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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.