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Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

July 3rd, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, and organizers are understandably stoked about the b-day bash. “It’s going to be a spectacular event,” said Kyle... Read More

Kaleidoscope Eyes Beatles Tribute Swirling Into Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Today

June 25th, 2022
Kaleidoscope Eyes Beatles Tribute Swirling Into Rock Island's Schwiebert Park Today

Are you a Beatles fan? River Music Experience is pulling together the creative power of the Quad Cities for an All Sweat Beatles tribute like you’ve never seen before and it’s going on TODAY. Musical performances from over 25 of your favorite QC musicians will be accompanied by performances from Acroyoga Quad Cities’ circus and flow artists and members of Quad City Symphony Orchestra! On June 25, Rock Islands’ Schwiebert Park will be transformed into a landscape you’ve never seen before with help from Rock Island Parks, Rexroat Sound, and Bent River. Kaleidoscope Eyes Date: June... Read More

Quad-Cities Pridefest Kicks Off TODAY!

June 3rd, 2022
Quad-Cities Pridefest Kicks Off TODAY!

Join a community celebration to empower and bring awareness to the lives of the LGBTQ+ and its Allies! Enjoy a weekend of Live music, Drag Shows, Pyro, Burlesque and much more while visiting local merchants vendors and also check out some great organizations in the QC that will be present. Festivities will be held in Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Downtown Rock Island, IL. Admission is $7 PER DAY $12 WEEKEND PASS Get all the details here: https://quadcitiespridefestivals.com/  Read More

Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

October 27th, 2021
Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

Have a FRIGHTFUL good time tonight in downtown Rock Island with your little ghosts and goblins! Family-Friendly Fright Night will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. TONIGHT at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Goodwill of the Heartland is one of the sponsors of the event, which is FREE for kids and families.  Read More

GARP Fest Moves From Codfish Hollow to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

September 7th, 2021
GARP Fest Moves From Codfish Hollow to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

For years, Moeller Nights’ GARP Fest has rocked the barn at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers in rural Maquoketa, quickly becoming recognized as one of the Midwest’s best events. But on short notice this year, the barn made the difficult decision to temporarily cease performances, leaving the beloved festival without a venue. After cancelling last year due to the pandemic shutdown, this comes at a challenging time. Responding quickly to the closure of GARP’s original venue, Davenport-based River Music Experience has stepped in as a co-producer to bring the festival to Rock Island. RME and Moeller... Read More

Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

August 6th, 2021
Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, All Sweat presents Abbey Road, new shows open at Music Guild and Playcrafters, Bix Fest celebrates 50 years, the fair continues to rage on, there’s outdoor music, art exhibits and more as well in this week’s Weekend!  Read More

All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

August 6th, 2021
All Sweat Productions Returns Saturday For First Schwiebert Park Show, With “Abbey Road”

An outdoor concert Saturday night at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be super special for Alan Sweet, and about 30 of his closest musical friends. Co-founder and leader of All Sweat Productions – which specializes in bringing a diverse group of performers together in tribute to specific artists and/or albums – Sweet is reprising his first concert, from May 2016 at the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room, where he organized a Beatles tribute, including playing the landmark 1969 “Abbey Road” in its entirety. This Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., a stellar lineup of musicians... Read More

Dawn And On Rockin’ Rock Island For Huge Outdoor Music Fest Today

July 10th, 2021
The 2021 Dawn and On fest will be noon to midnight on Saturday, July 10. Tickets are $20.

Mike Mathews and Sean Ryan are pumped for this year’s Dawn and On Music Festival – firstly for the simple fact that it’s back on. The all-day celebration of music, family and fun – Saturday, July 10th from noon to midnight at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 101 17th St., Rock Island – had to be canceled due to Covid last year, and there were serious questions whether it would be a go this summer. “We got off to a very late start just because the artists didn’t know what was going to happen,” Mathews, the event co-director, said recently. “They weren’t necessarily making... Read More

Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

May 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person this summer!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local and regional artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement... Read More

Seven QC Rock Academy Student Bands To Play Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

May 20th, 2021
Seven QC Rock Academy Student Bands To Play Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday

Seven bands from the QC Rock Academy will perform at a free summer kickoff concert at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 10 p,m, The bands (totaling more than 35 teenage students) are Been There Done That, Strictly Business, Crushed Monkey, Made Ya Look, Daze Off, Tell Tale Heart and Nonetheless, plus an “All-Star Jam” to end the night, comprised of a half-dozen members of different bands playing together. There will be a few opening acts starting at 5 p.m. — Mike Diehl with Hallie Shemek, Grace Bryant and Makayla & Aleigha Navin. This event... Read More