Bix Beiderbecke Museum & Archives

Bix Beiderbecke Museum & Archives 501(c)3 non-profit Museum honoring the life and legacy of Jazz Legend Bix Beiderbecke.
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12/12/2023

Hope to see you all tonight!

‼️FREE EVENT‼️ Featuring Al Knapper’s Five Bridges Jazz Band, jazz & swing music from 1910’s to 1950’s
When: Tuesday, Dec 12th 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Smoking Dog Pub 1800 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL
Dance floor & lounge seating available. Beverages available at bar for purchase. Help spread the word - bring your friends

While more work around our museum space is still needed, we are happy to finally share that the museum has a new office ...
12/09/2023

While more work around our museum space is still needed, we are happy to finally share that the museum has a new office space set up with the computers, printer, and furniture funded by the Quad City Arts Art Dollars Grant and the Scott County Regional Authority Grant! We received both grants in the early Spring as we were dealing with the flooding and were unable to utilize them until recently. We are happy to now have dedicated space for staff and volunteers to work as we move into 2024!

Tomorrow is the last day to reserve your spot at the Catfish Jazz Christmas Party. For tickets, call the number below!Fe...
12/02/2023

Tomorrow is the last day to reserve your spot at the Catfish Jazz Christmas Party. For tickets, call the number below!

Featuring: The Manny Lopez Septet, live, mostly swing, music for the public
When: Sunday, Dec 10th, 3:00-5:30pm
Where: Columbus Club, 1111 W. 35th St. in Davenport.
Cost: $20 -includes the cost for music and food from the Smokin' Butt BBQ
Reservations are required by Dec 3rd for food-planning purposes call 309 737-2106 to make your reservation.

The Bix Museum's small art collection has come out of storage and back into the museum this weekend after being off-site...
11/25/2023

The Bix Museum's small art collection has come out of storage and back into the museum this weekend after being off-site since April. Some of it may be on display in the coming weeks as we finish the last bits of renovations needed around the museum. We are still open by appointment for anyone wanting to see the exhibit! Reach out at [email protected] to schedule a date. We are available for times Monday through Sunday and highly encourage those looking for weekend dates Friday through Sunday.

11/14/2023

Make your reservations now. Join us for the Catfish Christmas Party, details below.

Today we will be at Catfish Jazz Society's FREE monthly jam session selling tickets for our upcoming Bix Birthday Bash! ...
11/12/2023

Today we will be at Catfish Jazz Society's FREE monthly jam session selling tickets for our upcoming Bix Birthday Bash! The host trio will be Kirk Prebyl, Glennda Currence, and Gary Palmer. They will be doing a tribute to the armed forces to honor our veterans. Come to the Columbus Club, 1111 W. 35th Street, Davenport from 3:00 until 5:30.

Supper for $10 will be catered by Smokin' Butt BBQ with a menu of pulled pork, with two sauces on the side, grilled chicken, baked beans and cole slaw. Cake will be provided by Catfish.

You can also purchase our tickets online at the link below.

Join us for the 2024 Bix Birthday Bash, an afternoon of jazz celebrating the music of Bix on March 10 at 2:00 with the Graystone Monarchs.

11/10/2023

Free concert this Sunday with a $10 lunch. Can't beat that! We'll also be there selling tickets for next year's Birthday Bash.

The Bix Museum is now open by appointment until the final work is completed in our space. We have availability Monday th...
11/09/2023

The Bix Museum is now open by appointment until the final work is completed in our space. We have availability Monday through Sunday both mornings and Evenings especially on the weekends during this time. Peak hours are from 9am-12pm and after 4pm on weekdays and 10am-5pm on weekends. To schedule an appointment to visit please email us at [email protected] with days you are looking at and we will get a time scheduled for you to see the exhibit! Thanks for your patience as we've been trying to open for the past 6 months.

We got most of the museum installed today and will be opening by appointment starting next week until the museum is full...
11/04/2023

We got most of the museum installed today and will be opening by appointment starting next week until the museum is fully operational again! Thanks so much to our volunteers for helping get everything put back together. You can schedule a tour of the exhibit by emailing us at [email protected] we will let everyone know the hours once we are open again for regular hours.

