Quad -City Music Guild1584 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
History:Quad-City Music Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality musical entertainment in the Quad Cities. For the Guild, the 2010 schedule will mark the 62nd season of presenting productions in Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline.Formed in 1949, the Guild was the brainchild of area residents with the idea of creating a forum in which local talent could perform.Founders of the organization, all now deceased, were Dr. Frederick J. Swanson, music director, E.E. Bartlett, dramatics coach, Dr. John C. Johnson, production coordinator, Earl H. Beling, first Guild president, and H.L. (Roy) Holst of the Moline High Twelve Club, the Guilds sponsor during the early years.To date, Quad-City Music Guild producers and directors have utilized the skills of over 15,000 participants. To paraphrase a page from The Vagabond King program (1950), "The actors, the actresses, the members of the ensemble on the stage,... the men and women backstage, in the orchestra, and those who have worked for many months on the multitude of details... these are your neighbors and friends."In June 2000, Quad-City Music Guild completed a $1.4 million renovation of the theater. The project included: a new 4800 square foot lobby, new restrooms, handicapped accessible parking, a new roof, new maintenance free exterior, a new ticket office, a new concessions area, air conditioning and heating, and reupholstered/restored seating.The complete project was met with great enthusiasm from our patrons. All of our 2000 productions were complete sellouts.