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Calendar of Events Quincy, Illinois 2015
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Mark Down These Important Dates for Quincy Events in 2015

Here are key dates for some of Quincy's favorite annual events and activities in 2015. 

"The Rock", Jeff Dorsey
"The Rock", Jeff Dorsey

Blues in the District Finale is Tonight

It seems like I just sat down to enjoy the first performance of Blues in the District and here it is the last concert of the season tonight already.  Where does the time go. They say time flies when you are having fun so I guess I shouldn't be surprised the final concert is upon us. 

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Five Fun Things You Can Do for Free in Quincy

When it comes to finding fun things to do, you don't always have to take out a small loan to cover the price of admission, dinner, and incidental expenses. Here are five fun things you can do and places you can visit in Quincy for free! 

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Getty Images

We Are a Mobile Society, So In What State Were You Born?

With the weather as hot as it was over the weekend, it turned out to be a "lost" weekend as far as doing the things I wanted to do. I did manage to make it to Blues in the District Friday night, and while there I ran into a guy from Hannibal who recognized me. Then I met a guy and his wife from Kansas who was there as well. Saturday, I ventured out for dinner and struck up a conversation from some people from Arkansas, Indiana and Florida. Just by chance these occurrences all took place. It almost felt like I was around more "outsiders" than "locals."  It got me to thinking about just how mobile our society is.  

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Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey
Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey

Bluesman Marquise Knox Playing at Blues in the District

The summer tradition of Blues in the District continues tonight when Marquise Knox performs in a free concert at Washington Park. Marquise was born and raised in St. Louis and handles his guitar with the best of them. A guitar he learned to play from his grandmother. With Knox's performance tonight only two more Blues in the District events remain for the summer.

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Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

The King Bees to Perform at Blues in the District

Tomorrow night the second of seven Blues in the District concerts will be held at Washington Park in Quincy this time featuring a local group, The King Bees. For the first time in a long time, The Blues in the District will welcome a Quincy Band which is a testimony to their talent.

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Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey
Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey

Thank God for America, Where Everyone Has an Opinion

Well, it appears that I have hit a nerve in regards to my previous blog about what I consider to be an inappropriate t-shirt worn to Friday's Blues in the District. Since its posting yesterday I have received acceptance and resistance, both of which I had expected.

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Blues in the District,  Jeff Dorsey
Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey

There is NO Place for Obscene T-Shirts at Blues in the District

The Blues in the District has become one of Quincy's more popular events. It is attended by thousands each summer. In the 17 years of its existence people from all over the area bring their lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy some wonderful Blues music and all at absolutely no admission cost.

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Ted Tappe, Facebook
Ted Tappe, Facebook

Rockin Jake at Blues in the District Without Ted Tappe

Fans of the Blues in the District, your wait is over as Rockin' Jake will take to the stage tonight at 5:30 to perform in the first concert of the summer. The District (formerly known as the Historic Quincy Business District) has put together another great lineup this season.  

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The Rock, Jeff Dorsey
The Rock, Jeff Dorsey

2014 Blues in the District Schedule

As the weather warms, I start thinking about sitting next to "My Rock" during Blues in the District in Washington Park. The first performance of the year in what has become a Quincy tradition will be on June 13 .

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