Cheap Trick is one of those bands that just appears at shows. Watching Stone Temple Pilots in Rockford?  Guess what?  Here's Rick Nielsen to play Surrender.  Checking out Rob Zombie?  Guess what?  Here's Rick Nielsen to play Helter Skelter.

They would do pop-ins to every show that rolled through town and to see them do a full show was always a treat.

Sunday's show includes sets from David Bowie, Night Ranger, Queen and your headliner, Cheap Trick Live In Concert!

97X proudly presents "Live In Concert". Tune in every Sunday night for 2 hours of classic concerts from the biggest names in rock It's Live In Concert, Sunday nights at 8pm, on Your Classic Rock Authority, 97X.

Your headliner for Live in Concert on 97X is Cheap Trick at Davis Park, Rockford, IL, August 28, 1999

Cheap Trick has been recording albums and touring now in parts of five different decades. They!ve played over 5,000 concerts. And on the next Live in Concert, we!ll hear one of their best! It was a 25th Anniversary celebration in their hometown of Rockford, Illinois, on August 28th, 1999. Don!t miss Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Cheap Trick- they!re headlining the next Live in Concert!


  • Plus don't miss live performances from David Bowie at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, CA, September 2, 1974
  • Also a great set from Night Ranger @ Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, August 8, 1984
  • And don't miss Queen at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, February 2, 1979

Live in Concert is on every Sunday at 8 o'clock. The perfect way to wrap up your weekend and prepare for the week ahead. By cracking another couple Sunday beers...which are some of my favorite beers of the weekend. To tune into 97X either on the radio at 96.9 fm or on our mobile app on your phone.

Hotel Davenport Demolition

The Hotel Davenport is located at 5202 Brady St. and was reportedly built in the early 1970s. Earlier this year it was decided that this hotel was no longer set to have guests.

According to the Quad Cities times, the Davenport hotel has faced a number of fires, along with safety and health code violations. This has led to the call for its demolition. I've driven past it many times and have seen that the building had clearly began to deteriorate.

It was scheduled for demolition earlier this year, and said demolition began in April. Many involved in this project are excited to see what the future holds for this lot in Davenport.

I drive past this spot every day for work, and over the last month have snagged some pictures of the demolition.

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