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Quad Cities Youth Music & Arts Festival Comes to Rock Island September 17

August 6th, 2022
Quad Cities Youth Music & Arts Festival Comes to Rock Island September 17

QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. FEATURING: QC Rock Academy bands and solo performers Dynamic Status Gems (dance group) Spotlight Theater ……and more TBA SPONSORS: Rock Island Parks & Recreation Quad City Arts River Music Experience I-Rock 93.5FM Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors Illinois Casualty Company Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting Primetime Apparel & Promotions BBG Sound Learn more: www.QCRockAcademy.com  Read More

QC Rock Academy’s Summer Kickoff Hits Rock Island Saturday

May 20th, 2022
QC Rock Academy's Summer Kickoff Hits Rock Island Saturday

Don’t miss QC Rock Academy’s Summer Kickoff Concert from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21st at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. This event is FREE and ALL AGES so bring the whole family for some live music right on the banks of the Mississippi. Learn more here: QC ROCK ACADEMY  Read More

QC Rock Academy Summer Kick Off May 21

May 14th, 2022

Don’t miss QC Rock Academy’s Summer Kickoff Concert on Saturday, May 21st at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. This event is FREE and ALL AGES so bring the whole family for some live music right on the banks of the Mississippi. Learn more here: QC ROCK ACADEMY  Read More

Seven QC Rock Academy Student Bands To Play Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

May 20th, 2021
Seven QC Rock Academy Student Bands To Play Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

Seven bands from the QC Rock Academy will perform at a free summer kickoff concert at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 10 p,m, The bands (totaling more than 35 teenage students) are Been There Done That, Strictly Business, Crushed Monkey, Made Ya Look, Daze Off, Tell Tale Heart and Nonetheless, plus an “All-Star Jam” to end the night, comprised of a half-dozen members of different bands playing together. There will be a few opening acts starting at 5 p.m. — Mike Diehl with Hallie Shemek, Grace Bryant and Makayla & Aleigha Navin. This event... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds to Host 2021 Q-C Battle of the Bands on March 20, After St. Pat’s Day Bash

January 22nd, 2021
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds to Host 2021 Q-C Battle of the Bands on March 20, After St. Pat’s Day Bash

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, plans to host two major music events at its big Fair Center in March. A St. Patrick’s Day Bash is scheduled for March 12-13, and the planned lineup is: Friday — Roadside Circus, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Project X 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday — Doug Brundies, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Of 40, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (plus Flying Leprechauns at 3), Electric Shock, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Casey Muessigmann, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tomb, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Cheese Pizza, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Mask up Quad Cities and let’s... Read More

Rock the River Six Feet Apart-y

September 23rd, 2020
Rock the River Six Feet Apart-y

QC Rock Academy and Rock Island Parks and Recreation department have teamed up to bring the Quad Cities a night filled with music, along the river. Rock the River “Six Feet Apart-y” will happen this Saturday Sep 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park (On the riverfront between 17th and 20th streets, Rock Island). This socially-distanced night of music will feature 6 of QC Rock Academy’s student bands. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. There’s plenty of room to spread out! Here’s the lineup for Rock the River: Been There Done That Strictly Business Made Ya Look Crushed... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 20th: Live Music, Haunted Houses, Movies and MORE!

September 20th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 20th: Live Music, Haunted Houses, Movies and MORE!

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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again focusing... Read More

Drum Clinic with Morgan Rose of Sevendust Rockin In

July 18th, 2020
Drum Clinic with Morgan Rose of Sevendust Rockin In

QC Rock Academy and Instamix Live have teamed up to bring the drummers of the Quad Cities an amazing event this weekend. Morgan Rose of Sevendust will be visiting QC Rock Academy (901 E Kimberly Rd. Suite 22 Davenport) this Sunday Jul 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind Drum Clinic. Morgan Rose, an American drummer, is also a recording producer and founding member of the Atlanta-based alternative metal band Sevendust. The cost for this awesome 2-hour Drum Clinic is just $50. Seating is very limited, so get your tickets today at https://www.instamix.live/.   For more fun things to do... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 12th: Divas, Drums, Fights and MORE!

July 12th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 12th: Divas, Drums, Fights and MORE!

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

June 20th, 2020
Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at intriguing personalities and trends on the local arts scene, presented every Saturday morning, on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com.   October 1978 was a heavenly time to be a Billy Joel fan. Just days before I got to see “The Piano Man” live for the first time (in Milwaukee), I bought his new record, “52nd Street” at the mall, and nearly floated all the way my walk home, devouring the lyrics on the back cover. Despite the technological advances of CDs, MP3s, YouTube, and digital streaming services, many... Read More