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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

Thom Mathews Of ‘Friday The 13th’ Fame Coming To East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest

April 25th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest is proud to announce Tommy Jarvis of Friday 6 and Freddy of Return of the Living Dead…. Thom Mathews will be appearing at the fest, Sept. 5-6 at The Rust Belt in East Moline! This Midwest Monster Fest, Thom Mathews appears alongside his costar, CJ Graham: Jason of Friday the 13th Part 6! as well as his costar, Linnea Quigley: Trash of Return of the Living Dead! Mathews began his acting career in the early 1980s. From 1982 to 1984, Mathews guest starred on a string of soap operas including Falcon Crest (1982; 1984), Dynasty (1983) and Paper Dolls (1984). His first major... Read More

Tamara Glynn Stalking Into Midwest Monster Fest

April 24th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Tamara Glynn to their Sept 5th-6th event! Glynn made her television debut in 1987 on the short-lived NBC musical, Rags to Riches. The following year, she guest-starred as Susan Fryman on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. Glynn first became associated with the horror genre when she guest-starred on an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares, the series based on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. She appears as Laura in the episode “Love Stinks”, directed by John Lafia and co-starring Jeffrey Combs. She also appeared on the daytime soap opera... Read More

Rob Mello Added To Midwest Monster Fest Lineup

April 24th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Rob Mello to their Sept 5th-6th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Rob Mello is an American actor best known for his role as John Tombs in the Blumhouse breakout film, Happy Death Day, which he’s reprised in Happy Death Day 2U. His first major role was as Ted Cole in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Best of Me”(2014), and as Buford Granger in Badass 3 (Badasses on the bayou). He has since gone on to play in the Magnificent Seven 2016 (Antoine Fuqua), Heart, Baby! 2017 by Angela Shelton. Rob has worked... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Bringing In Actor Chaney Morrow

April 24th, 2020

Midwest Monster Fest 2020 is proud to welcome Chaney Morrow to their September 5th and 6th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Chaney Morrow played Ghost in the 2019 film Haunt written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (writers of A Quiet Place) and produced by Eli Roth. He also played a young farmer in the 2019 film Dark Waters that starred Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins and Bill Pullman. Chaney has 2 films coming out in 2020 Wrong Turn: The Foundation and On Location which both films also star Haunt actor Damian Maffei (Devil). Chaney has two children with fiance... Read More