• Our Mission

    The River Music Experience (RME) exists to give Quad-City residents and visitors opportunities to experience America's music, and most especially the music of the Mississippi River, through live music performances and programs which nurture, educate and inspire musicians, and music appreciators.
    In short...The RME is a non-profit performing arts center providing opportunities for the community to listen to, learn about, and play music.




Chicago Farmer Vinyl Release Show October 02, 2014 Thursday
Chicago Farmer Vinyl Release Show
Davina and The Vagabonds October 25, 2014 Saturday
Davina and The Vagabonds
Busting Jazz / Blues / Roots
An Evening with Janiva Magness September 11, 2014 Thursday
An Evening with Janiva Magness
Smooth Jazz Festival - Jeff Loer Fusion ft. Eric Marienthal October 11, 2014 Saturday
Smooth Jazz Festival - Jeff Loer Fusion ft. Eric Marienthal
Smooth Jazz
Moondance 2014 October 18, 2014 Saturday
Moondance 2014

Déjà vu Rendezvous with Vince Amore November 22, 2014 Saturday
Déjà vu Rendezvous with Vince Amore
Pop / Classical / Big Band
The Ballroom Thieves November 15, 2014 Saturday
The Ballroom Thieves
Alternative / Folk / Rock
A Damn Good Time Vol. 8 September 26, 2014 Friday
A Damn Good Time Vol. 8
An Evening with Andy McKee September 19, 2014 Friday
An Evening with Andy McKee
Instrumental Acoustic Guitar
Darlingside (RME Member Appreciation Show) November 12, 2014 Wednesday
Darlingside (RME Member Appreciation Show)
Indie / Folk
Judah & The Lion November 14, 2014 Friday
Judah & The Lion
Folk / Bluegrass
Cody Canada & The Departed September 22, 2014 Monday
Cody Canada & The Departed
Southern Rock/Alt-Country
EGi w/ Half Naked October 03, 2014 Friday
EGi w/ Half Naked
Shook Twins October 01, 2014 Wednesday
Shook Twins
indie folk/pop


RME WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 in observance of Labor Day.



River Music Experience is kicking off a comprehensive fundraising campaign titled RME STRONG.  The campaign aims to raise $400,000 over three years to accomplish three major goals: operating funds, capital investment, and debt elimination.

Won't you be a part of our strength? Learning more about the campaign and make a donation HERE.

Announces 2014-15 Membership Drive as a part of RME STRONG Campaign!
Show your support of our musical mission for the community TODAY and become a member or renew your existing membership to RME!  Our goal is to double our membership during our campaign.  Membership dollars increase our ability to offer more live entertainment opportunities as well as strengthen our educational outreach programs by bringing more artists into our community. 

CLICK HERE to learn more and become a Friend of RME!


Get RME discounted hotel rates using this link and the code 49964, or by mentioning RME when you call!

Become a friend

Support the live music scene and music education in the Quad-Cities. Join the band and become a Friend of RME today! Every dime helps keep QC music thriving.