December kicks off with a bang!  Go support your favorite musicians at some great locations in the Quad Cities.
Wednesday 12/1
Open Blues Jam at Kavanaugh’s, Rock Island 6-9
Open Mic at Whiskey Barrel, East Moline 6-9
Jordan Danielsen at Faithful Pilot, LeClaire 6:30 PM
Open Jam at Bent River, Rock Island 8-12
Thursday 12/2
Ky&Ty Acoustic duo at Twin Span Brewing, Bettendorf 6 PM
Open Jam at My Place the Pub, Bettendorf 7pm
Jason Walsmith at Raccoon Motel, Davenport 7 PM
Drip Alert Vol 4 at the River Music Experience , Davenport 9PM
Friday 12/3
RCC Presents: Modern Life is War/Desperate Acts/Spectral Snake/Closet Witch /God War at Village Theatre, Davenport 5:30 pm
Ky&Ty Acoustic Duo at Mississippi River Distilling Company, LeClaire 6:30-9:30
Riverbend Bronze Christmas concert at St. John’s UMC, Davenport 7-8:45
Mike Zito at Rhythm City Casino, Davenport 7:30 PM
Ginger Roots at Mayne St. Pub N Grub, Blue Grass 8-11
Blues Rock-It at Parkside, Moline 8 PM
Blood Incantation/Primitive Man/Everlasting Light at Raccoon Motel, Davenport 8-11
Avey Grouws Band at the Edge Eatery & Drinkatorium, Rapids City 8-11
JD Aguilera at Hawkeye Sports Bar & Grill, Davenport 8-11
Jacob Hemenway at Green Tree Brewery, LeClaire 8-11
Fiddlerock at Crawford Brew Works, Bettendorf 8-11
Brendon Tapp at Headquarters, Muscatine 8 PM
Jarrod Hogan & South 55 at Gypsy Highway, Davenport 8:30
CJ Ryder and the Past Masters at Rhythm City Casino, Davenport 8:30 pm
The Knockoffs at Harley Corin’s, Bettendorf 9-1
Saturday 12/4
Quad Cities Saxophone christmas at Northpark Mall, Davenport 10-2
Ky&Ty Acoustic Duo at Tuggers, Port Byron 6-9
Dave Killinger at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads, Davenport 7PM
Chuck Murphy at Brandon’s Pub & Grill, Rock Island 7-10
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit at The Rust Belt, East Moline 7-11:30
Jordan Danielsen at Green Tree Brewery, LeClaire 8-11
Keller Williams at the River Music Experience, Davenport 8PM
Villains Dance at Rhythm city Casino, Davenport 7:30-11
Avey Grouws Band at Whiskey Stop, East Moline 8-11
Crooked Cactus @ 11th Street Precinct
Kellen Myers & Friends at The Grape Life, Davenport 8-10
Funktastic 5 at The GypsyHighway, Davenport 8:30-12:30
River Moonshine (3/5ths) at Lock 12 Music and Trading Company, Bellevue 8 PM
Fair Warning at Harley Corin’s, Bettendorf 9-1
Sunday 12/5
Totes McGotes at Freight House Farmer’s Market, Davenport 12-2
Avey Grouws Band Bloody Marys and Blues Facebook Live 12-1
Tedious & Brief/Emmett Mulroney at the Raccoon Motel, Davenport 7-10

Thanks to Roberta at Local Scene Magazine which brings you information about area musicians and venues. See photos of bands and venues...she's a great photographer. Catch up on the latest activities of your favorite musicians.

Upcoming Shows:

December
11- 50 Shades of Rock @ 11th Street Precinct
18 - Blues Rockit @ 11th Street Precinct

If you have any shows coming up that you'd like to promote here on 97X.com and when we talk about it on the air, let me know.  Just email billstage@97X.com and we'd love to get the word out about live music.  It's been a rough road for bars & bands for the foreseeable future so let me know how we can help.

To add your event, send the info to BillStage@97X.com

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

Winter is Coming...Here's What to Keep in Your Car to Keep you Safe

The Illinois State Police recently put out a post on social media reminding us that Winter is not too far away.

"PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE NOW FOR INCLEMENT AND WINTER WEATHER!
Extreme weather can have a devastating impact on driving conditions, especially when ice and snow are involved. Freezing rain, icy roads and white-out snow conditions can result in road hazards for drivers of all ages."

Here are their tips on keeping you & your family safe this season.