Pop the Augie Bubble: Music Venues in the QC

River Music Experience – -Davenport, IA

The River Music Experience (RME) in downtown Davenport offers a unique experience for the average music lover. The venue offers two different stages for performances: The Redstone Room and the community stage.

The Redstone Room brings in talent from all genres and from across the nation. It provides an intimate and close atmosphere, allowing the listener to experience a show different than any other.

“Almost every genre of music makes its way through the Redstone Room, but you’ll find plenty of indie, blues, folk, and jam-band acts,” explains Alex Burkamper, the RME’s director of marketing.

The community stage, located in Falbo Brother’s Pizza, only showcases local talents, allowing music fans to find up-and-coming artists.

The River Music Experience also hosts special events for all music aficionados. For example, Open Spaces, designed to integrate music and yoga, opening October 5th, hopes to help musicians learn to relax and feel more at home on the stage during a performance.

The venue also offers a laid-back networking night for all forms of musical talent to chat and play together called PluggedIn.

Upcoming acts include Bronze Radio Return, The Ballroom Thieves, and Alex Bugnon & Jeanette Harris. For more information  visit rivermusicexperience.org.

Daytrotter/Rozz Tox – Davenport, IA/Rock Island, IL

Daytrotter is a recording and music venue located in Davenport. They also hosts shows at Rozz Tox in Rock Island, which are called Moeller Mondays.

“The Daytrotter venue is a shape-shifting space in atmosphere and music, depending on what night you go,” said Daytrotter’s booking manager Ben Crabb. With a new act every night, Daytrotter has funk, soul, EDM, and anything in between.

Daytrotter also offers music streaming through their website, which offers music from hundreds of artists at the click of a button. While listeners can hear some tracks for free, a subscription is required to unlock all of the content that Daytrotter has to offer.

The venue is also opening up a new College Night event, geared specifically for college students looking to take a break from stress and studying. The first College Night on October 6th will be hosted by the band Magic Sword, and costs $5 with a college ID.

Upcoming acts include C.W. Stoneking, MAGIC SWORD, and The Cerny Brothers. For more information visit daytrotter.com.

Adler Theatre – Davenport, IA

The Adler Theatre hosts a variety of events throughout the year for a wide range of audiences from children to college students to grandparents. With musicals, children’s shows, and special national tours, the Adler Theatre offers a special treat for everyone.

In particular, the Adler Theatre hosts touring Broadway shows, perfect for the theatre lover or the curious theatre newcomer. Upcoming shows this season include “Elf the Musical”, “Once”, and “Rent”.

The Adler Theatre also hosts more than just music. Comedy shows, ballets, and magic shows also dot the theatre’s 2016-2017 season. For those searching for a special night out, the Adler Theatre offers the perfect performance.

Upcoming events include Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Josh Prine, and “Elf: The Musical”. For more information on the Adler Theatre and its season, visit www.adlertheatre.com.