Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Bix Jazz fest is a three day event that takes place in Davenport, Iowa,
and is held in late July. The LeClaire Park bandshell is where you will
have the opportunity to hear some of the finest Dixieland style jazz
that the world has to offer.
The first Bix Fest was held in 1972, the same year the Bix Beiderbecke
Memorial Society was founded, in Bix's hometown of Davenport, Iowa.
This event was founded to help keep alive the memory and musical
accomplishments of native son, Bix. Beiderbecke was a world famous
cornetist, pianist and composer.
every year since that first festival, the “Bix Bash” draws thousands of
fans from throughout the United States, and foreign countries where Bix
is well known and revered as a jazz legend.
festival is spread over four venues. With each venue, including the
only outdoor one, LeClaire Park, on the river bank, in Davenport. They
are easily accessible, and within walking distance of each other. You
can listen to at least nine bands that alternate between venues. The
concert prices are extremely reasonable.
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