Celtic Night Out: 6 pm, July  20, 2024, Riverfront GrilleCeltic Night Out promo

Informal summer gathering with musical entertainment, refreshments, haggis, and cash bar. Party along the lovely Rock River with us!
Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres buffet and haggis, bagpipe & drums performance by Black Hawk Pipe Band, and Irish/Scottish tunes by Eastern Iowa's Blame Not the Bard. Cash bar. 
$30 when paid by July 10. $10 for children 12 and under, in advance or at door.
$35 at door, cash or credit. Reserve early and save!
Pay Online with Eventbrite (fees apply): Our new ticketing site for credit or debit card payments. To purchase tickets online, visit our Eventbrite Celtic Night Out page.  
Pay by Check (no fees): Mail to Scottish American Society of the Quad Cities, P.O. Box 132, Moline, IL 61266. Make checks payable to SASQC or Scottish American Society. For best results, post your payment no later than July 6. Mail is moving slower these days.
About our entertainment: Though they started as an Irish band, Blame Not the Bard has also learned some Scots' tunes after 2 years of playing for us! They have shared festival line-ups with the likes of Gaelic Storm, Scythian, Talisk, Aoife Scott, The Dublin City Ramblers, The Elders, The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Jig Jam, and the High Kings.

Black Hawk Pipes and Drums began in 2000 under the initial sponsorship of the Scottish American Society of the Quad Cities. BHP&D are a non-competition band that's often seen performing in parades, ceremonies, performances, and for parties like ours. Their music consists of many of the traditional 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8 marches along with their own mixture of reels, jigs, hornpipes, strathspeys, and slow airs. If you're interested in lessons, we encourage you to reach out to them! 

New Event! Bus Trip: Saturday, August 31 to Wisconsin Highland Games

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Join the Scottish-American Society of the Quad Cities on a day trip! Held on Labor Day weekend, The Wisconsin Highland Games preserve the traditional arts, crafts, culture, heritage and traditions of the British Isles. Your reservation includes a seat on a Tri-State Travel motorcoach and day admission for ages 13 and up. (Children 12 and under are admitted to the Games at no charge.) Our bus holds 55. Paid reservations are due by August 16. 

  • SAS member rate: $80 
  • Non-members: $90 
  • Children 12 and under: $60 

We leave the Quad Cities at 7 am, with one rest stop on the way. Our bus will arrive at the Games around 10 am, in time for piping, heavy athletics, and Highland dancing competitions. Numerous exhibition and entertainment events in the clan tent area, dog herding, etc. For details, see the event's schedule page https://www.wisconsinscottish.org/schedule

Remember, we need your paid reservation by August 16. Earlier is better!

Use our EventBrite page to pay by debit or credit card (Eventbrite fees apply.) 
To pay by check (no fees), download the registration form. Send it and your check to:Scottish-American Society, P. O. Box 132, Moline, IL 61266.

For questions, contact Gale Hoff at the linked email or call (563) 210-1591