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Kyle Peters Talks Daiquiri Factory, Rust Belt And Promoting Shows In The Quad-Cities

September 8th, 2021
Kyle Peters Talks Daiquiri Factory, Rust Belt And Promoting Shows In The Quad-Cities

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started promoting shows in the Quad Cities?  Kyle Peters: Well I started out with outdoor festivals in 2005 down in the District of Rock Island. I started out with an event called Rock the District where we just did a rock band with a four-band bill. It took an urban setting. It started out as a one-day show and developed into a two-day show for a while. That’s pretty much where I started was doing that just to help build the area,... Read More

Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

August 14th, 2021
Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! After a relentlessly punishing pandemic of 17 months (and counting) that’s attacked our bodies, souls and bank accounts, what could be better than four days and nights of free fun, on both sides of the mighty Mississippi? For the first time since it launched in August 2017, Alternating Currents is expanding in a big way beyond its downtown Davenport roots for 100-plus events... Read More

Daiquiri Factory Opening Second Location In Davenport This Summer

March 21st, 2021
Daiquiri Factory Opening Second Location In Davenport This Summer

The Shenanigans have long been over, but some new shenanigans — at a second Daiquiri Factory — are about to begin. The Daiquiri Factory, long a mainstay among popular downtown Rock Island nightclubs, will be opening up a second spot in the old Shenanigan’s Pub building, 303 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Owner Kyle Peters has been talking about the move for a while, and the new venue is looking to happen in early summer, by July, just in time for outdoor events. According to the Daiquiri Factory website, Daiquiri Factory is an eclectic chill-out place home to the world’s most unique... Read More

Rock Island Should Go Back To 3 a.m. Closing For Downtown

March 1st, 2021
Rock Island Should Go Back To 3 a.m. Closing For Downtown

Imagine it’s Super Bowl Sunday, pre-covid. You’re in your home, minding your own business, watching TV, having a couple beverages with a number of friends, having a good time. Across the street, you see lights on in your neighbors’ houses. You see cars out front. They have guests too, and all of you are enjoying a weekend night. Suddenly, the evening is split by the flashing lights and squeal of two police cars, and an ambulance in tow, roaring down your street and pulling up to your neighbor’s house. Everyone is looking out the windows to see what’s going on. You all see your neighbor... Read More

Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

January 5th, 2021
Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

Though long-awaited funding for live-music venues is part of the federal Covid stimulus bill recently signed into law, several Quad-Cities entertainment spaces are taking a “wait and see” attitude regarding the reality. Scott Mullen, executive director of Moline’s TaxSlayer Center, said the $15-billion “Save Our Stages” act that was approved had included language noting some venue owners and arenas like his “don’t qualify due to a requirement they put in that says that 70% of the venue’s events must be artist performances, so buildings with sports tenants are excluded due to the... Read More

Ginuwine, Juvenile, Chingy Back It Up To Rust Belt

March 10th, 2020
Ginuwine, Juvenile, Chingy Back It Up To Rust Belt

Daiquiri Factory and The Rust Belt presents the Back That Up tour, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave., East Moline, IL. The tour features Ginuwine, Juvenile, Chingy, 10k, and special local guest, Random Tanner. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Daiquiri Factory, Moline Co-Op Records, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Jennies Box Car, and online . Ginuwine released several multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists. Juvenile is recognized as hip-hop royalty, and is one of the pioneers of hip-hop music... Read More