One of the most iconic festivals in the Quad Cities Area is once again upon us. It’s time for some jazz!

Bix Beiderbecke was a musical genius from our very own city of Davenport. He was a famous jazz cornetist pianist and composer. The annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival is not only a celebration of his accomplishments but a way to keep the genre alive.

The 47th Annual Bix Festival has a new location! The festival will be held once again at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport (7077 Elmore Ave) in the Event Center. World-class jazz bands will charm you while dancers twirl and swing! A pleasant mix of traditional and “newer” jazz will be enjoyed by attendees.

In addition to live music at Rhythm City Casino (schedule can be found at https://www.bixsociety.org/docs/2018%20Bix%20Fest%20Band%20Schedule.pdf) events will be taking place at the Bix Museum, Putnam Museum and more! Check out some of these exciting events planned for the week:

Aug 1                   6 p.m.                 Free Concert at Grumpy’s Saloon

Performance by “Andy Schumm and His Gang”

 

Aug 2                   3 p.m.                 Bix Fest Kickoff at Putnam Museum

Performance by “Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers”

 

Aug 3                  9:15 a.m.            Free Tour of the Bix Museum

Free transportation leaving from Rhythm City Casino

 

Aug 4                   10 a.m.               Graveside Event at Oakdale Memorial Gardens

Performance by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers

 

Aug 4                   4:30-5:30 p.m.  Youth Band Clinic at Rhythm City Casino

 

Aug 5                   8:30 a.m.            Jazz Services at First Presbyterian Church

Services at 8:30 am & 10:30 am

 

Aug 5                   5-8 p.m.              Knoxville Tap

Call 563-650-3403 for reservations and cost.

 

If you are interested in booking a room at the Rhythm City Casino Resort, you can also ask for the ‘Bix Fest Group Rate’. Make reservations by calling (563) 328-8000. Restaurants, shopping and fun are all nearby the venue.

For more information and ticket purchases, visit https://www.bixsociety.org.

Don’t miss this three-day party of jazz music while celebrating a Quad Cities icon!

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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.