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2019 Recap: A Year of Change and Hope in the Quad Cities

December 30th, 2019

When celebrating the end of a year, we seem to find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months in reverence. Whether the events that transpired were something we experienced for the first time or were simply an annual routine in our lives, they still contributed to the people we are in these last days of 2019. The Quad Cities community transforms and grows each and every passing year, and 2019 was no exception. We here at QuadCities.com work our best at trying to bring our readers the most interesting, (whether new or old) events and activities happening around the area, on a daily basis. In... Read More

Dawn and On Music Festival Shining On Schwiebert Park

July 5th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” will rise over Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park Saturday! The day-long festival, now heading into it’s fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of it’s first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full bar offerings and kid-friendly activities.  Tickets will remain... Read More

Dawn And On Partners With Family Resources For Fest

May 23rd, 2019

Quad Cities Music Festival Dawn and On has announced Family Resources as their charity partner for the 2019 event. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated directly to the Family Resources’ Engaging Males program for music mentoring. This will mark the third year that Dawn and On has partnered with a local charity. For festival co-director Mike Mathews, it was the perfect fit. “From the moment we read about it, we felt it was an amazing program we would like to support,” said Mathews. “Our crowd has always been a generous group and we hope that collectively we can bring awareness and... Read More

Lobo’s Salsa Presents: The Dawn’s Live Album Release

March 28th, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a party like none other? Lobo’s Salsa presents The Dawn’s Live Album Release of The Dawn – Live at The Raccoon Motel this Saturday Mar 30 at RIBCO (1815 2nd Avenue Rock Island), beginning at 8 p.m. For the past 13 years, western Illinois based rock/jam band “The Dawn” has spread their love of cutting-edge improvisational rock throughout the Midwest. From their humble beginnings in the shadow of the Mississippi River, they have crafted out their place as one of the premier up and coming jam bands. The Dawn’s live show experience has proven contagious... Read More

Dawn and On Music Festival Announces Lineup, Move to Schwiebert Park

March 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup, at the same time confirming a venue change to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for the July 6 event. The day-long festival, now heading into its fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of its first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full... Read More

Summer Camp: On The Road Makes Stop in Quad Cities This Weekend

February 12th, 2019

Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe will host the coolest music festival in the Midwest this Memorial Day weekend.  That’s right, I’m talking about Summer Fest 2019! If you are getting anxious, don’t fear. The magic of Summer Camp is coming to the Quad Cities this weekend! Summer Camp: On The Road is heading to the Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport) this Saturday Feb 16! Summer Camp is visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Four local acts will be competing for a chance to play at the Summer Camp Music... Read More

The Dawn’s Live Album Recording Two-Night Stand!

December 19th, 2018

For over 10 years, the Western Illinois based roots rock/jam band “The Dawn” has been spreading their love of cutting-edge improvisational rock throughout the Midwest. They are currently recording a live album and you’re invited to the filming! The Dawn’s Live Album Recording two-night stand is happening this Friday Dec 21 and Saturday Dec 22 at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd St. Davenport). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m., both nights. Come enjoy the The Dawn’s live show experience while showing your support for their upcoming... Read More

Halloween Show at Redstone Room!

October 28th, 2018

Spend this Halloween night enjoying live music in Downtown Davenport! The place to be this Wednesday Oct 31 is the River Music Experience! Come enjoy a Halloween Show featuring live music from The Dawn, Winterland and Tripp Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Put on your costume and celebrate Halloween at the Redstone Room with The Who (The Dawn), The Grateful Dead (Winterland), and Daft Punk (Tripp Brothers)! Advance tickets for the show are only $12. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $15. Must be 19 and over to attend (minors must be accompanied by a parent... Read More

Dawn And On Going On And On In July

July 5th, 2018

Dawn And On is still going on and on, and the annual local band fest centered around the area band The Dawn will return July 7. For the fourth consecutive year, The Dawn and On Music Festival will bring a full-day of live music to the property of Len Brown’s North Shore Inn in Moline. This year’s event takes place on July 7 with live music running from noon to midnight. The festival, founded in 2015 by Sean Ryan of The Dawn and Mike Mathews of Catapult Marketing offers a diverse blend of live bands ranging in styles from jam to bluegrass to funk. Last summer’s attendance exceeded... Read More

Dawn And On Going On And On In July

June 20th, 2018

Dawn And On is still going on and on, and the annual local band fest centered around the area band The Dawn will return July 7. For the fourth consecutive year, The Dawn and On Music Festival will bring a full-day of live music to the property of Len Brown’s North Shore Inn in Moline. This year’s event takes place on July 7 with live music running from noon to midnight. The festival, founded in 2015 by Sean Ryan of The Dawn and Mike Mathews of Catapult Marketing offers a diverse blend of live bands ranging in styles from jam to bluegrass to funk. Last summer’s attendance exceeded... Read More

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