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River Music Experience Seeks $30,000 in Fall Fundraising Campaign

September 30th, 2020

Don’t expect live concerts back at Davenport’s Redstone Room until next summer. And don’t expect the staff and volunteers at the 16-year-old River Music Experience to sit on their hands until then, either. Even though indoor live music has returned to some bars across the Quad-Cities, theater to Circa ’21 and The Speakeasy in Rock Island, and the Black Box and Spotlight theaters in Moline, and the Quad City Symphony returns this weekend to the Adler in Davenport, RME executive director Tyson Danner doesn’t expect live shows back in the Redstone Room (at 2nd and Main streets in Davenport)... Read More

RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

September 28th, 2020

It’s a challenging year for local restaurants, music venues, and nonprofits. But here’s a chance to support your favorite downtown Moline establishments, and support RME’s mission of music in our community! Thanks to the generosity of Bad Boyz Moline and Galena Brewing Company, RME will present an outdoor concert for the two neighbor businesses in downtown Moline. Each has a perfect outdoor patio to enjoy some food and beers, safely social distance, and enjoy some live music. 5:00-6:00 – Alan Sweet 6:30-7:30 – TBD Donations made to RME at this event will support educational and... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

September 28th, 2020

Twenty-seven nonprofits were awarded just over $470,000 in grants from the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Coordinated Field of Interest Grant Program. The grant program includes awards from 10 funds made possible by donors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Nine of the organizations received grants that will be awarded for two consecutive years. “It is always a great day at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, especially when we get to see the tremendous impact donor contributions have on nonprofits in our region who are engaging in work—from the arts to basic human needs,” said... Read More

Seeking Quad-Cities Musicians! Third Round of QC Beats Starting Up in October

September 18th, 2020

The next round of QC Beats, a local online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from Quad-Cities musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created in early 2019 to showcase original music from Quad-City musicians. “Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community,” according to a Davenport library release. “QC Beats will also help support... Read More

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