Our Non-Profit Community Spotlight
River Music Experience
By Tyson Danner, Executive Director
Since its founding in 2004 as part of downtown Davenport’s revitalization, the River Music Experience has served as a leader in the Quad Cities’ musical landscape. As it progressed through its early years, it found its place serving community needs by providing inclusive educational programming and high-quality, accessible concerts by local and regional talent.
Now in its eighteenth year, the River Music Experience has a greater impact on our region than ever before, partnering with music venues, city governments, and other nonprofits to create unique, diverse concerts throughout the Quad Cities. RME educational programs have prioritized accessibility with programs like the Acoustic Music Club for youth and adults with special needs. RME is investing in the next generation through mentorship with programs like InTune, a music mentoring program held within community centers. The organization’s staple educational program, RiverCurrents, continues to bring the musical traditions of the Mississippi River to elementary students across the region.
The Echo is RME’s newest endeavor – an online music publication that highlights all the great music happening in our local scene. It is the latest in RME’s growing dedication to building our regional music scene and bridging the gap between artists and potential audiences. Articles, resources, and a full music calendar are available at TheEchoQC.com.
With recent financial stability and program growth, the organization was prepared to invest for the first time. The staff at Northwest Bank’s Investment Management Group was incredibly helpful in guiding us through that process, providing encouragement, guidance, and vast experience to help us meet our goals. We are thankful for our partnership with Northwest Bank, and couldn’t be happier to work with a bank that places such high value on supporting its community.
Upcoming Events from our Nonprofit Partners
Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition | Open through April 3 | Putnam Museum & Science Center
This community-curated exhibit features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models.
Framed: Step into Art | Open January 22 – May 1 | Family Museum
Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art with your kids and family in this interactive exhibition.
Easter Egg Scramble | April 16 | Handicapped Development Center
5K walk/run located in the Village of East Davenport, supporting HDC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Spring Parent Learning Series | Beginning May 4 | The Arc of the Quad Cities
The Arc of the QC is hosting a series of workshops focused on providing the tools parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to be the most effective. All sessions are free.
Visit www.arcqca.org for information.
2022 Mental Health for Healthy Living Conference | May 6 | Vera French
Vera French is hosting a conference on mental health featuring Chris McCormick-Pries, ARNP and John Medina, PHD. To register, go to forms.office.com/r/2grWjJdQwC.