QUAD-CITIES AREA EVENTS & FESTIVALS
June 7th - 136 E. 3rd st., Davenport Ia, 52801The RiverCenter, in collaboration with the Downtown Davenport Partnership, Moeller Nights, the River Music Experience and Rexroat Sound RS, LLC, will host this flood relief benefit concert with all proceeds supporting downtown Davenport recovery efforts. Purchase tickets.
21st - June 16th Art Nouveau AmphoraThis exhibit will feature works from several private collections. During the Art Nouveau period, the manufacturer Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel (RSt&K), later called Amphora, produced distinctive art pottery. Learn more.
21st - June 23rd RACE: Are We So Different?Using a scientific framework and a historical lens this exhibit aims to answer one simple question: "Are we so different?" The traveling exhibit aims to help visitors of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race in everyday life by investigating race and challenging its misconceptions. Learn more.
21st - July 1st The art of Jan Friedman, Tim Kowalczyk and Kelly SchraderThis Quad-City Arts at the Airport exhibit will feature woven tapestries by Friedman, clay sculptures by Kowalczyk and mixed media works by Schrader. Learn more.
The art of Karen Austin and Maureen Healy MossmanThis exhibit will feature a series of photographs by Austin titled, “Abandoned," as well as paintings by Mossman. Learn more.
21st - 26th Enter the Bauhaus: Philosophy of Modern DesignThis exhibit will introduce the history, the philosophy and selections of artists that helped build the Bauhaus including Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as other talented artists and craftsman. This is the first time these pieces have been made available to the public. Learn more.
21st - June 3rd Collaborating Collectors: Herbert and Lou HooverThis exhibit will feature pieces from the different collections of Herbert and Lou Hoover. Rarely seen items will include Chinese blue and white porcelain pairs, Southwestern art, furniture, Belgian flour sacks, paintings and pieces of Mrs. Hoover’s jewelry. Learn more.
21st - September 1st Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory AboundThis exhibit explores the power of stories through an assemblage of sculptures or Power Figures as German refers to them. The exhibition draws from both the visual and emotional concepts of the iconic painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," by Emanuel Leutze which has become a symbol for the birth of America. Learn more.
21st Frankly Speaking About Cancer: MelanomaLed by Dr. Naurin Ahmad, MD, this workshop will offer information on melanoma including how melanomas arise, who is at risk, treatment options and potential side effects. Dinner will be provided with RSVP. Learn more.
Effective InterviewingMark Holloway from Iowa Workforce Development will help participants learn how to be more effective at an interview. Free. Learn more.
21st - 25thth Horse PowerFeaturing the works of Laurie Justuce Pace at Bereskin Gallery & Art AcademyLearn more.
22nd A Cosmic WalkParticipants can hike two miles of grass paths through prairie fields and timber, following 22 stone markers that tell creation's story through a scientific lens. There will be plenty of breaks with time after lunch to relax and explore. Learn more.
The Civic-Minded Charles A. FickeHistorian Dr. William Roba will explore the life of Davenporter Charles A. Ficke and his many contributions to the civic and cultural character of the Quad-Cities, including his gift of rare books and manuscripts to the Davenport Public Library and the founding of the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery (Figge Art Museum). Free. Learn more.
23rd Gettin' Stitchy With ItFeaturing a new club for anyone with an itch to stitch, including knitters, crocheters, sewers, cross stitchers or participants with other project that include stitching. Free. Learn more.
24th Felix and Fingers, Dueling PianosDueling Pianos is an All-Request Show, meaning you are able to request any song! Sinatra to Gaga, Bublé to Bieber, F&F makes sure that everyone is singing and dancing. Learn more.
Stone Flowers at the Rythm RoomThe Stone Flowers deliver spirited performances from a diverse array of bands, along with explosive originals. From James Brown to Pearl Jam, covering all eras of Rock, Funk, & Soul - they've become one of the most entertaining bands since forming in 2014, all coalescing in a new groove for the Quad Cities and Midwest. Learn more.
25th and 26th Lindsay Bowman at the Rhythm RoomAs a solo country artist, Lindsay is continuing to perform in Nashville and across the US sharing her love of country music - old and new. She is currently writing and recording for her upcoming solo EP to be released fall of 2019. Learn more.
25th Birding TourParticipants can learn how to identify birds and habitats by sight and call and how to properly use the equipment. Led by expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. The tours will continue through the fall. Space is limited. Learn more.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens Walking TourParticipants can join in a walking tour of historic Oakdale Memorial Gardens in Davenport. Staff will share the histories of prominent agriculture and manufacturing people of Scott County buried at Oakdale as well as identifying notable architecture and scenery found on the cemetery grounds. Learn more.
