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You know the one about the Iowa musician who moved to South Korea after he was randomly featured, for about 15 seconds, in the most-watched-ever episode of South Korean reality television?

Not yet?

Why don\u2019t you let Dave Beck tell the crazy story of \u201ccrazy timing.\u201d He\u2019s used to it by now. It\u2019s his life, after all.

After graduating from University of Iowa and studying guitar for a year in Los Angeles, the Bettendorf native, who has played guitar since his mother taught him when he was 11 or so, moved to New York City to pursue his music career.

\u201cAs musicians, if you want to do this for a living, you do whatever you can to keep doing it,\u201d Beck said in a phone interview earlier this week ahead of his album-release show Thursday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel in Davenport.

Remember that line\u00a0\u2014 \u201cyou do whatever you can\u201d\u00a0\u2014 because, in Beck\u2019s story, it\u2019ll come back up.

So, in between writing songs and playing gigs (and in order to pay his bills), Beck worked a barista job at Think Coffee, a busy coffee shop near New York University.

On one particularly busy day, they got this phone call.

\u201cIt\u2019s pretty random,\u201d Beck said, beginning his telling of the story from 2009. \u201cSo, we got this call from some people asking, \u2018Can we come film something in the shop tomorrow? And it was super busy at the time, so we didn\u2019t have time to ask questions and just said, \u2018Yeah, whatever.\u2019 We thought they were NYU students or something.\u201d

When the crew came by the next day, Beck remembers thinking, \u201cThey don\u2019t look like students.\u201d

Actually, they were the talent and crew from a popular Korean variety show, called \u201cInfinite Challenge.\u201d The show was filming a New York-themed episode, which included a stop at Think Coffee.

\u201cThey were doing a day in the life of New York and, you know, ordering a complicated espresso drink was part of that,\u201d Beck said. \u201cWhat we didn\u2019t realize was this was the most-watched show at the time in South Korea.\u201d

Beck happened to be working behind the counter on that day and he ended up being featured for 10-15 seconds in the episode.

In other words, Beck\u2019s face was suddenly very familiar to South Koreans.

\u201cIf you watch it, you just see them speaking in Korean and I\u2019m trying to do my job but I\u2019m also completely lost,\u201d he said. \u201cI was stressed but also just trying to enjoy the moment.\u201d

And, after the episode aired, the coffee shop only got busier.

\u201cWe would start to see these tour buses of South Koreans come to the coffee shop,\u201d Beck said. \u201cThey would go see the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and Think Coffee.\u201d

Just take this line from a September 2012 article in the New York Times: \u201cThink Coffee has left a lasting impression on South Koreans, who can\u2019t seem to get enough of the place.\u201d

The story, which describes Beck as a \u201cquite the celebrity,\u201d near the end, had this headline: \u201cA Coffee Shop, as Seen on TV, Becomes a Must-See for South Koreans.\u201d

Think Coffee then licensed their brand to a company called Seoul Food, which opened several locations in South Korea with the mission of replicating the feel of New York City coffee shops.

For the launch party of the first location that opened overseas, Seoul Food invited Beck to play a rooftop concert.

And?

\u201cI felt like the Korean audience was so much more attentive and nice than the audiences I had been in front of in New York,\u201d he said.

In that moment, Beck thought, \u201cI want to see where this could go.\u201d

Remember what he said earlier about musicians having to do whatever they can?

For Beck, that meant a move to South Korea.

\u201cIt felt big\u201d he said. \u201cI probably couldn\u2019t have pointed out South Korea on a map. But I felt like it would be a good and new experience.\u201d

\u00a0His family\u2019s reaction was perhaps more calm than you\u2019d expect.

\u201cI thought it made a lot of sense,\u201d his mom, Sarah Beck, said.

\u201cI thought, \u2018What a great experience,\u201d Beck, who still lives in Bettendorf, said. \u201cWhen you go to a foreign country, it gives you a wider worldview and you understand new things about yourself. And he already his great connection out there, which made it not as scary.\u201d

It seemed to work out. Beck got a job teaching English to kindergarteners, and, within a year or so, got signed to a record label in South Korea and re-released his first album there.

\u201cI thought I\u2019d stay out there for a year,\u201d Beck, 33, said. \u201cOpportunities kept coming up here and five and a half years later, I\u2019m still here.\u201d

Beck wasn\u2019t done with his TV appearances, either. Last summer, a crew spent three weeks filming a documentary-style show about his musical life.

\u201cIt was the equivalent of NBC Primetime or something like that,\u201d Beck said.

In addition, he recently appeared in nine episodes of a TV program for kids called, \u201cAction English.\u201d

Of course, being so far away has limited Beck\u2019s visits back home to the Quad-Cities. He\u2019s currently enjoying a two-week stay here that\u2019s serving as \u201cbasically a family reunion,\u201d he said.

