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Chevelle Driving Into East Moline’s Rust Belt Sunday Night

September 18th, 2021
Chevelle Driving Into East Moline's Rust Belt Sunday Night

Chevelle is coming to The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave. East Moline, on Sunday, September 19th! For tickets: https://bit.ly/TRBChevelle More info: http://www.therustbeltqc.com/ Chevelle is the understated musical powerhouse who have continually delivered rock anthems for the past 24 years. 7 number one hits, 17 songs reaching the top 10 charts, over 4 million records sold in the USA and many more worldwide. Platinum and gold albums across their 8 studio records and successful live CD and two live DVD releases completes their extensive body of work to date. It’s all credit to their continuing dedication... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Jackyl Coming To Rock Rust Belt In East Moline!

September 3rd, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Jackyl Coming To Rock Rust Belt In East Moline!

Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock Jackyl is coming to The Rust Belt with special guests Electric Shock! Jackyl, with special guests Electric Shock, rocks in Tuesday, October 19. To get tickets: https://bit.ly/TRBJackyl From the moment their first album was released in 1992, Jackyl has defied gravity. They were introduced at a time that rock music was taking a drastic turn toward the “shoe gazing” and the “anti-star” alternative music and/or the grunge of Seattle. No one would have bet on this band to make any kind of a showing. The possibility that this... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into The Rust Belt This Weekend

September 2nd, 2021
Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into The Rust Belt This Weekend

The Midwest Monster Fest will host its annual horror convention at The Rust Belt in East Moline over Labor Day weekend, September 3rd-5th. Full of celebrity guests, horror vendors, authors, artists, and even a film festival, this event is three days of freaky fun for horror fans of all ages. Celebrity guests include horror film icons Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man and countless other films), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons), CJ Graham (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Highway To Hell), and more than a dozen other celebrities, including Thom Mathews, Darcy DeMoss,... 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

Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

July 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

After a brutal and long past 16 months, many major cultural organizations and venues in the Quad-Cities have been awarded badly-needed federal Covid relief, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program of the Small Business Administration. As of July 19, $5.4 million has been approved in the region (out of $6.8 billion nationwide so far), including $2.3 million for the TaxSlayer Center, among the following grants: Figge Art Museum, Davenport — $368,499 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport — $564,903 Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport — $163,843 Quad... Read More

This Must Be The Place: Talking Heads Tribute At East Moline’s Sweet Arnie’s Tonight

May 30th, 2021
This Must Be The Place: Talking Heads Tribute At East Moline's Sweet Arnie's Tonight

Talking Heads tribute band Heads In Motion will be playing tunes from the classic new wave band tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Sweet Arnie’s in The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave, East Moline. This show will be happening at the Rustbelt, and Arnie’s BBQ was soooo good. Arnie is looking to shake up and establish a new location for the local music scene in East Moline. He’s got a great vision and we’re excited to help build this thing! More info? See here.  Read More

Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding

March 19th, 2021
Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding

The morning after he gave a visionary talk on repurposing the I-80 bridge across the Mississippi River, Chad Pregracke was back at the Rust Belt Friday to push the process of gathering public support for the planned Bison Bridge. Jake Ford, director of government affairs with the Quad Cities Chamber, led a morning legislative forum on the project with Pregracke, president/founder of Living Lands & Waters; Matthew Hughes, consultant with MRH Solutions, Kevin Marchek, retired engineer from the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Illinois state Sen. Neil Anderson. Before the meeting, Quad... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Chad Pregracke Unveils Plans to Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park

March 18th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Chad Pregracke Unveils Plans to Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park

EXCLUSIVE: River cleanup champion Chad Pregracke and a newly formed foundation unveiled conceptual plans tonight (March 18) for repurposing the Interstate 80 bridge over the Mississippi River into a wildlife crossing and pedestrian parkway called Bison Bridge. Pregracke, President & Founder of Living Lands & Waters, joined fellow members of the Bison Bridge Foundation in announcing the grassroots effort and professional concept for the existing Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge. Halfway between Chicago and Des Moines, it connects Illinois and Iowa in the Quad-Cities, the largest metropolitan... Read More

Joe Nichols Live at East Moline’s Murphy Park Saturday

October 9th, 2020
Joe Nichols Live at East Moline's Murphy Park Saturday

Country music artist Joe Nichols will bring his socially-distanced approved outdoor concert to Murphy Park (900 Bend Blvd East Moline) this Saturday Oct 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Supporting acts include both Jay Allen and Bobby Ray Bunch. Party Pods will be available for 4-6 people, starting at just $53 per person! Get your Party Pod today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-nichols-tickets-120420056631. Every aspect of the event is designed to follow the recommended social distancing and safety guidelines. 68 – 10′ x 10′ square pods are spread out... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 4th: Fall Foliage, Haunted Forests, Artoberfest and MORE!

October 4th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 4th: Fall Foliage, Haunted Forests, Artoberfest 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! It’s no secret that the entertainment industry has gone through quite the transformation over the past seven months. When we began this column at the beginning of March 2020, we foresaw sharing ten (of the numerous) exciting events going on in the Quad Cities area throughout the week. Just a few weeks after launching this new feature, we were all presented with a reality we never saw coming. One thing never changed, however. While the look and feel significantly altered, amazing... Read More