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Quad-Cities Native Jonathan Burnett to Show Documentary on East Moline Jazz Legend Pat Patrick

February 5th, 2021
Quad-Cities Native Jonathan Burnett to Show Documentary on East Moline Jazz Legend Pat Patrick

For Black History Month, Rock Island native Jonathan Burnett wants to educate people about a jazz legend from the Q-C whose son went on to become the first African-American governor of Massachusetts. On Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., the first cut of the short documentary, “The Strangeness: The Pat Patrick Story,” will be shown free on Facebook, through Azubuike African American Council of the Arts. Much information has been documented on legendary white musicians from the Quad-Cities. However, less is known about the contributions made by African-Americans, Burnett said recently. “We know Bix... Read More

Hear Some Awesome Music Online In J.A.M. Sessions With Byron “BK” Davis

November 6th, 2020
Hear Some Awesome Music Online In J.A.M. Sessions With Byron "BK" Davis

Joy Avenue Media and the River Music Experience presents J.A.M. SESSIONS – local bands, live in real time from the JAM studio. J.A.M. Sessions will feature Byron “BK” Davis this Saturday Nov 7 at 7 p.m. River Music Experience has partnered with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community. Tips and donations are encouraged to the band help cover production costs. Tune in on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joyavenuemedia To view past streams, like and subscribe to the Joy Avenue... Read More

Squirrel Nut Zippers Making Tour Stop at Redstone Room

January 25th, 2020
Squirrel Nut Zippers Making Tour Stop at Redstone Room

Squirrel Nut Zippers, with The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League will be taking the stage at the River Music Experience’s (129 N Main Street Davenport) Redstone Room this Wednesday Jan 29. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the show. ! The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical... Read More

The Manny Lopez Big Band Jazzin’ Things Up at The Speakeasy

January 7th, 2020
The Manny Lopez Big Band Jazzin’ Things Up at The Speakeasy

Head down to The Speakeasy for some great Jazz music this Friday night! The Manny Lopez Big Band heads back to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show! Food options will be available for purchase, such as sandwich baskets and pizza. The Speakeasy also offers a full bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of... Read More

Jazz Up Your Holiday Season with The Happy Elf

December 3rd, 2018
Jazz Up Your Holiday Season with The Happy Elf

Whether you’re a fan of Christmas spirit, jazz music or Harry Connick Jr., you won’t want to miss the next production at The Spotlight Theatre! The Happy Elf hits The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Ave. Moline) this Thursday Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m., Friday Dec 7 at 7:30, Saturday Dec 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 at 2 p.m. A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to... Read More