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BABY GARP FEST Hits Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday Night

September 10th, 2021
BABY GARP FEST Hits Rock Island's Schwiebert Park Saturday Night

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

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

Pinegrove Sprouting Up At Codfish Hollow In Maquoketa Tuesday Night

August 30th, 2021
Pinegrove Sprouting Up At Codfish Hollow In Maquoketa Tuesday Night

Pinegrove is coming to Codfish Hollow! Pinegrove will play LIVE in the barn on August 31st, 2021 with @miloemusic and Grumpy! For more info, see HERE.  Read More

Raccoon Motel’s Sean Moeller Reflects On The Return Of Raccoon And Live Music

August 25th, 2021
Raccoon Motel's Sean Moeller Reflects On The Return Of Raccoon And Live Music

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started promoting shows? Sean Moeller: The first show ever did was in my parent’s shed – we called it the Shred – and I literally just sent a few emails to a couple bands I liked. I sent one to a band called Alistair and a band called River City High and somehow they both said yes. I don’t know that I promised them money or anything and they came and played at my farm. They kept commenting on how much the hogs smelled because we still... Read More

Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

August 14th, 2021
Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

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! After a relentlessly punishing pandemic of 17 months (and counting) that’s attacked our bodies, souls and bank accounts, what could be better than four days and nights of free fun, on both sides of the mighty Mississippi? For the first time since it launched in August 2017, Alternating Currents is expanding in a big way beyond its downtown Davenport roots for 100-plus events... Read More

Charley Crockett Coming To Davenport’s Raccoon Motel Friday Night

August 5th, 2021
Charley Crockett Coming To Davenport's Raccoon Motel Friday Night

Another one of the fastest rising young country and western performers in America is coming to The Raccoon Motel as the jam-packed grand opening week in downtown Davenport just keeps getting hotter and hotter. Charley Crockett — who is performing with Orville Peck at Red Rockstwo weeks prior to his appearance here — is set to play the Motel THIS FRIDAY, Aug. 6, days before playing Hinterland Festival. This Motel show is co-presented by First Fleet Concerts. Tickets are now on sale for Charley Crockett! TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! Need more info? Check out... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Wild Pink Coming To Raccoon Motel In October

July 23rd, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Wild Pink Coming To Raccoon Motel In October

Moody New York psych rockers Wild Pink will be performing at The Raccoon Motel Oct. 8 It’s going to be a full house so get on those tickets. Tickets are now on sale. TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! TICKETS to all Codfish Hollow shows can be purchased HERE!! www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Davenport’s Raccoon Motel Announces First Show: Orville Peck

May 26th, 2021
Davenport's Raccoon Motel Announces First Show: Orville Peck

Davenport’s soon-to-be-reopened venue Raccoon Motel has announced its first show! The new legend Orville Peck will be playing July 31st and August 1st as part of the opening weekend festivities!! More announcements coming soon!!! Tickets for general admission go live at 10am on Friday but members can buy theirs today!! https://www.tixr.com/…/raccoo…/events/orville-peck-25099 https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/2azhnmvqpo62  Read More

Need Some POSITIVE news? What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 13th, 2021
Need Some POSITIVE news? What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

It feels like a broken record, but it’s a broken record that keeps playing on the jukebox of 2020 and into 2021 – we NEED some good news! With everything negative happening in the world right now, we need positive news more than ever! That’s why, every month, we give you What’s The Good News? a look around the Quad-Cities at the positive things happening in our community. We run the column here on QuadCities.com, and in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” I go on PSL to chat about some of the awesome things we list here. So, need some good news? We’ve... Read More

New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

December 23rd, 2020
New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

The new Raccoon Motel bar and live-music venue plans to open St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at the old Abernathy’s in downtown Davenport, with live music starting in early summer, one of its partners said Wednesday. John McDermott, a Quad-Cities commercial lender who’s friends with original Raccoon Motel music booker Sean Moeller, is partnering with Moeller and Eric Swanson to resurrect the Raccoon – which operated from March 2017-August 2019 at 304 E. 3rd St. (now Devon’s Complaint Dept.), averaging about 150 live shows a year. The new Raccoon already has been selling some new hoodies, stocking... Read More