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Ring in 2024 at Rock Island’s Icons Martini Bar

December 30th, 2023
Ring in 2024 at Rock Island’s Icons Martini Bar

Kick it like it’s 2002 and head to the District of Rock Island and celebrate the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024 with Icons! With over 50+ flavors of Martinis,12 flavors of Mojitos, over 80 Craft beers , over 40 Bourbons, free snacks, free champagne toast at midnight plus much much more, Icons is THE place to be! Learn more: NYE AT ICONS  Read More

Rock Island’s RIBCO Closing In Mid-December, Owner Terry Tilka Retiring After 50 Years

November 30th, 2023
Rock Island's RIBCO Closing In Mid-December, Owner Terry Tilka Retiring After 50 Years

It’s the end of an era, and the close of one of the most impactful and incredible chapters in Quad-Cities entertainment history. After over five decades of working in the bar, restaurant, and nightclub business, RIBCO owner Terrence G. Tilka is calling it a career. Tilka announced his retirement, and the closure of RIBCO when it shuts its doors the night of December 17, on the venue’s Facebook page this evening, posting the following: “After 50 years of working in the bar, restaurant, and nightclub business, RIBCO owner Terrence G. Tilka is calling it a career. “After... Read More

Rock Island Artists’ Market Hits The Downtown Today

October 8th, 2023
Rock Island Artists' Market Hits The Downtown Today

The Rock Island Artists’ Market returns today from noon to 5 p.m. You can join local artists, makers, and growers in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Applications are now being accepted for vendors. Interested artists can find more information and the application form under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours. The Rock Island Artists’ Market was formed in 2016 to expand opportunities... Read More

Brick & Motor Boutique Opening With Ribbon Cutting In Rock Island Thursday

March 1st, 2023
Brick & Motor Boutique Opening With Ribbon Cutting In Rock Island Thursday

Rock Island, IL- Sisters Haley Walker and Lauren Corwin will celebrate their new retail storefront location with a ribbon cutting for Brick & Motor Boutique on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at 3:00 PM. Sisters, Haley and Lauren, born and raised in Rock Island, IL, dreamt of opening their own mobile fashion boutique and with a little help from family, friends, and the man upstairs, their dream finally became a reality in July of 2018. Brick & Motor Boutique originally began as a “mobile” boutique, operating out of a trailer with the inside decorated for selling their boutique clothing and... Read More

Illinois QCCA RV and Camping Show Driving Into Expo Center

February 24th, 2023
Illinois QCCA RV and Camping Show Driving Into Expo Center

The weather is starting to warm up and camping season is just around the corner! Which means it is time for the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave Rock Island) to transform into an enormous showroom for the latest models of motorhomes, trailers, toy haulers, 5th wheels and other recreational vehicles. That’s right, it’s time for the 2017 RV and Camping Show! This year’s event will take place on Friday Feb 24 (12pm-8pm), Saturday Feb 25 (10am-8pm) and Sunday Feb 26 (10am-4pm). Cost of admission for adults is $8, kids 6-15 is $1 and kids under 6 are free. Friday is Senior Day between 12pm-5pm and... Read More

Rock Island’s Blue Cat Brew Pub Closing Down Again

December 29th, 2022
Rock Island's Blue Cat Brew Pub Closing Down Again

Rock Island’s Blue Cat Brew Pub is losing another of its lives. After a promising re-opening last year, the iconic downtown Rock Island brew pub and restaurant is closing its doors once again. Owner Charlie Cole posted the following on social media: A message from our Brewmaster, Charlie Cole: Effective 1/1/2023 Blue Cat Brewing Co. will be closing. I don’t know if this is temporary or permanently. All I know is we do not have the management to continue operating. As a brewmaster who has never worked in a restaurant, I have been filling in as the restaurant manager on top of my other... Read More

Stock & Pile Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend At Rock Island’s Skeleton Key

August 25th, 2022
Stock & Pile Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend At Rock Island's Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques will be hosting a grand opening ribbon cutting this Friday, August 26 at 3 pm for Stock & Pile, a new collaboration with Rescued of Moline. Stock & Pile is a new endeavor located inside Skeleton Key Art and Antiques that accepts new and gently used art and craft supplies and sells them to area makers by the pound. The proceeds from Stock & Pile will benefit Rescued, a Moline based high-end resale boutique that supports pets in need. Shoppers will find a variety of fabric, yarn, floral items, scrapbooking and stamping supplies, and much more sold for $2... Read More

Funktastic 5 Playing Tonight At Thursday Night Groove In Downtown Rock Island

August 18th, 2022
Funktastic 5 Playing Tonight At Thursday Night Groove In Downtown Rock Island

Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park beginning August 18! The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes: 8/18 Funktastic 5 8/25 Ivan Singh – Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Blues Society 9/1 Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls 9/8 Crooked Cactus Band 9/15 Soul Storm 9/22 Phyllis and the Sharks  Read More

Rock Island awarded $3 million State of Illinois grant for Downtown Rock Island Revitalization

August 16th, 2022
Rock Island awarded $3 million State of Illinois grant for Downtown Rock Island Revitalization

The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with the City of Rock Island, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $3 million grant for downtown Rock Island revitalization. As part of the Rebuild Illinois (RBI) Downtowns and Main Streets Capital program, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $106 million in capital grants to 50 commercial corridors and main streets throughout Illinois, which represents the largest-ever RBI investment focused on community revitalization. “I am thrilled to announce that we are doubling last... Read More

New Organization Proposed to help Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

July 27th, 2022
New Organization Proposed to help Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

Downtown Rock Island property owners seeking to stabilize their investment and revitalize downtown submitted a proposal to the Rock Island City Council on Monday, formally requesting it to consider establishing a Special Service Area (SSA) in partnership with a new Quad Cities Chamber place management organization. The action would enable property owners to fund and govern enhanced services, activities and improvements in partnership with the City. Proposed enhanced services downtown include beautification and maintenance; boots-on-the-ground hospitality and troubleshooting; façade and interior... Read More