QC Beats Launches February 8th

DAVENPORT 1/17/19 - The first round of 15 artists were selected for the QC artist focused streaming platform, QC Beats, built by the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, & St. Ambrose University. To celebrate the official launch of the website on Friday, February 8th, there will be a party in the RME's Redstone Room starting at 7pm featuring some of the selected artists.

Artists set to perform include Rebecca Casad & Alan Morrison, Soultru, Lojo Russo, TC Boyd aka RisN, Avey/Grouws Duo, and TAJ. The full list of artists selected for the streaming platform also includes: Angela Meyer, BEEs, David G. Smith, Johnny Norris Jr., Jordan Danielsen, Lewis Knudsen, Poor Bill, StateWave, and The Mamiltons.

Doors for the launch party open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm, admission to the launch party is free and it is for all ages.

Built in partnership with the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats is an online streaming audio collection, including original music of Quad City musicians and artists. A few benefits of including a collection of featured local artists is to continue expanding the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community and local venues. Community members with a Davenport Public Library card will be able to download the audio files, and everyone else will be able to stream the music at no cost.

Our partners established QC Beats not only to share local music, but also to support local musicians. That's why you'll eventually find more than just music on QCBeats.org. Artist and album pages feature biographies and information about upcoming shows, links to musicians' websites, social media, and online stores. We hope that QC Beats creates new fans and inspires listeners to support the artists who make the music.

Additional support for QC Beats came from DMW Design, FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library, Q2030, and the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

More information about the streaming platform can be found at qcbeats.org and information about the launch party can be found at rivermusicexperience.org.