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On June 11 & 14 at 1:00 p.m., Join the River Music Experience on a trip up the Mississippi River as we explore the history of American Roots Music. The RME's River Currents Tours are a staple of our educational programs for kids and adults that come through the RME to learn about the evolution of American Roots Music. We do that by singing and talking about the music's history using the Mississippi River as our guide, covering Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Country, and Rock n' Roll. We start in New Orleans and move all the way up to Minneapolis. Admission is FREE for your River Currents Tour!

ALSO - Now Showing in the Lobby:

Out Loud and In Print - 30 years of QC concert photography by John Greenwood of the Dispatch/Argus and John Schultz of the Times.

6 Kiosks of Multimedia Fun
Explore the innovators, styles and movement of the American songbook in ports of call from New Orleans to St. Paul and outward to Chicago and beyond. Watch Elvis, B.B. King and other icons come to life, as you trace the migration of music through the generations.



Address: 129 N. Main Street, Davenport, IA.

Phone: 563-326-1333

Website: http://rivermusicexperience.orgnce.org

Admission:  Free of charge

The River Music Experience is not your typical center. You'll be dazzled by one-of-a-kind interactive technology that allows you to create a new and different experience each and every time you visit.

Whether you're a music scholar or simply a roots music fan, there's something for all ages, interests and attention spans at the River Music Experience.

Permanent Exhibits Include

S.S. Capitol
A scale model reproduction of the Streckfus Steam Line's flagship excursion boat that played a major role in the movement of music along the Mississippi.

Quad City Legends
Permanent exhibit space dedicated to exploring and celebrating the lives and music of Quad-City icons such as Bix Beiderbecke, Francis Clay, Louis Bellson and Pat Patrick.

Other display content includes items related to Charlie Daniels, John Hartford, and various guitars. Come on down and spend some time at the River Music Experience and do your soul some good!


scheduleMonday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
warningTake a River Currents Tour at the River Music Experience
location_on129 N. Main Street, Davenport
descriptionAbout River Music Experience
The River Music Experience (RME) is a non-profit building on the Quad Cities' musical heritage by creating opportunities for our visitors and residents to listen, learn, and play music.

A major component of the RME is the Redstone Room, which is a premier live-music venue showcasing the best in national, regional, and local live music. Additionally, the organization houses visual displays and hours of multi-media content that illustrates the origin of American roots music and how it made its way up the Mississippi River and beyond. The RME is also home to a community stage for performances.

While at RME, be sure to take advantage of its inviting atmosphere and unique educational programs, including Kidstock, audio-engineering classes in its Sound Lab, instrument and voice lessons, Community Drum Circle, and more.