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 Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.