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After Playing Around The World, Rock Island Alum Returns for Q-C Juneteenth Festival Saturday

June 18th, 2021
After Playing Around The World, Rock Island Alum Returns for Q-C Juneteenth Festival Saturday

A 2005 Rock Island High alum, JUNO the Artist has toured the world as a guitarist and has played with everyone from Bruno Mars to Camila Cabello to Lizzo, plus Lady A at the June 9 CMT Awards in Nashville. But the exuberant, 34-year-old Chicago native had not returned to the Quad-Cities until Covid hit in March 2020, and she moved back to her aunt and uncle’s Rock Island house, where she recorded her debut album, “Help Is Not on the Way.” JUNO will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday as part of the Quad Cities Juneteenth Festival, at the Lincoln Center, 318 E. 7th St., Davenport. “Now coming back... Read More

WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

June 18th, 2020
WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

WQPT will stream a virtual commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19 at 11:00 am. Six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast have joined forces to launch a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. This timely event features cultural performances from Africa and across America, educational content and appearances by: Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Johnnetta... Read More

Jazzy Ash Leaping Into Quad-Cities

June 14th, 2019
Jazzy Ash Leaping Into Quad-Cities

The Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series will present its first ever summer residency June 15-19 with New Orleans jazz band Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! The group will be putting on free performances around the QC region, including a Father’s day concert during the Freight House Farmer’s Market in Davenport (11:00 am June 16), at the Moline Public Library on June 17 at 6:30 pm, the LeClaire Community library outdoor plaza on June 18 at 6:00 pm (rain location: next door at the firehall, 201 N 15th St.), a free concert for Rock Island summer camps and the public at MLK Jr. Park... Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park

June 15th, 2018
Celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park

LeClaire Park will be transformed into a Juneteenth Festival this weekend! Come celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park (400 W Beiderbecke Dr. Davenport) this Saturday Jun 16 from 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.! Join the Friends of MLK for a day filled with family-friendly entertainment! Enjoy dance performances, gospel groups, Welcome Ceremony, and open-air market featuring local and regional vendors, Food Truck Alley, the 2nd Annual Miss Juneteenth Pageant, a youth showcase and so much more! The annual Juneteenth festival’s mission is to educate and promote the historical significance of the holiday.... Read More