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Quad City Storm Open Their Season In Moline’s TaxSlayer Center Oct. 15

June 11th, 2021
Quad City Storm Open Their Season In Moline's TaxSlayer Center Oct. 15

The Quad City Storm will open the 2021-2022 season Friday October 15th, 2021 at the TaxSlayer Center.  The game will be the first for the Storm since Sunday March 8th, 2020 and will end a 505 day stretch without professional hockey in the Quad Cities. The Storm’s full home schedule, opponents, road schedule and promotional schedule will all be announced later this Summer. Quad City Storm hockey returns to the TaxSlayer Center Friday October 15th and season tickets are on sale now.  Fans can call 309-277-1343 to secure their seats today or email brian@quadcitystorm.com for more information.  Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Doobie Brothers, With Michael McDonald, To Play Moline’s TaxSlayer Aug. 28

June 8th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Doobie Brothers, With Michael McDonald, To Play Moline’s TaxSlayer Aug. 28

On Tuesday, the classic rock band The Doobie Brothers announced they will bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to Moline’s TaxSlayer Center on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Tickets ($37.50-$89.50) will go on sale Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m., at the arena box office (1201 River Drive, Moline), and Ticketmaster.com. Last November, The Doobie Brothers announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding. Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee planned to be back on tour for the first time in nearly 25 years. That announcement came at the end... Read More

Quad City Storm Selects Its Protected List For 2021-22 Season

June 2nd, 2021
Quad City Storm Selects Its Protected List For 2021-22 Season

MOLINE, IL-The Quad City Storm has selected its protected list for the 2021-2022 season.  The protected list includes players from the team’s 2020-2021 training camp roster that was established prior to the cancellation of last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The following players are not eligible to sign a training camp contract for the 2021-2022 season with any SPHL team other than the Storm. Forwards: Connor Fries: played in FPHL Columbus during the 2020-2021 season.  Scored 12 goals and 14 assists in 21 games and won the league’s championship. Brett Gravelle: played rookie season... Read More

Hey Quad-Cities Families! Looking For Fun Things To Do With Your Little Bunnies This Easter Weekend?

April 3rd, 2021
Hey Quad-Cities Families! Looking For Fun Things To Do With Your Little Bunnies This Easter Weekend?

From Eggstravaganzas to citywide egg hunts, from Easter bunny sightings to visits with baby animals, if you’re looking for fun stuff to do with your family to celebrate Easter festivities this weekend, we’ve got you covered. It’s Easter weekend, and of course there are plenty of egg hunts for you and your little ones to check out this weekend. Here’s a rundown of some of the ones the bunny is rolling in: Camden Park in Milan is holding an Easter celebration, complete with the aforementioned bunny, an egg hunt, and more, this Sunday at 2 p.m. For more details, see here. Trinity Lutheran... Read More

Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Returns to the Quad Cities on March 11-14

March 9th, 2021
Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Returns to the Quad Cities on March 11-14

It was almost a year ago that student-athletes, coaches, Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) staff, and fans arrived in the Quad Cities for the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to find that sporting events across the United Sates including the NCAA Tournament were being canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Twenty-five seniors missed their last conference tournament to play and had to return home. Visit Quad Cities and the MVC are proud to announce that the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament returns to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.,... Read More

Moline’s TaxSlayer Center Planning Safe Reopening

February 23rd, 2021
Moline's TaxSlayer Center Planning Safe Reopening

Teams were on the court of TaxSlayer Center warming up for the opening game of the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Championship basketball tournament last March 12. Within hours, our world changed. The following hours and days were globally historic. The balls stopped bouncing in the TaxSlayer Center because of a virus the world was only beginning to comprehend. Change and disruption continued in blurred days to follow. Scott Mullen, executive director of the TaxSlayer Center, said the arena was ready to host the Missouri Valley Women’s Championship a year ago when the virus rapidly... Read More

BREAKING: Missouri Valley Basketball to Return to TaxSlayer Center in March

February 18th, 2021
BREAKING: Missouri Valley Basketball to Return to TaxSlayer Center in March

BREAKING NEWS: Nearly a year after the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Basketball Tournament had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hope springs eternal. On Thursday, Visit Quad Cities and the MVC announced that the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament will return to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, for the sixth straight year. Affectionately named “Hoops in the Heartland,” the four-day event (Mar. 11-14) will showcase all 10 MVC schools as they compete for The Valley’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. “We are thrilled that the... Read More

Michael Buble February Concert in Moline Pushed Back Again to Sept. 16

January 7th, 2021
Michael Buble February Concert in Moline Pushed Back Again to Sept. 16

Hopefully, the third time is the charm for Canadian crooner Michael Buble and Moline’s TaxSlayer Center. The popular 45-year-old native of British Columbia was originally scheduled to perform at the arena last May, and Thursday, Jan. 7, his rescheduled 2021 tour was rescheduled again. Buble’s TaxSlayer date was moved from Feb. 20 to Sept. 16, 2021. Tickets for previously scheduled dates will be honored. Buble — who last played the Moline arena in June 2011 and October 2008 – had a 2019 world tour that featured 82 shows in front of over 1.2 million people. He is planning to tour the U.K.... 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

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins…

December 28th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins...

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, where we look at the longest month of the year, and probably the decade, that being MARCH OF 2020. I think if there’s a time during the year that encapsulates 2020, it’s this time. March was complete and... Read More