Hottest Live Music Venues in the QC!

To start with here’s a fun video capturing some of the highlighted music venues that have popped up in the past few years.

These are some of the hottest places in the QC to experience live music, drinks, and awesome local fun! If you are wanting or needing a night out, definitely come check out one, or more, of these locations!

As always, if we missed your favorite venue, please comment and we will be sure to add it to the list!

*Some venues do not have Facebook feeds shown due to privacy settings, and some venues do not have Facebook pages at all. These are still included as they are absolutely worth checking out!


Daytrotter HQ

Website:  http://www.daytrotter.com/

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Sunshrine takes you on a journey into the unknown in their kaleidoscopic rocketship, fueled by flowers and flute solos. The trio fuses freak-folk and neopsychedelia with ambient soundscapes to create their sound. Their debut EP “Trapped in Flowers,” released in November of 2017.MUSIC: bit.ly/2IZHoj6
TIX: bit.ly/2DWC60c
BIRDFEST PLAYLIST: https://spoti.fi/2IJ1Rs4
The Golden Fleece is comprised of four psychedelic wizards from Peoria, IL, who use their sorcery to cast a dancing spell on your body, trip out your eyes, and take over your mind. Their swirling, fuzzed-out, guitar-driven jams are brought even more to life during their entrancing live performances.MUSIC: bit.ly/2H689fO
TIX: bit.ly/2DWC60c
BIRDFEST PLAYLIST: https://spoti.fi/2IJ1Rs4
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2 years ago

Daytrotter Venue

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Whyyyy

Who was playing when that great photo was taken?

So , what will become of this amazing space ?

Such a great room. You are missed.

ALL HAIL

🙁

Mike Wolter 🙁

RIP Daytrotter Venue Lmk

But again, still using the space for live recordings/broadcasts right?

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Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill

Website: http://www.kavanaughshilltop.com/index.html

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4pm today! ...

18 hours ago

Kavanaugh's Hilltop Bar & Grill

Another Sunday Funday! The DWB live on the Landing at 4pm. Enjoy this beautiful day outside. Swing inside and try your luck at the gaming machines. #kavyslive #kavysbargrill @ Kavanaugh's Hilltop Bar & Grill ...

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Rascals Live Venue

Website: http://www.rascalslive.com/

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🍺UPDATE🍺We regret to inform that we will not be able to open tomorrow (May 29th). We are in the middle of too many improvements that need to be completed. When the original reopen plan was announced, that date was June 26th, which is what we scheduled everything around. Although it won’t take us that long to open, it is going to take us longer then the 6 days since the Governor announced the new open date. Here are just a few of the improvements.-Over 200 new pieces of memorabilia-Upgrades to BOTH of the Women’s and Men’s washrooms.-Changes to part of the bar top-New patio look with new patio furniture-Repairs to flooring-New bar layout-New bar lighting-Painting touch ups-New credit card system-Cleaning crew that will be steam cleaning the entire bar at temperatures of 212° (this is something that will be done on a weekly basis).-Most importantly we want you to feel as safe as possible when you return to have drinks with us!!Please understand that we WANT and NEED to be open as soon as we can. We have received absolutely NO Government Funding, ZERO! These are all improvements that we have been saving for and trying to find the right time to make these improvements. This was obviously the correct time to make them. This is all your money that we are reinvesting into Rascals. We want to make sure we are making your experience at Rascals the best experience possible. We will make sure to provide you with frequent updates as to when we will reopen. From all of us at Rascals thanks so much for understanding and see all of you very soon!! ❤️🤘😎🤘❤️
Thought this was appropriate to post today. Here is one of the 125 new memorabilia pieces that we have put up during the shut down. Autographed LITTLE RICHARD picture that we acquired when living in L.A. Circa 1989. One of our absolute favorite artists.
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🍺UPDATE🍺

We regret to inform that we will not be able to open tomorrow (May 29th). We are in the middle of too many improvements that need to be completed. When the original reopen plan was announced, that date was June 26th, which is what we scheduled everything around. Although it won’t take us that long to open, it is going to take us longer then the 6 days since the Governor announced the new open date. Here are just a few of the improvements.

-Over 200 new pieces of memorabilia

-Upgrades to BOTH of the Women’s and Men’s washrooms.

-Changes to part of the bar top

-New patio look with new patio furniture

-Repairs to flooring

-New bar layout

-New bar lighting

-Painting touch ups

-New credit card system

-Cleaning crew that will be steam cleaning the entire bar at temperatures of 212° (this is something that will be done on a weekly basis).

-Most importantly we want you to feel as safe as possible when you return to have drinks with us!!

