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Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Two old friends want what the other has: wealth or love. Both are pretending to be someone they’re not. That’s the premise of The Mockingbird on Main’s next premiere – Alexander Richardson’s Your Better Self – opening July 8. The Mockingbird on Main, an arts incubator dedicated to the presentation of new works, is thrilled to be bringing yet another world premiere to Downtown Davenport. Richardson’s new play deals with the wealthy Zenola Goodrich who feels lacking in the love department, and Antoinette Caldwell who married for love and lives in poverty. After a chance... Read More

Riverpalooza Series Rocks Quinlan Court

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’snewest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court! Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases. Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m. Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront Featured artists: July 7 | Dani Lynn Howe July 14 | Frankie Joe July 21 | The Tailfins July 28 | Sam Day August 4 | Totes McGotes August 11 | The Velies August 18 | Jef Spradley August 25 | Barley House Band September 1 | MVBS w/John Resch & Doggin’ Out September 8 | Lewis Knudsen September... Read More

Music of Elton John Rocks Riverfront August 20

June 19th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The Party of the Summer is turning 40 on Saturday, August 20! Celebrate with us along the banks of the Mississippi with a choir-enhanced symphonic celebration of the Music of Elton John. Rock to Elton’s greatest hits including “Rocket Man,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me!” This spectacular event closes with our traditional renditions of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever set to a brilliant fireworks display. Additional Event Information: TIMELINE 4:00 pm | Event Area Gates Open (No access prior... Read More

Blues Fest Heats Up September 16-17

June 12th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is back in 2022 and will be showcasing an exciting and diverse lineup of established and emerging Blues-based artists. This year’s Festival is September 16-17th in Davenport’s LeClaire Park! Main Stage Friday Lineup Kevin Burt and Big Medicine 5:00-6:15pm Billy Branch and Sons of the Blues 6:45-8:00pm Joe Louis Walker 8:30-9:45pm Sue Foley 10:15-11:45pm Main Stage Saturday Lineup Ivan Singh 2:00-3:00pm Altered 5 Blues Band 3:30-4:45pm Rick Estrin and the Nightcats 5:15-6:45pm Vanessa Collier 7:15-8:45pm Bernard Allison 9:15-10:45pm Tent Stage Friday... Read More

Celebrate Two Years with Stompbox June 18

June 12th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Stompbox celebrates two years June 18 and they are doing it in style with a special beer release and a variety of dope local bands including Rezinator, The Pivots, Smokefall, Del Rockford & Monroe. Check out all the details here: STOMPBOX ANNIVERSARY  Read More

Alice in Wonderland Experience Coming to Davenport October 1!

May 30th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Alice is trapped in Wonderland and time is running out to save her! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enter a topsy-turvy world of adventure, intrigue and impossible things at this immersive Alice in Wonderland event. For one day only, the streets of Davenport, IA will be transforming into a giant, escape-room-style experience on Saturday, October the 1st, 2022. Don’t be late! Solve clues which just get curiouser and curiouser, take on mad and mischievous challenges, and uncover a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wonderland. Alice In Wonderland Davenport  Read More

RME’s Live at 5 Kicks Off June 3

May 2nd, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is right around the corner. Join us in the RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music. 6/3 – Rude Punch sponsored by Northwest Bank & Trust 6/10 – Joe Marcinek Band sponsored by Ruhl Homes 6/17 – Tony Hoeppner sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union 6/24 – The Last Glimpse sponsored by Grace Technologies 7/8 – Piso’s Cure sponsored by Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham LLC 7/15 – Soul Storm sponsored by MidAmerican Energy 7/22 – Jumbies sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley... Read More

Farmer’s Market Kicks Off May 7

April 30th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The official Opening Day of the outdoor farmers market on the beautiful riverfront in downtown Davenport will be Saturday, May 7 at 7:30am! With 325 outdoor vendor spaces bustling with action , live music, special activities and family fun, it’s not hard to see why they were VOTED #6 in the NATION! Check out more details here: FARMER’S MARKET  Read More

Mystery Comes to Davenport’s The Mockingbird April 8

April 4th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More

Pines of Rome Hits the Stage April 2

March 31st, 2022

The program opens with Johann Strauss Jr.’s charming waltz Voices of Spring. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy® Award-winning Viola Concerto; this unrelenting showpiece was written specifically for Díaz. Experience the lyricism and power of Samuel Barber’s First Symphony before we close the season with Ottorino Respighi’s beloved Pines of Rome, depicting four events witnessed by the centuries-old trees in full orchestral color. Program: Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 “Voices of Spring”, Johann Strauss Jr. Viola Concerto, Jennifer Higdon Symphony... Read More