COVID & the Arts: RME Goes Online

Mar 26, 2020

Despite being closed through the end of March, Davenport’s River Music Experience is finding silver linings in the clouds of coronavirus.


Nearly three years after it opened, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive in Davenport has its first director. Nathan Kraft began working, on a part-time basis, earlier this month.

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After serving as interim, Tyson Danner is now officially the Executive Director of the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport.

Last September, Danner was working for Quad City Arts as Community Arts Director.

And the group partnered with the RME to allow him to take over as head of the nonprofit music organization.

Local Musicians On New QC Beats Website

Feb 5, 2019

All your favorite local artists will soon be on one streaming platform. This Friday, "QC Beats" will launch with a kickoff party at the River Music Experience in Davenport, featuring several of the musicians. 

Courtesy of Valerie Davis Bibbs

Carolyn Martin talks with Valerie Davis Bibbs, from Great Sounds Promotions, about the upcoming Smooth Jazz Fall Festival. 

Bix Museum Ready to Open

Jul 21, 2017

Years of hoping, planning, and raising money have finally paid off for fans of jazz legend and Davenport native, Bix Beiderbecke. A ribbon cutting was held Friday afternoon for the new Bix Beiderbecke Museum, in the River Music Experience.

RME Radio Hour: Lissie Interview

Jun 4, 2015

Kate Benson, Director of Entertainment for River Music Experience in Davenport, interviews Rock Island native, songwriter, and musician Lissie about the upcoming 2015 Laura's Legacy concert. The interviews was broadcast as part of RME Radio Hour on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

RME Successful Fund Drive

Apr 24, 2015

An organization devoted to featuring live music, and music education, has just concluded a successful fund drive. A two-month campaign by the River Music Experience in Davenport ended March 31st, and it reached its goal of 62,000 dollars.