The Bix is back.

That’s right, everyone’s favorite annual ode to the Quad-Cities’ favorite jazz musician son is once more filling Davenport with the sounds of Dixieland jazz.

The Bix Beiderbecke 2016 Jazz Festival will be held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center and the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Call now to reserve your room for the event! The Isle is just a few minutes away from the historic LeClaire Park Bandshell and other Bix related sites in Davenport. Join us for a fantastic week of celebrating Bix and the 45th Annual Bix

Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival on August 4 – 6, 2016.

Looking to plan your Bix festivities? Here’s the full schedule of events!

THURSDAY – PUTNAM MUSEUM
3:00pm – Randy Sandke & Dick Hyman

THURSDAY – WATERFRONT CENTER
6:00pm – Bix Youth Jazz Band
7:00pm – Basin Street Boys
8:00pm – Memphis Speed Kings

FRIDAY

WATERFRONT CENTER
Noon Dave Bennett Quartet
1:00pm Randy Sandke & Dick Hyman
2:00pm Lakeshore Syncopators
3:00pm Rock Island Roustabouts
4:00pm Dan Levinson’s Six Shades of Bix
6:00pm Dick Hyman
7:00pm Dan Levinson’s Six Shades of Bix
8:00pm Rock Island Roustabouts
9:00pm Dave Bennett Quartet
10:00pm Lakeshore Syncopators

LECLAIRE PARK
6 p.m. Bix Youth Jazz Band
7 p.m. Tony Hamilton Orch
8 p.m. Basin Street Boys
9 p.m. KIX Orchestra
10 p.m. KIX Orchestra

SATURDAY

WATERFRONT CENTER
Noon Bix Youth Jazz Band
1:00pm Dick Hyman
2:00pm The Graystone Monarchs
3:00pm Dave Bennett Quartet
4:00pm Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers
6:00pm Dick Hyman & Randy Sandke
7:00pm Miss Jubilee & Her Humdingers
8:00pm Dan Levinson’s Six Shades of Bix
9 p.m. Rock Island Roustabouts
10 p.m. The Graystone Monarchs

ISLE BALLROOM
Noon Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers
1 p.m. Lakeshore Syncopators
2 p.m. Miss Jubilee & Her Humdingers
3 p.m. Rock Island Roustabouts
4 p.m. Dan Levinson’s Six Shades of Bix
6 p.m. Bix Youth Jazz Band
7 p.m. Lakeshore Syncopators
8 p.m. Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers
9 p.m. Miss Jubilee & Her Humdingers
10 p.m. Dave Bennett Quartet

LECLAIRE PARK
6 p.m. Josh Duffee Orchestra
7 p.m. Ron Tegeler Trio
8 p.m. Jim Valentine Band
9 p.m. River City 6
10 p.m. River City 6

SPECIAL EVENT:
SATURDAY LONE WOLF STAGE, ISLE CASINO
9 p.m. Dave Bennett Quartet
10:00pm Miss Jubilee & Her Humdingers

For more information on the Bix, check out www.bixsociety.org.

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.