Welcome To The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

Tickets for the 2016 Bix Jazz Festival coming soon!

New Location for the 45th Bix Memorial Jazz Festival!

The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is announcing a change of location for the 2016 Festival.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Davenport Rivercenter is not available for our August 4-7 2016 Bix Jazz Festival dates.  In order to ensure the level of quality and convenience our attendees have come to expect, we have reached agreement with The Isle Of Capri and the City Of Bettendorf to host our 2016 event at the Waterfront Center and Isle Of Capri Hotel and Convention Center.

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

It's Time for Auditions for the 2016 Bix Youth Band!It's Time for Auditions for the 2016 Bix Youth Band!

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015. See additional details below and also in the link to full audition information! We look forward to seeing everyone come back out, and tell your friends to try out!

Audition Packet 2016

Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Bettendorf Community Center - Crimson Room
2204 Grant Street
Bettendorf, IA 52522

US Navy Band at Bettendorf High School on November 4, 2016

Bix Society Office Hours By Appointment Until June 1, 2016

The Bix Society Office will be by appointment only until June 1, 2016. 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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