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As Winter Looms, RME Tunes Up New Curbside Carols to Warm Hearts

November 14th, 2020

As the weather has turned colder, the River Music Experience is working to warm some hearts, building on the success of its 2020 Curbside Concerts by launching holiday Curbside Carols for December. Executive director Tyson Danner said Friday there have been nearly 200 curbside concerts since the spring, where local musicians went out to private homes and neighborhoods in the area (within a 10-mile radius of RME in downtown Davenport) and played for about a half hour, for a suggested donation of $60. That will return next spring, because they don’t want to do any indoor performances yet, he said.... Read More

Hear Some Awesome Music Online In J.A.M. Sessions With Byron “BK” Davis

November 6th, 2020

Joy Avenue Media and the River Music Experience presents J.A.M. SESSIONS – local bands, live in real time from the JAM studio. J.A.M. Sessions will feature Byron “BK” Davis this Saturday Nov 7 at 7 p.m. River Music Experience has partnered with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community. Tips and donations are encouraged to the band help cover production costs. Tune in on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joyavenuemedia To view past streams, like and subscribe to the Joy Avenue... Read More

Davenport’s River Music Experiences Offers A JAM With Grateful Dead Tribute Virtually

October 23rd, 2020

Joy Avenue Media and the River Music Experience present J.A.M. SESSIONS – local bands, live in real time from the JAM studio. J.A.M. Session, featuring Winterland, will take place this Saturday Oct 24 at 7 p.m. on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook Page. River Music Experience is partnering with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community. Tips and donations to the band help cover production costs. Tune in on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joyavenuemedia To view past streams, like and... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 18th: Fright Nights, Freaky Fridays, Fair Food and MORE!

October 18th, 2020

Are you feeling the swirls of spookiness in the air? If you’re a lover of all things fall and freaky – there is no shortage of exciting and fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week! QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your... Read More

Bix Beiderbecke Museum Bestows Two New Bix Lives Awards

October 13th, 2020

Josh Duffee and Carol Schaefer are two Davenport men who are passionate about one of Davenport’s most famous natives. They are the newest winners of the Bix Lives award, given each year since 2007 to people who exemplify what it means to keep Bix Beiderbecke’s legacy alive. Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (1903-1931) is a legendary Davenport native, cornetist and pianist for whom an annual jazz festival and three-year-old museum in Davenport are named. The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives (at the lower level of River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets) announced Duffee and Schaefer... Read More

We Need Another Covid Stimulus Bill, For The Sake Of Small Businesses And The Arts

September 30th, 2020

Today, negotiations are set to continue on another covid stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi has said, to her credit, that she doesn’t want Congress to adjourn without another one. And, Steven Mnuchin, also to his credit, has seemed eager to likewise get a deal done. And make no doubt about it, there NEEDS to be another deal. And it NEEDS to get done before Congress goes home for a month for the window dressing of campaigning for votes during a time in which they should be earning them by actually doing something for the people whom they claim to represent. Recent numbers show as many as 60 percent... Read More

River Music Experience Seeks $30,000 in Fall Fundraising Campaign

September 30th, 2020

Don’t expect live concerts back at Davenport’s Redstone Room until next summer. And don’t expect the staff and volunteers at the 16-year-old River Music Experience to sit on their hands until then, either. Even though indoor live music has returned to some bars across the Quad-Cities, theater to Circa ’21 and The Speakeasy in Rock Island, and the Black Box and Spotlight theaters in Moline, and the Quad City Symphony returns this weekend to the Adler in Davenport, RME executive director Tyson Danner doesn’t expect live shows back in the Redstone Room (at 2nd and Main streets in Davenport)... Read More

RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

September 28th, 2020

It’s a challenging year for local restaurants, music venues, and nonprofits. But here’s a chance to support your favorite downtown Moline establishments, and support RME’s mission of music in our community! Thanks to the generosity of Bad Boyz Moline and Galena Brewing Company, RME will present an outdoor concert for the two neighbor businesses in downtown Moline. Each has a perfect outdoor patio to enjoy some food and beers, safely social distance, and enjoy some live music. 5:00-6:00 – Alan Sweet 6:30-7:30 – TBD Donations made to RME at this event will support educational and... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

September 28th, 2020

Twenty-seven nonprofits were awarded just over $470,000 in grants from the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Coordinated Field of Interest Grant Program. The grant program includes awards from 10 funds made possible by donors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Nine of the organizations received grants that will be awarded for two consecutive years. “It is always a great day at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, especially when we get to see the tremendous impact donor contributions have on nonprofits in our region who are engaging in work—from the arts to basic human needs,” said... Read More

Seeking Quad-Cities Musicians! Third Round of QC Beats Starting Up in October

September 18th, 2020

The next round of QC Beats, a local online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from Quad-Cities musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created in early 2019 to showcase original music from Quad-City musicians. “Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community,” according to a Davenport library release. “QC Beats will also help support... Read More

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