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Hairbangers Ball and Corporate Rock Coming to The District!

July 17th, 2019

Grab your spandex and start teasing your hair now! Hairbangers Ball is heading to the Quad Cities! Hairbangers Ball will be rocking the District of Rock Island, along with special guest Corporate Rock, for Daiquiri Factory’s 15th Anniversary and RIBCO’s 40th Anniversary Party! The fun will happen on the stage outside of Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island) on Saturday Jul 20. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission for this all ages show is just $10. Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What If” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most... Read More

DJ Shane Brown back at 2nd Ave!

April 22nd, 2019

For one night only, DJ Shane Brown was back at the club he helped to make famous, 2nd Ave in downtown Rock Island, spinning new dance tracks and a few classics mixed in. Shane is normally at the McClellan Stockade in the Village of East Davenport, but he couldn’t resist the invitation to come back to the Ave to spin, and the packed dance floor was likewise happy to see the veteran DJ back on the tables!    Read More

Big Swing Goes Big To Rock Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

March 15th, 2019

The Big Swing is stepping to the tee in downtown Rock Island, opening its doors at noon today at the location of the old Blue Cat Brew Pub, 113 18th St., with a limited menu for Friday and Saturday before closing Sunday and Monday and re-opening with its full menu Tuesday, March 19. QuadCities.com was invited for a sneak preview of the venue to check out the menu and decor prior to the opening, and while it was still a work in progress when we saw it, its look was very much in line with the Blue Cat, albeit with a different color scheme and some refurbished seats, tables and hardware. The walls... Read More

Exclusive Look at the Big Swing Menu!

March 14th, 2019

We at QuadCities.com are as excited as you are for the big grand opening of the Big Swing. The new restaurant and brew pub, located in the old Blue Cat Brew Pub in downtown Rock Island, opens Friday at noon. However, QuadCities.com was given an exclusive sneak preview of the hot spot. We were stoked to see the new menu and we’re here to share it with you. Check out your site for fun, free, local entertainment later tonight for more pictures of the interior and more news on the Big Swing grand opening. And don’t forget to like and check out our Facebook page for an exclusive video preview of... Read More

Big Swing Swings Into Downtown Rock Island Next Friday!

March 8th, 2019

The scotch egg is staying. So is the meatloaf. So is the catfish, and many other menu items, almost all of the décor and a good portion of the staff, when The Big Swing opens next Friday in the former Blue Cat Brew Pub. The spot will have a limited menu opening Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, then will be closed Sunday and Monday, before having its full opening and menu March 19. “We’re excited and we’re looking forward to opening and welcoming the community,” said John Timmer, a co-owner of the Swing, as well as Milan’s Backyard Bowl and Abides Bar and Grill, with Shane Scott and... Read More

Quad Cities Scene With Tav Falco And Panther Burns At RIBCO

May 23rd, 2018

Tav Falco and Panther Burns ripped up the stage at RIBCO with their raucous rock last weekend, much to the delight of those assembled on a warm spring night for beverages and hot live music. The band will continue to tour through the year in support of their album, Cabaret of Daggers. For more information about the group, see www.tavfalco.com.  Read More

The Fun And Funky Art Of Jackie Krebs Hits Taste Buds

September 21st, 2017

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Thursday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More

YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 26th Year

August 10th, 2017

For the last 26 years, Ya Maka My Weekend has been a tradition in The District of downtown Rock Island. This festival celebrates the culture of the Caribbean. It is known for its colorful atmosphere, delicious foods, and lively reggae music. This year, the celebration takes place from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday Aug. 12. Ya Maka My Weekend will be held on the Great River Plaza, 2nd Avenue between 18th street to 1st and 3rd avenue, in downtown Rock Island, IL. Admission is $9 for a one-day pass and $14 for a two-day. Group discounts are available in advance. Children 12 and under are free and no... Read More

Skeleton Key’s Fourth Birthday Rocks Rock Island Sunday

August 3rd, 2017

The Skeleton Key Art and Antiques is turning 4 and you’re invited to help them celebrate! On Sunday Aug 6 from 12-4 p.m. the Skeleton Key will be celebrating four years of business in downtown Rock Island (520 18th Street) in style! There will be special sales, door prizes, cupcakes and more. While you’re there, feel free to browse around for that special addition to your home décor, amazing jewelry and antiques that speak to you. Come for the party and stay for the one-of-a-kind collection found at the Skeleton Key Art and Antiques!  Read More

Homebrew Festiv-Ale Bubbling Up In Rock Island

July 13th, 2017

Calling all homebrew creators and homebrew consumers! It is time we celebrate all that is good with enzymes and fermentation! It is officially time for Rivers Edge Homebrew Festiv-Ale! On Saturday July 15 from 2-6 p.m. in The District of Rock Island you are invited to enjoy the area’s best homebrewer’s fruits (or barley) of labor. Tickets for this event are only $20 and include a Festiv-Ale tasting glass and beer sampling tickets. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/homebrew-festiv-ale.  Tickets will also be available at the door. Some of the... Read More