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Quad-Cities’ Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Goes Virtual This Year

June 8th, 2020

Joining the cavalcade of Quad-Cities cultural offerings impacted by Covid-19, the 49th-annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport also is moving online this year, July 31 and Aug. 1. It had been scheduled for the Rhythm City Casino Event Center in Davenport, but bands this time will record videos that can be seen for free, said Steve Trainor, Bix Society board president. “I think the majority of the board of directors of the Bix Jazz Society had felt, almost from the beginning that this was not going to be your typical year,” he said Monday. “And like everyone else, the more... Read More

Bid Happy Birthday To A Q-C Jazz Legend

March 9th, 2017

One of the greatest legends to ever hail from the Quad Cities was a jazz artist and musical genius. That’s right, none other than the infamous Bix Beiderbecke. And it’s time to celebrate his birthday! The Bix Society is holding their annual Bix Birthday Bash on March 10 at Rhythm City Casino (7077 Elmore Ave Davenport). The celebration goes from 5-9pm with a $10 admission to help raise money for their Youth Education program. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dancing shoes, but feel free to grab your flapper dresses and suits and ties to recreate your best roaring 20’s attire. If you... Read More