(Update 7/19/12: Joe Nobiling, playing the fiddle, and Howard Hilliard, on the bodhran, will be playing folk and Irish tunes from 9:30-11:00 on Saturday! This will be the last tying session at least until the end of August. Come on out!....7/21/12: formally, 3 musicians & family members and 5 tiers did their thing and had fun at the shop. Someday I suspect a little dancing will happen there as well. Thanks for coming out, drinking, eating, tying and playing/listening to the folk tunes!)
We'll be tying flies this Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Java Java, located at 836 E. River Drive, Davenport, IA. Tying will start at 9:15-ish and last until at least 11 or noon. As many know, part of the road is closed. A detour is posted and the city has placed signs directing customers to the coffee shop. The detour route I take adds under 3 minutes to my usual drive. Directions are posted below as well. Don't forget that the Farmer's Market is also going on!
Local musician, Joe Nobiling, was kind enough to approach shop co-owner, Daron, about playing a benefit for them. As folks can guess, the at least 2 month (so far) road closure has slowed business at the cafe. I think I'm not the only one who is a repeat customer d/t not only great drinks and food but also because of the very personable folks who create those drinks. Come on out & learn to tie a fly... &/or listen to music provided by some great local musicians! But don't forget to at least buy a coffee or a latte!!
I still need to get confirmations on the music and will post any updates to this very post. They generally play folk/Irish tunes. A time that musicians would start arriving will also be posted.
My DETOUR DIRECTIONS: Heading from Bettendorf on East River drive, right on Bridge Ave, continue uphill & follow detour sign, left on East 10th St. Then, I go left on Oneida down the hill and take a right on the alley behind Wonder Bread just past Charlotte St. At the end of the alley, cross the street and keep going straight into the next alley. Go left on Tremont, go down the hill and just past the light blue house is Java Java. 2 min 30 sec.