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New Location for the 45th Bix Memorial Jazz Festival!

The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is excited to announce that the 2016 Bix Jazz Festival will be held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center and the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Call now to reserve your room for the event! The Isle is just a few minutes away from the historic LeClaire Park Bandshell and other Bix related sites in Davenport. Join us for a fantastic week of celebrating Bix and the 45th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival on August 4 - 6, 2016.

Directions: crossing from Illinois to Iowa over the I-74 bridge, get off at the very first Bettendorf exit (State St.) at the very end of the bridge. The Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., is a mere 6 blocks to your right, on your right with free parking !

Directions

    1) From Des Moines: I-80 East to I-74 East (Exit 4). Left on State Street, go six blocks to the Waterfront's parking lot on the right.
    2) From St. Louis: I-155 North to I-74 West to Moline (Exit 5A). Follow directions from Chicago (Option #1).
    3) From Minneapolis: I-35 South to I-80 East and follow directions from Des Moines.
    4) From Chicago: Option #1 – I-80 West to I-280/74 West (Moline/Rock Island) to I-74 West (Moline), Exit 5A. Cross I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River into Iowa. Take State Street exit (Exit 4) and turn right. Go six blocks, to the Waterfront's parking lot on the right.
    5) From Chicago: Option #2 – North Chicago-land Suburbs – I-88 West to I-80 West to I-74 East (Exit 298) to State Street (Exit #4). Left on State Street, go six blocks to the Waterfront's parking lot on the right.

Check out the 2016 Bands!

RANDY SANDKE AND DICK HYMAN
THE ROCK ISLAND ROUSTABOUTS
DAN LEVINSON'S SIX SHADES OF BIX
DAVE BENNETT QUARTET
THE LAKESHORE SYNCOPATORS
DAVE GREER'S CLASSIC JAZZ STOMPERS
THE GRAYSTONE MONARCHS
MISS JUBILEE AND HER HUMDINGERS

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Video presentation of the 2014 Bix Lives Award at the 43rd Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.


Bix Society Office Hours By Appointment Until June 1, 2016

The Bix Society Office will be by appointment only until June 1, 2016. Call 563-324-7170 or 888-BIX-LIVS and leave a message , send us an e-mail to info@bixsociety.org, or contact us through our website contact page.

For additional useful information, check out some of the following sites.
Quad Cities Conventions & Visitors Bureau
Hotels
QuadCities.com Hotel Listing
Experience Quad Cities – Quad Cities
Map of Downtown Davenport
Hotel Blackhawk
River Music Experience

LeClaire Park Bandshell with Bix crowd

The Bix Society Mission

The mission of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is to perpetuate the music and memory of Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke through an annual jazz festival, jazz education programs, and the preservation of traditional jazz.

 

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