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Big Musical Send-Off for Molly Durnin Thursday Night in the Village

April 13th, 2021
Big Musical Send-Off for Molly Durnin Thursday Night in the Village

Like for most of us, the past year has been an emotional rollercoaster for Quad-Cities singer/songwriter Molly Durnin. The epic highs and lows will be encapsulated over four hours Thursday night for the intensely talented 32-year-old. Jambrella Productions has organized a mega-music party, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at one of Durnin’s regular performance venues, the cocktail bar Eleven17, at 1117 Mound St., Village of East Davenport. About 20 musicians are scheduled to perform (there’s no cover charge), including Durnin at 6 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., the night before she heads back East, on her way to... Read More

Realty Group, Bettendorf Brewery Present April 6 Celebration of Three Great Quad-Cities Musicians

April 1st, 2021
Realty Group, Bettendorf Brewery Present April 6 Celebration of Three Great Quad-Cities Musicians

Being a full-time professional musician is hard enough. The Covid pandemic has made that a million times harder, as Davenport’s Lojo Russo learned over the past year. An ovarian cancer survivor, the popular singer-songwriter (unlike many Q-C bands and musicians) decided not to perform public gigs indoors. For St. Patrick’s Day this year, Russo did a private event at a company’s break room, while wearing a mask, and it was awkward. On Tuesday night, April 6, Russo will return for the first time playing in public since October, at a special event. The “You First Music Celebration” – starting... Read More

Quad-Cities Music Scene Bids Farewell To Molly Durnin With Massive Show April 15

March 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities Music Scene Bids Farewell To Molly Durnin With Massive Show April 15

Mike Moncada and Jambrella are throwing a major music party on Thursday, April 15 for Molly Durnin at one of her regular haunts, Eleven17 at 1117 Mound St., Village of East Davenport. Several local bands will perform from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Lobo’s Salsa will donate all of their sales then to Durnin, who is leaving the Q-C April 17 to move back to Charleston, S.C. “It’s gonna be really big,” Moncada said. “We’re trying to send her off such that she doesn’t want to leave. Plus, I’m gonna slash the tires on her car so she  can’t go anywhere, right?” Durnin... Read More

HUGE Quad-Cities Jambrella Jam Rocking Kavanaugh’s Friday, Second Festival Planned June 12

March 24th, 2021
HUGE Quad-Cities Jambrella Jam Rocking Kavanaugh's Friday, Second Festival Planned June 12

The month-old Jambrella movement is quickly gaining steam, as Jambrella Productions is having a big jam event Friday night to raise money for local musicians. There are also plans to have a second major festival outdoors on Saturday, June 12 to coincide with the 17th anniversary of River Music Experience. The first massive Jambrella music festival – aimed to give back to local musicians and bars – was a major success Feb. 26 at The Mound in the Village of East Davenport, raising $7,006. Artists who performed that night included Molly Durnin, Far Out 283, Angela Meyer, Fair Warning, 3 On... Read More

First Jambrella on Feb. 26 Raised $7,000 for Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars in Need

March 1st, 2021
First Jambrella on Feb. 26 Raised $7,000 for Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars in Need

The first massive Jambrella music festival – aimed to give back to local musicians and bars – was a massive success Feb. 26 at The Mound in the Village of East Davenport, raising $7,006. Artists who performed (from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.) included Molly Durnin, Far Out 283, Angela Meyer, Fair Warning, 3 On The Tree, The Channel Cats, Project X, and Michael Moncada and Whiskey High. Twenty-nine total musicians participated and six bars that host live music were picked to benefit from the fundraiser. After expenses, divided 34 ways, each will get $151.53 – since one musician who played, Logan... Read More

Looking For Some GOOD NEWS, Quad-Cities? Get Some Positivity Here!

February 22nd, 2021
Looking For Some GOOD NEWS, Quad-Cities? Get Some Positivity Here!

SuperStorm 2021 (or at least the latest one) is over, but winter’s cold and dreariness continues on. But don’t despair, there are things in the Quad-Cities to smile about! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present What’s The Good News? A look at some of the positive things going on in and around the Quad-Cities. So, what’s the good news for February? Here ya go… Rock Island Teen Is Headed To ‘The Voice!’ Charlotte Boyer, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Island High School,... Read More

Massive Jambrella Show to Benefit Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars

February 20th, 2021
Massive Jambrella Show to Benefit Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars

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! For the past 10 years, Molly Durnin has worked as a full-time touring musician, but 2020’s Covid pandemic put a stop to that – as it’s decimated the careers of so many artists nationwide. “It was the worst year of my life,” the 32-year-old Moliner said Friday, noting her gigs were shot for most of the year, between mid-March and the fall. “It left me completely... Read More

The Festivus Show Offers Quad-Cities Free Post-New Year’s Day Entertainment

December 31st, 2020
The Festivus Show Offers Quad-Cities Free Post-New Year's Day Entertainment

The day after Christmas is usually a letdown, but a new online concert showcasing Quad-Cities musicians offers another gift – for free. A new two-day holiday extravaganza, “The Festivus Show,” will be held Friday and Saturday nights, with 11 musical acts performing in 11 different downtown Davenport businesses. It aims to celebrate the beautiful originality and talent of the Q-C music scene and many new and loved businesses in downtown Davenport. The lineup of musicians and businesses is as follows: Saturday, Jan. 2 (7 p.m. start) — DJ K Yung (DJ set) at Crafted QC (handmade artisan... Read More

Get Baked With Molly Durnin Saturday In The Village Of East Davenport

December 3rd, 2020
Get Baked With Molly Durnin Saturday In The Village Of East Davenport

Baked presents Molly Durnin from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Baked, 1113 Mound St,., in the Village of East Davenport! Come see one of the Quad Cities most beloved acoustic acts for BRUNCH! Show is 11AM-1PM and FREE! Reservations are highly recommended for this event! See you there! For more information, click here!  Read More

Looking To Plan Out Your Week? Check Out Our Weekly FUN10!

November 29th, 2020
Looking To Plan Out Your Week? Check Out Our Weekly FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free,... Read More