EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 13, 2019) — Over 100 local Quad Cities artists will perform at the inaugural Sweatstock music festival on August 16-17, 2019 at Murphy Park (900 Bend Blvd) in East Moline, Illinois

The festival will include tribute performances to Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin & Joe Cocker, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Sly & the Family Stone, The Who, the Grateful Dead, The Band, Johnny Winter and many more. Local acts that will also feature their original music include: Joe Marcinek, The Velies, Rude Punch, The Candymakers, Jordan Danielsen, Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band, Condor and Jaybird, The Dawn, and Charlotte Boyer.

Friday, August 16

4PM — Gates Open

5PM — Johnny Winter/Paul Butterfield Tribute Set

6PM — Steve Baumann and The Open Hearts

7PM — The Who Tribute Set

8PM — The Velies

9PM — Janis Joplin/Joe Cocker Tribute Set

10PM — Joe Marcinek and The All Sweat Stars feat The Candymakers and The Dawn

11PM — Santana Tribute Set

Saturday, August 17


Gates Open

12:15PM — Community Yoga with Dan Nees 

1PM — Community Drum Circle with Terry Hanson (sponsored by River Music Experience) 

2PM — Charlotte Boyer

3PM — Grateful Dead Tribute Set

4PM — Jordan Danielsen

5PM — The Band Tribute Set

6PM — Jason Carl and The Whole Damn Band

7PM — Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Set

8PM — Condor and Jaybird

9PM — Jimi Hendrix Tribute Set

10PM — Rude Punch

11PM — Sly and The Family Stone Tribute Set

Who: Interviews are available this week with Kate Dale, Hive Event Consulting, Alan Sweet, and Chrissy Boyer, All Sweat Productions.

On-site interviews can take place beginning at 10AM on Friday, August 16 and throughout the remainder of the festival.

With advance notice, interview opportunities with select artists may be arranged.

We have extraordinary talent in the Quad Cities and Sweatstock will be a great outlet to grow the music community and bring people together over a shared passion.

From the collaboration of local musicians, to the production of the festival by Quad Citizens, Sweatstock is a special event for our community,“ said Kate Dale, Hive Event Consulting. “It’s been amazing to see the transformation happening in East Moline and we are looking forward to putting on a signature event that contributes to our region’s growth and celebrates the talent that exists in the Quad Cities.”

Ticket Info:

Ticket options include $15 for a single day access and $25 for a weekend pass.

Children 14 and Under — Free with a paid adult

Tickets are available at www.sweatstockqc.com

Sweatstock is presented by: Jen Peterson-Murphy of Remax River Cities, Townsquare Media, Sexton Ford, QC Roof Drs, Yabba Dabbas House of Glass, and supporting community sponsors D'Lux Events, Hansen Family Dentistry, One Step Printing, River Music Experience, Rexroat Sound, Russell Construction, and Winstein, Kavensky, and Cunningham.



All Sweat Productions All Sweat Productions is a live music project that was launched in 2016 by The Candymakers’ Alan Sweet, with a goal to bring musicians from all over the area, different bands and genres — together over a shared love of some of the most iconic bands, moments, and albums in the history of music.

Hive Event Consulting

Hive Event Consulting, based out of the Quad Cities, is owned by Kate Dale and Jason Gilliland. With over 20 years combined experience in concert and festival production, Hive Event Consulting was developed in effort to offer Jason and Kate’s expertise to the greater Quad Cities area and beyond to expand its concert and festival offerings to the community. Kate and Jason’s resume includes working on such festivals, venues, and events such as River Roots Live, Camp Euforia (Lone Tree, Iowa), Street Fest, The Redstone Room (at River Music Experience), The Capitol Theatre, Dawn and On Music Festival, Alternating Currents, and much more. For more information visit: www.hiveeventconsulting.com. Murphy Park Events 

Murphy Park is the brand new bandshell and park located at The Bend development in East Moline, Illinois. Opening in Summer 2019, Sweatstock will be the second major event hosted at this new venue, after the relocation of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival on July 5-6, 2019. Murphy Park Events is owned by Tyler Murphy, and features a weekly concert series on Wednesday nights, as well as an array of private and public events. For more information please visit:https://www.facebook.com/Murphyparkqc/.

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