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Alternating Currents Kickoff in Downtown Rock Island

08/19/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Alternating Currents in Downtown Rock Island
Alternating Currents (AC) is expanding this year with an official kickoff to the music, film, comedy and art festival set for Thursday, Aug. 19, in Downtown Rock Island!
Staying true to the rich history of arts and entertainment in Downtown Rock Island, the diverse lineup features FREE events for every AC festivalgoer at eight different venues.
Programming includes new mural unveilings, a meet & greet with Illinois film industry leaders, hip-hop & indie rock performances, youth literary readings, burlesque, comedy and more! Take advantage of free public parking (www.rigov.org/747/Parking), and enjoy complimentary pedicab rides to participating venues throughout the evening!
Plan your experience:
๐ŸŽจย ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐”๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ : 4:15-5 p.m. at 313 20th St.
๐ŸŽตย ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ญ. ๐€๐Œ๐ˆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž: 5-7 p.m. | 8-10 p.m. at The Spot, 1611 2nd Ave.
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธย ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ˆ๐‹ ๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž/๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐š๐ ๐จ ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ: 5-7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Rock Island – Quad Cities, 226 17th St.
๐ŸŽจย ๐’๐ช๐ฎ๐จ๐ง๐ค ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ | ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ : 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Ave.
๐Ÿ“–ย ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐€๐“๐‹๐€๐’ ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ + ๐‘๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ +๐ƒ๐‰ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ: 6:30-11:45 p.m. at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.
๐ŸŽตย ๐’๐ฎ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐œ: 8-9 p.m. at Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave.
๐ŸŽญย ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž & ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ฒ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ: 8-10 p.m. at The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.
๐ŸŽตย ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ซ & ๐‰๐š๐ฒ๐›๐ข๐ซ๐: 8:30-10 p.m. at Rock Island Brewing Co. (RIBCO), 1815 2nd Ave.
Beginning with concessions at 6 p.m., Rock Island Parks and Recreation is also hosting its weekly Thursday Night Groove Concert Series at Schwiebert Riverfront Park.
These events are part of the Alternating Currents Festival. 100+ performances, film screenings and art-related events for FREE at more than 30 Quad Cities venues from Aug. 19-22.
Choose your adventure and explore downtown! Learn more:ย https://bit.ly/2UP5MLm
Alternating Currents 2021 is organized by the Downtown Davenport Partnership and presenting sponsors GreenState Credit Union and Regional Development Authority.
Download the app! Available on Apple and Android: https://bit.ly/3iKb4Qe
The Alternating Currents Festival looks forward to hosting an entertaining and safe event in the Quad Cities. We are closely monitoring current CDC guidelines and local health department information regarding the status of COVID-19 in the region. As in any public place where people are present, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19.
We encourage attendees to wear masks indoors in all public areas and participate in festival activities that fit your level of comfort. Each individual establishment will determine the COVID-19 guidelines for its business. For a full list of venue guidelines, please visitย www.alternatingcurrents.com
๐Ÿ˜ท For more information about current mask guidelines and the spread of COVID-19, please refer to the Center for Disease Control or the Scott and Rock Island County Health Departments.


4:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Downtown Rock Island
1849-1801 2nd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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