26th Tomfoolery On Tremont with Kristen ToomeyFeaturing Kristen Toomey and other special guests comedians. $10. Learn more.
27th NAMI Family to FamilyNAMI Greater Mississippi Valley will offer this nationally-developed education program to teach families to cope, communicate and effectively advocate for a loved one living with a mental health condition. Learn more.
30th Dana L DavisAuthor and actress Dana Davis, a North High School alumna, will return to Davenport to celebrate the release of her second YA novel with this discussion led by the staff of LOVE Girls. Learn more.
30th - June 16th Disney’s Little MermaidAriel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, yearns for adventure and excitement in the world above after she encounters humans for the first time. Learn more.
31st North of 40 at the Rhythm RoomNorth of 40 is an high energetic country band playing your favorite top 40 & classic country songs. Learn more.
1st The Tailfins at Rythm Room"A get-up-and-dance musical tribute to early Rock & Roll! The Tailfins Band brings energy and excitement to the hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's. Our authentic show takes you back to cruisin' cars, sock-hops, beach parties, and the best Rock & Roll of all time!" - The Tailfins Learn more.
Pollinators' PaloozaPresented by the ISU Scott County Extension Master Gardeners, this event will give participants everything they need to know about the world of hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths and more as well as insight from the experts. Learn more.
Yoga with the AlpacasFeaturing a unique experience connecting with the land, the alpacas and each other. Learn more.
Star Wars: A New Hope In ConcertTravel to a galaxy far away, where a civil war rages… Presented by the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra. Learn more.
5th Tony BennettWith worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. Learn more
7th The Barrelhouse Rockets"The Barrelhouse Rockets return with their signature style of rockabilly. Rapid-fire honky-tonk piano, thundering rhythm from the drums and doghouse bass, buttery twang guitar, and full harmonic vocals spotlight the high energy show by The Barrelhouse Rockets." - The Gas Lamp. Learn more.
Breakfast Nature ClubParticipants can learn about the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class that will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna. Learn more.
Tree PlantingParticipants can volunteer with GIA to help the City of Davenport plant trees. Learn more.
7th & 8th Spring Garage SalePart of the Silvis city-wide garage sale there will be furniture, household items, clothing and more. Learn more.
Good Makers MarketEastern Iowa's hippest market will feature handmade and vintage items, rusty, junky goodness, food trucks and local live music music. Learn more.
8th The Crooked Catus at the Rhythm RoomThe perfect mix of Latin & Classic Rock! What sets them apart is a dynamic trumpet section and the ability to fuse Mexican and American music genres. Influenced by Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, Malo, Chicago, Prince, and a variety of artists from the 70's and 80's. Learn more.
Wildflower WalkIn this series, participants will learn basic techniques on how to identify wildflowers by exploring various prairies at Nahant Marsh through the growing season. Learn more.
8th - September 29thArtist Vik Muniz is known for manipulating familiar materials by hand, like chocolate sauce, diamonds or pieces of garbage, and re-composing iconic images from art history or pop culture. Learn more.
9th Genesis Sports Medicine Female Athlete ExpoGenesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine will present this expo featuring jumping and running analysis, nutrition for performance and arm care for the overhead athlete (volleyball, swimming, tennis, throwers).Learn more.
2019 Rock Island Artists' MarketThis market held the second Sunday of each month from June through October will feature 30 plus artists, makers and growers on hand to sell creations.Learn more
Steve Martin and Martin ShortIn “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business. Learn more.
13 Miss Iowa CompetitionMark your calendars for the Miss Iowa Competition on June 13 (Miss Iowa Prelims), June 14 (Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen) and June 15 (Miss Iowa Finals). Learn more.
14th Flag DayMemorial Park Cemetery will celebrate Flag Day with an evening of patriotic music, performed by Big River Brass Band, and retrieval of the American Flag. Learn more.
14th & 15th Erica Martin & Kickstart"We're a rockin' country band from Central Kentucky and we love to play live and meet new fans." - Erica Martin & Kickstart Learn more.
14th - 16th & 20th - 23rdBe our guest in the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Learn more.
