Welcome To The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

129 N. Main St., Davenport, IA 52801



2020 & 2021 Bix Festival Dates

Our plan is to hold the 49th & 50th festivals at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in north Davenport (google map).

The dates for 2020 are July 30th, 31st & Aug. 1st. The dates for 2021 are Aug. 6, 7, & 8. 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.

2019 Bix Festival Ticket Order Form PDF - Word Doc

Rhythm City Casino Hotel Reservations

For room reservations at the main-stage site — Rhythm City Casino, 
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport, Iowa

Go to: www.rhythmcitycasino.com

  • At the top of the page there are different hyperlinks; choose the ‘Hotel’ tab; it will change from purple to white once you are on the tab.
  • Click the “BOOK A ROOM” link and a tan box will appear on the left side of the page.
  • Click ‘Search’ and you will be routed to a new search page
  • Enter your stay dates
  • Then click the purple button ‘More Options’
  • The box will open and reveal 3 boxes. The center box is where you enter your group code – 2019BIXJAZZ
  • Click ‘Check Availability’
  • Select room type and book room.

If you need to contact the hotel directly, please call 563-328-8000


If you need to contact the hotel directly, please call 563-328-8000

Quality Inn Hotel Reservations

Call the hotel directly at (563) 386-8336 and mention the

Bix Jazz Festival group block for your special rate.

Quality Inn & Suites, 6605 N. Brady St., Davenport;
Brady St. exit off I-80 -- 4 mins. from the casino.

You must call to get the discounted rate.


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


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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