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Rockford-based Nielsen Trust Ready to Rock Again at Davenport’s Adler Theatre

June 2nd, 2021
Rockford-based Nielsen Trust Ready to Rock Again at Davenport's Adler Theatre

Fifteen months after their first and last live shows, one of rock music’s royal families is more than ready to rock again at Davenport’s Adler Theatre Thursday, June 3. The Nielsen Trust – made up of Cheap Trick guitarist and main songwriter Rick Nielsen, sons Miles (guitar) and Daxx (drums), and Miles’ wife Kelly Steward (vocals) – will perform at 7 p.m. on a bill with Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, and opening act All Sweat Productions (of the Quad-Cities). As live music has kicked back into gear in a big way locally and globally, Miles Nielsen, 45, is thrilled to be back... Read More

New Downtown Davenport Ambassadors Offer Help to Businesses, Visitors

May 25th, 2021
New Downtown Davenport Ambassadors Offer Help to Businesses, Visitors

Two energetic, friendly Quad Citizens are now scanning the streets of downtown Davenport to help inform, connect and problem-solve for those who live, work and play here. Emily Dibley, 32, and Omar Gutierrez, 33, are the first Hospitality Ambassadors hired by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber. “We’re the eyes and ears of downtown and the face of the Downtown Davenport Partnership,” Dibley said recently. “We’re out there for whoever needs helping. We’re the friendly faces, basically like a walking visitor center. “A lot of people see us... Read More

Tickets On Sale NOW For New Concerts At Davenport’s Adler Theater

April 23rd, 2021
Tickets On Sale NOW For New Concerts At Davenport's Adler Theater

The Adler Theatre Foundation is thrilled to present an eclectic series of performances at the Adler Theatre featuring celebrated national touring artists and incredible local performers. Reserved seat tickets to the 2021 Adler Theatre Foundation Series are on sale now in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to these socially-distanced events will be sold in pods. Guests must purchase all tickets in a selected pod. A face covering is required unless you are actively eating or drinking. Adler Theatre representatives collaborated with resident... Read More

All-New Nerdfest 2021 Beams Into Davenport’s RiverCenter In August!

April 17th, 2021
All-New Nerdfest 2021 Beams Into Davenport's RiverCenter In August!

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

Davenport’s Adler Theatre Gives Local Performers a Big Stage in New Series

April 17th, 2021
Davenport's Adler Theatre Gives Local Performers a Big Stage in New Series

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! Quad-Cities artists and audiences alike are hungry to return to live, indoor, in-person shows, and the Adler Theatre Foundation is filling the need – a varied series of six performances over six weeks, starting May 8. Rick Palmer, executive of the Adler and RiverCenter, said Thursday that they not only wanted to bring in national touring artists, but give local performers... Read More

John Denver Tribute Show Coming to Adler Theatre April 16

April 15th, 2021
John Denver Tribute Show Coming to Adler Theatre April 16

More than 20 years after his untimely death, the classic music of John Denver lives on in “A Rocky Mountain High Experience,” coming to the Adler Theatre on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 and will go on sale Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., available online at Ticketmaster.com and in-person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St., Davenport). Adler box office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ever since singer, songwriter, and adventurer Rick Schuler wore his first pair of round glasses at age 13, the murmurs began. It was undeniable, he looked... Read More

Davenport’s Adler Theatre Announces New Shows!

April 14th, 2021
Davenport's Adler Theatre Announces New Shows!

The Adler Theatre Foundation is thrilled to present an eclectic series of performances at the Adler Theatre featuring celebrated national touring artists and incredible local performers. Reserved seat tickets to the 2021 Adler Theatre Foundation Series will go on-sale this Friday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to these socially-distanced events will be sold in pods. Guests must purchase all tickets in a selected pod. A face covering is required unless you are actively eating or drinking. Adler Theatre representatives... Read More

WVIK Postpones Michele Norris “Hidden Conversations” Event Until 2022

February 25th, 2021
WVIK Postpones Michele Norris “Hidden Conversations” Event Until 2022

Like many other events throughout the Quad-Cities, a 2020 special event that was rescheduled once, is being postponed again, to 2022. WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is moving “The Power of Words” with Michele Norris to March 10, 2022. This event was originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, and was moved to March 11, 2021, when the Covid pandemic and related shutdowns made a live event with hundreds of attendees impossible. “As a radio station, we do remote engagement all the time. The opportunity to meet an on-air personality live is the primary draw for our event,” WVIK director of development... Read More

Get Some Love And Laughter With Chico Bean’s Show At Davenport’s Adler Theater

February 10th, 2021
Get Some Love And Laughter With Chico Bean's Show At Davenport's Adler Theater

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with the “Love and Laughter Comedy Show” featuring Chico Bean on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the RiverCenter in Davenport (136 E. 3rd St.). Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The show will start at 8:00 p.m. Chico Bean is best known as a cast member of the improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out and the podcast 85 South Show. Special guests include Steve Brown, Blaq Ron, Maurice G and QC Keen. Music by DJ Captain and DJ Chuck. Tickets ($32 & $52) are on sale now in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10AM-2PM) and online at Ticketmaster.com.... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

February 7th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

In this bitterly cold winter of our discontent, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra transports us to warm, bright musical landscapes in its latest digital concert. In a program literally focused on youth, the concert (recorded without an audience at Davenport’s Adler Theatre) features Felix Mendelssohn’s musical exploration of Italy’s culture and countryside in his joyful and energetic “Italian” Symphony. 2019 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition winner Linda Phan (who’s in sixth grade) joins the QCSO for the first movement of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s effervescent, charming Third... Read More