Every month, the small businesses of Downtown Davenport team up to stay open a little bit later (9PM), hold special events, and offer special discounts on a ton of pretty rad stuff. We’ve deemed this occasion “Third Thursday” because, well, … Continued
Longtime WVIK listeners might remember the program Art Talks. It was hosted by the late Bruce Carter and featured interviews with local painters, musicians, and writers. Now, as part of our efforts to enhance coverage of the local art scene, we’ll … Continued
If you’ve been to downtown Davenport recently, you’ve probably noticed a big transformation taking place on 3rd Street between Brady Street and Main Street. It’s the future site of Scott Community College’s Urban Campus and we learned that it’s on schedule and … Continued
If you’re checking to see if downtown Davenport’s newest bar and restaurant is hoppin’, don’t just look for cars in the parking lot. At Ruby’s Beers, Bikes & Brats, which opened on Sept. 1 at 429 E. 3rd St., you … Continued
“A football game and family time were the initial reasons for my trip to Austin, Texas, last week. But after hearing so much about the city’s booming music scene, I made it my mission to go to a show one … Continued
“Iowa-bound drivers on the Government Bridge soon will be greeted by a vibrant piece of art as they enter downtown Davenport. The 12-by-24-foot mural at the foot of the crossing will be unveiled Thursday afternoon.” Read the full story here. … Continued
“Alternating Currents, the mega two-day festival that kicks off Friday in downtown Davenport, wouldn’t have worked here just a year or two ago.” Read the full story here. Photo Credit: Jeff Cook (QC Times)
“If you’re still wondering when River Roots Live is this year, you have some studying up to do about Alternating Currents. ” Read the full story here.
“Labor Day weekend is here and summer draws to a close. But we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the season just yet. Throughout the weekend, we’ll be giving you a look back at the summer that was. This … Continued
“Standing on the Adler Theatre stage last Saturday, Bret Dale had one minute and a microphone. Before Ben Folds performed, as part of the inaugural Alternating Currents festival, Dale wanted to honor the Quad-City music icon Ellis Kell.” Read the … Continued
Bigger and busier than ever, Street Fest took over downtown Davenport this past weekend closing off July with barbecue and live music. Read the full story here. Photo Credit : Meg McLaughlin (QC- Online)
Davenport’s original skyscraper is rising again as The Current Iowa hotel. In the former Putnam Building at Second and Main streets, Amrit and Amy Gill’s Restoration St. Louis has renovated a tired downtown office building into a modern luxury hotel that … Continued
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A luxury, boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar and restaurant has opened in downtown Davenport. On Wednesday, July 26, developers and city leaders cut the ribbon on The Current Iowa. Read the full story.
By many jazz experts’ accounts, the genre had two grandfathers, separated by a little less than a thousand miles along the Mississippi River: Louis Armstrong, in New Orleans, and Leon Bismarck “Bix” Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa. They both played the cornet, … Continued
If you haven’t noticed all the new development around the Quad-City Times Bix 7 course, you may want to take another look. Read the full story here.
DAVENPORT — The sleek, stylish Current Iowa hotel, 215 Main St., is as much a sprawling modern-art gallery as it is the area’s newest travel and culinary destination. The $35-million yearlong transformation of the 1912 Putnam Building (designed by famed … Continued
The Downtown Davenport Partnership is a huge fan of incorporating the newest and best forms of salesmanship at the annual Street Fest. For years, Street Fest has hosted traveling vendors who spend their summers jumping from festival to festival, and … Continued
*in chronological order* Kickoff to BIX Weekend Party! Join the team at Coworkqc for an early bird Bix party! Tonight, from 5-8pm, stop in for a happy hour or full night of cocktails, apps, swag, music and more! CINEMA … Continued
Mid-century and Danish modern furniture may be a niche market, but Joe and Michelle Stroehle believe they have nailed it with their River Bend Retro store in Davenport. Read the full story here.
The 5th Street Lofts, located at 500 Iowa St. in Davenport’s historic warehouse district, has won an award from the State Historical Society of Iowa for outstanding historic preservation. Read the full story here. Photo Credit: Quad-City Times
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Downtown Davenport Partnership is a division of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce that’s dedicated to building momentum to growing Downtown Davenport’s economy. See the full clip here
A Davenport chef already has made a name for himself as The Crepe Guy, but he no longer wants that identity to define his culinary prowess. Read the full story here.
It’s time to celebrate Independence Day! We all know the night before the 4th is the ideal day to really celebrate, and downtown has the perfect parties for you! Red White and Boom This annual July 3rd event takes place … Continued
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds toured two buildings Thursday that are a key part of downtown Davenport’s history and future. The tour came as Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce and community leaders promoted the need to retain the state’s historical preservation tax credit … Continued
If you frequent the Freight House Farmers Market in downtown Davenport on Saturday mornings, then you know it’s not all fruits and vegetables. There’s plenty of fresh produce from area farms, but fresh homemade doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies also show … Continued