Festival

Ticket Order Form PDF - Word Doc

Tentative Band Schedule for 2018


Bix Fest Special Events Schedule:

August 1st: Free Concert at Grumpy's Saloon
6:00 pm - Performance by “Andy Schumm and His Gang”

August 2nd: Bix Fest Kickoff at Putnam Museum
3:00 pm - Performance by “The Wolverines”

August 3rd: Free Tour of the Bix Museum
9:15 am - Free transportation leaving from Rhythm City Casino

August 4th: Graveside Event at Oakdale Memorial Gardens
10:00 am – Performance by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers

August 4th: Youth Band Clinic at Rhythm City Casino
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

August 5th: Jazz Services at First Presbyterian Church
Services at 8:30 am & 10:30 am

August 5th: Knoxville Tap
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Call 563-650-3403 for reservations and cost

 


Host Hotel Festival Reservations

The festival will be held in the “Events Center” (separate from the casino). There are a limited number of rooms in the Bix “Block” at the Rhythm City Casino Resort — if calling, ask for a room for the "Bix Fest.”

You can make reservations at the RCCR by calling 1-844-852-4386 or 563-328-8000.

Online Reservations with a Group Booking Code
Go to:www.rhythmcitycasino.com

  • There is a purple line that is near the top and you will click on white lettered ‘Hotel’ area.
  • Once the page loads, scroll down to the box that reads ‘Book Online’ and click.
  • Enter stay dates
  • Enter Group Code – 180729BIXF
  • Click ‘Check Availability’
  • Select room type and book room..

The Quality Inn & Suites of Davenport, Iowa welcomes the performers & attendees of the 2018 Bix Jazz Festival (August 2-4, 2018)!

Quality Inn & Suites Davenport is a 2016 Choice Hotels Platinum Award winner.

*To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at (563) 386-8336 by July 19th, 2018 and mention the Bix Jazz Festival Attendee group block.


Hotel Transportation

Transportation shuttles to and from the Quad City International Airport (QCIA) will be provided by altSTATES Travel. The shuttle will run between the QCIA and two hotels, Rhythm City Casino and Resort and Quality Inn and Suites in Davenport, IA. The service will run August 2nd, 3rd, and 5th during the following times based on flight arrival or departure:

  • QCIA to Rhythm City or Quality Inn (Arriving)
    • Thursday, August 2nd - Flights arriving between 10am and 8pm
    • Friday, August 3rd - Friday: Flights arriving between 10am and 2pm
  • Rhythm City or Quality Inn to QCIA (Departing)
    • Sunday, August 5th - Flights departing between 6am and 5pm

Reservations can be made by either going online at altstatestravel.com/bix or by calling 563-265-3191. Guests will need to provide arriving and/or departing flight numbers and the hotel which they will be staying at as part of the transportation reservation. Deadline to make transportation reservations will be Thursday, July 26th.

*Minimum of 35 participants will need to sign up for the transportation service by the deadline date. If the minimum participant amount is not reached by Thursday, July 26th, those who had already signed up for the service will have their order canceled and/or payment refunded to them by altSTATES Travel.*


More than 100 volunteers perform the vast array of tasks required to stage a festival the size and length of the Bix Jazz Festival. More are always needed. If you'd like to help call the B.B.M.S. office,
(563) 324-7170.