We all had our favorite places to go when we were kids. However, when I was growing up, libraries were at the bottom of the list of cool places to hang out.  The list was like this:

  1. Main Street
  2. Bowling Alley
  3. Your Buddy's Car (cruising, as we called it)
  4. Anywhere but the library.

The closest to "cool" my library ever got was when they were clearing out all their magazines.  They had boxes and boxes upon boxes in the basement and I was able to sift through them all for some really great finds.

I was able to get my hands on a couple of magazines from the 60s that had the Beatles on the cover.  I found a few Rolling Stones with some of my favorite oldies bands and articles about "new releases" that happened before I was born.

Turns out, libraries have come a long way since I was a teenager. The Bettendorf Public Library’s Summer Concert Series returns with some hot music on summer nights.

The Summer Concert Series free shows are every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. through August 11. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and take in this year’s line-up:

  • June 16: Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls
  • June 23: Atomic Blender
  • June 30: Lojo Russo
  • July 7: The Velies
  • July 14: Crooked Cactus Band
  • July 21: Avey Grouws Band
  • July 28: Class of ‘82
  • August 4: David G. Smith
  • August 11: Soul Storm

In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be inside the Library at 2950 Learning Campus Drive in the Bettendorf Room.

Attendees are encouraged to bring food and drink to this program.

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40 Things To Do On The 4th Of July In The Quad Cities





  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1162196684515300
  • wisky bar - band or something






12.Danger Zone's Rockin' Independence Day Celebration Fri Jul 1, 2022  



14.VISIT THIS WWEBSITE FOR MORE INFO https://allevents.in/davenport/fourth-of-july



16.Visit this for firework info: https://www.kwqc.com/2021/06/17/where-celebrate-4th-july-quad-cities/

17.https://b100quadcities.com/quad-city-4th-of-july-fireworks-2021/







22.I MIGHT HAVE DONE THIS ALREADY ---- Fireworks East Moline
Mon, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
River Bend Park, 900 Bend Blvd
East Moline, IL


23.The Bauman Big Band
Monday
Iowa


24.Aurora Fireworks 4th of July
Mon, Jul 4 – Tue, Jul 5
Illinois



26.4th Of July Celebration Weekend
Fri, Jul 1 – Mon, Jul 4
Poopy's Pub, 1030 Viaduct Rd
Savanna, IL

27.Almost Fireworks Fest featuring Tim Stop
Mon, 5 – 8 PM
The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 119 W Mississippi Dr
Muscatine, IA

28.Independence Day Blast
Mon, 10 AM
Wapello Pro Rodeo, 935 Marshall St
Wapello, IA

29.Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2022
Mon, 7 AM – 4 PM
Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon, IA

30.Red, White and Bourbon Music Fest
Fri, Jul 1 – Mon, Jul 4
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd NW
Swisher, IA

31.Celebration of Freedom Fireworks
Mon, 12 AM
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA

32.Freedom Festival Car Show
Mon, 8 AM – 12 PM
Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

33.Surf Zombies at The Bohemian
Mon, 3 – 6 PM
The Bohemian, 1029 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

34.camp at scott countyextras -idk if they have an event yet but - have a picnic, go swimming,

35.tourneyments? bags?

36.get ice cream!

37.go to the lake

38.firwork stand

39.watch these 4th of july movies

40.kayaking!