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Tickets for the 2014 Bix Jazz Festival now available!

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

The 2014 Bix Festival Is Back For Our 43rd Event!
July 31st thru August 3, 2014

The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is excited to start releasing the information for the 43rd Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival!  We have released the bands and our planned schedule of events which we are very excited about!  We are very excited to continue our partnership with the City of Davenport to hold the Festival at the terrific venues in Downtown Davenport!  We will have four days of the best traditional Jazz music out there presented at the Adler Theater, the RiverCenter and LeClaire Park.

The lineup includes some exciting new acts to our Festival, including the Peter & Will Anderson Sextet from New York & Banu Gibson & her New Orleans Hot Jazz Band, and The Fat Babies from Chicago.  We are also excited to welcome back the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band, the Dave Bennett Quartet, & Josh Duffee & His Graystone Monarchs.  And the festival is not complete without showcasing the top talent of the Quad Cities with the Jimmy Valentine Quintet, the Josh Duffee Orchestra, the Tony Hamilton Orchestra, River City 6, Five Bridges Jazz Band, and the Rock River Jazz Band.

We are also proud to continue the tradition of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Jazz Band, showcasing some of the finest jazz musicians form the local area high school & junior high programs.  In addition, we will also be featuring current Youth Band Director and Youth Band Alum Jim Buennig with his own group of exciting young musicians, Jim Buennig & Friends!

We are also changing our Sunday lineup this year.  We will be moving up the final session of the festival to Sunday morning, with four bands playing from 10 am to 2 pm, to be presented with a Sunday Brunch in the Mississippi Hall.  The Sunday session will be offered for $20, and Brunch will be an additional $10, offered with round top seating in the hall.  This will be the final official performance for the 2014 Bix Festival, as we have decided not to hold the Afterglow on Sunday evening.

We will be moving the performance at the Knoxville Tap to Sunday evening for those who don’t want the weekend to end.

We will continue on the tradition of the Saturday morning performance at the gravesite and the Sunday morning Jazz Liturgy at First Presbyterian Church

The Quality Inn Davenport

We are proud to announce that the Quality Inn Davenport will once again be our host hotel in 2014! Call now and ask for Barry at 563-386-8336, and ask about the great deals for Bix Weekend!"

For Bix Fans And Coffee Lovers

The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society has partnered with The Coffee Hound in Bettendorf, Iowa to bring you three sensational coffee flavors available by special order only through July, and available at the souvenir area at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival August 2 – 5, 2012. There are three unique flavors, roasted just for the Bix Society. "Davenport Blues", a medium roast breakfast blend; "In the Dark", a rich, dark roast; and "Mississippi Mud", a fine flavored coffee with a unique blend. Call the office to place your order, or watch for the Paypal link coming soon.

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Bix Society Office Hours By Appointment Until June 1, 2014

The Bix Society Office will be by appointment only until June 1, 2014. 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
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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