And on Thursday, his family and friends will be in the crowd for a show at the Raccoon Motel.

For Sarah Beck, \u201cit will be a special night.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s been awhile since he\u2019s performed here,\u201d she said.

She\u2019s happy that her son is \u201cpursuing his dream,\u201d no matter where it takes him.

\u201cHe has always had this gift for writing,\u201d she said. \u201cI think you\u2019ve got to keep supporting your gift until it doesn\u2019t work out or until it\u2019s time to do something else.\u201d

Based on how things are going so far, there\u2019s plenty more ahead for Beck\u2019s career.

\u201cHe just has this life where there are these amazing things that come into his life,\u201d she said. \u201cLike, all of the sudden, he\u2019s on a reality show that\u2019s all about him.\u201d

On the streets of Seoul, by the way, Beck still gets recognized for being the barista at Think Coffee. And he often has to re-tell that story of what it was like to randomly be on TV and, then, move to South Korea.

\u201cTo this day,\u201d Beck said. \u201cI haven\u2019t met a single South Korean that hasn\u2019t seen that episode.\u201d

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1. Elizabeth Cook at RME\u00a0

Country musician Elizaebeth Cook, who released her latest album — and first in six years — in June 2016, is slated to perform Wednesday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Special guest Caleb Caudle will open up the show. For tickets, visit rivermusicexperience.org

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Redstone Room, $12

2. Matthew Logan Vasquez at Raccoon Motel

Matthew Logan Vasquez is back in Davenport for a show this week at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Openers include Parker Gispert and Brett Newski. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info, visit raccoonmotel.com

6 p.m. Sunday, Raccoon Motel, $15-$20\u00a0

3. Comedy show\u00a0

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is back on this week at the Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. A variety of area comedians will perform. Tickets cost $3 at the door.\u00a0Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.\u00a0

7 p.m. Friday, The Speakeasy, $3

4. Shilpa Ray at Raccoon Motel\u00a0

Also at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel this week is a show featuring Shilpa Ray, a New Jersey-born punk rock musician. See her, along with Brother Elsey and Quad-City based singer Liv Carrow, on Saturday at the Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For tickets, $10 in advance, visit raccoonmotel.com

6 p.m. Saturday, Raccoon Motel, $10-$15

5. The Candymakers outside RIBCO\u00a0

It's about time for an outdoor concert. The Candymakers will headline a show Friday outside the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The all-ages shows is set to start at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

8 p.m. Friday, RIBCO, $5

6. 'Jerry Maguire' at the Putnam

In honor of \"Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,\" the blockbuster exhibit that continues through June 3 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, you can see some of the best football movies each week there. That includes Saturday's screening of the ever-quotable \"Jerry Maguire.\" If you buy a ticket to the exhibit, a\u00a0movie ticket costs $5. Individual tickets to see the movie are $8.50 for adults, $7 for youth and $7.50 for seniors, military and college students. For the full lineup of movies and to buy tickets, visit\u00a0http://www.putnam.org/Movies/Featured/Football-Classics.

3 p.m. Saturday, Putnam Museum, $7.50-$8.50

7.\u00a0Artist Talk: Steve Banks

Ahead of the opening of the exhibit \"Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest,\" at the Figge Art Museum on June 9, artist Steve Banks will take visitors behind the scenes on Thursday. See his artistic process at work during the installation of his exhibit. For more info, visit figgeartmuseum.com

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Figge Art Museum. Free

8. Wax On Wax Off Wednesdays\u00a0

Looking for something fun to do on a Wednesday? Ragged Records, the record shop in downtown Davenport, is presenting \"Wax On Wax Off Wednesdays,\" an event dedicated to listening to records and drinking beers, each Wedneday at Wake Brewing, 2529 5th Ave., Rock Island. There will be records for sale and beer specials.\u00a0

8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Wake Brewing. Free 

9. Art exhibit at Quad-City Arts 

If you haven't yet checked out the latest exhibit at the Quad-City Arts gallery, you still have time. The exhibit, featuring the mixed media work by artists David Balluff, of Bettendorf, and Greg Dickinson, of Clinton, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more info, visit quadcityarts.com

Through June 22, Quad-City Arts gallery. Free

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Whether you walk through the Freight House Farmers Market, attend an outdoor festival or drive through downtown Davenport or Bettendorf during the lunch hour, you\u2019re bound to spot a food truck (or a dozen) this summer.

Plenty has shifted for the food truck scene since last year. The city of Bettendorf recently passed its first food truck ordinance, new vendors are popping up and a variety of businesses are forming partnerships with them to offer food on their properties.

As food truck season heats up in the Iowa and Illinois Quad-Cities, here\u2019s all you need to know.

