August 19-22, 2021

Alternating Currents Festival announces featured music acts

The Alternating Currents festival will showcase 100+ performances, film screenings and art-related events at more than 20 downtown Davenport venues from Aug. 19-22. Designed to showcase the vibrant culture of our downtown areas, the annual event is billed as a music, film, comedy and art experience. Alternating Currents is produced by Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, in collaboration with local talent across our region’s creative community. 

Alternating Currents announced featured live music acts for this year. 

The four-day festival features all music genres from rock to country, folk, singer/songwriter, funk and more. A small preview of this year’s live music lineup is listed below. At a later date more performances are to be announced.

  • Squonk Opera, presented by Quad City Arts, features composer Jackie Dempsey and artist Steve O’Hearn who work with an ensemble of 10-20 artists from Pittsburgh, Pa. to create post-industrial performances with original music, design, and staging, outside the rules of mass culture, fashion or academia.

  • Radkey, who returns to the Quad Cities, is a punk rock band of three brothers from St. Joseph, Mo. Radkey is on a quest to help save the world from false rock, they are opening for the Foo Fighters this summer.

  • Fox Royale, out of Joplin, Mo., performs anthemic indie rock that crackles with the energy of the rock icons who inspired them. 

  • Motherfolk, Cincinnati’s strongest gift to the indie rock scene, is gaining increased attention with every release and tour since 2014. 

  • Tedious & Brief, out of Nashville, uses reflective lyrics and indie pop melodies to create anthemic jams. 

  • LoPiez will celebrate its second anniversary by providing live music and professional wrestling exhibitions by pro Scott County wrestlers from the Black & Brave Wrestling Academy. The downtown Davenport academy was founded by Colby Lopez, who performs as Seth Rollins in World Wrestling Entertainment. 

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