Holiday Pops changes venues, crosses the river

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The Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra announced that the Holiday Pops concert be changing venues this year.

The concert, which is usually held at the i-Wireless Center in Moline, will be at the Adler theater in Davenport with three different show times.

For Holiday Pops tickets and showtimes, click here.

Sara Morby, Director of Marketing for the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, said the move will make it easier for families with young children to attend the concerts.

"We've already had a lot of calls from patrons who are very excited to be able to pick between three different showtimes. It's a little bit more convenient to their schedule, especially during the holiday season," said Morby.

"We're also able to bring the orchestra back to the Adler theater and that's a natural venue for them, they will sound fantastic," Morby said.

The change in venue will coincide with the Festival of Trees that same week, which is held in the River Center right next to the Adler Theater.

For Festival of Trees tickets and events calendar, click here.

"Having it at the Adler brings people downtown Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening for their three concerts. The Adler holds 2,400 people each time so we think that's great," said Carmen Darland, CEO of the Quad Cities Arts.

Darland said the Quad Cities Arts is working with the symphony to sell tickets to both events in a bundled pack.

The lighting of John Deere Commons in Moline will still continue as planned on November 22. The i-Wireless center said there will be a Quad Cities Mallards game an hour after the Lighting of the Commons.