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What's Happenin' on New Year's Eve, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:00

Family Groove Company @ The Redstone Room“Happy Holidays, Jeff!”

“Happy Holidays to you, Mike. So, what do you have planned for New Year’s?”

“I was actually thinking about hopping around, checking out some music ... .”

“Uh huh.”

“But I just put together our annual ‘What’s Happenin’ on New Year’s Eve’ piece, and I’m starting to reconsider that idea.”

“Too much hopping?”

“Yeah. Looks like I’d be hopping to more than 40 different places.”

“Wow. So the article’s done, then?”

“Yep. As usual, we’ve listed area venues that are hosting live music, karaoke, or DJs prior to midnight, and we’ve included the venues’ phone numbers, addresses, and Web addresses. We also have information on what time the music starts, whether there’s a cover charge, and whether there are hors d’oeuvres, party favors, champagne at midnight, and other New Year’s amenities. Plus, of course, all of the bands and venues are also listed on our Live Music pages in the back of the paper.”

“And since the article can be found at, you’ve probably mentioned that we’ll be able to add to and update information on New Year’s Eve happenings all the way through December 31.”

“I have indeed.”

“Sounds great. I hope you find something fun to do that night.”

“Oh, I will. And do you realize the best part about this year’s New Year’s Eve? It falls on a Friday, which means we don’t have to work the next day! I’m sleepin’ in, baby!”

“Uh, Mike? We never work the day after New Year’s.”

“What are you talking about?! I’ve been at my desk at 8 a.m. every New Year’s Day since I started!”

“Haven’t you ever noticed that you’re the only one in the office?”

“Well, it’s really hard to see with those dark sunglasses on ... .”


The Reader staff wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year’s! See you in ’11!



The Meat Puppets @ RIBCOThe Avenue Tap (712 First Avenue, Silvis, Illinois): Krazy Ace, 9 p.m., drink specials, champagne toast, after-show party, (309)755-4119.

Boozies Bar & Grill (114 1/2 West Third Street, Davenport): Karaoke Night, 9:30 p.m., free, (563)328-2929.

Cabana’s (2120 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island): The Night People, 9 p.m., (309)786-1450,

Checker’s Tavern (3120 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa): Lipstick Slick, Triple Shot, 9 p.m., (319)364-9927, free,

Circle Tap (1345 Locust Street, Davenport): ABC Karaoke, 9 p.m., free, (563)322-9276,

Creekside Bar & Grill (3303 Brady Street, Davenport): ABC Karaoke, 9 p.m., (563)324-4619,

Ducky’s Lagoon (13515 78th Avenue, Taylor Ridge, Illinois): Grazin’, 9 p.m., free, (309)798-2423,

Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel (777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island): Smooth Groove, 8 p.m., free, non-alcoholic champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop, (800)477-7747,

11th Street Precinct (2108 East 11th Street, Davenport): Tronicity, 9 p.m., free, (563)324-9545,

The Establishment Theatre (220 19th Street, Rock Island): The Late Nite Blues Brothers Band, 7 p.m., $25/person, $40/couple, improv with Guys in Ties, champagne toast, (309)786-1111,

Fargo Dance & Sports (4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline): Secret Squirrel, 9 p.m., $5, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, champagne toast, prizes, (309)764-7439.

The Travoltas @ Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention CenterG’s Riverfront Cafe (102 South Main Street, Port Byron, Illinois): David Killinger & Friends, 9 p.m., (309)523-2781.

Gabe’s (330 East Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Dead Larry, Insectoid, Nebula Was, 10 p.m., $5, (319)354-4788,

Greenbriar Restaurant & Lounge (4506 27th Street, Moline): DJ Scott Keller and Karaoke, 9 p.m., party favors, champagne toast, (309)764-2043.

Hollar’s Bar & Grill (4050 27th Street, Moline): Southern Thunder Karaoke & DJ, 9 p.m., free, (309)277-9028.

