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Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com’s Weekend In 2 Minutes!

July 30th, 2021
Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com's Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, the River Bandits are in town offering baseball on some beautiful days, lots of outdoor music is in store, find out what Smurchella is at TaxSlayer Center, and the Mississippi Valley Fair is lurking on the horizon. Get the details on these and tons of other events in this week’s Weekend! Click HERE to listen in to your Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

July 29th, 2021
Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

Looking to check out some local shows, whether outdoors or in, this weekend? Here’s a couple of resources for your perusal, from Local Scene Magazine and our partners at The Echo QC, two awesome resources for area music. From The Echo, for their music calendar, click HERE! From Local Scene, here’s their rundown of shows: Thursday Craig Gerdes at Go Fish Marina, Princeton 6-9 Ky & Ty Acoustic at Twin Span Brewing, Bettendorf 6-9 Alexa Mueller at Whiskey Stop, East Moline 7 PM Funktastic 5 at Schwiebert Park, Rock Island 7-9 Been There Done That at Bass Street Landing, Moline... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Just Keeps Evolving

July 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Just Keeps Evolving

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! “You’ll save big money! You’ll save big money! When you shop Menards!” If you’re from the Quad Cities you’ve probably heard that jingle a million times. The artist behind one of the catchiest tunes around town is Bob Holtan. You may know him as the father of Jeni Grouws, lead singer of the Avey Grouws Band, who is following her father’s footsteps but carving her own path. Jeni sings the blues with a powerful voice that sticks in your head just like... Read More

River Music Experience Rocks With Live At Five And The PlayThangs

July 8th, 2021
River Music Experience Rocks With Live At Five And The PlayThangs

The River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, has brought back the free Live@Five on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Last year due to Covid, the series was limited to August and September. The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles. Like last summer, the series asks patrons to wear a mask when you can’t maintain a distance of at least six feet from others not in your party. And when choosing your seating, pick a place at least six feet from other parties. The pavement will be marked to help you in that process. This year’s schedule of... Read More

Two Quad-Cities Artists Partner for Over Decade on New Musical

June 19th, 2021
Two Quad-Cities Artists Partner for Over Decade on New Musical

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! Like the powerful, epic quest taken by their musical’s protagonist, Quad-Cities theater artists Dan Haughey and Michael Callahan have been on an imposing, challenging journey to bring their new theatrical vision to life. Twenty months after holding a staged reading of “Aaron Power! The Musical” at Moline’s Black Box Theatre, the 66-year-old Haughey and 50-year-old... Read More

Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

June 12th, 2021
Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

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! Brianna Hobbs was in middle school when the then-new River Music Experience first opened its doors June 12, 2004, in the historic Redstone building at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. Now, the 28-year-old East Moline native is thrilled to join the growing nonprofit’s staff as new programs director, as the veteran RME leaders Bret Dale and his wife Kate transition out as... Read More

Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

June 10th, 2021
Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

It’s looking like a beautiful summer weekend, and you’re looking to get out and have fun! But what’s going on this weekend? Check out your Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast, every Thursday morning on QuadCities.com! From car shows to Fresh Wax to Corporate Rock to Hate Mail and more, it’s your look at the area entertainment scene’s highlights this weekend, in your Weekend in 2 Minutes! Here’s the link, for your listening pleasure!  Read More

The Dawn Rockin’ Bettendorf’s Tangled Wood Friday Night

June 2nd, 2021
The Dawn Rockin' Bettendorf's Tangled Wood Friday Night

The Dawn (a Western Illinois based roots rock/jam band) is back at The Tangled Wood at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 4th! Their live show experience has proven contagious and is tightly gripped in spacious jams, roaring guitar and soulful harmonies. Now a six-piece, The Dawn pushes the envelope at every performance and audiences are rewarded with an experience that can only be described as “The Dawn Effect.” Coupled with an equally adventurous light show, The Dawn concerts keep their dedicated and growing fanbase coming back for more. For more info, see here!  Read More

Sevendust, With Austin Meade, Kirra, And Alborn, Coming To Rock The Rust Belt

May 28th, 2021
Sevendust, With Austin Meade, Kirra, And Alborn, Coming To Rock The Rust Belt

Sevendust, with special guests Austin Meade, Kirra, and Alborn, will perform at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave. East Moline, Tuesday, June 29! For tickets and more information, click here! Atlanta-based quintet Sevendust are one of the most prominent nu-metal acts, rising above their contemporaries with an aggressive blend of bottom-heavy riffs and soulful, accessible melodies delivered by vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. Over the years, the band balanced the raw energy and brutality of early albums like 1997’s Sevendust and 1999’s Home with increasingly atmospheric production and even late-era... Read More

From KISS, to Ballet, to Pools Opening, And More, Find Out What To Do This Weekend HERE!

May 27th, 2021
From KISS, to Ballet, to Pools Opening, And More, Find Out What To Do This Weekend HERE!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! There’s TONS of stuff to do, from various cover and tribute bands at Poopy’s, to pools opening, to outdoor music in East Moline and Davenport, to live music in the Village to theater and ballet and more, and you can hear all about it on your Weekend in 2 Minutes! Listen here!  Read More