16th 10 of Soul at the Rhythm RoomThis high-energy 10-piece band brings to the stage a dynamic range of classic tunes from the soul, funk, and blues genres, as well as a few funky arrangements of our own! Featuring FIVE versatile vocalists, a tight rhythm section, and a four-piece horn section, this band has made it their sole (or SOUL) mission to entertain their audiences to the fullest. Learn more.
h5>19thKinky Boots at Adler Theater
21st & 22FINAL MIX serves up the latest in R & B, Jazz Fusion, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll and original material. The leader and songwriter of the group is DEL "SAXMAN" JONES. For Del, blowing smooth sounds from his saxophone is as natural as his heartbeat. After many years of playing his soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, this internationally acclaimed musician and front man of FINAL MIX is taking the band's sounds and high-energy performance around the world. Learn more.
28th Charity Golf TournamentParticipants can help firefighters help MDA during this four person best shot golf tournament sponsored by IAFF Local 26, Rock Island Firefighters Association. Learn more.
Tomfoolery On Tremont 26 with Tommy RymanFeaturing Tommy Ryman and other special guests comedians. Learn more.
28th & 29th Bella Diva at the Rhythm RoomBella diva is a powerhouse with 15 years of experience, talent and artistry. This dynamic 10 piece show band features an accomplished ensemble of singers and musicians who cover a wide variety of music from pop, R&B, rock, country, and disco. Learn more
20th - 30th Noises OffMichael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. Learn more.
5th - 14th Into the WoodsThe story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Learn more.
5th The Cadillac Cowboys at the Rhythm RoomSomewhere near the intersection of "Bon Ton Rouler" and the Clinch Mountain Back Step, you will find the Cowboys serving up their tasty musical gumbo. Learn more.
Mississippi Blues FestivalCome spend the weekend with us in beautiful LeClaire Park, downtown Davenport, Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi River. This years lineup features Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, and The North Mississippi All Stars! learn more.L
Randy Richmond: VerisimilitudeVerisimilitude features a series of 10 large-format photographs inspired by Western art historical tradition. Learn more.
CJ Ryder & The Past Masters at the Rhythm RoomIn 2018 CJ RYDER has decided to return to the stage and with his new band the Past Masters. With this new show, he brings his incredible wealth of musical knowledge to the stage once again entertaining as only he can. Those who remember My Summer Love will once again feel the merry rays of Sunshine upon their memories of the Man the Myth the living legend. Learn more.
12th - 14th & 18th - 21st 42nd StreetThe toe-tapping American musical dance sensation! The 1980 Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival. Learn more.
12th Chas Collins at the Rhythm RoomWhen CMT Artist Chas Collins steps on stage, it's easy to see why he debuted on their Top 10 list. With his signature vocals and high energy stage show his 6'6 frame can jump onto the dance floor and pump up the crowd. He delivers the full package for a crowd pleasing show and fans love him. Learn more
The Night People at the Rhythm RoomThe Night People is a legendary QC band with over 50 years of experience. They play the best of the 60's and early 70's. They've opened for hundreds of national acts including Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits, Yardbirds. Learn more.
14 Vince Gill at The Adler TheaterOne of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. Learn more
18th - August 4th Mamma Mia!ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.
19th The Hot Rods at the Rhythm RoomThe Hot Rods play the most memorable music of all time the fabulous fifties, the first generation of rock and roll: Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Big Bopper, Richie Valens, Dion, The Diamonds and the hits keep coming. Learn more
20th Cader Foehner at the Rhythm RoomCade Foehner is a widely acclaimed American Idol season 16 alum. He was also the winner of Texas 10 under 20--Dallas Int. Guitar Festival in 2014. He appeared in The Voice--season eleven / Finalist La. Music Fest. Learn more.
10 of Soul at the Rhythm RoomThis high-energy 10-piece band brings to the stage a dynamic range of classic tunes from the soul, funk, and blues genres, as well as a few funky arrangements of our own! Learn more.
26th & 27th Push the Limit at the Rhythm RoomAs their name suggests, this band pushes all limits to take every event to its highest potential with their high-energy and non-stop show with choreographed moves - GUARANTEED TO KEEP THE PARTY GOING! Learn more.
8th - 18th Man of LaManchaMiguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure in his varied careers as playwright, poet and tax collector, sits in a Seville dungeon with his manservant, awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition for an offense against the Church. Learn more.
9th - 11th & 15th - 18th Sister ActThe feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Learn more.
22nd - September 1st Steel MagnoliasTruvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Learn more.
For questions kindly contact our friends at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit www.visitquadcities.com for a complete calendar. All efforts have been made to ensure this calendar is accurate. For more information, please contact the individual organization.
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