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Benjamin Fawks Reflects On Rock Island’s Eclectic Gem Rozz Tox

August 1st, 2021
Benjamin Fawks Reflects On Rock Island's Eclectic Gem Rozz Tox

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started promoting shows? Benjamin: I was living in South China, this was 2006, when I started getting into booking and running a venue. I was doing that for around three years there when certain circumstances lead me to come back here. to my home town. I was enjoying it so much over there that I decided that I was going to do it here. I didn’t want to do anything else. I didn’t want to work for anyone. It was kind of like make this happen... Read More

Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

July 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

After a brutal and long past 16 months, many major cultural organizations and venues in the Quad-Cities have been awarded badly-needed federal Covid relief, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program of the Small Business Administration. As of July 19, $5.4 million has been approved in the region (out of $6.8 billion nationwide so far), including $2.3 million for the TaxSlayer Center, among the following grants: Figge Art Museum, Davenport — $368,499 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport — $564,903 Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport — $163,843 Quad... Read More

Rock Island’s Rozz-Tox To Host First Indoor Concert Since Covid on Aug. 12

July 16th, 2021
Rock Island’s Rozz-Tox To Host First Indoor Concert Since Covid on Aug. 12

Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, will host its first indoor show since March 2020 on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m., with the bands Thick Paint (Omaha) and Salsa Chest (Atlanta). Doors will open at 7 p.m., with show at 8 p.m., and $10 admission, limited to 50 people maximum. Rozz-Tox owner Benjamin Fawks said recently he waited until now to have an indoor concert “because it felt right — I just didn’t think it was responsible to have indoor gatherings during a pandemic. plus a lot of the artists that I book here were not touring for the same reason. “This is slowly changing and we have... Read More

Rock Island’s Rozz Tox Hosting Cult Classic ‘Pink Flamingos’ Tonight

July 16th, 2021
Rock Island's Rozz Tox Hosting Cult Classic 'Pink Flamingos' Tonight

Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is hosting an outdoor screening of the 1972 cult film classic “Pink Flamingos,” by John Waters, in the garden tonight (Friday), at 10 p.m. Admission is free and attendees must be at least 17 years old. “Pink Flamingos” has become a revered and reviled cult classic since its release, and at the time of its release it was one of the most divisive films of all time. Here are some quotes from reviews of the film: “one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made.” — Variety “beyond pornography… the nearest American... Read More

Visiting The Quad-Cities For The John Deere Classic? Let QuadCities.com Be Your Tour Guide!

July 6th, 2021
Visiting The Quad-Cities For The John Deere Classic? Let QuadCities.com Be Your Tour Guide!

If you’re a golfer, or a huge golf fan, I don’t need to tell you that the John Deere Classic is going on in the Quad-Cities this week. If you’re neither, well, consider yourself placed at the tee for this hard-hitting (and long driving) information. Yup, the JDC will once more hit the links for its 50th year July 7-11 at TPC Deere Run, 15623 Coaltown Rd., East Moline. For more information on tickets and the event, see www.JohnDeereClassic.com. And if you’re in town for the JDC, you might be asking yourself, “What is this Quad-Cities place? Where do I go for a great pizza, or a... Read More

Rock Island’s Rozz Tox Hosting EDM Party Northern Parallels

May 28th, 2021
Rock Island's Rozz Tox Hosting EDM Party Northern Parallels

Looking to dance? Rozz Tox is hosting the EDM party Northern Parallels, Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 7 PM CDT, at Rozz Tox in downtown Rock Island! For more info, see here!  Read More

SPECTRA Lives At Rozz-Tox, Offering Poetry Readings And Music

May 20th, 2021
SPECTRA Lives At Rozz-Tox, Offering Poetry Readings And Music

SPECTRA Lives! Finally, an outdoor #SPECTRA reading! Join us at our natural home, Rozz-Tox,  2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, on May 22 at 7:30pm for a beautiful and much-anticipated live reading! Featured readers Beth Roberts, XH Collins, and KayLee Chie Kuehl! Stay tuned for info on limited open mic spots! Reading followed by a DJ set from Pat Stolley! Rozz-Tox window will be open for all the delicious eats & drinks! *Masks + social distancing in place & masks required to enter to use the bathroom* Free & open | Donations Appreciated Stay tuned for more info! #mwc #mwcqc #midwestwritingcenter... Read More

Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week’s FUN10!

May 16th, 2021
Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy 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

Horror Film Night Stalking Into Rock Island’s Rozz Tox Friday

April 29th, 2021
Horror Film Night Stalking Into Rock Island's Rozz Tox Friday

Death Stitch Custom Clothing and Rozz-tox  presents Horror Cinema in the Garden, a series of outdoor films starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The films being shown include: -Spring Fever 2020 directed by Izzy Sutton & Chris McElyea -The Wicker Man 1973 directed by Robin Hardy runtime 88mins -Highway to Hell 1991 directed by Brian Helgeland runtime 94 mins -Night of the Creeps 1986 directed by Fred Dekker runtime 88mins all films and times subject to change As always this is a FREE admission event hosted by the 365 Horror Film Club. Some of these films are rated... Read More

Horror Flix At Rozz Tox, Adults Only Skating, Sohrab Tomfoolery And More In Today’s FUN10!

April 25th, 2021
Horror Flix At Rozz Tox, Adults Only Skating, Sohrab Tomfoolery And More In Today'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