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Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

May 14th, 2022
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

With summer comes the sound of live outdoor music in our downtowns! Enjoy this free summer concert series every Thursday night from May 19th – August 11th in Downtown Moline! Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Plaza at Bass Street Landing. All you need to bring is a lawn chair! There will be food and beverages are available for purchase but no outside food or beverages allowed. Learn more here: FACEBOOK SPONSORED BY: Stage and Vehicle Sponsor: Courtesy Car City  Read More

Analog And Lopiez Team Up For Super Awesome Christmas Time In Moline This Weekend

November 25th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Analog Arcade Bar and Lopiez Pizza are spreading maximum holiday cheer with their holiday pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time, taking place in Moline City Centre from November 27th through December 31st. This pop-up features over 30,000 Christmas lights, 1,000 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more. “Since a lot of people couldn’t celebrate the holidays like they wanted to in 2020, we wanted to go really big this year, “ Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We wanted to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.” This... Read More

Super Awesome Christmas Time Coming To Moline Centre This Weekend

November 22nd, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Analog Arcade Bar and Lopiez Pizza are spreading maximum holiday cheer with their holiday pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time, taking place in Moline City Centre from November 27th through December 31st. This pop-up features over 30,000 Christmas lights, 1,000 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more. “Since a lot of people couldn’t celebrate the holidays like they wanted to in 2020, we wanted to go really big this year, “ Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We wanted to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.” This... Read More

Moline’s Bass Street Summer Concert Series Ends Tonight With Dynoride

September 2nd, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Moline Centre is presenting Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off 17th Street and River Drive and TONIGHT is the final show! Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety guidelines,” the group posted. “We ask that all guests please wear a mask anytime social distancing is not possible. Social distance whenever possible. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be provided. Avoid concentrated gatherings of people. Please stay home and do not attend these... Read More

Moline Seeks National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Public Art Works

August 12th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

“Our Town” is more than the name of the iconic 1938 Thornton Wilder play. It’s the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) creative placemaking grants program, from which Moline is seeking $150,000 to implement the first two projects recommended in an ambitious, sweeping Public Art and Placemaking Plan. “As Moline and its downtown businesses recover from the economic downtown cause by the global pandemic, creative placemaking is a vital tool in encouraging people to visit and spend time downtown,” according to the grant proposal approved this week by the Moline City Council (starting... Read More

Blues Rock-It Rocks FREE Outdoor Concert Tonight In Moline

August 5th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Moline Centre is presenting FREE Thursday night outdoor concerts downtown as part of the Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off 17th Street and River Drive. Moline Centre’s  Thursday night lineup for the free 7 p.m. concerts is: Aug. 5: Blues Rock-it Aug. 12: Smooth Groove Aug. 19: Avey Grouws Band Aug. 26: Alewife Sept. 2: Dynoride  Read More

Metro Arts Paired Lead Artists With Paid Apprentices Through Early July

July 14th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Quad City Arts has wrapped up another round of exciting new projects in the annual Metro Arts youth apprenticeship program, and held a virtual showcase for 2021 on July 8. Since the summer of 2000, Metro Arts has provided area youth 15-21 years old with paid summer apprenticeships in various arts disciplines. The program provides opportunities for youth and enhances the community through the arts. For five weeks, area youth work together in groups to complete art projects under the supervision and mentorship of professional artists. Participants learn the artistic techniques and applications of... Read More

Glory Days Garage Band Rockin’ Moline Centre For Outdoor Concert

June 30th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Moline Centre on Friday was excited to announce this year’s lineup for the Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off 17th Street and River Drive. “It has been 610 days since our last FREE concert @ Bass Street, and we are ready to ‘safely’ party with all of you again on the plaza!” it posted on Facebook, noting it is partnering again with Courtesy Car City as both the title and vehicle sponsor for this year’s concert series. Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety... Read More

Video Showcases Downtown Quad Cities And Regional Collaboration

June 12th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

A new regional video project is shining the spotlight on our Downtown Quad Cities and all they have to offer residents and visitors alike. The fast-paced short video promotes the vibrancy, fun and uniqueness of all our downtowns with scenes from their signature events and festivals, venues and their businesses. View the video here: https://youtu.be/ojBA-4sDgcg  The video features seven cities, which were coordinated by Downtown Bettendorf Organization, Downtown Davenport Partnership, East Moline Main Street, City of LeClaire, Moline Centre, Development Association of Rock Island, Silvis Main Street.... Read More

Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

May 12th, 2021
Live Music Hits Downtown Moline

Like many hospitality businesses during the past year, the 113-year-old Quad-Cities institution Lagomarcino’s has had a very hard time since the pandemic. As Wednesday afternoon’s beautiful blue skies blanketed the area, brighter days are ahead with the recent installation of a new parklet outside the ice cream parlor  and confectionary at 1422 5th Ave., Moline. This is the first such parklet in the Quad-Cities area, said Geoff Manis, Main Street program manager for the City of Moline and Moline Centre. It is defined as “a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on... Read More