Please understand that we WANT and NEED to be open as soon as we can. We have received absolutely NO Government Funding, ZERO! These are all improvements that we have been saving for and trying to find the right time to make these improvements. This was obviously the correct time to make them. This is all your money that we are reinvesting into Rascals. We want to make sure we are making your experience at Rascals the best experience possible. We will make sure to provide you with frequent updates as to when we will reopen. From all of us at Rascals thanks so much for understanding and see all of you very soon!! ❤️🤘😎🤘❤️
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🍺UPDATE🍺We regret to inform that we will not be able to open tomorrow (May 29th). We are in the middle of too many improvements that need to be completed. When the original reopen plan was announced, that date was June 26th, which is what we scheduled everything around. Although it won’t take us that long to open, it is going to take us longer then the 6 days since the Governor announced the new open date. Here are just a few of the improvements.-Over 200 new pieces of memorabilia-Upgrades to BOTH of the Women’s and Men’s washrooms.-Changes to part of the bar top-New patio look with new patio furniture-Repairs to flooring-New bar layout-New bar lighting-Painting touch ups-New credit card system-Cleaning crew that will be steam cleaning the entire bar at temperatures of 212° (this is something that will be done on a weekly basis).-Most importantly we want you to feel as safe as possible when you return to have drinks with us!!Please understand that we WANT and NEED to be open as soon as we can. We have received absolutely NO Government Funding, ZERO! These are all improvements that we have been saving for and trying to find the right time to make these improvements. This was obviously the correct time to make them. This is all your money that we are reinvesting into Rascals. We want to make sure we are making your experience at Rascals the best experience possible. We will make sure to provide you with frequent updates as to when we will reopen. From all of us at Rascals thanks so much for understanding and see all of you very soon!! ❤️🤘😎🤘❤️

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When you start to have bands play, can you list them and dates you will have them? Thank you!!

Just let me know when I’ll be there. 👍😁

Worth the wait !!!

Get Beasto Blanco back soon

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With the high probability that we will be closed at least until the end of June, we are going to start sharing some of the new pieces of memorabilia that we now have displayed in Rascals Bar since the shut down (over 125 new pieces). We are in the hopes that when we’re able to open back up you and 10 of your friends 😜 will come and join us and check out your Quad City version of the Hard Rock Cafes. We are also in the process of making other improvements. The posts will start later today!! Thanks and hope to see ya’s all very soon!! 😎🤘💀🤘🍺🍷🍸 ...

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Hoping you can open soon. 👍👍👍

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Stardust

Website: http://atthestardust.com/

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16 hours ago

Stardust Davenport

Congratulations Assumption grads
Nicholas Burkhart
Adam Eckstrom
Ryan Thill
Noah Weimar and
Zach Wesolowski
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Congrats Sara and Tom it’s been a whirlwind but you got there!
Fabulous box lunches from Cafe Express for dinner
Loved that idea
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Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel

Website: https://www.raccoonmotel.com/

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We have received many questions about upcoming show dates, ticket refunds, and t-shirt orders.We understand the frustration some of you are experiencing with the lack of response about ticket refunds to future shows and t-shirt orders that have not been fulfilled. Moeller Nights and Pelt City are responsible for these respective issues. Any inquires in regards to those issues can be made to their websites, Facebook pages and representatives.Thank you.
TONIGHT's show with The Last Revel is sadly cancelled. But the 7 pm show with Muddy Ruckus and Histo is still on! And there are just a few tickets left so get on it.Please read a statement from The Last Revel about the cancellation : "Dear friends in Davenport IA,
We are terribly sorry to let you know that we have to cancel our August 9th show at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel. Our fiddler, Vinnie, suffered a hand injury that has left him unable to play. But he is on the road to recovery and will be back up to speed soon. We are working on rescheduling a date for later this year, so fear not, we will be back! More details soon."If you already purchased a ticket, you will see a refund notice from Eventbrite today sometime. We will bring them back to town -- in one piece -- sometime soon. Have a great weekend!
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11 months ago

Raccoon Motel

We have received many questions about upcoming show dates, ticket refunds, and t-shirt orders.

We understand the frustration some of you are experiencing with the lack of response about ticket refunds to future shows and t-shirt orders that have not been fulfilled. Moeller Nights and Pelt City are responsible for these respective issues. Any inquires in regards to those issues can be made to their websites, Facebook pages and representatives.

Thank you.
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We have received many questions about upcoming show dates, ticket refunds, and t-shirt orders.We understand the frustration some of you are experiencing with the lack of response about ticket refunds to future shows and t-shirt orders that have not been fulfilled. Moeller Nights and Pelt City are responsible for these respective issues. Any inquires in regards to those issues can be made to their websites, Facebook pages and representatives.Thank you.

