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Rock Island’s Rozz Tox Hosting Algiers And Mountain Swallower TONIGHT!

September 17th, 2022
Rock Island's Rozz Tox Hosting Algiers And Mountain Swallower TONIGHT!

If you like indie rock you’ll want to check out Rock Island’s Rozz Tox tonight! Two great bands, ALGIERS and MOUNTAIN SWALLOWER will rock Rozz-Tox September 17! ALGIERS (Matador Records): “… Algiers’ gothic gospel funk finds the right balance of doomy melodrama, metallic Motown and floor-pounding post-punk.” – The Guardian “their live show has been described as “recalling at various points PIL’s dub-style expansions, Afrobeat, industrial, no wave, free jazz, Suicide, the XTC of “Travels in Nihilon,” Nick Cave’s fire and brimstone,... Read More

It’s a Big Fat Greek Festival in Rock Island This Weekend!

September 16th, 2022
It’s a Big Fat Greek Festival in Rock Island This Weekend!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A BIG FAT GREEK FESTIVAL! Admission is $2.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. The weekend will feature fine Greek cuisine, culture, music, dance and fun for the entire family. Get cultured in Rock Island! Opa! Friday, September 16th from 4 PM – 11 PM Saturday, September 17th from 11 AM – 11 PM The Big Fat Greek Festival will be held at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church 2930 31st Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois! Learn more here: https://facebook.com/events/s/our-big-fat-greek-festival/1278944482929777/  Read More

“Clue the Musical” Comes to Life September 14

September 14th, 2022
“Clue the Musical” Comes to Life September 14

A board game comes to life at Circa ‘21 on September 14! The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon? Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. “CLUE” begins performances on September 14 and runs through November 5. Please call the Box Office at (309) 786-7733 ext. 2 and make your reservation today! Learn more: CLUE  Read More

Vintage Football Returns to Rock Island TODAY!

September 10th, 2022
Vintage Football Returns to Rock Island TODAY!

Vintage Football returns to Douglas Park in Rock Island! The Moline Universal Tractors return to face the Rock Island Independents in Douglas Park, home to the “real football Field of Dreams.” Come see Vintage Football on the same field where Halas, Lambeau, Thorpe and Duke Slater all played. The vintage game uses 1920’s rules with replica uniforms, leather helmets and a melon football. This event is free! Bring you lawn chairs and blankets and grab a spot right next to the field just as they did back in the 1920’s. Gates open at 12 noon and concessions will be serving food, drinks... Read More

Crooked Cactus Band Playing Rock Island’s Thursday Night Groove Tonight

September 8th, 2022
Crooked Cactus Band Playing Rock Island's Thursday Night Groove Tonight

Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park every Thursday night through Sept. 22! The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes: 9/8 Crooked Cactus Band 9/15 Soul Storm 9/22 Phyllis and the Sharks 9/29 North of 40 10/6 Piso’s Cure – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area 10/13 Class of ’82 – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area 10/20 Rain Date if needed For more visit THURSDAY NIGHT GROOVE  Read More

Rock Island’s Earl Hanson Celebrates New Playground

September 6th, 2022
Rock Island's Earl Hanson Celebrates New Playground

Thanks to a generous donor, Earl Hanson was able to purchase a new playground for its students! On Friday, August 26, Earl Hanson Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new playground. The PTO (parent-teacher organization) asked the school’s principal what are the school’s needs. She told them a playground, somewhere for the kids to play. The PTO members reached out to some of its community connections and found a donor. Seeing the need for a new playground, Heidi Huiskamp Collins generously donated funds through the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation,... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Holding Auditions For Young Women For Holiday Musicals

August 31st, 2022
Rock Island's Circa '21 Holding Auditions For Young Women For Holiday Musicals

Circa ’21 looking for girls for their holiday shows! Circa ’21 is announcing auditions for local youth females in their holiday musicals, “White Christmas” and “Santa Claus the Musical.” Auditions will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the theater, 1828 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. For the role of Susan in “White Christmas,” girls must play 9-years old, and be no taller than 5-foot tall. “White Christmas” rehearses during the day Oct 27-Nov 5 and afternoons & evening Nov. 6-11; performances are Nov 9-Dec 30 (Wednesday matinee, Wednesday evening, Friday evening, Saturday... Read More

Rock Island Thursday Night Groove Free Outdoor Concert Welcomes Ivan Singh ‘Singhin’ The Blues

August 25th, 2022
Rock Island Thursday Night Groove Free Outdoor Concert Welcomes Ivan Singh 'Singhin' The Blues

Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park every Thursday night through Sept. 22! The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes: 8/25 Ivan Singh – Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Blues Society 9/1 Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls 9/8 Crooked Cactus Band 9/15 Soul Storm 9/22 Phyllis and the Sharks 9/29 North of 40 10/6 Piso’s Cure – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area 10/13 Class of ’82 – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area 10/20 Rain Date if needed For more visit THURSDAY NIGHT GROOVE  Read More

Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival August 19-21

August 6th, 2022
Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival August 19-21

Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival will be held August 19-21 in Rock Island and Bettendorf! Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (Outside) 630 Martin Luther King Drive Rock Island, IL Rivermont Collegiate Becherer Hall Auditorium 1821 Sunset Drive Bettendorf, IA MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday Aug 19 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 7-8p Charlotte Blu 8:30-9:45p Wes Julien with Club Crib Entertianment Sat Aug 20 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 5:30-6:30p Saul Lubaroff (alto sax) and Andy Parrott (guitar) Duo 7-8p The Channel... Read More

Dawn and On Music Festival Returns to Rock Island TODAY!

July 23rd, 2022
Dawn and On Music Festival Returns to Rock Island TODAY!

The 7th Annual Dawn And On Music Festival, a celebration of music, family and fun, is back July 23. The iconic – and socially distant event – will be held at the beautiful Schwiebert Park in Rock Island, IL. Enjoy the same incredible music and festival vibe you’ve come to love from Dawn and On on July 23 on the beautiful Mississippi River! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-dawn-and-on-music-festival-tickets-371213659047?fs=e&s=cl  Read More