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Summer Camp: On The Road Hits RME This Weekend

January 31st, 2018

Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe will host the biggest music festival in the Midwest this Memorial Day weekend.  That’s right, I’m talking about Summer Fest 2018! If you are getting anxious, don’t fear. The magic of Summer Camp is coming to the QCA this weekend! Summer Camp: On The Road is heading to the River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport) this Friday Feb 2! Summer Camp is visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Four local acts will be competing for a chance to play at the Summer Camp Music Festival in May. The Velies... Read More

Don’t Whine, Wine! At the RME Saturday

January 19th, 2018

Nothing warms you up better on cold winter evening than wine, friends and live music! River Music Experience is hosting their 9th Annual Winter Wine Experience at 7 p.m. this Saturday Jan 20 at RME on the 2nd floor. Whether you prefer white or red, there will be many delicious wines for tasting! Also available will be amazing d’oeuvres, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and live music performed by Kellen Meyers Trio and more! Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For only $250 you can reserve a table for 4 (includes admission). Tickets can be purchased online at http://rivermusicexperience.org/Upcoming-Events/Calendar-of-Events/Winter-Wine-Experience-(1). Winter... Read More

How Good Are You At Music Trivia?

January 12th, 2018

Do you have massive amounts of musical trivia in your memory bank? Wonder if you’ll ever have any use for them? Well here is your chance of a lifetime! The River Music Experience and Mississippi Valley Blues Society have teamed up together to bring you Music Trivia Night! Come test your musical knowledge on Sunday Jan 14 at River Music Experience, located at 129 Main Street Davenport. Doors open at 2 p.m. and questions will begin at 3 p.m. This all ages trivia event will consist of teams with 4-8 people. The cost per person is $10, or you can receive a $5 discount if 8 spots are purchased at... Read More

Nirvana Tribute Rocks RME Friday

January 12th, 2018

The most authentic Nirvana experience is coming to Davenport this weekend! Head to River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport) this Friday Jan 12 to witness NIVRANA- Tribute to Nirvana, in the Redstone Room. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. NIVRANA is the only tribute to Nirvana that gives you the original stage performance, gear and sound just as it was in the 1990’s. Once again, you can hear the grunge music that made the era special, because NIVRANA puts Kurt, Krist and Dave back on the stage together as though they never left. Advanced tickets for the show are only... Read More

Time For A Magical Moondance At RME

October 12th, 2017

Are you in the mood for some live music? How about helping raise money for area youths to obtain music education and performance opportunities, while enjoying some live music? Moondance 2017 is happening this Saturday Oct 14 in the Redstone Room at the River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport). Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://rivermusicexperience.org/Upcoming-Events/Calendar-of-Events/Moondance-2017. All proceeds from this spectacular event go to benefit the Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund at RME. Karli Rose Kell... Read More

Alternating Currents Flow Into Downtown Davenport

August 24th, 2017

There is a new festival coming to the Quad Cities! The downtown Davenport area will be transforming into a massive celebration of music, film, comedy and art! The inaugural Alternating Currents festival will take place on Friday Aug 25 and Saturday Aug 26. A dozen venues downtown Davenport will be hosting an impressive amount of live music, film screenings, comedians and visual artists. The only venues that will require ticket purchase will be the Adler Theatre, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, Daytrotter and the Redstone Room at River Music Experience. All other entertainment venues... Read More

Live At Five Revving Back Up

June 8th, 2017

When the weather starts to warm up, the live outdoor music in the QCA follows closely behind. That’s right, it’s time to start up the River Music Experience Friday Live@Five! Since 2010, the River Music Experience (RME) has hosted this free summer concert series in the RME Courtyard on 2nd Street in Davenport. All ages are welcome and the shows are every Friday night at 5 p.m. Here is the line-up of concerts for the 2017 season: June 9-                    RME Anniversary: Nikki Hill (Sponsored by: Tri-City Electric) June 16-                 Soul Storm (Sponsored... Read More

The LACS Bring Rebelution To RME

April 24th, 2017

Average Joes Entertainment’s hit country duo, The LACS, are embarking on their 2017 “American Rebelution Tour.” Looking to top their latest record-breaking tour, The LACS are coming to perform at the Redstone Room in Davenport, IA Wednesday, April 26. They will be performing songs like the standout track, “Jack in Her Coke,” from their 5th studio album, American Rebelution, as well as fan favorites like “God Bless a Country Girl,” from their Billboard Top Country Album, Outlaw In Me. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20 for ages 19 and up. For additional information visit... Read More

Make Your Guitar Gently Weep, Or Smile

March 30th, 2017

When referring to a band of fresh young men back in the 1960’s, a large recording company once said they “didn’t like the sound, and groups of guitars were on the way out”. That band, The Beatles, sure proved them wrong. A one of a kind event is coming to the Quad Cities, and you won’t want to miss it. Bret Dale, a musician from River Music Experience will be hosting a FREE guitar circle playing only Beatles songs! This guitar circle will be taking place on Saturday April 1 from 1:30-3pm in the Grand Lobby of the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport). If you are interested in participating... Read More

Local Music For A Great Cause

March 8th, 2017

You have heard the heartbreaking story before. Whether you read it in a news article or heard it from a child’s mouth. The decline of fine arts in schools. Music class, choir and band classes are seeing more and more cuts every year. The Local Bands for Music Education and the River Music Experience are teaming up together for their annual Local Bands for Music Education Benefit on March 11 from 2-11pm. The event will take place at the River Music Experience (129 N Main St Davenport) on the second floor. Admission is $5 for adults and 12 and under are FREE. QC Area bands and acoustic artists... Read More