February 12th, 2018 - LeClaire, Iowa – The Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition will hold a Leadership Roundtable on February 28th, 2018 in LeClaire, Iowa at Steventon’s Restaurant, from 10:00-2:00pm. The event is sponsored by RILCO Lubricants & Services.

Davenport, Iowa; January 15th, 2018 – TEDxDavenport will take place on March 7th, 2018 at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium from 12:00-5:00pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of LIMITLESS.  

John Ratzenberger, known for his role as mail carrier, Cliff Clavin in the long-running NBC sitcom “Cheers”, is coming to the Quad Cities. 

Quad Cities, IA  – The inaugural Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference, being held in the Quad Cities on April 24-25, 2017 has brought together some of the largest names in manufacturing. Keynote and featured speakers from across the Midwest are converging to bring their insights and expertise to help accelerate the growth of mid-market manufacturing companies across the heartland.

Quad Cities, IA – John Ratzenberger, best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom Cheers, multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, will be a keynote speaker at the 1st annual Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference.

1st Annual EAST FEST arrives in the Village of East Davenport on Labor Day Weekend

The 1st annual East Fest is a celebration of the best music, food and craft brews from the Quad Cities and surrounding area. Held in the historic Village of East Davenport, East Fest will feature dozens of local food vendors and craft beer vendors, multiple musical acts with Anderson East headlining, children's rides, bounce house and much more. The festival will take place on Sunday, September 6th, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Co-headlining for the 2015 East Fest is the up-and-coming artist Anderson East. Anderson East, with his Elvis Presley-Muscle Shoals vibes, writes Sam Cooke-caliber love songs, if they had more of a honky tonk bent and were fueled by repetitive nights of hard whiskeying. The way that East has of conveying that deep-gutted hurt that can only come after an exhausting want or attraction is next level expertise. He is a spectacular, on-the-rise talent and his debut album "Delilah," out last month on Elektra Records is one of the most soulful R&B records to come out in a great many years. He is soon to be a household name.

Co-headlining is Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons.  Like notable musicians before him, singer-songwriter Cory Chisel forged his first connection to the power of song through the music he heard - and made - in church. His father was a Baptist minister, his mother played piano during services, and an upbringing surrounded by sermons and spirituals instilled in Cory the passion and portent of language and melody, and a fluency in the gospel's rich vernacular of loss and redemption.

Additional feature acts include artist Adriel Denae, Hotbreath Tea and the Invisible Branches ,Trevor Sensor, Twins and many more to come.

Also featured is a "Best of the Quad Cities" contest, a kids area, free drinking water, and a variety of specialty food, craft, and beer vendors.  The event host is Brew in the Village.

The East Fest is an event dedicated to support the growth and beautification of the Village of East Davenport. A portion of festival proceeds benefit the development of the Village of East Davenport for continued area growth and business expansion.

Event tickets are $15 in advance or $20 per person at the gate. Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Food and beverage tickets are available and can be used with all vendors.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.eastfest.org and in person at Brew in the Village in the Village of East Davenport.

Sunday gates open at 10:30 AM and the festival concludes at 10:00 PM.  The festival location is the 11th Street corridor in the Village of East Davenport.


On 11th Street in the Village of East Davenport

11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 6th, 2015