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River Music Experience (RME), a non-profit performing arts center announced it's holding a 10 year anniversary celebration beginning on Thursday, June 12 and running through Sunday, June 15. According to a news release, RME will host a weekend of musicians and events including Lissie, MarchFourth Marching Band, David Mayfield Parade, the 6th Annual BeeRME for Music, The Winter Blues All Stars, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Candymakers, Ellis Kell, and more.

RME celebrated its Grand Opening on June 12th, 2004, when the historic Redstone Building in downtown Davenport came alive with the sounds of American roots music. Throughout the last ten years RME has offered quality educational programming and diverse live music performances..

Thursday, June 12 will kick off the official weekend of events with free outdoor concert featuring MarchFourth Marching Band. Dressed in redesigned marching-band-themed costumes, the group brings electric bass, 5-piece percussion corps, a 6-part brass section, stilt-walkers, dancers, acrobatics and a very diverse musical repertoire.

On Friday, RME will host its Friday Live at 5 concert. The event will feature The Candymakers on the courtyard RME/Skybridge courtyard.

Following Friday Live at 5, the 6th Annual BeeRME for Music will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of RME. BeeRME will feature a wide range of beer samples. The night will also feature live music by OSG and food samplings from various restaurants. A complimentary tasting glass will also be included in the ticket price. All the proceeds benefit RME’s music education programming such as Rock Camp USA, River Current Tours, Winter Blues, and Sound Lab. Advance tickets are only $25 for RME members and for groups of 5 or more. The non-member ticket price is $30 in advance and $35 day of tasting. Grab a VIP ticket for only $50 and receive a private early entry at 6:00 p.m. to sample suds before the masses, among other perks.

Saturday morning, bring the kids down for a special Community Drum Circle and make & take junk-percussion workshop with Terry Hanson beginning at 10:30 a.m. outside on the RME Courtyard. Throughout the day, enjoy Live Lunch concert on the RME Community Stage, Youth-kelele kids club, and Songwriter’s All-Original Open Mic. Saturday evening, enjoy another free special Live at 5 outdoor concert on the courtyard featuring The Diplomats of Solid Sound.

After the outdoor concert, a Redstone Room concert indoors will follow featuring River Roots Live veterans, The David Mayfield Parade with special guest, Lissie! Grammy-nominated musician and producer David Mayfield is a force of nature on stage. American folk rock artist and Rock Island native, Lissie, will perform a rare and unique solo set before for The David Mayfield Parade. The artist rose to stardom in 2010 with her hit “When I’m Alone” and was named Paste magazine's No. 1 best new solo artist of 2010.

Cap off the weekend of events with Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Performance featuring the Willie Pickens Trio on Sunday, June 15 in the Redstone Room.

Weekend Event Summary

Thursday, June 12

12:00 p.m. – Live Lunch with Ellis Kell (FREE) - RME Community Stage

5:00 p.m. – New Belgium Brewing Company Presents 10th Anniversary Outdoor Concert featuring MarchFourth Marching Band with The Winter Blues All-Stars (FREE) – RME Courtyard

Friday, June 13

12:00 p.m. - Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner (FREE) - RME Community Stage

5:00 p.m. – Budlight & 7G Distributing Presents Friday Live at 5

featuring The Candymakers sponsored by SSAB (FREE) - RME Courtyard

7:00 p.m. - 6th Annual BeeRME for Music Presented by Sivyer Steel – Second Floor of RME

Saturday, June 14, 2014

10:30am - Junk Percussion & Drum Circle with Terry Hanson - RME Courtyard

12:00 p.m. – Live Lunch Concert (FREE) - RME Community Stage

1:00 p.m. – Youth-kelele Kid's Ukulele Club – RME Hall

3:00 p.m. - Songwriters All-Original Open Mic (FREE) – RME Community Stage

5:00 p.m. - Budlight & 7G Distributing Presents Saturday Live at 5 featuring The Diplomats of Solid Sound sponsored by Sears Manufacturing (FREE) - RME Courtyard

8:30 p.m. – David Mayfield Parade with special guest Lissie – Redstone Room

Sunday, June 15

3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Performance with Willie Pickens Trio- Redstone Room

For more information, please visit rivermusicexperience.org


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