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Redstone Room

Redstone RoomThe Redstone Room is a 300 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 our premier, 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.

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 student music education programming, 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 Member of RME, please click here.

All shows are ages 19+.  All minors must be 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:

JJ Grey & Mofro, Leon Russell, Devil Makes Three, Keller Williams, Fitz & The Tantrums, Gaelic Storm, G Love & Special Sauce, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tim Reynolds, Joe Bonamassa, Lisa Loeb, Pokey LaFarge, Ben Kenney & DJ Kilmore of INCUBUS, Johnny Winter, Savoy Brown, Alejandro Escovedo,  Todd Snider, Jackie Greene, Victor Wooten, The Jeff Coffin Mutet, Martin Sexton, Tea Leaf Green, Junior Brown, Lissie,  Marty Stuart, Railroad Earth, John Hammond, Walter Trout, Cornmeal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, MarchFourth Marching Band, Trampled Under Foot, Portland Cello Project, and many more!

Capacity: 300 with limited seating

  • Full Bar: Yes
  • Open: Hours vary due to live music schedule. We typically open 1 hour prior to scheduled performances.
  • Smoking: No
  • 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 52801 on the second floor

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Testimonials from some Redstone Room artists 

"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." 

- 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,
Bill Payne (of Little Feat)

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