Be DowntownBe Downtown event features bands, bags, bites and beverages.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 9:30 A.M. – 10 P.M. | 15th St. & State St. parking lot

A free, family-friendly event featuring multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, live outdoor music, food and drink vendors, children’s activities and more! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair.

Be Downtown is the finale of the 52722 Zip Code Party. Come celebrate, meet new friends, throw some bags, discover what’s new in Downtown Bettendorf and maybe even win some cash ($527.22). Make a #BettonDowntown for a great celebration.

The day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with 1031 Fitness presenting a free 45-minute high-intensity training (HIT) workout.

Three bags tourneys

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Be Downtown will feature three separate bags tournaments at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each tournament will award cash prizes for first ($310), second ($160) and third ($57.22) places. Participants may sign up online in advance or via a QR code (right). There is no cost to enter. Check-in for each tournament is one hour prior to its start.

Bands all-day

Beginning at 11 a.m., live music will be provided in two-hour sets throughout the day by area bands Panic River Band, 10 of Soul, Threat Level Midnight, and Them Coulee Boys. Late-night live music will continue at three downtown Bettendorf businesses, including Harley Corin’s featuring Code 415; Riverside Grille with North of 40; and Purgatory’s Pub featuring Crooked Cactus and Toxic Blonde.

Bites and Beverages

Verde, a contemporary Mexican restaurant located at The Bridges, will offer food and an outdoor bar for alcohol and other beverage sales.

Food trucks will serve food 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. including:

  • CC&B Mobile Food BBQ
  • Izzy’s Place
  • QC Fuel
  • Sweet Tooth Snacks

K&K Family Fun Zone

The K&K Family Fun Zone will have bounce houses, bubble stations and a hands-on science station by Absolute Science.

Free parking

Parking for Be Downtown is accessible at multiple lots in downtown Bettendorf, including:

  • 15th St. and Grant St. (TBK Bank building) available after 1 p.m.
  • 18th St. and Mississippi St. (Asbury Methodist Church lot)
  • 18th St. and Grant St. (City of Bettendorf lot)
  • Bettendorf City Hall
  • Motorcycle parking on 15th St. also will be available.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Sponsors

Be Downtown is presented by Ascentra Credit Union with additional sponsorship from City of Bettendorf, Smart Lexus of Quad Cities, Bettendorf Business Network, MidAmerican Energy, Quad-City Times and K&K Hardware.

Additional event details can be found on the DBO Facebook page.

Full event line-up

City of Bettendorf Parking Lot                  

9:30 a.m. – 1031 Fitness HIT Workout

10:30 a.m. – K&K Family Fun Zone opens, food trucks open

11 a.m. – Bags Tournament #1

11 a.m. – Panic River Band     

2 p.m. – Bags tournament #2

2 p.m. – 10 0f Soul  

4 p.m. – Bags tournament #3

4:45 p.m. – Threat Level Midnight        

7:30 p.m. – Them Coulee Boys 

8 p.m. – Live music @ Harley Corin’s, Riverside Grille and Purgatory’s Pub

Band bios

Them Coulee Boys

The story is true. Soren Staff and Beau Janke—co-founders of folk/rock/Americana outfit Them Coulee Boys—met as counselors at a bible camp in northern Wisconsin in 2011. Having both grown up amidst a stretch of glacial melt-carved river valleys in the upper Midwest, otherwise known by French fur trappers as coulees, they became fast friends. Camp counselors actually coined the name “them coulee boys” as a way to refer to the constant companions, more often than not with instruments in hand. Soren’s little brother Jens joined the crew on mandolin at camp in 2012, and since, both Neil Krause on bass and Staš Hable on drums have helped to grow the band into the rollicking outfit it is today.

2021 marks the release of their fourth record, Namesake, a ten-song collection that spans from pure and genuine ballads to a leaping, countrified take on rock and roll. Singles from the recording have premiered via The Bluegrass Situation, Ditty TV, and Live for Live.

 

Threat Level Midnight

Threat Level MidnightSpanning six decades of music, Threat Level Midnight has something for every rock enthusiast! From Elvis to Foo Fighters, Eagles to Audioslave, the Cars to Red Hot Chili Peppers, TLM’s deep library of covers will keep everyone entertained and guessing what song comes next. Led by Princeton’s own, Cale Bowe, TLM is a 4-piece band from the Quad Cities that will keep you dancing and singing all night long to favorites and forgotten gems.

 

 

10 of Soul

Spanning six decades of music, Threat Level Midnight has something for every rock enthusiast! From Elvis to Foo Fighters, Eagles to Audioslave, the Cars to Red Hot Chili Peppers, TLM’s deep library of covers will keep everyone entertained and guessing what song comes next. Led by Princeton’s own, Cale Bowe, TLM is a 4-piece band from the Quad Cities that will keep you dancing and singing all night long to favorites and forgotten gems.

 

 

Panic River Band

The Panic River Band is uniquely Rock/Pop/Funk/Americana.