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New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

August 5th, 2021
New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

The new Raccoon Motel live-music venue is back in business, at 315 E. 2nd St., Davenport, had a very busy first week and is looking forward to hometown favorite Lissie to return in a show Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. “We’re thrilled to have her,” Raccoon Motel co-owner John McDermott said Thursday of Lissie Maurus, a popular Rock Island native, who lives in rural northeast Iowa. “She’s a fan favorite, a personal favorite of mine. She’s fantastic.” On Aug. 3, Lissie posted on Facebook: “VERY excited to be playing at the new Raccoon Motel in my nearly hometown next Monday!” Over the... Read More

Need Some POSITIVE news? What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 13th, 2021
Need Some POSITIVE news? What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

It feels like a broken record, but it’s a broken record that keeps playing on the jukebox of 2020 and into 2021 – we NEED some good news! With everything negative happening in the world right now, we need positive news more than ever! That’s why, every month, we give you What’s The Good News? a look around the Quad-Cities at the positive things happening in our community. We run the column here on QuadCities.com, and in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” I go on PSL to chat about some of the awesome things we list here. So, need some good news? We’ve... Read More

New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

December 23rd, 2020
New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

The new Raccoon Motel bar and live-music venue plans to open St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at the old Abernathy’s in downtown Davenport, with live music starting in early summer, one of its partners said Wednesday. John McDermott, a Quad-Cities commercial lender who’s friends with original Raccoon Motel music booker Sean Moeller, is partnering with Moeller and Eric Swanson to resurrect the Raccoon – which operated from March 2017-August 2019 at 304 E. 3rd St. (now Devon’s Complaint Dept.), averaging about 150 live shows a year. The new Raccoon already has been selling some new hoodies, stocking... Read More