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Major Quad-Cities Concert Venues Warily Eye Reopening

June 13th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a new regular feature running every Saturday on QuadCities.com! Saturday In The Arts offers an in-depth, comprehensive and extensive look at a subject, trend or issue on the local arts and entertainment scene. In our debut feature, Jonathan Turner looks at the major concert venues and outdoor fests in the Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted, and could continue to be impacted, by covid-19.   If the Iowa State Fair is canceled, can the Mississippi Valley Fair be far behind? The Davenport fair – which would mark its 101st year Aug. 4-9, at 2815 W. Locust... Read More

When Will Summer Concerts And Big Venue Shows Return?

June 12th, 2020

For many, this will be their first summer without an outdoor concert. The first year in a long time without a festival. The first stretch without them going to see their favorite artist. When will we turn that around and get to see those touring acts, get to go to those big concerts and shows? We have no idea. Cautious optimism. That’s the best description of where we’re at right now in regard to the covid-19 situation and its impact on not just the Quad-Cities arts scene, but the economy of the entire country, especially in regard to live performances, and most particularly in regard to touring... Read More

Drive-By Truckers Driving In To Rust Belt In July

June 9th, 2020

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment & The Rust Belt Present Drive-By Truckers playing Sunday, July 26th at The Rust Belt in East Moline. Doors to the all-ages show open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $25 ADV / $30 DOS at jaytv.com/events/drive-by-truckers-2/  Read More

Jason Isbell Show At Rust Belt Rescheduled To April 2021

June 8th, 2020

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit’s Show originally rescheduled for June 20 at The Rust Belt has now been rescheduled to April 17, 2021 at The Rust Belt in East Moline. Doors open at 7, show is at 8. Tickets are $45 for general admission. Opening act is Strand of Oaks. Refunds are available at point of purchase, tickets are available at Eventbrite. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit What happens after an artist has achieved his dreams? That was the major question Jason Isbell was asking himself leading up to the creation of his newest album, Reunions, recorded with the 400 Unit and produced by celebrated... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins Show At Rust Belt Canceled

June 8th, 2020

The Smashing Pumpkins show originally postponed and reset for Oct. 22 at The Rust Belt has now been canceled. The Rust Belt released the following statement today: Due to circumstances outside of our control, we regret to inform you that the Smashing Pumpkins show that was rescheduled for October 22nd at The Rust Belt has been cancelled. Refund information will be coming to all ticket purchasers shortly.  Read More

Looking For The Best Selfie Backdrop? Here Are The Top Quad-Cities Instagram Hotspots (List #1)

May 26th, 2020

Everybody loves a good Instagram wall — a great spot to use as a backdrop for your selfies and pictures — and there are some right here in the Quad-Cities. Here are six top spots to make your Instagram pop. Rust Belt – East Moline, Illinois – This spot provides an industrial and bright look with its rock star brick and sheet metal window treatment. Faithful Pilot – LeClaire, Iowa – This multicolored wall screams for a ’70s/’80s retro shoot. The muted colors are choice. Fred & Ethel’s – Rock Island, Illinois – This pocket park’s... Read More

Richie Ramone of The Ramones Coming To East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest

May 23rd, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Richie Ramone to our September 5th and 6th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Richie joined the Ramones in February 1983 til 1987. He played on the Ramones albums Too Tough to Die, Animal Boy and Halfway to Sanity and appears on their compilation albums Greatest Hits, Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits and Weird Tales of the Ramones, and on the Ramones live DVD It’s Alive 1974-1996. He penned the Ramones’ hit song “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” which is included on the album Ramones Mania, the first Ramones... Read More

‘Jason’ C.J. Graham Coming To East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest

April 28th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to announce it will be hosting C.J. Graham, who played Jason Vorhees in fan fav Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, during the fest this Sept. 5-6 at The Rust Belt in East Moline! A 6’3″ former nightclub General Manager in the Los Angeles, CA market, C.J. Graham was spotted as a potential Jason Voorhees for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives when he was playing Jason in a night club act, impressing the casting people from Reel Effects who were in search of a new Jason since the stuntman wasn’t coming across as imposing or powerful as they... Read More

Marc ‘Skippy’ Price Coming To Midwest Monster Fest in East Moline

April 26th, 2020

Trick Or Treat! Marc “Skippy” Price is coming to Midwest Monster Fest Sept. 5-6 at the Rust Belt! Marc is most known for playing Skippy on Family Ties, Price starred as Eddie ‘Ragman’ Weinbauer in the 1986 horror film Trick Or Treat. He appeared with Kevin Dillon in the 1988 action-adventure film The Rescue. He then hosted the game show Teen Win, Lose or Draw on The Disney Channel (1989–92). While hosting the game show, Price played the young American tourist calling himself Michael J. Fox in Killer Tomatoes Eat France in 1991. As a stand-up comedian, Price drew heavily... Read More

‘Leslie Vernon’ Star Nathan Baesel Stalking Into Midwest Monster Fest

April 25th, 2020

Leslie Vernon himself, Nathan Baesel, will appear at Midwest Monster Fest Sept. 5-6 at East Moline’s Rust Belt! Baesel graduated from the Juilliard School of Drama. One of his best known roles is in the horror/comedy cult classic as the titular character; Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. He has appeared in various national television spots and guest starred in The District and CBS’s Cold Case. He had a recurring role on ABC’s science fiction drama Shaun Cassidy’s Invasion, playing the one-armed deputy Lewis Sirk. As well as various roles in shows such as, C.S.I,... Read More

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