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East Moline’s Rust Belt Beginning To Add More Live Music As Entertainment Scene Opens Up

March 19th, 2021
East Moline's Rust Belt Beginning To Add More Live Music As Entertainment Scene Opens Up

The Rust Belt in East Moline is beginning to knock off the rust, so to speak, in opening up to more live shows — and audiences are responding with enthusiasm. Tickets to see Corey Taylor in concert at East Moline’s Rust Belt in June were to go on sale this morning (March 19) to the general public. But the June 12 limited capacity show sold out within a day of opening in pre-sale Wednesday, and they’ve added a second date for the frontman of Grammy-winning juggernaut Slipknot and platinum rock force Stone Sour on Sunday, June 13. The artist management and venue are limiting both shows... Read More

Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

January 5th, 2021
Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

Though long-awaited funding for live-music venues is part of the federal Covid stimulus bill recently signed into law, several Quad-Cities entertainment spaces are taking a “wait and see” attitude regarding the reality. Scott Mullen, executive director of Moline’s TaxSlayer Center, said the $15-billion “Save Our Stages” act that was approved had included language noting some venue owners and arenas like his “don’t qualify due to a requirement they put in that says that 70% of the venue’s events must be artist performances, so buildings with sports tenants are excluded due to the... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters And Concert Spots May Be Aided By $15 Billion In Congress Covid Relief Bill

December 21st, 2020
Quad-Cities Theaters And Concert Spots May Be Aided By $15 Billion In Congress Covid Relief Bill

The long awaited “Save Our Stages” bill is part of the $900 billion that’s expected to be approved by Congress, providing economic relief to those affected by Covid-19. Congress has agreed to a new bipartisan relief package that allocates $15 billion in funding to independent movie theaters and concert venues. According to USA Today’s Nicholas Wu, the relief package incorporates the Save Our Stages Act. First introduced by Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota over the summer, the act calls for six months of financial support to “keep venues afloat, pay employees,... Read More