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.Celebrate the Man Behind the Name at 47th Bix Jazz Festival

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 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

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

Celebrate the Man Behind the Name at 47th Bix Jazz Festival
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.
Celebrate the Man Behind the Name at 47th Bix Jazz Festival

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