The 2016 Bix Festival will not take place in Davenport. :(

by Albert Haim

I was shocked and saddened to learn about the move of the Bix Festival from Davenport, the magical town, to Bettendorf, one of the four towns that make up the Quad City. I am uncertain about what to do. I might not even attend, I don't know...

http://qctimes.com/entertainment/music/bix-jazz-fest-moving-to-bettendorf-at-least-for-edition/article_e3974f01-93c7-5bfc-b0d4-98e9f70b1b56.html

By the time I learned about the change, it was a done deal. No point in bitching and complaining or suggesting other venues in Davenport. I find it hard to believe that no other venues could be found in Davenport. There are two colleges that I know of, Palmer School of Chiropractic and St. Ambrose University with I imagine large auditoriums and quite a bit of parking. Why couldn't one of these be used in the summertime when school is off? Or even one of the high schools in Davenport? I can't believe that the 2016 Bix Festival is not going to be in Davenport. Damnation.

Albert

Posted on Aug 13, 2015, 6:46 AM

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