The Redstone Room is a state of the art, 270 plus capacity live music venue located on the 2nd floor of the River Music Experience. Digital sound and multiple projection screens put you right on stage with world class performers.
Located on the second floor of the not-for-profit River Music Experience (RME), the Redstone Room is a premier, 270 capacity intimate music venue showcasing the best national, regional, and local musical acts. With a full-service bar, patrons experience a unique musical experience running the entire gamut of musical genres from blues, jazz, rock, bluegrass and more. We are also proud owners of one of the most advanced sound and lights systems in the Midwest.
As a component of the River Music Experience, the Redstone Room is a not-for-profit venue. Every dollar spent and earned here goes straight in to our RME children's music education classes, as well as funding for future bands and the dozens of community music programs we provide on a daily basis. Established in April, 2006, the Redstone Room is an integral component of the River Music Experience's nonprofit mission to present a diverse one-of-a-kind urban entertainment experience that celebrates American music and the role the Mississippi River played in its proliferation across the country. With the Redstone Room, the RME provides and promotes a prolific live music scene in the Quad Cities and enriches the lives of its residents and visitors.
All performances are General Admission, unless otherwise noted. Purchasing a ticket does NOT guarantee a seat. Seating is limited and is available on a first come; first served basis. Limited reserved tables are available to all patrons and half-priced reserved tables are available to Friends of RME. If you're interested in becoming a Friend of RME, please click here
All shows are ages 19+ unless accompanied by parent or guardian. Occasional all-ages shows will be promoted on an individual basis.
The Redstone Room has hosted numerous concerts by such notable touring artists as:
G Love & Special Sauce, Tim Reynolds, Joe Bonamassa, Blind Melon,
The New Deal, Ben Kenney & DJ Kilmore of INCUBUS, Sonny Landreth,
Savoy Brown, Alejandro Escovedo, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals,
The Jeff Coffin Mutet, Martin Sexton, Tea Leaf Green, Junior Brown, Lissie,
Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, Rail Road Earth, John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Greg Brown, Fitz & The Tantrums, Walter Trout, Cornmeal,
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofo, and many more!
Capacity: 270+ with limited seating
Full Bar: Yes
Open: Hours vary due to live music schedule. We will open 1 hour prior to scheduled performances.
All Ages?:Patrons must be 19+ or present with a parent or guardian, unless other noted on the event listing
Address: 129 N. Main Street (the corner of 2nd and Main), Davenport, Iowa 52801on the second floor
"The Redstone Room is an oasis of music in the Midwest. It's one of the my favorite places to play. As a kid from New Jersey, a state covered in local bands and venues, I find comfort in communities that support developing artists. Nowadays we're collectively bombarded with "bigger, louder and faster" but fortunately the folks at River Music Experience have cultivated a safe haven for those who can still appreciate nuance, details and hard work. Thank you Redstone Room for being a place where we can always recharge our souls while crossing this giant land in the name of rock 'n roll."
Testimonials from some past Redstone Room artists
- Ben Kenney (of Incubus)
To Ellis Kell and the RME:
Thanks Ellis, once again, for making me feel at home at the Redstone Room. I had a fine time that evening. It was an honor getting to play music with you again. The banjo on Bluegrass Pines was perfect! The Redstone Room lends itself to a comfortable and intimate evening. The acoustics are wonderful. The staff is attentive and helpful. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
I thank you and all involved for giving me the opportunity to share with others what I’ve spent a lifetime doing, playing music. I truly enjoyed my short time in Davenport and want to thank you again for making it a pleasurable night. I look forward to the next time we can share the stage with one another.
All the best,
RME is an amazing and unique collective, combining music, art, culture and history that educates and fosters an appreciation for creativity. It has an awesome music venue with friendly staff, in a great community!
- Eric Fink of the Giving Tree Band