|Grand Opening of the Café at RME|
|News Releases - Food & Dining|
|Written by Maureen Carter|
|Friday, 30 September 2011 11:52|
Friday, September 30, 2011
Grand Opening of the Café at RM
(Davenport, IA) Thanks to the Scott County Regional Authority, River Music Experience (RME) is proud to announce that its first floor renovations are complete. The first floor space, formally Mojo’s, will now be known simply as the RME, and all performances in the space will be on the RME Community Stage, as always. Improvements include a new menu featuring items from Woodfire Grill, booths, and an updated performance area. Additionally, a modular, sliding wall was installed at the south end of the space to improve the listening experience for patrons when there are simultaneous performances and events on both floors of the RME.
“We’re very excited about the fact that the new improvements will enable us to host a wider range of performances and educational programs on the RME Community Stage,” said Tom Swanson, Executive Director of the River Music Experience. “We’re truly grateful to the SCRA and all of the RME’s community partners, including Lujack Lexus of the Quad Cities, WQAD, the RDA, Quad City Cultural Trust, Bechtel Trusts, and all of the sponsors and donors that made this long-time vision become reality. We look forward to providing the Quad Cities and the region with an even better experience here at the RME.”
In addition to the myriad offerings already taking place at the RME, two new programs will be featured on the RME Community Stage. Mandolin Junction, a bluegrass and old-time music jam is a friendly, free, open jam aimed at encouraging the performance, preservation and appreciation of bluegrass and old-time music. The program is open to listeners and all musicians who play fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and other acoustic instruments.
Blues Café is a blues improvisation program featuring professional musicians from the area, as well as the occasional visiting artist or special guest.
Fans of the RME are encouraged visit the new space for lunch or participate in the organization’s array of educational programming and live performances.---end---
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