The Hot Rods

Do you remember cruising "The Ones"?

You'll never forget rockin' with The Hotrods.

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About Us

We play the most memorable music of all time the fabulous fifties, the first generation of rock and roll: Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Bill Haley & his Comets, Richie Valens, Dion, The Diamonds, and the hits keep coming. We also salute the sixties with The Beatles, Temptations, Roy Orbison, The Beachboys, Elvis, The Ventures, and the hits just keep coming. But more than that, we also play the superb 70's with songs by , Eagles, Eddie Money, Journey, Doobie Brothers. Atlanta Rhythm Section, again, the hits still keep coming.​ You may be asking, Who is the guy in the photo next to John, with purple diamonds on his shirt? That is Jeff Dolan of The Diamonds. We have, for many years, opened and closed for the Diamonds at the Mississippi Valley Fair Oldies Tent. We caught this photo when we went into "two tickets to paradise" by Eddie Money, and Jeff couldn't contain himself. So he came up on stage and sang it with us. ​

Shows

Date Time Location Notes
June 22 7:00 pm Lincoln Park, Rock Island Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00. Always a fun evening in the park. The weather man says, we might get a break from the summer heat. Sounds like a great night for dancing. We hope you join us.
July 6 6:00 pm Tunes in Town, Lincoln Park in Dewitt IA. aka water tower park Tuesday from 6 to 9pm. This is a classic car cruise in sponsored by Thiel Motors, with great food vendors, & music by your favorite band out of Argo, IA.
July 19 6:30 pm Stephen's Square, 18th Street & 6th Ave, Moline Il. Monday Night in Moline. 6:30 to 8:30, These summertime concerts are always free, and they are always a rockin' good time.
August 3 6:00 pm The Great Mississippi Valley Fair, in the Kimberly Car City Oldies tent. Northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Shows at 6 & 10 pm We have been blessed for many years to be able to open and close the show for The Diamonds. Thanks to all who requested The Hotrods!
August 4 6:00 pm The Great Mississippi Valley Fair, in the Kimberly Car City Oldies tent. Northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Shows at 6 & 10 pm We love playing at the fair. We hope to see you there!
August 5 6:00 pm Mississippi Valley Fair, in the Kimberly Car City Oldies tent, Northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Shows at 6 & 10 pm. The Oldies tent will be rockin' thru Saturday night. But don't wait, come on out!
August 6 6:00 pm Mississippi Valley Fair, in the Kimberly Car City Oldies tent, Northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Shows at 6 & 10 pm. Whaaat? You haven't been to the fair yet this year? Come on, get up offa that thing. We would really love to see you there!
August 7 6:00 pm The Great Mississippi Valley Fair, in the Kimberly Car City Oldies tent. Northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Shows at 6 & 10 pm Saturday night, Our tent is the one that rocks all night! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who requested The Hotrods.
August 13 8:30 pm Riverside Casino, 3184 Hwy 22, Riverside, IA 52327 Friday night at Riverside. 8:30 to midnight. Hope to see you there.
September 18 7:00 pm Lakeside Ballroom, 1202 N. 4th Street, Guttenberg, IA. Car Cruise Dance, this one is always a good time, with cool cars, great food, and a fun crowd. We hope to see you there!

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