The Alternating Currents festival in downtown Davenport has announced it's lineup for 2023.

Alternating Currents runs from August 17th-August 20th and features musicians, visual artists, comedians, and filmmakers. Events for the festival are free to attend and will take place in over 20 venues. A release from Alternating Currents says that they will have over 100 musical performances, comedy sets, film screenings, local art displays, and there will even be pro-wrestling.

Alternating Currents 2023 New Additions

New additions to the festival for this year include:

  • Beaux Arts Fair on the Figge Plaza
  • Made Market QC (will be moving to East 2nd Street in downtown Davenport)
  • Live music at River Action's Floatzilla launch

The fan-favorite Quad City Arts Silent Disco will return this year to the Davenport Skybridge.

2023 Lineup

  • August 17th: Rock Island native & folk rocker Lissie and her band will perform at Schwiebert Riverfront Park
  • Ax & the Hatchetmen
  • Smoking Popes
  • Adeem the Artist
  • Monica Austin
  • CJ Parker
  • Quad City Arts Silent Disco

Art Features

  • Beaux Arts Fair
  • Made Market QC
  • Alternating Currents Mural Fest (create a community mural on Sunday, August 20th. Accepting art applications through July 24th)

Comedy Features

  • Richard Reese
  • Brittany Tilander
  • Tyler Walsh

Extra Features

  • Alternating Currents Film Festival (will feature over 30 movie screenings. There will be cash and trophy prizes given to the top films in their categories.)
  • Rumble in Rocktown (pro-wrestling)
  • The Idea Factory
  • Floatzilla Music

Alternating Currents started in 2017 in downtown Davenport. You can get more details about the festival and check out the exact schedule online at

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