Getting tickets to see Taylor Swift during The Eras Tour is almost impossible due to most shows being sold out or the high price tag per ticket. But for you Swifties out there that want to experience Taylor's music in a concert setting, this is your chance to hear her songs from the best Taylor Swift tribute band around.

A Chicago-based Taylor Swift tribute band is coming to the Quad Cities for one night of fun and all the Taylor Swift music your Swiftie mind can handle. You'll want to get your tickets as soon as possible because just like The Eras Tour, they are going to go quickly.

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B100 is proud to present, Burning Red - A Tribute to Taylor Swift, coming to The Rust Belt in East Moline this September. And yes, we have your chance to see Burning Red for free.

Burning Red - A Tribute To Taylor Swift Is Coming To The Quad Cities

Get ready Swifties and the Quad Cities, the best Taylor Swift tribute band, Burning Red, is coming to The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

The Rust Belt
The Rust Belt

Burning Red is a Chicago-based group of talented, experienced musicians who are proud Swifties bringing the iconic music of Taylor Swift to live music venues across the area. Fronted by Gina CC on vocals, guitar, and piano, she considers herself a “certified Swiftie.”

Burning Red A Tribute To Taylor Swift
Burning Red A Tribute To Taylor Swift

Along with John CC, the pair launched Burning Red as an acoustic duo, playing to small but enthusiastic Swiftie crowds across Chicagoland. They recruited Bob L. on lead guitar, Dave T. on bass, Tommy T on drums, and Lisa G on backing vocals and harmonica to round out the Taylor-loving talent.

Every Burning Red show is a journey through all of Taylor Swift's eras, inspiring fans to sing along with the lyrics they know All Too Well and dance to this beat.

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How To Get Tickets To Burning Red In East Moline

As a Swiftie, we know you want to check out the best Taylor Swift tribute band when they come to the Quad Cities.

To get your tickets to Burning Red at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL on Saturday, September 30th, go to to get your tickets. General admission tickets are just $15 and this is an all-ages show which means the little Swifties out there can come jam out too. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Burning Red taking the stage at 8 p.m.

You could also go for free thanks to B100! Get social with B100 below to get entered. The more you get social with us, the better the chances of you winning tickets to Burning Red from B100.

100 Interesting Facts About The Quad Cities You May Or May Not Know

The Quad Cities is filled with a very rich history. From inventions to crossing the Mississippi River, to American Presidents and Walt Disney, there are many facts about the Quad Cities that many people do not know. While there are many more stories and facts to share about the Quad Cities, you'll find in these 100 facts that all roads, somehow, lead back to the Quad Cities.

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Iowa's Island City

There is something unique about every town, but there is really something special about Sabula, IA. Known as "Iowa's Island City," Sabula is the only town in the state of Iowa that is entirely on an island. While not a lot of people have been to, or live in Sabula, it is a quaint little town nestled right on the Mississippi River.

Before we show you around "Iowa's Island City," let me give you the history of Sabula. Sabula was established in 1835, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis. Isaac Dorman and a man named Hinkley crossed the river from the Illinois side on a log and decided to settle on what is now Sabula. An Ohio couple, James and Margaret Woods would settle on Sabula about a year later in April of 1836. Their son, Dr. E. A. Woods would purchase Hinkley's interest in the claim. Charles Swan and W. H. Brown would soon purchase Dorman's interest. The three men, Woods, Swan and Brown later had the land plotted in 1837.

The idea behind plotting the land was because there was no town between Lyons (north Clinton) and Bellevue. The plot of the new town was recorded in Dubuque as this area was part of Dubuque county at the time, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

According to Island City Harbor's website, Sabula went through a few names before landing on the official town name. In 1837, Sabula was first called Carrollport. Residents of the town didn't like the name because there was a man's name who was Carroll who had a bad reputation. The town changed its name to Charleston, after early settler Charles Swan. The only issue was that there was already a town called Charleston in Iowa which caused much confusion.

In 1846 the settler’s decided to find a name. Island City Harbor's website says that because of it’s sandy soil, William Hubble suggested the town be called "Sabulum" which is Latin for sand. A party was being held around the time the town name was being discussed, when a woman, supposed to be Miss Harriet Hudson, suggested the town be called Sabula as it was easier to pronounce and sounded more elegant, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.

Sabula did not actually become an island until 1939. According to Wikipedia, in the 1930's, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the lock and dam system. In 1939, Lock and Dam No. 13 between Clinton, IA and Fulton, IL was built which caused the bottomlands west of the town permanently flooded. With the Mississippi River east of the town, this created the "Island City." A levee was built around Sabula in 1957 for protection, according to Island City Harbor's website. This also allowed for the south sand pit to be turned into a boat harbor.

I would like to thank my mom Beth, her fiancé Matt, my brother Nolan and my wife Ellie for accompanying me to Sabula. We always have a blast on our trips and this one was no exception.

It's now time to introduce you to Sabula, Iowa, Iowa's Island City.

Gallery Credit: Connor Kenney/Townsquare Media Quad Cities

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