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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

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

Artists’ Market Heading to Skeleton Key

June 8th, 2018

The time has arrived! It’s officially time to kick off the 2018 Rock Island Artists’ Market season! The highly anticipated 3rd season of the Rock Island Artists’ Market will begin this Sunday Jun 10 from 12-4 p.m. and will continue every second Sunday of each month, in the Skeleton Key Art and Antiques (520 18th Street Rock Island) parking lot. Come peruse and purchase local art, hand-crafted items and locally grown treats at this one-of-a-kind open-air artists’ market. Each month will feature live music and a different blend of vendors. Enjoy live music from Roger Carlson in the month... Read More

Continue The Fun Showing QC Pride!

June 6th, 2018

QC Pride Week is in full swing and there are plenty of awesome and exciting activities coming up this weekend in conjunction with the annual event! Here’s the rundown of all the cool stuff going on through the weekend: Head to the Figge Art Museum on Thursday Jun 7 for a showing of the Emmy Nominated Documentary, “We Were Here.” Come learn about how the LGBT community came together and responded to the HIV epidemic. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/965973200235787/. Thursday Jun 7 head to The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline)... Read More

Have Fun Showing QC Pride This Week!

May 31st, 2018

Hey Quad Cities, it’s time to show some PRIDE! QC Unity Pride Week is almost upon us! To help fulfill their mission of promoting awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the Quad Cities, QC Pride has a full week of fun events planned. QC Pride Week kicks off Friday Jun 1 and runs all the way through Saturday Jun 9. Check out some of these amazing activities to show some PRIDE! The party kicks off Friday Jun 1 from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Saturday Jun 2 from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. with STREETFEST in the Village of East Davenport. STREETFEST is sponsored by Baked Beer & Bread Co. and... Read More