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Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

August 3rd, 2021
Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

It’s been an especially long, hard road to reopening live theater for Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players and company veteran Jennifer Kingry. She last directed at RHP for “The 39 Steps” in August 2019 and was in the midst of rehearsing the comedy “Becky’s New Car” in March 2020, when Covid-19 shut everything down. The Barn Theatre is finally opening their long-awaited 2021 season with John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 romantic comedy, “Outside Mullingar” – directed by Kingry – with performances Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 5-15, in Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo, within a week of... Read More

Richmond Hill Holding Auditions TODAY For Upcoming Shows!

July 25th, 2021
Richmond Hill Barn Theatre is in Geneseo's Richmond Hill Park.

Richmond Hill Players will hold auditions for the last two shows of the 2021 season Sunday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn Theatre in Geneseo. The plays holding auditions are Clue: Onstage by Jonathan Lynn, directed by Dana Skiles, with the show running in mid-October; and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald, directed by Mike Skiles, with the show running in early December. Roles are available for up to 9-11 males and 6-8 females, ages ranging from 20’s to 60’s. Both directors note that their shows are... Read More

Long-Planned Memorial Service for Geneseo’s John VanDeWoestyne to be July 31st

July 4th, 2021
A memorial service for "Vande" (who was involved in 100 Richmond Hill shows) will be held July 31 at Geneseo's Performing Arts Center.

I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m who I am today Because I knew you (“For Good,” from “Wicked,” by Stephen Schwartz) The relentless, long Covid pandemic was difficult enough for most people to endure, but it hit Geneseo’s Judy VanDeWoestyne especially hard. She lost the love of her life – her 66-year-old husband John – early on, March 25, 2020. Her... Read More

Take A Walk To The Geneseo Christmas Walk

December 10th, 2020
Take A Walk To The Geneseo Christmas Walk

Geneseo’s Annual Christmas Walk is held every year on the second Saturday in December. The event kicks off with its popular Geneseo Jingle Run at 8:30 a.m. This 5K event includes a commemorative gift with pre-registration. Everyone will enjoy shopping all day throughout Geneseo, finding just the right gift for everyone on your list. Children’s activities fill the afternoon with special crafts, face painting, writing letters to Santa, and much more. Take a load off at one of our local restaurants or breweries. Join us at Central Theater for the traditional viewing of “White Christmas”. As... Read More

Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

November 17th, 2020
Geneseo's Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

For 14 years, Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam has been an annual tradition of fun and competition for area kids loving the game of soccer. This year, for the first time since its inception, it won’t be held. Seth Ernst officials announced they’re canceling the event for 2021 due to covid, looking to start it up again in 2022. The following email was sent out to area soccer coaches and team officials: Greetings Fans of Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam! Our Executive Committee met to determine whether our 15th annual Slam could take place, and it was decided that in the best interests... Read More

It’s Thyme For Geneseo’s Country Thyme Craft Show

November 14th, 2020
It's Thyme For Geneseo's Country Thyme Craft Show

Are you ready for a Country Thyme Craft Show? Join Antique Engine & Tractor Working Farm Show (13451 Illinois Highway 92 Geneseo) for a Country Thyme Craft Show this Saturday Nov 14 and Sunday Nov 15. This craft show will feature many local vendors and provide an opportunity for some holiday shopping! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/844319876309062/ for more information.  Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 8th: Heroes, Veterans, Holiday Shopping and MORE!

November 8th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 8th: Heroes, Veterans, Holiday Shopping and MORE!

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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! So... Read More

State Street Market Geneseo 2020

October 1st, 2020
State Street Market Geneseo 2020

A destination Autumn tradition for the region. Join the State Street Market and Geneseo Chamber of Commerce on Saturday Oct 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for some State Street shopping fun! This FREE family-friendly event includes a curated list of handmade and vintage vendors, live music, great food, a libation station, and more! Shop vendors set up down the historic State Street and stay to explore all of Geneseo. Come to shop the market and stay to take in the day in town! Follow @statestreetmarketgeneseo on Facebook and Instagram for more details. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2250748545234304... Read More

INTRODUCING… Your Month in Events for October 2020: Frightening Fun, Live Music, Chili Cook Off and MORE!

October 1st, 2020
INTRODUCING... Your Month in Events for October 2020: Frightening Fun, Live Music, Chili Cook Off and MORE!

We at QuadCities.com are ALWAYS looking for cool new ways to bring you the best in local entertainment coverage in the Quad-Cities. And so we’re debuting a NEW feature — The Month In Events! It’s our way of giving you even MORE great coverage here on your site for the best arts and entertainment reporting in the area — your free, fun, local, award-winning QuadCities.com! Today, QuadCities.com proudly presents the very first Month in Events, a list of events happening in the Quad Cities this month, and every month! On the first of every month we will give you an exciting... Read More

River Music Experience Seeks $30,000 in Fall Fundraising Campaign

September 30th, 2020
River Music Experience Seeks $30,000 in Fall Fundraising Campaign

Don’t expect live concerts back at Davenport’s Redstone Room until next summer. And don’t expect the staff and volunteers at the 16-year-old River Music Experience to sit on their hands until then, either. Even though indoor live music has returned to some bars across the Quad-Cities, theater to Circa ’21 and The Speakeasy in Rock Island, and the Black Box and Spotlight theaters in Moline, and the Quad City Symphony returns this weekend to the Adler in Davenport, RME executive director Tyson Danner doesn’t expect live shows back in the Redstone Room (at 2nd and Main streets in Davenport)... Read More