2019 Bix Festival

Community Calendar

2019 Bix Festival – Aug. 1-3

This year’s festival will again be at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in north Davenport (google map), getting off I-74 at the  E. 53rd St. exit. 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.

The times for the concerts are:  Thurs. night, 6-11; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am–4:15pm + 6–11pm.

Bix Fest Special Events Schedule:

Sun, July 14th: Free concert, 6 – 9, LeClaire Park, downtown Davenport.

July 31st: Free Concert at Grumpy’s Saloon
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 1st: Bix Fest Kickoff at Putnam Museum
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

August 1st: Bix Porch Party, Downtown Davenport Library, 4th & Main, 11am – 1pm:
Lawn chairs needed, hot dogs & lemonade for sale.

August 2nd: Free Tour of the Bix Museum
9:15 am – Free transportation leaving from Rhythm City Casino

August 2nd:  Jam session at Quality Inn Motel, 66th & Brady, 11 pm – ?
$10 admission to those not staying at the motel.

August 3rd: Graveside Event at Oakdale Memorial Gardens
10:00 am – 11:00 am

August 4th: Jazz Service at First Presbyterian Church
Only one service — 10:00 am.

August 4th: Knoxville Tap5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Call 563-650-3403 for reservations and cost

2019 Bands:

2019 Bix Festival Tentative Band Schedule

Thursday – Putnam Museum – 3 – 4pm – New Red Onion Jazz Babies
Casino:
6-6:45 – Bix Youth Band
7-7:45 – Jeff Barnhart’s Hot Jazz Collective (All-Stars)
8-8:45 – New Red Onion Jazz Babies
9-9:45 – Manny Lopez (7 pieces)
10-11 – Benny Goodman Trio

Friday – Casino
11:30 -12:15 –  NOLA Jazz Band
12:30 – 1:15 –  Hot Jazz Collective
1:30 – 2:15 –  Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles  
2:30 – 3:15 –  New Red Onion Jazz Babies
3:30 – 4:30 – Bix Youth Band
Moline – Bass St. Landing – 6-8 pm — Miss Jubilee
6-6:45 –  Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
7-7:45 –  New Red Onion Jazz Babies
8-8:45 –  NOLA Jazz Band
9-9:45 –  Graystone Monarchs (All-Stars)
10-11 —  Hot Jazz Collective

Saturday – Cemetery – 10 – 11 Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
Casino:
11:30 – 12:15 – Benny Goodman Trio 
12:30 – 1:15 – New Red Onion Jazz Babies
1:30 – 2:15 –   Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
2:30 – 3:15 –  Miss Jubilee 
3:30 – 4:15 –  NOLA Jazz Band
4:30 – 5:30 – Bix Youth Band Clinic (Hot Jazz Collective)
6-6:45 – Hot Jazz Collective
7:-7:45 –  Miss Jubilee
8 -8:45 – Graystone Monarchs
9-9:45 – NOLA Jazz Band
10-11 —  Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles

Band Websites
Jeff Barnhart Bands: www.jeffbarnhart.com
Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles: www.joesmithandthespicypickles.com
NOLA: www.nolajazzband.org
Miss Jubilee: www.miss-jubilee.com
New Red Onion Jazz Babies: www.newredonionjazzbabies.net

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