The road to today\u2019s food truck scene

Mobile food vendors long have had a presence in the Quad-Cities. Over the past two years, though, conversation around the food truck scene has ramped up as owners of food trucks, trailers and push carts called for the opportunity to set up and serve on public property.

A June 2016 story in the Quad-City Times addressed the arrival of these mobile businesses in the community and the challenges they faced as the food truck culture here evolved.\u00a0

In September 2016, the city of Davenport launched a food truck pilot program and its first food truck ordinance went into effect on April 1, 2017. During that time, a flurry of food trucks entered the market. Last month, the city of Bettendorf passed its first food truck ordinance.

A look at Bettendorf\u2019s new ordinance

Following a year of back-and-forth debates and discussions, the city of Bettendorf passed its food truck ordinance in April. According to the regulation, food truck vendors must pay an annual $250 licensing fee to sell food on public and private property. For a single event, a permit costs $75 and an annual pushcart license costs $150. In addition, some businesses, such as Meathead\u2019s Meat Market, have their own food trucks. According to the ordinance, those businesses can have their food trucks on their property without the fee.

When developing the ordinance together, Bettendorf aldermen reviewed ordinances in Davenport, Des Moines, Iowa City, Ankeny, Peoria, Cedar Rapids and Naperville, Illinois.

Why put in an ordinance in writing, anyway?

\u201cWe wanted to have a better understanding of where they\u2019re going to be and who they are,\u201d Economic Development Director Jeff Reiter said.

To operate in Bettendorf, vendors must submit an application to the city clerk along with a copy of their Iowa retail sales tax permit and proof of liability insurance.

So far, Reiter said he has received about a dozen applications.

\u201cThey\u2019re coming out in full force,\u201d he said.

Reiter called the parking lot of K&K True Value Hardware on Grant Street is a \u201chotbed for food trucks.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s contemporary and it\u2019s something that has been embraced in bigger markets,\u201d Reiter said. \u201cAnd it seems to be swelling in the Quad-Cities.\u201d

What\u2019s new in Davenport?

In its second season with a food truck ordinance, the city of Davenport reduced the cost for an annual permit from $550 to $225 because one of the three designated public zones\u00a0\u2014 the one along the Davenport riverfront\u00a0\u2014 is under construction.

In Davenport, here are the two remaining zones for the season:

When all three zones are operational next year, the cost will go back up to $550.

Working both sides of the river\u00a0

While the general desire for food trucks in the area has increased, the number of mobile units has decreased, likely because of the cost of licenses in the Iowa Quad-Cities, said Austin Mills, owner of Floyd\u2019s Burgers and Sliders.

\u201cThere aren\u2019t enough food trucks to go around at this point,\u201d he said, noting some vendors have discussed the possibility of opening second trucks or trailers to fill the void. \u201cI think that\u2019s why we\u2019re doing so well individually.\u201d

Mills, of Eldridge, also serves on the board of the Quad-Cities Independent Food Truck Alliance. He splits his time between Davenport, Bettendorf and Rock Island with his restaurant on wheels, and his calendar is booked through October.

\u201cI find that it helps getting over there (Rock Island) instead of being in Davenport and Bettendorf every night,\u201d Mills said. He parks at Radicle Effects Brewerks and Wake Brewing when he visits Rock Island.

Mobile food unit licenses cost $80 per year in Rock Island and $100 per year in Moline.

Working outside bars and breweries is a lot more profitable than working the designated zones in Davenport, Mills added. Another strategy of his is to serve lunch once a week at Dittmer\u2019s Service Inc., the full-service gas station at 1356 W. Locust St., Davenport, where he buys his kitchen\u2019s fuel source, too.

\u201cI make enough sales there to pay for the week\u2019s propane,\u201d Mills said.

He plans to station himself from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Freight House Farmers Market in Davenport. At night, he will work at his relatively new brick-and-mortar restaurant.

In December, Mills and fellow food truck owner Missy Carter, who runs Nombo\u2019s, combined their menus and opened Limericks inside Kilkenny\u2019s Pub, 300 W. 3rd St., Davenport.

\u201cIt gives us a place to be because food truck season is only six months,\u201d he said.

What else is brewing?

During Crawford Brew Works\u2019 first week in operation, the microbrewery on Devils Glen Road had food trucks on site nearly every day.

That included Cushman\u2019s Food & Engine, the food truck promising a rotating menu that Chad Cushman recently unveiled.

\u201cThis is my new permanent home,\u201d Cushman said of the brewery, which opened May 11. \u201cThey just want to focus on beer and I can provide something else. This is almost its own business model.\u201d

The chef, known as \u201cThe Crepe Guy,\u201d said he regularly will be setting up his truck outside Crawford Brew Works and at private events this summer instead of at public zones in Davenport.

