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Take A Trip to New Orleans Without Leaving the Quad Cities at Gumbo Ya Ya!

June 5th, 2019

Catch the spirit and energy of ‘The French Quarter’ in downtown Rock Island this weekend! For the 27th consecutive year, Gumbo Ya Ya returns to downtown Rock Island this Saturday Jun 8! Gates open at 4 p.m. Zydeco and Jazz bands will tantalize your ears, while Cajun spiced food will heat up your taste buds. Bead tosses, confetti, feather masks, feather boas, and Jumer’s showgirls will complete the Mardi Gras theme. New this year, outdoor dueling pianos will be available for your listening pleasure in the Voodoo Lounge. Two sets will take place, the first from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and the second... Read More

Gumbo Ya Ya Returning To Spice Up The District

June 9th, 2017

Time to stir up the Gumbo again. Gumbo Ya Ya,  Mardi Gras in The District, returns to downtown Rock Island Saturday, June 10, bringing the atmosphere of New Orleans to the Quad-Cities for its 25th consecutive year. A variety of New Orleans style music will be performed over the weekend including zydeco, blues, and more. Louisiana style food will also be available through various vendors and a “French Quarter” marketplace will offer gifts and novelty items. Over 500 pounds of beads will be thrown to the masses by everyone from cajun cooks to musicians to people dressed as vampires. The cost... Read More

“Gumbo Ya Ya” Returning To Spice Up The District

June 8th, 2016

Time to stir up the Gumbo again. Gumbo Ya Ya,  Mardi Gras in The District, returns to downtown Rock Island Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, bringing the atmosphere of New Orleans to the Quad-Cities for its 24th consecutive year. A variety of New Orleans style music will be performed over the weekend including zydeco, blues, and more. Louisiana style food will also be available through various vendors and a “French Quarter” marketplace will offer gifts and novelty items. A street magician, David Casas, will perform David Blaine-style tricks among the crowd on Friday night (which will... Read More

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