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Record Store Day Spinning At Rock Island’s Ragged Records

June 11th, 2021
Record Store Day Spinning At Rock Island's Ragged Records

Record Store Day 2021 will be spread out over two days this year, June 12th and July 17th at Ragged Records in downtown Rock Island. We won’t be ready to open at our new Davenport location until July so for the first day we will be combining both orders to bring twice the amount of titles in one location for our Record Store Day Courtyard Sale. Saturday June 12th starting at 9:00am and going until 5:00pm in the Laborspace courtyard outside of our Rock Island location. We’ll have as many copies of as many titles we can get our hands on. Joining us will be Trash Can Annie with a variety of jewelry,... Read More

Yeee Haw! Ride On Down To Cody Road At Rock Island’s Billy Bob’s

May 30th, 2021
Yeee Haw! Ride On Down To Cody Road At Rock Island's Billy Bob's

Saddle up! Country music’s Cody Road will be ridin’ in to Billy Bobs in the District, downtown Rock Island! Show starts at 7 tonight, pard’ners!    Read More

Quad City Arts Welcomes Artists, Public in Person Friday in Rock Island

May 20th, 2021
Quad City Arts Welcomes Artists, Public in Person Friday in Rock Island

Quad City Arts is having an in-person artist reception for its current exhibit at 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island, on Friday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and beer, wine and pre-packaged snacks will be served. Face masks will be encouraged, but not required in conjunction with the new CDC and state guidelines, according to Quad City Arts. The featured artists – Peter Xiao, art professor at Augustana College, and sculptor Ioan Marcu of Davenport – will speak about their works at 7:30 p.m. Xiao presents a mixed body of work, “INundATIONs,” completed through the year of the... Read More

BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

May 11th, 2021
BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

BREAKING NEWS: The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup on Tuesday for their 2021 event, taking place on July 10, 2021 at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. With its roots in jam music, the festival’s lineup features local and national performers and remains diverse with a mix of rock, funk, bluegrass and folk bands. The day-long festival, now heading into it’s sixth year will be headlined by Colorado jam rockers Magic Beans and Illinois Bluegrass favorites The Way Down Wanderers.  Additionally, the festival will feature Wisconsin folk rockers... Read More

Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

April 3rd, 2021
Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Especially after this past year, we could all use more joy, color, light and life in our lives, and backers of a new public art plan for Moline want that all for downtown. This past week, Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri and the City Council heard a presentation on the new 102-page Public Art and Placemaking Plan, commissioned by Renew Moline and the city. A nine-member Public... Read More

Jack Cullen Returns To Where He Began in Quad-Cities – Rock Island

March 23rd, 2021
Jack Cullen Returns To Where He Began in Quad-Cities – Rock Island

When Jack Cullen first visited Rock Island in 2008, to look at Augustana College, he fell in love with downtown. After he graduated from Augie in 2013, downtown is one reason he decided to settle in the Quad-Cities. Come April 1, the enthusiastic 30-year-old (who grew up in Madison, Wis.) will return to Rocktown as the first downtown Rock Island director for the Quad Cities Chamber. Under a new two-year-contract with the city, Cullen will provide place management services for the historic riverfront business district and create a new downtown organization. “It’s really gonna be filling... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Director Hired to Help Lead Revitalization

March 22nd, 2021
Downtown Rock Island Director Hired to Help Lead Revitalization

In partnership with the City of Rock Island, the Quad Cities Chamber has hired Jack Cullen for the new role of Downtown Rock Island Director to provide place management services for the historic riverfront business district. According to Kyle Carter, vice president of place management for the Chamber, focused placemaking efforts are vital to a community’s growth, and having vibrant and inclusive downtowns helps attract residents, amenities and businesses. “It’s great to see a diverse group of energized and engaged downtown Rock Island stakeholders with long-term placemaking goals in mind,”... Read More

Daiquiri Factory Opening Second Location In Davenport This Summer

March 21st, 2021
Daiquiri Factory Opening Second Location In Davenport This Summer

The Shenanigans have long been over, but some new shenanigans — at a second Daiquiri Factory — are about to begin. The Daiquiri Factory, long a mainstay among popular downtown Rock Island nightclubs, will be opening up a second spot in the old Shenanigan’s Pub building, 303 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Owner Kyle Peters has been talking about the move for a while, and the new venue is looking to happen in early summer, by July, just in time for outdoor events. According to the Daiquiri Factory website, Daiquiri Factory is an eclectic chill-out place home to the world’s most unique... Read More

Rock Island Should Go Back To 3 a.m. Closing For Downtown

March 1st, 2021
Rock Island Should Go Back To 3 a.m. Closing For Downtown

Imagine it’s Super Bowl Sunday, pre-covid. You’re in your home, minding your own business, watching TV, having a couple beverages with a number of friends, having a good time. Across the street, you see lights on in your neighbors’ houses. You see cars out front. They have guests too, and all of you are enjoying a weekend night. Suddenly, the evening is split by the flashing lights and squeal of two police cars, and an ambulance in tow, roaring down your street and pulling up to your neighbor’s house. Everyone is looking out the windows to see what’s going on. You all see your neighbor... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber to Hire New Downtown Rock Island Director

January 26th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber to Hire New Downtown Rock Island Director

As it does for downtown Davenport and Bettendorf, the Quad Cities Chamber is contracting with the city of Rock Island to provide downtown place management services. “Revitalizing our downtown area is a key component to economic growth opportunities for the city, which is why we’re excited to bring this public/private partnership forward,” Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms said Tuesday. “Bringing people, new events, activities and vibrancy to downtown Rock Island also brings increased revenue, improved quality of life and greater value for existing assets. That’s why it’s so important for... Read More