\u201cI can\u2019t speak for everyone, but I think I was a little presumptuous about how things would go,\u201d Cushman said of the zones. \u201cI think I had some bigger-city ideas that we could just show up and roll down our windows anywhere and people would show up.\"

\u201cIt wasn\u2019t always fruitful,\u201d he added. \u201cWe weren\u2019t always getting the traffic that made it worth it.\u201d

Luckily for Cushman, operating a food truck comes with that kind of freedom.

\u201cI think that\u2019s why a lot of us are doing this,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s a way not to be trapped within four walls. It\u2019s liberating.\u201d

In the coming weeks and months, look out for other new food trucks, such as the Big Black Box, which serves select menu items from four restaurants including Governors Pub and Grill, Steventon's, The Blue Iguana and City Limits Saloon and Grill.\u00a0

\"We were simply looking for a way to bring our food to the entire Quad-Cities,\" Joe Janz, marketing manager for the eateries, said.\u00a0

Currently, the truck doesn't have a set spot.

\"We like to roam throughout the Quad-Cities,\" he said.\u00a0

(Times reporter Jack Cullen contributed to this report.)

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Deb Sandry Powers has stepped down from her role as CEO of the River Music Experience, or RME.\u00a0

Powers, who had worked as the Davenport-based nonprofit for four years, resigned Wednesday, according to Jay Pearce, chair of the RME board.\u00a0

Pearce, general manager of WVIK, credited Powers for getting the RME in \"good financial shape.\"

When Powers took over in 2014, the nonprofit had accumulated more than $200,000 in debt. In an interview with the Quad-City Times in September 2017, Powers said the RME had recently made its last debt payment.\u00a0

\"She did an amazing job of bringing the finances into order,\" Pearce said. \"We'll miss her.\"

In a phone interview on Friday, Powers said serving as the RME's CEO was \"a dream job.\"\u00a0

\"It's an exciting time for music in the Quad-Cities,\" she said. \"I wish them the best of luck in the future.\"\u00a0

The RME board will begin meeting immediately, Pearce said, to begin the process of finding a replacement CEO.\u00a0

\"It's a good time to look at the strengths and weaknesses of the RME and figure out where we want to go next,\" he said.\u00a0

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1. Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are currently on a mini-tour together and the rock groups are slated to perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, with special guests Starset and Bad Wolves. Tickets, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, are available at\u00a0Ticketmaster.com,\u00a01-800-745-3000\u00a0and the TaxSlayer Center Box Office.

2. OHMME at Daytrotter

See OHMME, an experimental musical duo made up of Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham, Friday at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. Special guests Subatlantic, Honeycreeper and Haunter will open up the show. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more info, visit daytrotter.com

3. Johnny Cash tribute

You have two chances to see “Man In Black: The Music of Johnny Cash” on Thursday at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For the matinee performance, doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at noon and the show starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $46.73. For the evening performance, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Reservations for either show may be made at the Circa '21 ticket office, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.

4. Oliver Hazard at the Raccoon Motel 

See Olive Hazard, Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty Roosters on Saturday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at raccoonmotel.com

5. Yoga at the Figge

Yoga returns to the Figge Art Museum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. All ages and levels are welcome. Register on Eventbrite. The class is free, but donations will be accepted and benefit the Figge Art Museum. For more info, visit figgeartmuseum.org

6. Opening Reception & Curator Talk

An opening reception and curator talk tied to the \"Where the Wild Things Are,\" exhibit at the Figge Art Museum is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Figge assistant curator Vanessa Sage will introduce the exhibit, which honors the memory and work of author Maurice Sendak. Admission is free. 

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Maybe it\u2019s strange to walk into a stranger\u2019s house and sit in their living room with a bunch of other strangers and listen to music.\u00a0

Well, nobody here seems to think so.

After following printed-out signs saying \u201cCome on in,\u201d and funneling into the room, myself and about 30 other people had staked our spots on couches and fold-out chairs and pillows. We found koozies for beers in the kitchen and made small talk about finding the house OK. I wondered out loud how different a show like this could be from the other shows I frequented at coffee shops or bars or local venues or even watching a favorite artist on YouTube.

And, then, I returned to my pillow seat. The artist\u00a0\u2014 Julia Nunes\u00a0\u2014 walked downstairs and took her seat in front of the mantel, which the hosts had decorated with string lights and a framed Julia Nunes show poster and a wooden block inscribed with, \u201cDavenport, Iowa.\u201d

Julia grabbed her ukulele for a quick tune-up and waved to the faces she recognized spread out around the room. The show was about to start.

'They're not keggers'

I had never been to a living room show before, but I had heard about the concept when I interviewed Julia last summer ahead of her show at Baked Beer and Bread Company in the Village of East Davenport. It was the only non-living room show on her tour in support of \u201cSome Feelings,\u201d the album she released in September 2015.