Iowa City Yacht Club (13 South Linn Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Public Property, OSG, Shade, 9 p.m., $10, party favors, champagne toast, (319)337-6464,

Jammerz Roadhouse (3729 248th Street North, Hillsdale, Illinois): NINE-1-1, 10 p.m., $3, (309)523-3940,

Kilkenny's Irish Pub (300 West Third Street, Davenport): Just Chords, 9 p.m., (563)322-8584.

Legends (201 East Main Street, Aledo, Illinois): Ambush, 9 p.m., free, (309)582-9966.

The Lucky Frog Bar & Grill (313 North Salina Street, McCausland, Iowa): Rebel City Outlaw, 9 p.m., champagne toast, (563)225-3764,

Lucky’s at the Steeplegate Inn (100 West 76th Street, Davenport): Gray Wolf Band, 9 p.m., $10, champagne toast, (563)386-6900.

M.D. Green’s (1808 Second Avenue, Rock Island): Rotate the DJ with Chronik Solutionz, 9 p.m., (309)786-7582,

Martini’s on the Rock (4619 34th Street, Rock Island): Sunzas, 9 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (309)732-1631,

The Mill (120 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Wylde Nept, 4 p.m., $6; Dave Zollo, The Glglitch’d, 9 p.m., $10-$12, champagne toast; (319)351-9529,

The Avey Brothers @ The Muddy WatersMound Street Landing (1029 Mound Street, Davenport): Project Pickle Farm, 9 p.m., free, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (563)323-1200.

The Muddy Waters (1708 State Street, Bettendorf): The Avey Brothers, 9 p.m., free, champagne toast, (563)355-0655,

The Office Bar & Grill (305 Third Street, Sherrard, Illinois): Karaoke Night, 9 p.m., (309)593-9876.

The Old Stardust Sports Bar (1191 19th Street, Moline): Karaoke Night, 8 p.m., (309)764-9644.

QC Zone (1516 Fifth Avenue, Moline): Wes Weeber’s Broke Ass Sellouts, 10:30 p.m., (309)762-9663,

Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center (1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf): The Travoltas, The Premium $ell-Outs, 8 p.m., $50, red-eye buffet for an additional $7, champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop, (800)843-4753,

Rascal’s (1414 15th Street, Moline): Funktastic Five, 9 p.m., (309)797-9457,

The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport): Family Groove Company, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, (563)326-1333,

Rhythm City Casino (101 West River Drive, Davenport): The Dani Lynn Howe Band, The Danika Holmes Band, 8 p.m., beer-bonanza toast at midnight, (800)724-5825,

RIBCO (1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island): The Meat Puppets, Retribution Gospel Choir, Driver of the Year, Los Yegueros, 8 p.m., $20-$25, (309)793-4060,

Public Property @ Iowa City Yacht ClubRiverside Casino & Golf Resort (3184 Highway 22, Riverside, Iowa): Morning After, 6 p.m.; Robby Vee, 9 p.m., champagne toast; (319)648-1234,

The Rusty Nail (2606 West Locust Street, Davenport): The Russ Reyman Trio, 5 p.m.; vodkaseven, 9 p.m., $6-$8, party favors, champagne toast; (563)386-1900.

Scooter’s Bar & Grill (210 West Main Street, Aledo, Illinois): Tapped Out, 10 p.m., (309)582-9966.

Shannon’s Bar & Grill (252 South State Avenue, Hampton, Illinois): Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service, 9 p.m., (309)755-4140.

Sneaky Pete’s (207 North Cody Road, LeClaire, Iowa): Karaoke Night, 9 p.m., (563)289-4277,

Studio Pub (1465 19th Street, East Moline): Zen Ren Estrand Blues Jam, (309)752-5210.

Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill (202 West Mayne Street, Blue Grass, Iowa): DJ Night, 8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (563)381-1717.

Uptown Neighborhood Bar & Grill (2340 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf): Cheese Pizza, The Swollen Swellingtons, 9 p.m., (563)359-1015,

Van’s (3333 North Harrison Street, Davenport): uneXpected, 9 p.m., party favors, drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (563)386-0090.

VFW Post 9128 (2814 State Street, Bettendorf): Fran & the Country Gentlemen, 8 p.m., free, champagne toast, (563)355-8528,

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