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Bad look. This “not my problem” attitude is garbage. Everyone who has ever been to a Moeller Nights show has been a customer of yours, too.

Nate Schoenfeldt last post on their page.

That's some dirt ball BS. Refund the money and fill the orders.

In my experience, Sean ain't a bad guy. At worse he probably reflects the music industry in general, where, in the words of Hunter S Thompson: "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."I did a few jobs for Daytrotter and Sean paid me. I performed at the Motel and Sean paid me. To me, that was all legit.The Quad Cities can count on one hand the few promoters for live awesome bands in recent history: Pete Toalson and Sean Moeller. Jason Parris is a solid contributor to the live music scene as well.If Andrew King or Broseph McArmwrestle was in charge of booking bands we would be having Matchbox 20 cover bands 4 nights per week. Show some fucking graditide. Quit hating. If shit sucks, change it.

Wow

Out of curiosity, just trying to understand, if Racoon Motel does not hold contract for music acts or T-shirt’s how are they to be held responsible for refunding. Asking for clarification.

What is the phone number for this place?

What is Rust Belt?

Bogus af

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11 months ago

Raccoon Motel

TONIGHT's show with The Last Revel is sadly cancelled. But the 7 pm show with Muddy Ruckus and Histo is still on! And there are just a few tickets left so get on it.

Please read a statement from The Last Revel about the cancellation : "Dear friends in Davenport IA,
We are terribly sorry to let you know that we have to cancel our August 9th show at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel. Our fiddler, Vinnie, suffered a hand injury that has left him unable to play. But he is on the road to recovery and will be back up to speed soon. We are working on rescheduling a date for later this year, so fear not, we will be back! More details soon."

If you already purchased a ticket, you will see a refund notice from Eventbrite today sometime. We will bring them back to town -- in one piece -- sometime soon. Have a great weekend!
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TONIGHTs show with The Last Revel is sadly cancelled. But the 7 pm show with Muddy Ruckus and Histo is still on! And there are just a few tickets left so get on it.Please read a statement from The Last Revel about the cancellation : Dear friends in Davenport IA,
We are terribly sorry to let you know that we have to cancel our August 9th show at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel. Our fiddler, Vinnie, suffered a hand injury that has left him unable to play. But he is on the road to recovery and will be back up to speed soon. We are working on rescheduling a date for later this year, so fear not, we will be back! More details soon.If you already purchased a ticket, you will see a refund notice from Eventbrite today sometime. We will bring them back to town -- in one piece -- sometime soon. Have a great weekend!

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Can't reschedule at a venue that no longer exists

Have you considered playing slide violin? I think we could fix something up !

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11th Street Precinct Bar & Grill

Website: http://www.11thstreetprecinct.com/

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We can’t wait to see you!!
Big news!!  We will have a beautiful beer garden coming soon!!  1st official beer in the garden!! Open September 2020
It’s May 15th, the day we’ve all been patiently awaiting. The governor has said today is the day that restrictions on restaurants being closed can be lifted. As you are probably aware 50% capacity is permitted at this time in restaurants, however given all the new guidelines, protocols, and recommendations to keep our guests safe, we at 11th Street don’t feel like it is the time to open our doors just yet.  We want to be sure that each of our employees is trained about correct procedures & that everyone feels safe in our space.  We have missed our guests, who have become our friends, so much! We can’t wait to open back up & see all of you & show you what we’ve been up to, but we want to make sure you are safe and feel confident about our procedures put in place to protect each person that comes into our restaurant.  We promise we are opening soon!! We are so excited to cut some fries & grill some tenderloins.  You’ll be the first to know when we do open!! We can’t wait to see you!!
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We will be closing today until Tuesday (7/14)due to a positive Covid test result. We want to ensure our customers that we are taking all the precautions needed and deep cleaning the establishment. We look forward to seeing you again next week! ...

Our reopening is almost here! We are so excited to get back to what we love and that is serving up great food and great drinks!! We are opening our doors at 11am tomorrow, June 11th. We can’t wait to see you! ...

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The list below is of venues that don’t have Facebook pages, or have non-compatible privacy settings but are definitely worth checking out! We have included links to their websites which provide all information needed for planning a night out!


The Gallery Lounge

Website: http://www.galleryloungedavenport.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Gallery-Lounge-154245904613303/


Purgatory’s Pub

Website: https://purgatoryspub.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Purgatorys-Pub-322592068112/


River House Bar & Grill

Website: https://www.riverhouseqc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiverHouseBarandGrill/


Rock Island Brewing Company

Website: http://www.ribco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rock-Island-Brewing-Company-169507183060993/


The Redstone Room

Website: http://rivermusicexperience.org/Venues/Redstone-Room

 

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