\u201cAt a house show, it\u2019s very unplugged, and you see the faces of everyone in the room,\u201d she told me at the time. \u201cThings get really personal every single time.\u201d

After that show, I followed Julia on Instagram, which I recommend doing if you\u2019re looking for tips on vegan cooking and relationships and meditation and cool dance moves or if you want to hear about her next tour or new songs. Over the past year, I scrolled through photos and videos of dreamy living room shows, which Julia, who is based in Los Angeles, described as \u201cvery, very intimate\u201d and \u201cpart concert, part self-care workshop.\u201d

\u201cLiving room shows are just like 50 people hanging out in a room together and I happen to be leading that hang sesh (session),\u201d Julia said in a Fuse video interview I found on YouTube.

Julia first performed in Davenport during River Roots Live in 2012 a few years after getting her break opening up for Ben Folds. She returned here in 2013 to play a living room show at Kyle and Mo Carter\u2019s house.

About a month ago, I got a message from Kyle Carter saying something like, \u201cShe\u2019s coming back to our living room!\u201d

After snagging a ticket, I got an email with the hosts\u2019 address and instructions to show up by 7:45 p.m. and bring a pillow to sit on. I then read up on Undertow Music, the company that artists like Julia work with to put on these house shows. (Head\u2019s up: Jason Narducy will be playing a living room show in Rock Island on July 22).

On its website, the company, which is based in Champaign, Illinois, stresses that these shows are not parties. The website also says things like this: \u201cBy purchasing tickets you understand and agree that you attend a living room show at your own risk.\u201d

I had more questions, so I called up Jayne Ballantyne, a living room show coordinator for Undertow Music. She has worked there for four years and the living room shows have been happening for about six.

\u201cIt\u2019s kind of amazing that people throw their money at us and all we give them is a zip code at first,\u201d Ballantyne said. \u201cThat\u2019s a lot of trust.\u201d

Ballantyne also said this: \u201cWe\u2019re really good at doing these and finding safe, comfortable spaces.\u201d

Undertow started coordinating living room shows to \u201cmake it as easy as possible for the artists to make money and have a good show.\u201d

\u201cAt venues, some people go there just to drink as opposed to going to see the artist,\u201d she said. \u201cWith this, you eliminate that excess noise. As an artist, you show up, you tune and you play to a captive audience. The people who are there really want to be there.\u201d

Ballantyne is quick to compare these shows to Tupperware parties or graduation parties, \u201cexcept people are also playing quiet music.\u201d

\u201cThey\u2019re not keggers,\u201d she said.

'You can't recreate that'

After playing her first tune for this living room, Julia made an announcement: \u201cI know a lot of you are sitting cross-legged and if you do that for too long, your legs are going to fall asleep.\u201d

She encouraged everyone to move around when they needed and stretch, \u201clike you would do if we were all just hanging out,\u201d she said.

And you know what? That\u2019s what it started to feel like.

I didn\u2019t measure it, but I sat probably less than three feet from Julia and her bandmate, Chase Burnett. They didn\u2019t use microphones or plug anything in. I took out my phone a couple times to take videos; but other than that, I forgot about any text messages or social media I could be checking.

\u201cI really think it\u2019s good for us to acknowledge our feelings,\u201d Julia said, in between songs. \u201cThat\u2019s a lot of why I write music.\u201d

I looked around at the mix of strangers and acquaintances and friends around me, and I saw people singing along and holding hands and smile-staring at Julia and, during the lyrics with extra feelings, I noticed a few tears.

During a short Q&A, people asked Julia about her musical influences and what songs she wants to cover and how she finds contentment. Julia answered it all and talked about why she doesn\u2019t remember birthdays and breakups and what she listened to on the drive here from St. Louis.

Those are the kind of moments that likely wouldn\u2019t be possible\u00a0\u2014 or as audible\u2014\u00a0at a bar or a venue. You can't hide from whatever the artist is singing or saying or feeling.\u00a0

\u201cThe intimacy you feel with the artist right in front of you,\u201d Kyle Carter said after the show. \u201cYou can\u2019t recreate that.\u201d

That\u2019s why Rosie Nelson, who attended Julia\u2019s living room show in Davenport in 2013, signed up to host concerts at her house via HomeDitty.com. Through that site, Nelson picked from a network of bands who want to play house shows. Her first one, a private concert featuring Missouri-based band The Center State, is on Saturday.

