Those summer nights amidst Iowa’s soft breeze and humidity have been around for decades. The smell of fried food and the screams of delight from amusement rides and concert-goers have become a staple in late July and early August in the Quad Cities. It’s tradition–a one hundred year tradition–that we previewed the history of with coordinator, Vicky Speth. Through my preview, I learned that the fair has taken the spot of Iowa’s second largest fair (after the Iowa State Fair) — an incredible honor for one of our favorite Quad Cities events. Among the historical displays, the fair will return with fan-favorite and fanatic new features for the 2019 season.
The Rust Belt is a music venue located at 533 12th Avenue in East Moline, Illinois. It is a little off the beaten path, tucked away in an industrial area in an old car manufacturing plant. It is the newest addition to the Moeller Nights line up of venues where local talent buyer, Sean Moeller, books live shows.
Summer nights in the Quad Cities are made for sitting outside, enjoying the warm evening, watching kids play games, and chatting with friends and family. Because the Quad Cities has so much great local music talent, we can make your 2019 summer evenings even better with live music every night of the week at these free outdoor summer concert series for all ages. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy!
Just one hour North of the Quad Cities outside of Maquoketa, Iowa, sits Codfish Hollow Barn, one of the coolest live music venues around. Tucked back in the rolling hills of Iowa farmland, it is a bit tricky to find, but there are signs to guide you along the way.
Deep in the heart of Rock Island, every Monday night, something very special is happening. People of all ages venture out around 7:30pm and head to Rozz Tox, a hip little coffee shop that is so much more than just a place to have tea. In the back there is a performance hall where live music is enjoyed during the evening hours. One would suspect that a Friday or a Saturday night would be the busiest of times here, but Moeller Mondays have changed that.