For the reason that group had a break between exhibits, they wished to attempt to match one other present in, he mentioned. Danner reached out to Cullen about internet hosting the group in downtown Rock Island and so they labored collectively to plan the occasion.
“They have been actually excited to return play, and all of it simply fell collectively,” Danner mentioned.
This is not the primary time this summer season the 2 organizations have labored rapidly to placed on exhibits. After GARP Fest misplaced its venue in Codfish Hole Barnstormers, River Music Expertise and Cullen had round per week to assist organizer Moeller Nights shift the music competition to Schwiebert Park.
Since Cullen started his place April 1, he is been rolling with the punches similar to River Music Expertise. These occasions, together with Alternating Currents’ enlargement into downtown Rock Island, are only a style of the tradition he needs to convey to the world, and the collaboration he’ll make the most of to revitalize it.
Going into this planning is extra on-the-ground work like trash cleanup and different practices, Cullen mentioned, and it takes a village to get all of it executed.
“With these early wins, I will name them, or occasions that we have been capable of get off the bottom this summer season with out a lot prep time,” Cullen mentioned, “I feel they set the tone for for what’s to return.”
River Music Expertise can be trying to change into extra of a connector within the Quad-Cities, serving to venues guide exhibits and placed on distinctive occasions whereas nonetheless holding its personal programming, Danner mentioned. Which means working with companies in Rock Island and Cullen to assist coordinate extra authentic programming like NOLA Block Celebration sooner or later.