This Week in Downtown Davenport - Aug 16-22, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 August 2012 14:03
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The wait is over!  River Roots Live comes to life tomorrow in LeClaire Park and our delicious Ribfest BBQ vendors will be open for lunch beginning at 11:00 a.m. Admission is free before 5 p.m. and only $5 after 5 p.m. both nights.

 

Iconic 90's rockers Better Than Ezra and Tonic headline Saturday night and the and wildly-talented  Keller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys headline Friday!  With monster hits like Good, If You Could Only See, Desperately Wanting, Open Up Your Eyes, and You Wanted More, there will be plenty of big tunes to sing along to.

 

Julia Nunes Fourteen more bands including YouTube sensation Julia Nunes and rising star Joe Robinson (who John Mayer fans will love) are sure to impress, too.  Great bands like The Congress, Eric Sardinas, Steepwater Band, The Nighthawks, Quiet Corral, and Family Groove Company will be joined by some of the QC's finest bands including American Dust, Jordan Danielsen,  and more.  Check out the full lineup!

 

Rib Fest We've added even more lip-smacking Ribfest BBQ vendors this year too, so make sure to grab a ballot and cast your vote for the people's choice award after trying every rib and brisket you can find.  We have other new vendors too this year including downtown's own The Ruby Slipper.  Visit their booth and bring the kids out to the Jr. Jam Tent, too!

 

We'd like to say THANK YOU to all of our RRL sponsors and especially our title sponsors Riverboat Development Authority and Rhythm City Casino for making this event possible.  We couldn't do this without our dedicated volunteers either; we're looking forward to a great weekend.

 

After the festival ends Friday night, head over to the River Music Experience for the River Roots Live Late Night show featuring Old Shoe.  This five-piece Americana Folk Rock band is sure to bring the Redstone Room to life following the fest.  Other RME events this week include Signal Path, Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show, 3rd Sunday Jazz, The Tangents, Buffalo Clover, and Kidz Days at RME.

 

David Plowden's Iowa comes to a close at the Figge Art Museum on Sunday; go see this breath-taking exhibit before it's gone.  While you're at the Figge, check out NASA | Art, Exploring NASA, Waxing Poetic, the Corn Zone, and Sculpting Fiber, too.  If you are in the mood for some creativity, attend Create with Kelli or the Watercolor for Beginners class.

 

The River Bandits return to Modern Woodmen Park on Saturday night to kick-off a four game set!   Outdoor Night closes out the series on Tuesday.  To wrap-up the week, the Kane County Cougars come to town and the Bandits will give away another set of Replica World Series Championship Rings on Wednesday night.

 

Rhythm City Casino will offer live music this weekend by North of 40 and River City Six.  Also check out the "State of Scott" film showing at the German American Heritage Center over the weekend.  Plus, don't forget about Public Skates and Adult Drop-In Hockey going on at River's Edge.


See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: August 16 - August 22


Thursday, August 16

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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Art Talk! "University of Iowa Space Pioneers: 54 Years of Exploration"

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Mo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!  Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Friday, August 17

Brer Bucktown's Traveling Tent Show

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Live Lunch with Chris Noth

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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North of 40

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River Roots Live

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: Rib Vendors open at 11:00 a.m; Music starts at 5:30 p.m.

Price: $5 after 5:00 p.m or FREE from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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River Roots Live Late Show Featuring Old Shoe

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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Saturday, August 18

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Create with Kelli
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $5/person includes museum admission and art activity
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Price: $10

Exhibition: Exploring NASA

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: University of Iowa Space Pioneers: 54 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Family Gallery: Blast Off!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

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Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Kids Days at RME Featuring Shellie Moore Guy
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are free

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Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Kelsey Lillion

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River Bandits v. Beloit Snappers - Gnome: Jason Motte, Pregame Concert Series

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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River City Six

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River Roots Live

Where: LeClaire Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Price: $5 after 5:00 p.m; FREE from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Signal Path

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

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"The State of Scott" Film Showing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 or less

Website

 

The Tangents

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Sunday, August 19

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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August Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: August Birthday

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Closes: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Film Series: When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Museum Tour: NASA | ART Exhibition

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

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