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The dates for 2021 are Aug. 5, 6, & 7. To get the latest information, become a member (see Membership page) and receive the newsletter; also, make this page a “favorite” along with the Bix Society’s Facebook page.

Motel reservation information can now be found on the Festival page. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the red box. You may also buy tickets at-the-door.

Scroll to the bottom of this page on the right side to see one of this year’s bands (1:39)

2021 Festival

August 5th - 7th

View Lineup Tickets

Scroll down to see info about a special 50th highlight video

Can't make it out to Rhythm City Casino for our live, in-person 50th festival?
Join us online for a live-stream!
Listen to a great line-up of 8 professional bands and the Bix Youth Band from the comfort of your home.
Tickets are per 5 hour session. The band schedule can be found on this site under "Festival".
Click on the link below and follow the prompts. Bix lives because of you!

The 50th Festival can be streamed on anything with a screen that is connected to the internet.
However, if viewers want to watch on their TV and it isn’t a “smart TV” with internet browsing capability,
they need to link their laptop or computer to their TV via HDMI cable.

50th Bix Jazz Festival Weekend Pass / Facebook Giveaway Contest

Terms & Conditions:

Two (2) Bix Weekend Passes ($210 value)
- Full access to all band performances and festival Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th ELIGIBILITY:
1. Entrants must interact with the original giveaway post (like, love, wow, etc)
2. Entrants must “like” the Bix Society Facebook page
3. Entrants must comment on the original giveaway post

^^^ Entrants must meet ALL three (3) criteria above by 11:59 PM, July 31st to enter the drawing for the two (2) weekend passes.

- Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entrants on Sunday, August 1st
- Winner will be declared on Facebook at 5:00pm Sunday, August 1st
- Bix Society will contact the winner to ensure they are able to attend the Festival no later than 5:30pm Sunday, August 1st
- If winner declines or does not respond by 5:00pm Tuesday, August 3rd; a new winner will be selected at random. This process will repeat until a winner is selected and confirmed attending

Weekend passes will be available for “will-call” at front ticket desk. Simply provide your name to pick them up. GOOD LUCK!

Special Offer

The Bix Society's Board of Directors is producing a 50th anniversary "highlight" video on a DVD or thumb drive for $20 + $5 shipping & handling ($25).
You can order one when you order tickets online (see the red box up above) or by calling 563-324-7170 or by our email ( office@bixsociety.org ) or in-person at the festival.
50% of the price comes back to the Bix Society!

2020 Festival

July 31st & August 1st

View Lineup Watch

The Bix Jazz Society thanks you for tuning in to our 49th Jazz Festival — but our first “virtual” one. You can see both nights, all six bands, or any part of their performances by clicking on the red “WATCH” button on this page.

As we aim for our 50th annual festival (Aug. 5, 6, & 7, 2021) we hope we can see you in person. Each year it’s our chance to pay for operating expenses, but 2020 was anything but typical. Your donation will also used to sponsor the Bix Youth Jazz Band and Director, provide music scholarships, promote traditional Jazz era music, and Bix history. We greatly appreciate anything you care to give, via PayPal or credit card or call us if you don’t want to put out your card number over the internet. The Bix Jazz Society greatly appreciates your support during this time. Because of you, Bix Lives!

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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.