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!
A record. Vinyl. Wax. Regardless of what your generation called record albums, chances are you have a personal connection to the music medium in some way. Records as pressed, sound-reproducing musical devices have been a part of the American existence since their invention by Thomas Edison in 1877. Back then, the cone-shaped, waxed devices were only the beginning of a long history of a way to experience music. It didn’t take long to switch to the ideal disc-shaped version, and there have been so many more revolutions since then; from materials used to the sizes of the discs and the motors that move them, the evolution of the album is an interesting one indeed.
Vinyls were dying out, but then there was an upswing. Why?
When my family comes to town from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois, they want a unique and delicious dining experience. Often Asian food is our dining choice. In the past three months, we have eaten at two restaurants that I would recommend to locals and tourists.
The first is the iconic Vietnamese Le Mekong Restaurant in downtown Moline, Illinois. Open since 1985, this restaurant has been newly renovated and now offers a room for parties. I have always liked the ambiance of Le Mekong with its white table cloths and quiet space to have long conversations. The menu is excellent and has been updated with new dishes and many of the past favorite dishes included. A tea menu is now available along with fine wine, beer and mixed drinks.
The Quad Cities’ finally has a downtown clothing store to shop till you drop in after that nice walk along the river or that delicious visit to Lagomarcino’s.
Flutter of the Quad Cities, Inc. opened this past May as part of a long sought after dream of owners, Jessica Egert and Jeanette Smith. When the space came up for sale next to Egert’s salon, Bass & Henry Salon, Inc., she knew they had to jump on the chance. A clothing boutique was something downtown Moline definitely needed.
Fresh food and warm summer breezes? Sounds like a good time to me. And that is exactly what you will get if you visit the Freight House Farmer’s Market during the summer season.
Beginning in early May, the Farmer’s Market re-opens its outdoor setting with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, jellies, jams and so much more from exclusively local Iowa and Illinois farmers and vendors. From Inchein’s delicious tomatoes to the LeClaire Kettle Corn Company, there is something for everyone in the family at this market day.