The first night of Bass Street Landing's free summer concert series got rained out last week, so it will kick off at 7 tonight on Moline's 17th Street north of River Drive, with the Knockoffs playing.
The schedule for the rest of the 7 p.m. concerts:
July 7, The Tangents; July 14, Danika Holmes; July 21, Tony Hamilton Orchestra, with free dance lesson by QC SoDa; July 28, Jimmy Valentine Quartet; Aug. 4, Coupe De Ville; Aug. 11, Dani Lynn Howe; Aug. 18, Sin City Orchestra; Aug. 25, Manny Lopez.
Downtown Davenport has a free Friday Live at 5 concert series at the River Music Experience/Skybridge Courtyard, on 2nd Street east of Main. Upcoming 5 p.m. shows are:
July 8, High Cotton Blues Band; July 15, L.T. Eckles Blues Band; July 22, Douglas & Tucker; Aug. 5, The Candymakers; Aug. 12, Funktastic 5; Aug. 26, Ellis Kell Band.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.