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Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

September 2nd, 2020

Contrary to many people on Earth, 2020 has been a pretty good year for the Avey Grouws Band, and it’s getting better all the time. The Quad-Cities-based blues rock outfit (whose female lead singer lives in Decorah, Iowa) hit the top 10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart for its debut disc; is nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for best Debut Album New Artist; was a semi-finalist in this year’s International Blues Challenge, and is the inaugural artist for a new online series presented by River Music Experience and Joy Avenue Media. The new J.A.M. Sessions – starting 6 p.m. Friday with the... Read More

Live @ Five Returns to RME

August 12th, 2020

Live music returns to the RME Courtyard! Kick off your weekend with FREE live music in the RME Courtyard (129 N Main Street Davenport)! Live@Five is totally free, for all ages, and features the best local bands to come rock out for everyone to enjoy. 5 – 7 p.m. each Friday in August and September. Here is the 2020 lineup of bands: Aug. 14: Playthangs – Sponsored by Estes Construction Aug. 21: Fair Warning – Sponsored by Estes Construction Aug. 28: The Velies – Sponsored by Estes Construction Sept. 4: Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey – Sponsored by the Mississippi... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 9th: Hot Air Balloons, Floatzilla, Live Music and MORE!

August 9th, 2020

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

Bix Museum Audio Archives To Go Online, 49th Jazz Fest Starts Friday

July 30th, 2020

The Friends of the Davenport Public Library recently won a state of Iowa grant to make material about jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke much more accessible to the public. The library earned nearly $15,000 from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to digitize audio recordings for the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archive, which opened three years ago at the lower level of River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. The collection of 239 reel-to-reel tapes and other media formats, including cassettes, CDs and VHS tapes, has been stored at the lower level of the Davenport Main Library,... Read More

Live@Five Returning to River Music Experience Courtyard in August

July 20th, 2020

Live music is returning to the River Music Experience, at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, next month for the first time since Covid-19 shut down events in mid-March. The outdoor Live@Five series will resume in the courtyard, totally free, for all ages, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday in August and September. New guidelines will be enforced, to ensure safety of guests, staff and musicians – Face masks are required for entry and bar service. Guests will wear face masks when not seated and when not able to maintain six-foot distance from others. • Seating will only be allowed in the boxes... Read More

Cruise Into the Freight House Farmers’ Market

July 20th, 2020

Looking for a fun way to break up the work week? Join the Quad Cities Cruisers at the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Drive Davenport) this and every Wednesday for a Farmers’ Market Cruise-In and live music. The Freight House Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. until the end of October. Stop out for some fresh local vendor purchases and stick around for an impressive collection of classics and hot rods, along with live music provided by River Music Experience. For more information on the Freight House Farmers’ market, including a list of local vendors available,... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

July 19th, 2020

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

Major Quad-Cities Concert Venues Warily Eye Reopening

June 13th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a new regular feature running every Saturday on QuadCities.com! Saturday In The Arts offers an in-depth, comprehensive and extensive look at a subject, trend or issue on the local arts and entertainment scene. In our debut feature, Jonathan Turner looks at the major concert venues and outdoor fests in the Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted, and could continue to be impacted, by covid-19.   If the Iowa State Fair is canceled, can the Mississippi Valley Fair be far behind? The Davenport fair – which would mark its 101st year Aug. 4-9, at 2815 W. Locust... Read More

Solitary Sessions with David Zollo

May 28th, 2020

Spend your Saturday night with some amazing live music AT HOME! Join River Music Experience for a Solitary Session with David Zollo this Saturday May 30 at 7 p.m. on RME’s Facebook page. David Zollo Bio: If you’re a follower of the midwestern indie music world (or of American roots music generally) you might be forgiven for thinking David Zollo has been around forever. The truth is, it just seems that way. Since bursting on the scene as a baby-faced 21-year-old with Iowa City’s white-hot, road-chewing pub-rockers, High and Lonesome in 1992, Zollo has done just about everything you... Read More

Solitary Sessions with Mutts

May 22nd, 2020

Looking for a little live music from the safety of home this Saturday night? Join River Music Experience for a Solitary Session with Mutts this Saturday May 23 at 7p.m. on Facebook Live. Chicago’s Mutts are a keys/bass/drums trio described as “like Tom Waits fronting a garage band” by Time Out Magazine. For more on Mutts, visit their website at https://www.muttsmusic.com/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

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