\u201cI really like the intimate feel of it,\u201d Nelson said. \u201cAt a bar, you got the drinks and people who are talking and the band doesn\u2019t get the attention they deserve. At a living room show, the band is the center of the engagement. We\u2019re not there to party. We\u2019re there to see them.\u201d

Before going to my first living room show, Ballantyne prepped me with these words: \u201cLiving room shows are kind of incredible. I work with them all day and even when I get burnt out from work, I go out of my way to go to a living room show. It recharges me. You get to close the world out for a while.\u201d

I have to agree. When Julia was done playing, she gave out hugs and posed for iPhone selfies and pictures with her Polaroid camera. I got to share some chips and salsa with her and tell her \u201cthank you\u201d for writing and playing awesome music.\u00a0

I understood for myself what was so special about these living room shows. It's not something you can really grasp via Instagram, even though I plan on posting one of my videos of Julia, or by hearing about it second-hand. You'll just to have to find a nearby show and a comfy pillow and see for yourself.\u00a0

Before Julia\u2019s first song of the night, she asked the crowd who had seen her before. I\u2019d say more than half raised their hands. That included people who had walked over from a house down the street and four teenagers who drove in earlier that day from Chicago.

\u201cYou\u2019re from Chicago? I\u2019m going to be there soon, so, I\u2019m sorry you had to make the drive,\u201d Julia said.

\u201cWe\u2019ll see you then, too,\u201d one of them said. \u201cDon\u2019t worry.\u201d

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It's Craft Beer Week, a week-long celebration presented by the\u00a0Brewers Association\u2019s Craft Beer Program.\u00a0

There are plenty of ways to get in on the festivities in the Quad-Cities. That includes trying out Crawford Brew Works, the microbrewery that opened on Friday at\u00a03659 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, as well as the other dozen or so nano- or micro-breweries in the Quad-City area between Muscatine, Iowa, and Geneseo, Illinois. If you need a reminder of where all the breweries are, check out our Q-C brewery map attached to this story online. Area breweries are hosting events this week, like Great River Brewery's ongoing Wax Wednesday's and Radicle Effect Brewerks' annual Quad-Cities Tap Takeover, which is held each year during Craft Beer Week.\u00a0

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Kinda Kolsch-ish, a light German ale, is seen freshly poured on the bar at Crawford Brew Works, which opened on Friday in Bettendorf.\u00a0

Read on for more ways to celebrate Craft Beer Week and for other fun foodie things to do.

1. Wax Wednesday

Great River Brewery tapped its Strawberry Blonde on Saturday and you can taste the seasonal brew during Wax Wednesday, a weekly event in which a variety of records are spun (via the\u00a0River Music Experience) on the patio. It's set for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Great River Brewery,\u00a0332 E. 2nd St., Davenport.\u00a0

2. S'mores bar Wednesdays

Baked on Tap, the taproom next door to Baked Beer and Bread Company, is hosting a new event dubbed S'mores Bar Wednesday. Make your own s'more with ingredients like homemade marshmallows, peanut butter cups, Oreos, chocolate bars, toffee, caramels and more. The s'mores bar will be ready starting at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at Baked on Tap,\u00a01117 Mound St., Davenport.

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Baked on Tap, the taproom accompanying Baked Beer & Bread Company, will hold its grand opening celebrations this weekend.\u00a0

3. Quad-Cities Tap Takeover

The fifth annual Quad-Cities Tap Takeover is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Radicle Effect Brewerks,\u00a01340 31st St., Rock Island. During this event, held in celebration of Craft Beer Week, Radicle Effect opens its\u00a0draft lines to locally-brewed beers. Kegs get tapped at 6 p.m. Breweries such as Bent River, Great River, and Lionstone will represented here as well as other \"surprises.\"\u00a0

4. LPs & Libations

Spend your Friday night at the Davenport Public Library for a new event: LPs and Libations. At this free after-hours event, attendees can taste samples of local beer, wine, and other local products while discovering the free resources, services, and programs available at the Davenport Public Library, 321 N. Main St., Davenport. Plus, records will be spun thanks to Ragged Records. LPs and Libations is set for 6 p.m. Friday. For more info and to register, visit\u00a0davenportlibrary.com.

5. Wine Festival Wine Tasting

The third part of St. Ambrose University's 2018 Wine Festival is a wine tasting set for 3-6 p.m. Saturday on campus. The Wine Festival's trio of events provide funds for student scholarships. The cost for the wine tasting is $45 per person in advance or $50 at the door. During the tasting, 180 wines from around the world and culinary highlights from a number of area restaurants will be available. For more info, visit\u00a0sau.edu/alumni/special-events/wine-festival.

6. Oreo stacking contest

This might not have anything to do with Craft Beer Week, but it sounds pretty fun. The Hy-Vee at\u00a02351 W. Locust St., Davenport, is hosting an Oreo stacking contest for kids up to the age of 12. The contest starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.\u00a0

7. Tapping at WAKE\u00a0

WAKE Brewing, the brewery at\u00a02529 5th Ave., Rock Island, is releasing its Going Clear IPA starting at 4 p.m. Friday. Floyd's Burgers, a food truck offering a variety of burgers, will be set up outside the brewery.\u00a0

8. Firkin Fridays at Bent River

Firkin Fridays are back for the month of May at Bent River Brewing Company in Moline. Throughout the month, four unique flavors of the Imperial Stout will be available. This week, Bent River will feature an Iced Coffee with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Imperial Stout. It taps at 4 p.m. Friday at\u00a01413 5th Ave., Moline.

