MUSIC+FILM+ART+COMEDY | QUAD CITIES | AUGUST 17-20, 2023
AC: A FESTIVAL BUILT
ON QC DISCOVERY
Alternating Currents features 100+ acts across 30+ venues with a wide variety of music, comedy film and visual arts. It's also the only bi-state, multi-city festival of its kind and Downtown Quad Cities' annual opportunity to flex its creative muscle for the world to see!
Nearly all programming is free to attend. The festival reaches a diverse consumer base with a unique and engaging experience that showcases our region's best assets for visitors and residents alike.
THE AC EXPERIENCE
Since 2017, AC has brought new and diverse entertainment to the heart of the Downtown Quad Cities region. Downtown Davenport has grown to become an entertainment and cultural hub. Alternating Currents is a unique opportunity to leverage the existing community assets and support the arts.
With local small businesses serving as hosts to a wide variety of festival programming, the model already has a proven track record of success both creatively, and financially via support of QC businesses. In 2021, festival programming expanded into downtown Rock Island bolstering regional vibrancy in offering an authentic Quad Cities experience.
Run by a small staff of placemaking professionals, and curated in partnership with local creatives, Alternating Currents is a marquee regional event that’s well positioned for continued growth.
79K in attendance
25+ small business stages
150 local vendors
$1.8M+ economic impact