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Miss The Dance Clubs Tonight? Listen To DJ Shane Brown’s Special Coronavirus Mix!

March 21st, 2020
Miss The Dance Clubs Tonight? Listen To DJ Shane Brown's Special Coronavirus Mix!

Yeah, yeah, we know, it’s Saturday night and, well, this sucks. You want to be out having a great time, listening to loud music, enjoying your friends and some cold beverages, and instead you’re boarded up in your house like it’s the zombie apocalypse. Well, consider DJ Shane Brown your sonic Negan, slaying the beats like they’re the undead with his mixing board Lucille. Yes, I really did write that. You’re damn right I did. Hey, I’ve been stuck inside the last three days just like you. I’m just trying to get through it without envying the squirrels too... Read More

Mardi Gras Music Crawl in Downtown Rock Island

February 18th, 2020
Mardi Gras Music Crawl in Downtown Rock Island

Looking for Mardi Gras plans this weekend? Then look no further than Downtown Rock Island! Head to the District of Rock Island this Saturday Feb 22 for a Mardi Gras Music Crawl! Beginning at 7 p.m. you can party at 12 different locations throughout the downtown area and enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks and BEADS! Here are some of the planned activities for the Mardi Gras Music Crawl: Big Swing Brewery – Cajun Food Available: Gumbo and Jambalaya Daiquiri Factory – Craig Smith & DJ Frost The Arena – Live DJ RIBCO – Truckfighters 2nd Ave – Live DJ M.D. Greens – Karaoke Galleries... Read More

‘Mr. Scrooge’ Bah Humbugging At Circa ’21

November 28th, 2019
'Mr. Scrooge' Bah Humbugging At Circa '21

For the theatre’s first family musical of the 2019-20 season, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a famous yuletide figure and many other Charles Dickens’ characters to life in the area premiere of MR. SCROOGE: A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. Running Nov. 29 through Dec. 28, this family-friendly adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol boasts a wonderful score and an enchanting story and is being brought to life by a sensational cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of MR. SCROOGE: A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL on Nov. 30... Read More

Here Comes the Boom! Nelly Heads to Rock Island

September 25th, 2019
Here Comes the Boom! Nelly Heads to Rock Island

It’s gettin’ Hot in Herre! St. Louis rapper, Nelly, is bringing his energy and excitement to the Quad Cities! Nelly, along with Boy Band Review Chicago and Random Tanner, hits the stage at the Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Sep 28. Gates open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets to this all-ages show are just $40. You can purchase your tickets online, at Daiquiri Factory, Co-Op Records of Moline, Dunn Brothers Coffee and Dunn Brothers Coffee on 53rd Street. Early Entrance Tickets (6:30 p.m.) are just $55 and can be purchased online. VIP Tickets are $75 and can be... Read More

Indie Legends Shonen Knife Coming To RIBCO

September 1st, 2019
Indie Legends Shonen Knife Coming To RIBCO

Legendary indie band Shonen Knife will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at RIBCO, Rock Island. The Japanese band has long been a cult favorite in the States, perhaps best known here for the song “Know Your Chicken,” which was a hit on indie stations in the ’90s. Tickets are available now at RIBCO and Home – MIDWESTIX  Read More

Ya Maka My Weekend Returns to The District of Rock Island!

August 7th, 2019
Ya Maka My Weekend Returns to The District of Rock Island!

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 28th year this Saturday Aug 10, 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: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.              TBA 5:45 –... Read More

Rock Island Artists Market This Sunday

July 12th, 2019
Rock Island Artists Market This Sunday

The July Rock Island Artists’ Market is this Sunday, July 14. The family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The July market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, popcorn by G’s Popcorn of Moline, and music by Roger Carlson. Patrons who... Read More

Speakeasy Debuting ‘(Not So) Newlywed Game Show’

June 23rd, 2019
Speakeasy Debuting '(Not So) Newlywed Game Show'

For the last eight years, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has been the diverse entertainment venue in the Quad Cities!  From Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque and Manscape (the area’s only male burlesque revue) to Windy City Dueling Pianos, Viva La Divas Drag Show, The Manny Lopez Big Band, countless stand up comedy and improv comedy shows and monthly trivia contests, there is truly something for everyone at The Speakeasy! The theater is thrilled to announce its newest show THE (NOT SO) NEWLYWED GAME SHOW. The first performance will be on Saturday, June 29. This will be similar... Read More

Skeleton Key Has The Key To A Fun Artists’ Market This Weekend

June 7th, 2019
Skeleton Key Has The Key To A Fun Artists' Market This Weekend

The Rock Island Artists’ Market begins its fourth season this Sunday, June 9. The family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The first market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, coffee creations by Cool Beanz, popcorn by G’s Popcorn,... Read More

Cheese Pizza Brings the Most Outrageous Retro Show on the Planet to the Quad Cities

May 25th, 2019
Cheese Pizza Brings the Most Outrageous Retro Show on the Planet to the Quad Cities

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for the Most Outrageous Retro Show on the Planet?! Experience the most unforgettable live music performance you’ll ever witness this Memorial Day Weekend! The Cheese Pizza Tavern Tour is making a stop at Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 2nd Avenue Rock Island) this Sunday May 26 at 9 p.m. Admission is just $10. This all-ages outdoor show will leave you wanting more. Band members Haze Lee Finn, Sly Stewart, Gil Fishman, Alickzander The Gnome Fritz and of course, Dave the Gay Cowboy always provide a high-energy show covering some of the best cover songs while creating... Read More