River Music Experience

River Music Experience

How QCCT impacts the RME

Making and teaching music puts the RME in a unique place. No other organization in the QC area fills the bill the same way!

The River Music Experience project was founded in 2004 to build on the Quad Cities' reputation as a hub for regional musical festivals and to honor its musical heritage with a permanent, national tribute to American roots music.

It's done that and so much more. It's grown by responding to the community’s needs by hosting more live music, creating more educational programs and offering more opportunities for local musicians to perform and hone their craft.

RME’s Kidstock!

If you ever dreamed of forming your own band, then you know how QC kids respond to Kidstock!

Every summer, they can experience the professional musician's life, forming their own group, choosing songs, rehearsing, recording and performing under the instruction of professional musicians.

The RME's program is in its 10th year. It gives young people the kind of interaction and instruction they hunger for ... and the skills they need to advance to the next level, right here at home.

QCCT support makes Kidstock available!

3rd Sunday Jazz Series

Monthly workshops and matinee performances build new audiences and delight jazz lovers of all ages.
With the goal of building our exisiting jazz audience and cultivating a younger base, this series presents insights and performances from some the finest practitioners in the jazz community today.
Jazz aficionados have QCCT support to thank!

"Countless people and organizations call RME “home,” thanks to the critical support of QCCT funding. Your financial and operational support has allowed RME to develop and support musicians of all ages and abilities."

Deb Sandry Powers, Executive Director

QCCT Supported Organizations

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