What's Happenin' on New Year's Eve 2012 Print
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:00

The Candymakers @ The Redstone Room“Happy Holidays, Jeff!”

“Happy Holidays yourself, Mike. I can only guess that you’re here to turn in your annual What’s Happenin’ on New Year’s Eve article.”

“I most certainly am, good sir! As usual, we’re devoting this issue’s What’s Happenin’ pages to a rundown on all of the area venues – as of press time – that will be hosting musicians, DJ services, or karaoke on Monday, December 31!”

“Sounds great.”

“We’ll be including information on who’s playing where and at what times, along with word on whether there are cover charges, and what sorts of New Year’s goodies – party favors, appetizers, champagne toasts, drink specials, balloon drops, and all that – people can expect on the last day of 2012!”

“Works for me.”

“Of course, for added convenience, we’re also listing the venues’ addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites, and because the article can also be found online at RiverCitiesReader.com, we’ll be able to update information on New Year’s Eve’s live-music events all the way through December 31! So now, no one will have an excuse for being at home when the ball drops!”

“Excellent. Thanks for doing that. I’ll look at the article right away.”

“Great! But how did you know I was here to turn that in?”

“Your Baby New Year costume gave it away.”

“Oh. That. I actually just spilled coffee on my pants and am waiting for them to dry.”

“Hmmm. So I probably shouldn’t ask why you’re wearing the diaper.”

“Probably not.”


The River Cities’ Reader staff would like to wish each of you a very safe and very happy New Year. See you again on January 10, 2013!


Eleven Fifty Two @ RIBCOCirca ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island): Good Rockin’ Love: A Salute to Sun Records & the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll, 9:15 p.m., $40-77, party favors, champagne toast, balloon drop, (309)786-7733 extension 2, Circa21.com.

Circle Tap (1345 Locust Street, Davenport): DJ Night, 9 p.m., no cover, drink specials, (563)322-9276.

Clinton Moose Lodge (1936 Lincoln Way, Clinton, Iowa): The Second Chance Band, 8 p.m., champagne toast, party favors, (563)242-6102.

Ducky’s Lagoon (13515 78th Avenue, Taylor Ridge, Illinois): Cruisin’ – NYE, 9 p.m., (309)788-2423, DuckysLagoon.com.

Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel (777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island): Smooth Groove, 8 p.m., no cover, party favors, (800)477-7747, JumersCRI.com.

11th Street Precinct (2108 East 11th Street, Village of East Davenport): Tronicity, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (563)324-9545, 11thStreetPrecinct.com.

Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa): The Fez, 8:30 p.m., $18-22, (319)688-2653, Englert.org.

The Establishment Theatre (220 19th Street, Rock Island): Minus Six, The Curtis Hawkins Band, 8 p.m., $15, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (309)786-1111, EstablishmentTheatre.com.

Fargo Dance & Sports (4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline): Crazy Bad, 7 p.m. doors, appetizers, drink specials, no cover, (309)764-7424.

Roster McCabe @ Gabe'sGabe’s (330 East Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Roster McCabe, Zeta June, Item 9 & the Mad Hatters, Gone South, 8 p.m., $10-100, (319)354-4788, ICGabes.com.

The Grape Life Wine Emporium (3402 Elmore Avenue, Davenport): Danika Holmes, 8 p.m., $45, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, (563)355-7070, MyGrapeLife.com.

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

Hillsdale American Legion (402 Main Streety, Hillsdale, Illinois): Back 4 More, 8 p.m., (309)658-2220.

Hotel Blackhawk (200 East Third Street, Davenport): Cosmic, 7 p.m., $125, hors d'oeuvres, food stations, champagne toast, (888)525-4455, HotelBlackhawk.com.

Icons Martini (124 18th Street, Rock Island), Retro Ron, 8:30 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (309)788-4266.

Iowa City Yacht Club (13 South Linn Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Uniphonics, USG, 10 p.m., $10, (319)337-6464, IowaCityYachtClub.org.

Martini’s on the Rock (4619 34th Street, Rock Island): Ambushed, 8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors, (309)732-1631, MartinisOnTheRock.com.

Milan American Legion (515 West First Avenue, Milan): 4th & 20, 9 p.m., (309)787-4149.

The Mill (120 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, Iowa): Wylde Nept, 4 p.m., $10-12, Joe and Vicki Price & Guests, 9 p.m., $12-15, champagne toast, (319)351-9529, ICMill.com.

Mound Street Landing (1029 Mound Street, Village of East Davenport): Mommy’s Little Monster, 9 p.m., champagne toast, party favors, (563)323-1200.

Dr. Zhivegas @ Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention CenterThe Muddy Waters (1708 State Street, Bettendorf): The Avey Brothers Band, 9 p.m., party favors, drink specials, no cover, (563)355-0655, TheMuddyWaters.com.

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 East Platt Street, Maquoketa, Iowa): Tribute to the Legends with D.C. & the Drifters, 7 p.m., $13-25, (563)652-9815, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Pebble Creek Golf Course (3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa): Night People, 8 p.m., no cover, (563)332-5072, PebbleCreekGolf.org.

Phoenix (111 West Second Street, Davenport): Russ Reyman & surprise guest, 7 p.m., (563)323-2345, ThePhoenixOfDavenport.com.

Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center (1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf): Dr. Zhivegas, 8 p.m., $25-55, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast, appetizer area for VIP ticket-holders, (800)843-4753, TheIsleBettendorf.com.

Rascals Live (1414 15th Street, Moline): Funktastic Five, Lynn Allen, 8 p.m., champagne toast, party favors, (309)797-9457, RascalsMoline.com.

The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport): The Candymakers, The Gratest Story Ever Told, 9:30 p.m., $15-20, appetizers, party favors, (563)326-1333, RiverMusicExperience.org.

Rhythm City Casino (101 West River Drive, Davenport): Ballyhoo Foxtrot Combo, 11 a.m., Jordan Danielsen, 4 p.m., Josh Duffee Orchestra, 8 p.m., no cover, (800)724-5825, Davenport.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.

RIBCO (1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island): Cheese Pizza, Eleven Fifty Two, 10 p.m., $10, champagne toast, party favors, (309)793-4060, RIBCO.com.

Wylde Nept @ The MillRiverside Casino & Golf Resort (3184 Highway 22, Riverside, Iowa): Morning After, 6 p.m., Richie Lee, 9 p.m., champagne toast, (319)648-1234, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com.

The Rusty Nail (2606 West Locust Street, Davenport): North of 40, 9 p.m., $10, champagne toast, party favors, (563)386-1900, NewRustyNail.com.

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

Skinny Legs BBQ (2020 First Street, Milan, Illinois): Rob Dahms & Detroit Larry, 2 p.m., The Fry Daddies, 7 p.m., dinner specials, $55/couple, (309)787-1117.

Steeplegate Inn (100 West 76th Street, Davenport): Gray Wolf Band, 9 p.m., champagne toast, (563)386-6900, BestWestern.com/steeplegateinn.

3 Finger Saloon (115 West Main Street, Lisbon, Iowa): The Old 57’s, 9 p.m., (319)455-5039.

Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill (202 West Mayne Street, Blue Grass, Iowa): DJ Night, 9 p.m., (563)381-1717.

Van’s (3333 North Harrison Street, Davenport): DJ Night, 9 p.m., no cover, drink specials, party favors, (563)386-0090.

V.F.W. Post 9128 (2814 State Street, Bettendorf): Country Veterans, 8:30 p.m., dinner specials, raffle, (563)355-8528.

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