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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

INTRODUCING… Your Month in Events for October 2020: Frightening Fun, Live Music, Chili Cook Off and MORE!

October 1st, 2020
INTRODUCING... Your Month in Events for October 2020: Frightening Fun, Live Music, Chili Cook Off and MORE!

We at QuadCities.com are ALWAYS looking for cool new ways to bring you the best in local entertainment coverage in the Quad-Cities. And so we’re debuting a NEW feature — The Month In Events! It’s our way of giving you even MORE great coverage here on your site for the best arts and entertainment reporting in the area — your free, fun, local, award-winning QuadCities.com! Today, QuadCities.com proudly presents the very first Month in Events, a list of events happening in the Quad Cities this month, and every month! On the first of every month we will give you an exciting... Read More

Country Superstar Joe Nichols Coming To East Moline’s The Rust Belt!

September 18th, 2020
Country Superstar Joe Nichols Coming To East Moline's The Rust Belt!

The Rust Belt has finally announced an ACTUAL in-person concert for this fall! Socially-distanced and outdoors, of course. According to The Rust Belt’s Facebook page this morning, country music artist Joe Nichols will be performing live on Saturday Oct 10 at Murphy Park (900 Bend Blvd East Moline). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday Sep 19, at 8 a.m. Online ticket purchases can be made 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. 239 10′ x 10′ square pods... Read More

Fall Fest Artisan Pop-Up Market

September 9th, 2020
Fall Fest Artisan Pop-Up Market

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with Iron and Grain Home’s Fall Fest Artisan Pop-Up Market at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline) this Saturday Sep 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shop local from 80+ local artisan vendors. Live music will be provided by Ariel + Jacob from 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. and JD Aguilera from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lewis Knudsen will be also be playing in The Rust Belt Courtyard from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grab some produce and fall mums from Friday’s Fresh Market, as well! Food will be available from Jennie’s Boxcar. Grab a drink at Midwest Ale Works, while you’re... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs 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! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More