‼️FREE EVENT‼️ Featuring Al Knapper’s Five Bridges Jazz Band, jazz & swing music from 1910’s to 1950’sWhen: Tuesday, Nov...
10/30/2023

‼️FREE EVENT‼️ Featuring Al Knapper’s Five Bridges Jazz Band, jazz & swing music from 1910’s to 1950’s
When: Tuesday, Nov 14th 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Smoking Dog Pub 1800 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL
Dance floor & lounge seating available. Beverages available at bar for purchase. Help spread the word - bring your friends! 🥳

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Setting up now for the pre-concert Trick or Treat event at the Adler Theatre for the QCSO Nightmare Before Christmas. Ex...
10/28/2023

Setting up now for the pre-concert Trick or Treat event at the Adler Theatre for the QCSO Nightmare Before Christmas. Excited to see all the fun costumes and to give out treats!

We are at the Hauberg Estate in Rock Island until 4pm today for the Archives Fair! Come out and learn about 20+ differen...
10/28/2023

We are at the Hauberg Estate in Rock Island until 4pm today for the Archives Fair! Come out and learn about 20+ different history related organizations in our community.

The Bix Museum has a busy day today! From 1:00-4:00 pm at the Hauberg Estate (1300 24th ST, Rock Island, IL.) We will be...
10/28/2023

The Bix Museum has a busy day today! From 1:00-4:00 pm at the Hauberg Estate (1300 24th ST, Rock Island, IL.) We will be at the QC Archives Fair! Visit tables to learn about unique collections and services, listen to talks on historical topics, and discover hidden gems of the Quad Cities. You have 2 chances to catch the presentation "Translating Tombstones" by Minda Powers-Douglas in the Tulip Room at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Hauberg Estate's new cash bar and gift shop will be open during the QC Archives Fair! Check out their unique offerings!

Then from 5:30-7:30 pm we will be at the Adler Theatre for the Trick or Treat Pre-Concert experience prior to the QC Symphony Orchestra's performing over The Nightmare Before Christmas! Join us in the Halway connecting the RiverCenter to the Adler Theatre for Family-Friendly Treats and activities including:

Two Photo Opportunities
Instrument Petting Zoo
Face Painting
Trick or Treating

The final bit of restoration work is finally complete on our museum from the flooding. We can now begin the work necessa...
10/17/2023

The final bit of restoration work is finally complete on our museum from the flooding. We can now begin the work necessary to reinstall our exhibit and work towards reopening the museum again to the public! We have to begin painting the the walls, installing platforms, installing banners and labels, then finally placing the artifacts back in their position. We are looking at opening to the public by the first week of November! If you are interested in helping volunteer or donate to help with our reopening please reach out and we'll let you know what you can do.

Thank you everyone for being patient with us over the 6 months and your continued support of keeping our museum functional during this period. We couldn't have done this without you.

We can't wait to see everyone there!
10/15/2023

We can't wait to see everyone there!

We can't wait to see everyone at the 2023 Quad Cities Archives Fair!

This year's fair will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Friends of Hauberg Civic Center (1300 24th ST, Rock Island, IL.)

Visit tables to learn about unique collections and services, listen to talks on historical topics, and discover hidden gems of the Quad Cities.

You have 2 chances to catch the presentation "Translating Tombstones" by Minda Powers-Douglas in the Tulip Room at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Hauberg Estate's new cash bar and gift shop will be open during the QC Archives Fair! Check out their unique offerings!

🎉Free Jazz Opportunities🎉Alan Knapper's Five Bridges Jazz Band has two upcoming performances this week. If you are looki...
10/07/2023

🎉Free Jazz Opportunities🎉

Alan Knapper's Five Bridges Jazz Band has two upcoming performances this week. If you are looking for fun live 20-30s jazz in the community check out one of these dates.

Tonight, Oct. 7th at the Office Bar in Sherrard, IL 5-7pm
Wed. Oct. 11th at the Smoking Dog 1800 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL 6:30-8:30pm

Both shows are free to attend. The Five Bridges Jazz Band is Alan Knapper Cornet/Vocals, Lee Stofer Tuba, Mitch Bergeson Banjo, and Dave Sherrard Drums.

10/07/2023

Join Catfish for some fun free music tomorrow!

Address

129 N Main Street
Davenport, IA
52801

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

+15632934046

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