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Flood Fest Benefit Concert

Downtown Davenport Partnership

A benefit concert for flood victims in Davenport will be held next month. Flood Fest is set for Friday June 7th at the River Center, with all proceeds going to flood recovery efforts in downtown Davenport.

It's a joint effort of the River Center, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Moeller Nights, the River Music Experience, and Rexroat Sound.

Kyle Carter, Executive Director of the Partnership, says the idea came from Rick Palmer at the River Center, that they needed some kind of fund-raiser.

"Because ultimately insurance doesn't pay for everything, and there's going to be a lot of people hurting that we're going to try to do our best to help. "

The venue, sound, lights, and other details are set, but the lineup of performers is still in the works.

Carter says the best way to donate now for downtown flood victims is to use the Downtown Partnership's fundraising site, Grow Quad Cities Fund - Iowa.

"Everybody wants to help - we're just trying to make sure that that actually happens."

The money raised will be distributed by the board of the Partnership.

Carter emphasizes once the river recedes, even more help will be needed for the clean up. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.