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New Heartland Concert Series Plays Online Next Two Weekends

May 19th, 2020

The music industry was among the first to close and will be among the last to reopen as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, placing musicians who depend on income from live performances in very dire financial positions, according to John Taylor, concert organizer and head of the now-canceled Galva summer concert series. To support musicians during this critical time, Heartland Connections, through non-profit support of the Galva Arts Council, has launched the “Play it Forward” campaign. This program will distribute 20 grants, starting at a minimum of $500, to musicians facing financial emergencies... Read More

Galva’s Summer Music Series Going Online, Other Quad-Cities’ Series May Follow

May 13th, 2020

Galva’s summer music series will be postponed a year, and a virtual one will take its place soon, a trend which seems to be gaining momentum as the uncertainty of a summer under the cloud of Covid-19 looms before us. As part of the cascade of Covid-19-related closures, the third-annual Levitt AMP Galva Music Series this summer is canceled, and its organizer is working on creating a more compressed online series in its place. The 12 Sunday night concerts in Wiley Park, free to the public, were due to start May 31. John Taylor of Cambridge, president of the series and concert organizer, said it... Read More

Local Musician Lewis Knudsen Performing 12-Hour Live Concert Now!

March 27th, 2020

As we all continue to Shelter in Place and practice safe Social Distancing, we are finding that turning away from the news and focusing on uplifting and hopeful messages provided by artists and musicians and the treasures they create, are quite beneficial. Local musician Lewis Knudsen is one of the many Quad Citians dedicated to bringing the community positive entertainment through these times. Lewis, however, may be taking local live concerts to the next level for other artists. Lewis Knudsen is currently (right now!) performing a 12-hour live concert on Facebook! You can find his live stream... Read More

Danielle Ate The Sandwich Charms Colonastock

August 17th, 2017

When you think of Colona, you think of . . . well, you don’t think of perfectly charming, creative and quirky concerts featuring indie folk pop darlings. But, Jessica and Tristan Tapscott, the founders of Colonastock, are known for thinking out of the box, so, there you go. Colonastock. Part Woodstock, part little indie show in a barn on a hayrack, part something that’s rarely if ever been done before, all offbeat fun. Colonastock, which, truth be told, was also sponsored by your beloved QuadCities.com, got off to a rousing start in its inaugural year with a brilliant and bouncy show on Wednesday,... Read More

Danielle Ate The Sandwich Served Up At Colonastock Next Week

August 13th, 2017

Ready for a Sandwich? Well, too late, Danielle ate it. But don’t be salty, she’s providing you with some great music in exchange, to soothe your feelings, if not your empty stomach. Danielle Ate The Sandwich will be headlining at the debut edition of Colonastock at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 16. Colonastock is an outside concert series that will be held on a hay-rack in a front yard in Colona, Illinois. The brainchild of husband and wife team Tristan and Jessica Tapscott, Colonastock aims to present 2-3 outdoor concerts a year with focus on up and coming indie acts from across the nation. The... Read More

Danielle Ate The Sandwich Served Up At Colonastock

July 14th, 2017

Colonastock is an outside concert series that will be held on a hay-rack in a front yard in Colona, Illinois. The brainchild of husband and wife team Tristan and Jessica Tapscott, Colonastock aims to present 2-3 outdoor concerts a year with focus on up and coming indie acts from across the nation. The first in this new series will be held Wednesday, August 16 and will feature local acts Old Darling and Lewis Knudsen and headliner Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Geneseo’s very own web celebrity Cory Scott (Holbrook) – of YouTube fame – will serve as the emcee for the evening. “It is legit... Read More

Tasjan, Knudsen and Alexis Are Live At Daytrotter!

April 14th, 2017

Aaron Lee Tasjan with Lewis Knudsen and Esme Alexis are performing Live at Daytrotter at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at the Daytrotter locale at 324 Brady St., Davenport. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at doors. For more info call 563-293-3240. The show is all ages. East Nashville-based musician Aaron Lee Tasjan has always considered himself a songwriter first and foremost, writing his own off-kilter folk-inflected songs since he picked up his first acoustic as a teen guitar prodigy. “A lot of the stuff I did previously was never the main focal point,” Tasjan explains. “It’s all just been... Read More

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