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Mississippi Valley Blues Society Cancels Blues Fest

May 22nd, 2020

Since March, the Quad-Cities has been singing the quarantine blues. And due to the dissonant chords of Covid-19, that beloved music will be silenced later this year, as the 35th-anniversary of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is canceled. Though it initially pushed back the fest from the July 4th weekend, to Sept. 18-19, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society board decided “that it is in the best interest of our fans, artists and vendors to cancel a live Festival until the ongoing pandemic is far behind us,” president Bob Clevenstine posted on mvbs.org. The potential for a second coronavirus... Read More

2019 Recap: A Year of Change and Hope in the Quad Cities

December 30th, 2019

When celebrating the end of a year, we seem to find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months in reverence. Whether the events that transpired were something we experienced for the first time or were simply an annual routine in our lives, they still contributed to the people we are in these last days of 2019. The Quad Cities community transforms and grows each and every passing year, and 2019 was no exception. We here at QuadCities.com work our best at trying to bring our readers the most interesting, (whether new or old) events and activities happening around the area, on a daily basis. In... Read More

It’s Time For Some Brew Ha Ha Fun in the Quad Cities!

September 18th, 2019

Are you interested in enjoying some craft beer with friends, while raising money for local charities? Of course you are! Jaycees of Quad Cities are hosting the annual Brew Ha Ha this Saturday Sep 21 from 12-5 p.m. in the LeClaire Park & Bandshell (400 West Beiderbecke Drive Davenport). Must be over 21 and over to attend. Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance, which can be purchased online, or $35 at the door. All proceeds allow Jaycees of the Quad Cities to continue with their mission of giving back to their community through various service and non-profit organizations! New... Read More

Get Your Brew Ha Ha On this Weekend!

September 11th, 2018

Would you like an opportunity to enjoy some craft beer with friends, while raising money for local charities? Of course, you would! Jaycees of Quad Cities are hosting the annual Brew Ha Ha this Saturday Sep 15 from 1-5 p.m. in the LeClaire Park & Bandshell (400 West Beiderbecke Drive Davenport). Must be over 21 and over to attend. Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance, which can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-ha-ha-tickets-46916236727 or $35 at the door. All proceeds allow Jaycees of the Quad Cities to continue with their mission of giving back to their community... Read More

VIVA Quad Cities Celebrating 25th Anniversary!

September 6th, 2018

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of VIVA Quad Cities and the annual VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta! This Saturday, Sep 8 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at LeClaire Park in Davenport, VIVA Quad Cities will be hosting their annual Fiesta for all to enjoy! There is a $5 admission charge at the gate (children 12 and under are free) and free admission for those with military identification. The VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta demonstrates the growing diversity and vitality of the Hispanic community in the Quad-Cities. Food booths, arts, crafts and entertainment are highlights of the Fiesta. The various Hispanic cultures are... Read More

Enjoy a Beach Boys Bash with Riverfront Pops!

August 14th, 2018

Celebrate summertime with a beach bash along the Mississippi River featuring the surfin’ sounds of the Beach Boys! This year’s Riverfront Pops will take place on Saturday Aug 18 at the iconic bandshell in LeClaire Park, Davenport. This set list of good vibrations includes the entire history-making album, Pet Sounds, plus other favorite Beach Boys tunes.  The Youth Symphony Orchestra will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at https://qcsymphony.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000o9tWSUAY.... Read More

Get Your Blues On Along The Mississippi

July 4th, 2018

It’s time for the 33rd Annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival! Head down to LeClaire Park, on the banks of the Mississippi in Davenport, Friday Jul 6 and Saturday Jul 7 for one of the Quad Cities’ most successful and enjoyable music festivals! The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has secured a line-up of musicians that you won’t want to miss.   Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday Jul 6. Here is the line-up for the Bandshell Stage: Bandshell Stage: 5:00 p.m.            Tribute to Ellis Kell 6:30 p.m.            Kris Lager Band 8:30 p.m.            Walter Trout Pedigo/Jones... Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park

June 15th, 2018

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

Time To Party At The Bandshell

May 2nd, 2018

Freight House Farmers Market and St. Ambrose University Band have partnered to bring you a rockin’ welcome to spring! Saturday May 5 marks the opening day of the outdoor Freight House Farmers Market (421 W River Dr Davenport)! With help from the St. Ambrose University Band, this is going to be a fun-filled day! At 8 a.m. the St. Ambrose University Drumline will kick the celebration off at the official Opening of the Outdoor Market! Come enjoy the fanfare and reconnect with all your favorite market vendors. Enjoy some tasty treats and check out what’s new! There will be a performance by St.... Read More

Fall Pride Festival Boogies Into LeClaire Park

September 20th, 2017

The 3rd Annual Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival is upon us! Are you ready to part-ay? Come celebrate the Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival along the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River! The festival takes place at LeClaire Park in Davenport this Friday Sep 22 from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Saturday Sep 23 from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Admission is $7 on Friday, $10 on Saturday, or you can purchase a weekend pass for $15. Kids 12 and under are free! Volunteers that have completed a 4-hour shift receive free admission for the entire weekend. You can e-mail QCFallPride@gmail.com for more information. This... Read More

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