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1. Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are hitting the road together this month for a short-run tour. The rock bands previously co-headlined a massive arena tour in 2016. The groups will perform this weekend at the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, with special guest include Starset and Bad Wolves. Tickets, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, are available at Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 and the TaxSlayer Center Box Office.

6 p.m. Friday, TaxSlayer Center, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50

2. Justin Townes Earle at Codfish Hollow

'Tis the season for Codfish Hollow shows. Start off your week by seeing country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle at Codfish Hollow, the barn/music venue in Maquoketa, Iowa. The musician kicked off his month-long solo tour last week. Special guests include Blake Brown and the Driftless Sisters. For tickets and more info, visit codfishhollowbarnstormers.com

8 p.m Monday, Codfish Hollow, $25

3. Traveller at Codfish Hollow

Also at Codfish Hollow this week is a show featuring country/Americana trio Traveller, a group formed by solo artists Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel. This super group of friends/songwriters just released its debut album, called \"Western Movies\" and have only a handful of shows planned so far. Openers include Izaak Opatz and Dusk. For tickets and more info, visit codfishhollowbarnstormers.com

8 p.m. Wednesday, Codfish Hollow, $20-$25

4. OHME at Daytrotter

See OHMME, an experimental musical duo made up of Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham, this week at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. Special guests Subatlantic, Honeycreeper and Haunter will open up the show. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more info, visit daytrotter.com

7 p.m. Friday, Daytrotter, $8-$10

5. 'The Colorful World of Carousels'

Step inside \"The Colorful World of Carousels,\" the new exhibit that opened Sunday and runs through Oct. 21 at the German American Heritage Center. The exhibit features pieces crafted by the world-renowned Dentzel Company and Charles Looff Company. The center's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 5-17 years and is free for children younger than 5 years and members.

Open now, German American Heritage Center, $3-$5

6. LPs & Libations

Check out a new event at the Davenport Public Library: LPs and Libations. At this free after-hours event, attendees can taste samples of local beer, wine, and other local products while discovering the free resources, services, and programs available at the Davenport Public Library, 321 N. Main St., Davenport. Plus, records will be spun thanks to Ragged Records. For more info, visit davenportlibrary.com.

6 p.m. Friday, Davenport Public Library. Free admission\u00a0

7. Charly Bliss at the Raccoon Motel

New York City-based band Charly Bliss will perform Tuesday with opener Skating Polly at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For tickets, $12, visit raccoonmotel.com.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Raccoon Motel, $12

8. Magic show at Circa\u00a0

Quad-City magician David Casas is set to perform on Friday at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Tickets may be reserved at the Circa '21 ticket office, 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island, or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.

6 p.m. Friday, Circa '21, $18-$20

9. Johnny Cash tribute

Also at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse this week are\u00a0 two chances to see \u201cMan In Black: The Music of Johnny Cash\u201d on Thursday. For the matinee performance, doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at noon and the show starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $46.73. For the evening performance, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Reservations for either show may be made at the Circa '21 ticket office, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.

1 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Circa '21, $46.73 and $25-$30

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Some may have been sipping something at a craft brewery and wondered, \u2018How did this beer get made, anyway?\u201d

At Crawford Brew Works, the latest microbrewery to land in the Quad-Cities and the second to open in Bettendorf, the answer is always on display.

Inside the 3,500-square foot industrial-looking brewpub at 3659 Devils Glen Road, which opens to the public at 2 p.m. Friday, there\u2019s no wall or window dividing the 15-barrel brewing system from the taproom. To the left of silver fermentation tanks, a colorful chalk-drawn diagram details \u201cthe brewing process.\u201d

The owners of Crawford Brew Works didn\u2019t want any part of the beer-making to be left behind-the-scenes.

The brewery features equipment made by Crawford Company, a Rock Island-based company founded in 1952 that got into manufacturing brewing equipment about seven years ago.

Ian Frink, a co-owner of Crawford Company and Crawford Brew Works, said the brewing system will serve as a showroom and training center for Crawford\u2019s equipment.

\u201cWe\u2019ve helped fill a niche in the market,\u201d Frink said. \u201cThe craft beer scene here has taken off.\u201d

Crawford Company has supplied brewing equipment for breweries around the country and in the Quad-Cities, including Front Street Brewery in Davenport, Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire and Wake Brewing in Rock Island.

