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Photos: First look at Daytrotter, the night club and recording studio


photo by Matthew Terry
All photos by Matthew Terry

Tunde Olaniran, Sister Wife and Lizzo opened the inaugural Daytrotter music festival, Daytrotter Downs, last night in Davenport.

The music continues Thursday with Iowa-born William Elliott Whitmore and John Paul White of the Civil Wars.

Also, don’t miss Wisconsin songwriter J.E. Sunde (formerly of The Daredevil Christopher Wright) and Atlanta folk artist Liza Anne, sharing the bill with Sun Club (and eight other bands!) this Saturday.

Choose your shows wisely and double-check your destination. The fest is running at three venues and some shows are already sold out.

Rapper-turned-singer Olaniran has a day job working for Planned Parenthood in Michigan -- photo by Matthew Terry
Rapper-turned-singer Olaniran has a day job working for Planned Parenthood in Michigan. — photo by Matthew Terry
Tunde Olaniran takes the stage with his dance team -- photo by Matthew Terry
Tunde Olaniran takes the stage with his dance team. — photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter’s new venue was built in the historic Renwick Building -- photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter’s new venue was built in the historic Renwick Building. — photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter sound and stage -- photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter sound and stage — photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter’s studio/night club sat vacant for over a year as their owner, Bill Sagan, haggled over details in the building renovation contract -- photo by Matthew Terry
Daytrotter’s studio/night club sat vacant for over a year as their owner, Bill Sagan, haggled over details in the building renovation contract. — photo by Matthew Terry

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