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Check Out Save Our Stages Fest, But Also Donate Closer To Home To Local Artists And Venues

October 16th, 2020

This weekend, YouTube and the National Independent Venue Association are doing an awesome thing for local music venues nationwide, and I’m sure many of you have heard about the star-studded Save Our Stages Fest. It’s the kind of huge, publicity-grabbing event that gets a ton of attention with people in markets across the country. Which is a good thing, because it’s for a good cause, and it needs to get in front of a large group of people to make that positive impact. I do not begrudge that at all, and I wholeheartedly encourage people to check it out, and any other event of that... Read More

Country Music Star Joe Nichols Is First 2020 Concert At East Moline’s Murphy Park

October 7th, 2020

Like most musicians, Joe Nichols is just glad to be back playing live in front of a paying audience. The 43-year-old Arkansas native will bring his traditional country sound to Murphy Park at The Bend, East Moline, Saturday at 8 p.m. It’s an acoustic show with a few other accompanying performers, and two opening acts. This is the first concert at the park (next to The Hyatt, Bend Event Center, and near The Rust Belt) since Sept. 11, 2019, when Murphy Park concluded its 2019 summer concert series. “Any time we can play live, we look forward to it,” Nichols, who lives in Tyler, Tex., said in... Read More

Country Star Joe Nichols Performing Oct. 10 At Bend Boulevard In East Moline

September 26th, 2020

Multi-platinum country artist Joe Nichols will be performing Oct. 10 at Murphy Park, 900 Bent Boulevard, East Moline! Doors open at 7 p.m., the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $31.50 – $58.33. You can buy tickets here. Multi-platinum recording artist Joe Nichols is one of Country music’s most praised traditional Country artists. Nichols’ album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week #1 singles: RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six #1 hits plus eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers... Read More

Nathan Baesel Coming To Midwest Monster Fest 2021

July 25th, 2020

Nathan Baesel is coming to Midwest Monster Fest 2021 on Sept. 3-5! Baesel graduated from the Juilliard School of Drama. 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, C.S.I.:Miami, Without a Trace, Journeyman and more. Nathan is a founding member of NY-based Theater Mitu and he performs regularly for South Coast Repertory. One of his best known... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest Postponed Until 2021

July 8th, 2020

The Midwest Monster Fest, originally slated Sept. 5-7 at The Rust Belt in East Moline, has been postponed until those same dates in 2021, fest officials announced today. QuadCities.com is, and will remain, a proud sponsor of Midwest Monster Fest. The following post went out on the festival’s social media today: At MIDWEST MONSTER FEST the safety, health and well-being of all our fans, vendors, stars, and staff are top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the local and Illinois state restrictions on indoor gatherings we have decided to cancel our Sept 2020 show and focus on... Read More

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

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