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Mississippi Valley Fair Canceled Due To Quad-Cities Leap In Covid-19 Cases

July 14th, 2020

A little more than two weeks after the Mississippi Valley Fair announced it would scale back its offerings this year, including no big-name grandstand acts, on Tuesday it said it would cancel the 101-year-old tradition altogether. The fair, at 2815 W. Locust St., was scheduled for Aug. 4-9. “We have continued to work closely with the Scott County Health Department to ensure that if we put on a fair this year we met all the requirements of the principles shared by both organizations,” MVF general manager Shawn Loter posted Tuesday on Facebook. “Health leaders determined our safety plan was... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre Cancels Summer Shows

May 13th, 2020

Joining Music Guild, Countryside, Genesius Guild and a number of others, Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline has canceled their summer shows due to concerns over coronavirus. The pandemic has now nearly wiped clean the local theater slate for the summer, with only Moline’s Black Box Theater not having announced cancellations, and Circa ’21 holding out any hope of salvaging shows, hoping to still be able to stage “Saturday Night Fever” at some point. Playcrafters announced the following on their Facebook page today: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety... Read More

QC HIVE Takes Some Sting Out Of Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many of his fellow musicians who are airing videos on Facebook and working to raise money during the Covid-19 pandemic, Don Gustafson is using the social-media platform for good. The 49-year-old Davenport man makes his living as a full-time musician – as bassist in the Q-C band Funktastic Five, assistant music director at Davenport’s St. Paul Lutheran Church, and adjunct music teacher at Black Hawk College, offering private piano, guitar and bass lessons. In response to the coronavirus, which has closed bars and restaurants, and put musicians out of work, Gustofson... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins Rust Belt Show Postponed

March 17th, 2020

The Rust Belt has postponed their upcoming Smashing Pumpkins concert, due to concerns about coronavirus and the governor’s mandate. The following statement was released on their facebook page today: In light of recent events with Governor Pritzker announcing a mandated ban on events over 1000 and a requested ban on events over 250 in order to quarantine Covid-19, along with the CDC and the WHO’s recommendations, we will be rescheduling the Smashing Pumpkins show at Rust Belt that is currently scheduled for April 29. We are working diligently with the band’s team to come up with... Read More

All Rock Island Public Libraries Closed Through April 4

March 17th, 2020

All Rock Island Public Libraries will close to the public through Saturday, April 4, 2020. This includes Library2Go routes, which will be suspended. This decision reflects the library’s commitment to work within federal, state, and local health guidelines, and as a prevention strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our community. At the present time, the library plans to reopen to the public on Monday, April 6. Closing limits potential exposure to our patrons and staff. Programs and community room use were previously cancelled until Saturday, April 4, 2020. As part of this closing.... Read More

Rock Island Library Cancels All Event Programming

March 16th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library, out of an abundance of caution, has cancelled all Rock Island Public Library event programming and use of Community Rooms until Saturday, April 4, 2020. If you are registered for an event that has been cancelled, you will receive a separate email noting that the event has been cancelled. If the event is later rescheduled, we will contact all registered participants with the new date. Outside groups who have reserved rooms for their events will also be contacted. The response to COVID-19 is evolving quickly, and we appreciate your patience as we work through... Read More

Adler Theater Cancels ‘Waitress’

March 16th, 2020

The Adler Theatre has cancelled their upcoming performance of “Waitress.” The theater released the following statement today: The previously scheduled performance of WAITRESS will not take place on Tuesday, March 17 due to the executive order by Davenport Mayor Mike Matson prohibiting all events of 250 or more people. The safety and health of our audiences is our highest priority and we encourage everyone to follow the guidelines put forth by public health officials. No action is required at this time. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date, which we hope to announce in... Read More