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Mo.Live kickstarting in Moline: Performances, activities and more

The two-day festival was created after Moline's successful sesquicentennial celebration last year.

MOLINE, Ill. — Update: For any one attending the event Moline police have some guidelines for attendants to be aware of. 

  • All bags may be searched for possibly dangerous items.
  • Mothers that bring diaper bags for children under 3 are accepted.
  • Only small clutches, or bags measuring 5" by 7" by 2" are allowed for personal items.
  • There is no parking at the Vibrant Arena, with the exception of handicapped parking. A full list of parking spaces is available on the Mo.Live website.
  • Pets, smoking, and outside foods, beverages are not permitted at Mo.Live, however refillable water bottles are allowed. 
  • Lastly it's recommended that people bring their own lawn seating, since none will be provided at the venue, and ADA accommodations for all mobility devices are available for those in need.

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Moline's new music fest Mo.Live is getting ready to start Friday, Aug. 25. The two-day festival was created after Moline's successful sesquicentennial celebration last year.

The event will be at the Vibrant Arena parking lot on 1201 River Dr. Admission is free and 19 acts will perform on two stages

Friday, Aug. 25

Main Stage

  • 5:15 p.m. - Crooked Cactus Band
  • 6:45 p.m. - Grupo Estilo Versatil de Sterling
  • 8:30 p.m. - Banda Arperena

Community Stage

  • 6:15 p.m. - Raq Star Dance Studio
  • 7:45 p.m - Grupo Nuevo Stilo

Saturday, Aug. 26

Main Stage

  • 12 p.m. - The Textures
  • 1:15 p.m. - Cordovas
  • 2:30 p.m. - Avey Grouws Band
  • 3:45 p.m. - The Stone Foxes
  • 5:15 p.m. - Duane Betts and Palmetto Hotel
  • 7:00 p.m. - The Main Squeeze
  • 9:15 p.m. - Eric Gales

Community Stage

  • 11 a.m. - Quad City DJ Company
  • 12:45 p.m. - Wilson School of Rock Band
  • 2:00 p.m. - Lojo Russo
  • 3:15 p.m. - The Memphis Dives
  • 4:30 p.m. - Far Out 283
  • 6:15 p.m. - Running Man
  • 8:15 p.m. - Heads in Motion

In addition to the musical acts, food trucks and vendors will also be available at the celebration. 

QC Crime Stoppers will have a 5K, a one-mile and a kids' quarter-mile race on Saturday. Additional activities like bounce houses, face painting and an expanded kid's play area will be available.

To kick off the celebration, a launch party was hosted outside John Deere Pavilion on Thursday featuring the Moline High School marching band, Logan Springer & The Wonderfully Wild and William Elliot Whitmore.

"The mayor is really about having Moline be viewed as a center for music, arts and entertainment — and what better way to do it than have a big end of summer festival here in the Quad Cities," City of Moline spokesperson Tory Brecht said.

Full details are available on the Mo.Live website.

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