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Summer Concert Series Guide

Summer Concert Series Guide

Summer is just around the corner which means warmer temps, patio hangs and free outdoor live music! Luckily we live in the Quad Cities where there is no shortage of any of those things.  Grab your friends and family (and your lawn chairs) because we have an exclusive...

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Five Bands You Should Know From Dr. Manisha Virdi

Five Bands You Should Know From Dr. Manisha Virdi

Dr. Manisha Virdi is a friendly dentist by day and an avid showgoer by night. At least once a week you can find her at a concert in the Quad Cities and on extra special nights she even opens her home to touring artists passing through. Her dedication to the QC music...

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Five Bands You Should Know from Jaawan Arrington

Five Bands You Should Know from Jaawan Arrington

Jaawan Arrington is a QC Native that uses his skills outside of the newsroom to promote positivity. Through the 100 Series lifestyle brand, Jaawan has encouraged thousands of Quad Citizens to keep it 100 and share their stories. In his own words, here are a handful of...

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Your Musical Guide to St. Patricks Day in the Quad Cities

Your Musical Guide to St. Patricks Day in the Quad Cities

The Midwest adopts a Texan identity when it comes to holidays, especially St. Patricks Day. If you didn’t already know our Bi-State St. Patricks Day Parade is one of the largest bi-state parades in the country. While we could dive into how hilarious and kind of...

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The Best (musical) Date Nights in the Quad Cities

The Best (musical) Date Nights in the Quad Cities

Romantic holidays come with their fair share of challenges. What do we do? How can I make it different than a regular date? I don’t have a romantic partner, so do I just sit at home and wallow? Luckily, there are plenty of great little pockets in the Quad Cities where...

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Quad Cities Halloween Shows – Everything You Need To Know

Quad Cities Halloween Shows – Everything You Need To Know

What’s scarier than not having a costume for Halloween? Not having plans! The Echo has curated a rundown of shows all over the Quad Cities to ensure Halloweekend is a graveyard smash!Looking to get psychedelic for Halloween? Check out Howl-O-Ween Trip Out! At the...

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Everything You Need To Know About Open Mic And Jams

Everything You Need To Know About Open Mic And Jams

Open mics (OM) and jams (OJ) have been a long-standing tradition for generations in the music world and are a crucial grassroots method of building a healthy music scene. It is a ground-level entrance to any music scene for any experience level. They offer so many...

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How to Get Started on Your Vinyl Journey

How to Get Started on Your Vinyl Journey

Starting your vinyl collection is full of excitement! What records do you buy first? How do you organize them? What piece of furniture will you use to store them? There are so many questions right from the jump. I’m Jon (also known as Centaur Noir) from Ragged Records...

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Concert Promoting 101

Concert Promoting 101

Marketing your show or concert in the Quad Cities has never been easier. Utilize our marketing checklist provided by Zach Gatton.

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