Arts & Culture

Courtesy Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

Codfish Hollow, located five miles east of Maquoketa, Iowa, on a rural farmstead, is a unique music venue where prominent regional and national indie musicians perform in a rustic barn. Paste magazine has called it a "true oasis." Opened in 2009, Codfish Hollow has attracted a surprising number of well-known bands who have heard about the venue and the legendary hospitality of owners Tiffany and Shawn Biehl.

Courtesy Mississippi Bend Players

The Mississippi Bend Players, Augustana College’s professional regional theatre, is beginning their second summer season with the opening of Big River on June 22. Based on the classic 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the original Broadway musical won seven Tony awards, and is being performed June 22-24 and June 29-July 1 at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College Campus.

Summer Theater Preview

Jun 8, 2018

On Midwest Week, once again there'll be a wide variety of theater choices this summer - large and small shows, musicals, mysteries, and premieres.

Nathan Windt and Michelle Crouch

Jun 7, 2018

Circa 21

Orphans, hair dressers, and murderers will headline next season for Circa 21. This week the dinner theater in downtown Rock Island announced the schedule for its 42nd season.