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All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

August 6th, 2021
All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

An outdoor concert Saturday night at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be super special for Alan Sweet, and about 30 of his closest musical friends. Co-founder and leader of All Sweat Productions – which specializes in bringing a diverse group of performers together in tribute to specific artists and/or albums – Sweet is reprising his first concert, from May 2016 at the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room, where he organized a Beatles tribute, including playing the landmark 1969 “Abbey Road” in its entirety. This Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., a stellar lineup of musicians... Read More

Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Marks 50 Years, Puts Davenport on Map Around the World

July 31st, 2021
Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Marks 50 Years, Puts Davenport on Map Around the World

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! Liz Beiderbecke-Hart lives 139 miles from Davenport (outside Springfield, Ill.), but makes the pilgrimage back every year in honor of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival and her famous family. “Bix is a part of my soul, he’s a part of who I am,” she said recently, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the fest, Aug. 5-7 at Davenport’s Rhythm City Casino Event... Read More

10 Of Soul Playing Live At Five In Downtown Davenport Tonight

July 30th, 2021
10 Of Soul Playing Live At Five In Downtown Davenport Tonight

The River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, has brought back the free Live@Five on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles. This year’s schedule of bands is: July 30: 10 of Soul 6: Heads In Motion sponsored by Downtown Davenport 13: The Dawn sponsored by Quad Cities Foot & Ankle Associates 27: Class of ’82 (‘80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band) sponsored by NerdFest& Massetone Entertainment 3: The Bobby Ray Bunch sponsored by MidAmerican Energy 10: Avey Grouws Band 24: The Wontu... Read More

Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

July 29th, 2021
Looking For Local Music This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out These Shows!

Looking to check out some local shows, whether outdoors or in, this weekend? Here’s a couple of resources for your perusal, from Local Scene Magazine and our partners at The Echo QC, two awesome resources for area music. From The Echo, for their music calendar, click HERE! From Local Scene, here’s their rundown of shows: Thursday Craig Gerdes at Go Fish Marina, Princeton 6-9 Ky & Ty Acoustic at Twin Span Brewing, Bettendorf 6-9 Alexa Mueller at Whiskey Stop, East Moline 7 PM Funktastic 5 at Schwiebert Park, Rock Island 7-9 Been There Done That at Bass Street Landing, Moline... Read More

Cupcakes, Water Skiing, ‘The Mountaintop’ And More In This Week’s FUN10!

July 25th, 2021
Cupcakes, Water Skiing, 'The Mountaintop' And More In This Week's 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, local... Read More

Looking For Live Music This Week? Check Out The Quad-Cities Calendar Of Local Shows!

July 22nd, 2021
Looking For Live Music This Week? Check Out The Quad-Cities Calendar Of Local Shows!

Want to see some live music over the coming week? We’ve got a pretty active rundown of shows going on over the next few days! For a comprehensive listing of everything, please check out the calendar of our partners at The Echo HERE! And, as posted by Local Scene Magazine on Facebook this week, here’s their rundown of shows: Thursday 7/22 Cale Bowe at Go Fish Marina, Princeton 6-9 Ky & Ty Open Mic at Green Tree Brewery 6-9 North of 49 at Bass Street Landing 7- 9 Open Mic at My Place Bettendorf 7 pm Friday 7/23 Lonely Goats at Wide River Winery, LeClaire 5-7 The Blackstones... Read More

Listen To The Blackstones At River Music Experience’s Live At Five Friday

July 22nd, 2021
Listen To The Blackstones At River Music Experience's Live At Five Friday

The River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, has brought back the free Live@Five on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles. This year’s schedule of bands is: July 23: The Blackstones July 30: 10 of Soul 6: Heads In Motion sponsored by Downtown Davenport 13: The Dawn sponsored by Quad Cities Foot & Ankle Associates 27: Class of ’82 (‘80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band) sponsored by NerdFest& Massetone Entertainment 3: The Bobby Ray Bunch sponsored by MidAmerican Energy 10: Avey... Read More

New Program Staff Join Davenport-Based River Music Experience for More Live Music

July 21st, 2021
New Program Staff Join Davenport-Based River Music Experience for More Live Music

Since Brianna Hobbs, new program director at Davenport-based River Music Experience, joined the staff in early June, the nonprofit has kicked it into high gear – adding some more staff and getting ready for the return of regular Redstone Room concerts in late August. Hobbs, with executive director Tyson Danner, recently hired the following part-time staff: Valerie Davis – Smooth Jazz Coordinator. She previously ran Great Sounds Promotions, which was a nonprofit that presented the Smooth Jazz Series twice yearly, usually by renting the Redstone Room. “We’ve worked with Valerie for years,... Read More

Tomfoolery At Tremont, Theater At Playcrafters, Virtual Concerts And More In This Week’s FUN10

July 18th, 2021
Tomfoolery At Tremont, Theater At Playcrafters, Virtual Concerts And More In This Week's 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, local... Read More

Hey Nerds And Geeks! NerdFest 2021 Is Coming To The Quad-Cities!

July 17th, 2021
Hey Nerds And Geeks! NerdFest 2021 Is Coming To The Quad-Cities!

With your ticket to NerdFest 2021, you’ll have access to hundreds of activities happening at this new festival on August 27-29 in the Quad Cities.  Celebrating and supporting all the different nerd, geek, and fandom cultures, NerdFest 2021 takes place in the Quad Cities (IL/IA) bi-state regional destination at the RiverCenter and other close venues in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Come ready to play at the hundreds of trading card games and tabletop games, featuring Audio Dungeon.  There will be tournaments and casual play for Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Digimon, and Dragon Ball Super. ... Read More