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Jazz Pianist Freddy Allen Starts New Facebook Live Series

October 16th, 2020

2020 has certainly been a life-altering, challenging year, but Freddy Allen is getting by with a little help from his friends. The 50-year-old Davenport jazz pianist and singer has been a professional musician for 37 years, performing all over the globe. Spending most of his career in Chicago, Allen moved to Davenport three years ago to be close to family and become a part of the vibrant music scene in the Quad-Cities. He hopes to travel and tour with his music again as soon as the pandemic is over. On Saturday at 7 p.m., Allen is launching a series of online concerts, “Freddy and Friends,”... Read More

Quad-Cities Artists, Venues and Patrons Gradually Return to Live Shows

August 1st, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene.   When Davenport jazz pianist and singer Freddy Allen returned July 25 to perform at The Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, it was the first time the former regular played there since Feb. 28. It was a bittersweet occasion for the 50-year-old full-time musician, who has seen his livelihood decimated due to the raging Covid-19 crisis. “It was emotional, it was hard,” Allen said recently. “I’ve been one of those people, during... Read More

Virtual Tunes at the Tulip with Freddy Allen

May 13th, 2020

Join Freddy Allen for some Virtual Tunes At The Tulip this Saturday May 16 from 6 – 7:15 p.m. Freddy is in the Mansion, all by himself for a special Virtual Concert to help support efforts in preserving Hauberg Estate. 100% of the tips go towards Hauberg. You can donate through PayPal.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Drive-Bys, Derbies, Dancing and MORE!

May 10th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

QC HIVE Takes Some Sting Out Of Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many of his fellow musicians who are airing videos on Facebook and working to raise money during the Covid-19 pandemic, Don Gustafson is using the social-media platform for good. The 49-year-old Davenport man makes his living as a full-time musician – as bassist in the Q-C band Funktastic Five, assistant music director at Davenport’s St. Paul Lutheran Church, and adjunct music teacher at Black Hawk College, offering private piano, guitar and bass lessons. In response to the coronavirus, which has closed bars and restaurants, and put musicians out of work, Gustofson... Read More

Josh, Neal And Freddy Rolling Out The LiveStream Jazz Saturday

March 23rd, 2020

Have a jones for some live jazz music this weekend? Join Josh Duffee, Neal Smith and Freddy Allen as they live-stream again from Josh’s living room this Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.! As Freddy put it, “Last week’s show was so much fun, we thought we’d do it again this week. Maybe we’ll even make this a regular event whilst we all stay inside and practice social distancing. Josh will be on drums, Neal on sax, and I’ll be at the keys and singing some of our favorite jazzy tunes. We’ll be doing some of the requests we missed from last weeks show, and we’ll be taking new requests... Read More

Partake in A Black Tie A-Fair at This Year’s Opening Doors Gala

April 10th, 2019

Come enjoy a magical evening with friends while raising awareness for a wonderful cause at this year’s Opening Doors Gala. Family Resources’ largest event of the year, the 2019 Opening Doors Gala: A Black Tie A-Fair, takes place on Friday Apr 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf). Enjoy a fantastic evening featuring a cocktail hour, live entertainment, dinner and program, and silent and live auctions.  Returning again will be Magician David Casas, joined by the one and only Juggling Zach Metzler.  Guests will also enjoy the soothing... Read More

Partake in A Black Tie A-Fair at This Year’s Opening Doors Gala

March 24th, 2019

Come enjoy a magical evening with friends while raising awareness for a wonderful cause at this year’s Opening Doors Gala. Family Resources’ largest event of the year, the 2019 Opening Doors Gala: A Black Tie A-Fair, takes place on Friday Apr 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf). Enjoy a fantastic evening featuring a cocktail hour, live entertainment, dinner and program, and silent and live auctions.  Returning again will be Magician David Casas, joined by the one and only Juggling Zach Metzler.  Guests will also enjoy the soothing... Read More

Spend An Evening in the Age of Wonderful Nonsense

July 11th, 2018

How would you like to spend an evening going back in time to the roaring 20’s? Friends of Hauberg Civic Center (1300 24th Street Rock Island) are hosting their annual fundraising event, Age of Wonderful Nonsense Gala Fundraiser, on Saturday Jul 14 from 6-11 p.m. Cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m. and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. A silent auction featuring local art will begin at 8:30pm. Throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy live music by pianist/vocalist, Freddy Allen, performing popular tunes from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Advanced tickets for this evening $75 and... Read More

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