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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

All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park

May 15th, 2021
All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island's Schwiebert Park

The road to Abbey Road runs again through downtown Rock Island. All Sweat Productions Performs Abbey Road featuring various local musicians will be performed in Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on August 7th! This summer marks five years since the original All Sweat Productions tribute to Abbey Road in Davenport’s Redstone Room. The River Music Experience is partnering up with Rock Island Parks and Recreation to make this celebration even bigger. So, if you’re a fan of the Beatles and local music, definitely put it on your calendar!  Read More

BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

May 11th, 2021
BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Announces 2021 Talent Lineup

BREAKING NEWS: The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup on Tuesday for their 2021 event, taking place on July 10, 2021 at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. With its roots in jam music, the festival’s lineup features local and national performers and remains diverse with a mix of rock, funk, bluegrass and folk bands. The day-long festival, now heading into it’s sixth year will be headlined by Colorado jam rockers Magic Beans and Illinois Bluegrass favorites The Way Down Wanderers.  Additionally, the festival will feature Wisconsin folk rockers... Read More

Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

April 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

While last year’s Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest was virtual, the fifth-annual event will be back live and in person June 26-27, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Last year’s event was spread out over two weeks in the second half of August, where 100 artists chalked up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, and the first-place winner was from southern California. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival in June will bring together hundreds of local... Read More

BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Returning to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park July 10

April 6th, 2021
BREAKING: Dawn and On Music Festival Returning to Rock Island's Schwiebert Park July 10

BREAKING: Organizers for the Dawn and On has announced plans to return to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for their 6th Annual Music Festival on Saturday July 10.  Last summer’s festival was ultimately cancelled due to COVID-19.  This will mark the fest’s second year at Schwiebert after the previous 4 years in Moline. Festival Co-founder and Marketing Director Mike Mathews is excited to be able to move forward with a 2021 event. “It’s great to get back to some normalcy.  Our first year at Schwiebert was amazing so we’re looking forward to picking up where we left off.  The park is... Read More

Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

April 3rd, 2021
Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Especially after this past year, we could all use more joy, color, light and life in our lives, and backers of a new public art plan for Moline want that all for downtown. This past week, Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri and the City Council heard a presentation on the new 102-page Public Art and Placemaking Plan, commissioned by Renew Moline and the city. A nine-member Public... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 27th: Oktoberfestbier, Scarecrows, Transylvania and MORE!

September 27th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 27th: Oktoberfestbier, Scarecrows, Transylvania and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Rock the River Six Feet Apart-y

September 23rd, 2020
Rock the River Six Feet Apart-y

QC Rock Academy and Rock Island Parks and Recreation department have teamed up to bring the Quad Cities a night filled with music, along the river. Rock the River “Six Feet Apart-y” will happen this Saturday Sep 26 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park (On the riverfront between 17th and 20th streets, Rock Island). This socially-distanced night of music will feature 6 of QC Rock Academy’s student bands. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. There’s plenty of room to spread out! Here’s the lineup for Rock the River: Been There Done That Strictly Business Made Ya Look Crushed... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 20th: Live Music, Haunted Houses, Movies and MORE!

September 20th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 20th: Live Music, Haunted Houses, Movies and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again focusing... Read More