others. When the Cat... Read More

Grand Prix Zooming through District of Rock Island

August 31st, 2018

Looking for some Labor Day weekend fun? Well, there will be no shortage of excitement and entertainment downtown Rock Island! The 2018 Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix will be taking place downtown Rock Island Sep 1-2. The Rock Island Grand Prix is the world’s largest and most prestigious go-karting street race! Powered by Mediacom, this ultimate experience in kart racing will exhilarate racers and spectators alike. This family friendly event does not charge any admission fees. In addition to karts racing around at speeds approaching 100 mph, there will be a car show and food vendors Saturday and... Read More

Ya Maka My Weekend Bringing the Caribbean to the Quad Cities!

August 7th, 2018

Hey Quad Cities, take a trip to the beautiful Caribbean without leaving home this weekend! Ya Maka My Weekend, the “Original District Festival” is celebrating its 27th year this Saturday Aug 12, in the District of Rock Island! Gates open at 4 p.m. Come enjoy some Caribbean cuisine, that island vibe and even an open-air marketplace! The “Ya Maka Beach” will be ready for you to play in, dig for buried treasure, or build a sandcastle! Here is the line-up for some live Caribbean music, to give the real ambience of being on the beach: Rude Punch – 4:00 p.m. Irie Trinity – 5:00 p.m. Tropixplosion... Read More

Hairbangers Ball and Corporate Rock Heading to The District!

July 18th, 2018

Grab your spandex and start teasing your hair now! Hairbangers Ball is heading to the Quad Cities! Hairbangers Ball will be rocking the District of Rock Island, along with special guest Corporate Rock, for Daiquiri Factory’s 14th Anniversary and RIBCO’s 40th Anniversary Party! The fun will happen on the stage outside of Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island) on Saturday Jul 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this all ages show are $10 and can be purchased online at https://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=8328245&dispatch=loadSelectionData. The first 300 people through the gates... Read More

Rock The District With Bush This Weekend!

June 27th, 2018

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready to Rock The District?! Sponsored by Daiquiri Factory and RIBCO, Rock The District 2018 is happening this Friday Jun 29 in the District of Rock Island. Gates open at 6 p.m. Headlining this year is none other than alternative rock/grunge band, Bush! Also rocking out Friday night will be Helmet, 3 Years Hollow and The Last Glimpse! Advanced ticket prices are $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island), COOP Records (3727 23rd Ave Moline), Dunn Brothers Coffee (4520 E 53rd Street Ste 100 Davenport and 787 Middle Rd. Bettendorf) and... Read More

The Rave Ons Bring Buddy Holly To Circa ‘21

June 25th, 2018

Oh, Boy! Take a step back in time this week at Circa ’21 for two amazing Buddy Holly tribute performances! That’ll Be The Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets will be rocking and rolling at the Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Thursday Jun 28 and Friday Jun 29. The Rave Ons, which include Todd Meredith, Billy Morey, Matt Watson and Jeremy Renner, will bring audiences the music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets with energy and excitement. Thursday’s evening show will begin at 7:15 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.... Read More

Rock the Arts!

June 14th, 2018

Hey Quad Cities, looking for some FREE family fun this weekend? Then head to the District of Rock Island for Rock the Arts! Rock the Arts (formerly known as Gallery Hop!) is a brand-new two-day event in downtown Rock Island filled with art shows, an art market, live demos and more! The best part? It’s a FREE and family-friendly event! Friday Jun 15 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday Jun 16 from 12-4 p.m. check out these three different locations downtown Rock Island: The ARTery and Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery West (1629 2nd Avenue Rock Island) Enjoy their Life is ART exhibit and help support NAMI, while... Read More

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