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By Tracy Jacks The latest arrival to the downtown Rock Island’s entertainment scene comes complete with all the bells and whistles, along with some beeps, bloops, plinks, plonks, and heroes on the half-shell. The Black Sheep is an arcade bar. It also...

By Ian Fox Taste Buds has teamed up to offer local artists and writers an opportunity to showcase their work in a sweet atmosphere. Get a taste of local art and literature while enjoying a taste of some delicious sweets and...

By Tracy Jacks If you think you have to live in a major city to be a fashionista, you’ve clearly never met Courtney Loftin. Courtney Loftin is the founder of The Gentry Boutique, downtown Rock Island’s home for fashion forward and...

By Tracy Jacks Rock Island loves its local artisans - and they love Rock Island, where their creativity is nurtured and valued. Our city is made even more special by the abundance of hand-crafted goods made right here. Some of that...

  RIVERS EDGE PRESENTS HOMEBREW FESTIV-ALE JULY15TH 2:00PM TO 6:00PM   Rivers Edge Beer Festiv-Ale is Rock Island's first Homebrew Fest featuring a dozen+ Homebrew Clubs with over 50 different brews to sample     Rivers Edge Festiv-Ale is Rock Island's first Homebrew fest featuring over a dozen...

Dinning Out in Downtown Rock Island but need some info? Look no further than Galleries In The District!   ARTICLE FROM THE SUMMER DOWNTOWN ROCK ISLAND MAGAZINE ISSUE NO.2   Rock Island has long been known as a melting pot of different cultures, but thanks...

THIRSTY • THURSDAY Let's grab a drink!   "Summer Sun" 🍸 Layered Lemon Rim Martini as Featured in our Summer Issue HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN: Ingredients / -1 part orange vodka -1 part cherry vodka -1 part white cranberry -splash of grenadine How to Make / When layering, pour the heaviest parts...

Who doesn't love a parade? Celebrate the St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade with us in downtown Rock Island! Read about all the festivities taking place around town in the Dispatch-Argus article here: Link: Quad-Cities ready to go green this weekend...

Are you getting excited for all the big events happening in downtown Rock Island this summer? The Dispatch-Argus published a great overview of what you can start to look forward to here: Link: District announces '17 event lineup; St. Pat's is kickoff   Image...