The brewery\u2019s five owners include three Crawford Company staffers\u00a0\u2014 Ian Frink, Adam Isaacson and Keith Gerks\u00a0\u2014 as well as Bob Frink, who retired as president of the company in March 2017. The other owner is Bruce Grell, who relocated his Healthy Habits Bicycle Shop to share a building with Crawford Brew Works.

\u201cWe wanted to have something iconic in the area,\u201d Gerks said of the brewing system\u2019s spotlight-like placement. \u201cIt\u2019s something that stands out.\u201d

\u201cUsually people who go to craft breweries like this enjoy that they can be part of the process,\u201d Isaacson added. \u201cThat\u2019s a huge part of the appeal, as opposed to \u2018Give me a Bud Light and I don\u2019t care where they made it.\u201d Here, you can have the beer, see where it was made and meet the guy who made it.\u201d

The next-door Healthy Habits, which closed its former spot at 3441 Devils Glen Road on Thursday, will also open Friday. Patrons of Crawford Brew Works are welcome to take their beers over to the bike shop\u00a0\u2014 walking through a door that adjoins the businesses\u00a0\u2014 to peruse an array of bicycles or watch repairs.

The bike shop\u2019s new location is a fitting one. It\u2019s right off of the Duck Creek Parkway Trail, a hard-surfaced trail that runs through Davenport and Bettendorf.

\u201cIt doesn\u2019t suck,\u201d Grell said.

\u201cThere\u2019s a whole cycling subculture that revolves around biking from brewery to brewery,\u201d Grell added, referencing last weekend\u2019s Tour De Brew Q-C. \u201cThat\u2019s something people are really embracing, so this is just perfect.\u201d

Crawford Brew Works, which with its outdoor patio has a capacity of about 150 people, joins 13 nano- or micro-breweries in the Quad-City area between Muscatine, Iowa, and Geneseo, Illinois.

Most recently, Five Cities Brewing opened\u00a0on April 9 at\u00a02255 Falcon Ave., Bettendorf.\u00a0

Grell said Crawford Brew Works is providing local beer in \"an under-served market.\"\u00a0

\u201cIn Bettendorf, there were no breweries before,\u201d Grell said.\u00a0

That opportunity prompted Scot Schaar to leave his job of six years as a distiller at the Mississippi River Distilling Company, LeClaire, to join Crawford Brew Works as its head brewer.

\u201cI was perfectly happy working down there,\u201d\u00a0Schaar said. \u201cThis was my chance to make my own recipes and prove to myself that I can brew on a bigger level.\u201d

For opening weekend, five of his craft beers will be on tap.\u00a0

\"I'm excited,\" he said. \"And terrified.\"\u00a0

Photos: Crawford Brew Works to open in Bettendorf Friday

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Some may have been sipping something at a craft brewery and wondered, \u2018How did this beer get made, anyway?\u201d

At Crawford Brew Works, the latest microbrewery to land in the Quad-Cities and the second to open in Bettendorf, the answer is always on display.

Inside the 3,500-square foot industrial-looking brewpub at 3659 Devils Glen Road, which opened May 11, there\u2019s no wall or window dividing the 15-barrel brewing system from the taproom. To the left of silver fermentation tanks, a colorful chalk-drawn diagram details \u201cthe brewing process.\u201d

The owners of Crawford Brew Works didn\u2019t want any part of the beer-making to be left behind-the-scenes.

The brewery features equipment made by Crawford Company, a Rock Island-based company founded in 1952 that got into manufacturing brewing equipment about seven years ago.

Ian Frink, a co-owner of Crawford Company and Crawford Brew Works, said the brewing system will serve as a showroom and training center for Crawford\u2019s equipment.

\u201cWe\u2019ve helped fill a niche in the market,\u201d Frink said. \u201cThe craft beer scene here has taken off.\u201d

Crawford Company has supplied brewing equipment for breweries around the country and in the Quad-Cities, including Front Street Brewery in Davenport, Green Tree Brewery in LeClaire and Wake Brewing in Rock Island.

The brewery\u2019s five owners include three Crawford Company staffers\u00a0\u2014 Ian Frink, Adam Isaacson and Keith Gerks\u00a0\u2014 as well as Bob Frink, who retired as president of the company in March 2017. The other owner is Bruce Grell, who relocated his Healthy Habits Bicycle Shop to share a building with Crawford Brew Works.

Scot Schaar left his job of six years as a distiller at the Mississippi River Distilling Company, LeClaire, to join Crawford Brew Works as its head brewer.

\u201cI was perfectly happy working down there,\u201d\u00a0Schaar said. \u201cThis was my chance to make my own recipes and prove to myself that I can brew on a bigger level.\u201d

For opening weekend, five of his craft beers will be on tap.\u00a0

\"I'm excited,\" he said. \"And terrified.\"\u00a0

Photos: Crawford Brew Works to open in Bettendorf Friday

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