Can you feel it? It's coming. Slowly but surely, warm weather is on it's way to the Quad Cities. And you know what that means!

The flowers will bloom.  The birds will chirp. And you'll be riding your motorcycle with the music cranked so high they'll hear you coming from eight blocks away!

Yes, spring means the beginning of bike season where not only will we need to keep the road safe for our two wheel brethren but it also means the beginning of Bike Night season where bars all over the Quad Cities Area will compete for your attention if only for a couple hours a week.

A New Option for 2022

New to the Bike Night arena this year is a bar a short but beautiful ride up Rt 84 in Fulton Illinois.  Springer's Bar n' Grill is hosting Bike Nights this year every Wednesday starting on April 20th at 5pm.

Jake & Beth opened up just last year and have already expanded from just a bar and live music joint into a full fledged restaurant with one of the best burgers I've had in a long damn time.  They are working on opening up another dining area which is good because people really seem to be digging their food.  This reporter and his family included.

In a recent Facebook post they wrote:

OH SHIT!!! Here we go everyone!!!
Bring on the warmer weather!!!
Starting on 4/20, Springers is starting our Wednesday Bike Night @ 5pm!!!
Tons of drink specials, contest, raffles and giveaways for the entire season!!!
Let's kick this riding season off right and join us here every Wednesday beginning on April 20th!!!

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

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.