Welcome To The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

2019 Bix Festival - Aug. 1-3

We’re planning on the next festival to again be at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in north Davenport.  We received many compliments on the acoustical “Event Center” for our concerts. It also has 3 restaurants, free parking (including valet), and will again be our host hotel and a major sponsor.  It is also very close to many shopping & other dining options.

LeClaire Park, downtown Davenport

In 2018 it is still the intent of the Bix Society's Board of Directors to keep alive this tradition. If the Society has the funds in 2019, it will provide a 3-hr. concert at the bandshell on Sunday, July 14th as part of the city's summer concert series. This gives the Society a chance to promote the upcoming, annual festival which pays the way for everything else. We then hope to offer another 3 hrs. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 with 3 different bands.


Putting on an annual festival the size of this musical tribute to Bix is tremendously expensive and ticket fees alone cannot begin to sustain it. Continued success is dependent upon grants, sponsors, and donations large and small from Bix fans.

You can send a check to BBMS, 129 N. Main St., Davenport, Ia. 52801. B.B.M.S. is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Or, if you like, call the B.B.M.S, office, (563) 324-7170, for the various donor levels or check our website on the Sponsorship Opportunities page.

The Society’s office at 2nd & Main in downtown Davenport is in the lower level of the River Music Experience building, just down the hall from the Bix Beiderbecke Museum & World Archives. The “RME” is the hub of the Quad City music scene. The office is only manned part-time from mid-August through May; if you’d like to stop in, please call ahead (563-324-7170) or email (info@bixsociety.org).

Josh Duffee Orchestra at LeClaire Park, Aug. 3, 2018; video by Bruce Walters

Bix Society Office

If you'd like to visit the office for business or to buy a souvenir,
email us at info@bixsociety.org

Promote the Bix Fest?

Will you be traveling to any other jazz festivals this winter & spring?  Could you help us PROMOTE THE BIX by taking some fliers with you?  Respond by emailing the Bix office and, when the time comes, we'll send you some fliers.  Thank you!


The Bix Society is always looking for volunteers to help stage the festival, the Birthday Bash, and other events.  If you’re interested, please email your name & contact information to info@bixsociety.org any time of the year.

If you have a specific talent or inclination to help in a certain area (like "sales experience" for our Souvenir tables), please note that, as well.

For additional useful information, check out some of the following sites.
Quad Cities Conventions & Visitors Bureau
Quad Cities Lodging
River Music Experience

LeClaire Park Bandshell with Bix crowd

The Bix Society Mission

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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