Summer can not get here soon enough!  But at least  we can officially start putting fun stuff on our calendar, right?  Soon we will be able to enjoy live music together outside (which is the best way to enjoy live music)

For over 10 years, QC Rock Academy has been teaching many kids how to play and love music. That’s what its all about really!  From the Battle Of The Bands each year, watching the kids put on amazing shows and doing meet & greets with so many bands and artists like KISS, Cheap Trick,'s really fun to watch what the talent that comes out of this totally unique school.

QC Rock Academy has announced another huge show! Don’t miss their Summer Kickoff Concert on Saturday, May 21st at Rock Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park.

The Academy’s Uber-talented student bands will be rocking the stage from 5:00pm-10:00pm...all playing sets plus doing an all star tribute to Queen you won't want to miss!

Who's Playing?

  • Anthropoid
  • Made Ya Look
  • Crushed Monkey
  • Sleepyhead
  • Company Dimes
  • Nonetheless
  • Plus the debut of new student bands along with special guests!

This is a free and ALL AGES, family friendly event so bring your lawn chair and prepare to be impressed.

Summer Kickoff Concert 2022

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 AT 5 PM – 10 PM
Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Thinking about getting involved?

You're not the only one! With the summer coming up and many people looking for ways to entertain themselves now that school will be out, it’s a perfect time to get someone a gift certificate for lessons. Call them at 563-386-3044 or visit

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!

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Here’s what I’d do differently: 

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