East West Riverfest Website Now Live

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 1:26 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

East West Riverfest Website Now Live - Over 300 events celebrating Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Quad Cities on September 5 - 21

Quad Cities – Organizers for East West Riverfest announced today the official website for East West Riverfest is now live at www.eastwestriverfest.com. The website features an online event program and searchable calendar for the 2014 celebration on September 5-21, 2014. The online event program can be downloaded or printed from the website. In addition, the East West Riverfest Facebook page will also serve as a source for information about the celebration.

This is the third year for the annual event that celebrates arts, culture, and heritage offerings in the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River.

From September 5 to 21, 2014, more than 300 events will take place at venues across the Quad Cities. Theatres, music clubs, concert halls, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, museums and attractions will be the site for arts, cultural and history-related festivals concerts, performances, tours, activities, presentations and workshops.

The first weekend of East West Riverfest will feature events such as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Riverfront Pops Concert, Berlin Exhibits at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, tours of the Colonel Davenport House, a Lock and Dam Country Jam at Schweibert Riverfront Park, Tractor & Parade Show at the John Deere Pavilion, and an outdoor concert at the River Music Experience. For a complete listing of the first weekend's events visit the East West Riverfest website.

"Each weekend and weekday there is something fun going on during East West Riverfest," said Charlotte Doehler-Morrison, VP Marketing & Communications, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Over 40 arts, cultural, and heritage organizations have signed up to participate in East West Riverfest 2014. The celebration will be marketed locally and outside a 160-mile radius of the Quad Cities."

Sponsors for East West Riverfest are: Deere & Company, Riverboat Development Authority and local media including KWQC-TV 6, WHBF CBS 4, On Media, Dispatch/Argus, Quad City Times, WVIK, WQPT, Mix 96, 97X, The Hawk 104.9, and B-100

East West Riverfest was created through forming Experience Quad Cities in 2010, under the guidance of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. This grassroots, volunteer effort is managed by a volunteer advisory board coordinating the time, talent and offerings of more than 60 local arts, cultural and heritage organizations in order to collectively attract additional visitors, build audiences, and reinforce its mission with local supporters.

The Experience Quad Cities mission is to improve the quality of life in the Quad Cities region by advancing the importance of arts, cultural and heritage organizations.


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1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
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