Red, White and Boom Featuring Computer Fired Fireworks Display PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Gilliland   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 14:33

(Quad Cities) -- Red, White & Boom will be raising the bar once again on the July 3rd independence celebration. From one of the largest fireworks displays from Omaha to Chicago, to live music by Smooth Groove and the Spirit of the USO Band, Red, White & Boom – America’s Birthday Party – promises to deliver plenty of patriotic family fun.

This year, Red, White & Boom will feature a fireworks display that is choreographed to a music soundtrack. A computer controlled launching system will be used to pair specific types and colors of fireworks to be fired during the musical broadcast. This allows the fireworks to be launched at specific times to accentuate the musical dynamics and feel throughout the display.

Events for Red White and Boom will open at 6 p.m. in LeClaire Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. Both riverfronts will have live music, thank you notes for our troops, food, beer gardens, and of course, the largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Both Davenport and Rock Island will have ceremonies with a proclamation read by the Quad Cities mayors highlighting the Rock Island Arsenal and those who are serving ,or have served, in our nations military.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce also presents ” Hooah! Quad Cities,” a military appreciation and community goodwill campaign. The “Hooah! Quad Cities” website serves as a resource for military members, veterans and military families. Civilians are also encouraged to use the site to find out how they can support our soldiers. “Hooah! Quad Cities” is also the channel through which the community can connect veterans with employment, education and reintegration services, working with business and community partners to ensure that veterans are a vibrant, respected and well-served part of the Quad Cities.

Red,White & Boom is generously hosted by Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority.

This event would not be possible without all of our additional sponsors including St. Ambrose University, Wells Fargo,, Iowa American Water, Quad-City Times, KWQC TV-6, B100, Lunardi’s Italian Restaurant, Nerd Werx, Kehl Development, City of Davenport, City of Rock Island, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Davenport Parks & Recreation Dept, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport Levee Improvement Commission, and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Supporting sponsors include Mutual Medical Inc, Platinum Information Services, Riverview Dental, LPI Loans, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Happy Joes, Mississippi Fleeting LLC, Acsentra Credit Union and Davenport Fire & Police Departments.

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