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River Roots Live


400 Biederbeck Dr
Davenport, IA 52801

Last Updated: May 16, 2017


About River Roots Live

River Roots Live, the Quad Cities’ premiere music festival, is back again with an incredible lineup featuring headliners Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hellogoodbye, The Suffers, Micky & the Motorcars, Luke Bell, Johnathan Tyler, Malina Moye, Orgone, Land of Blood and Sunshine, Ellis Kell Band, and one local winner of the Studio 8 Showcase. 

As always, Ribfest BBQ vendors from across the country will be serving up delicious BBQ throughout the weekend. River Roots Live will be held on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Davenport’s LeClaire Park on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River. 

Tickets are $10/one day pass and $15/weekend pass in advance or $15/one day pass and $20/weekend pass day of the event. The festival is free both nights before 3 p.m


All vendors must hold a permit from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce/Downtown Partnership and comply with the rules and policies in their vendor contracts.


Purchasers of alcoholic beverages must be 21 years old under Iowa State law. A valid I.D. is required. Wristbands will be only issued to those of legal age.


Attendees shall not interfere with River Roots Live vendors, disrupt River Roots Live entertainment, or disturb the peaceable conduct of the River Roots Live activities. Coolers, alcoholic beverages, and pets are prohibited from the festival. No roller-skates, rollerblades, bicycles, or skateboards can be used inside the festival area. All purses and bags will be subject to a thorough search at the discretion of the Davenport Police Department.

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce/Downtown Partnership reserves the right to exclude or remove anyone from River Roots Live who does not comply with these rules.


Do NOT bring any food or beverage to the festival grounds. Food vendors will be on-site serving primarily BBQ; however, additional cuisine will available. Beverage tents will be selling bottled pop and water, along with Budweiser and Great River Brewerybeers.


We are making every effort to create a safe and secure environment on the festival grounds. On-site security will be provided by a professional security company, which will be assisted, as necessary, by the Davenport Police Department. Emergency medical staff will also be available on site. If you need any assistance, go to the medical services just outside of the main gate, or look for a festival staff member.

Special Access

The festival grounds are wheelchair-accessible. Special disabled designated parking is available in the parking ramps and at the freight house in designated spots. The festival does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push service. Please bring attendants if needed. You must have a State issued placard to park in handicapped reserved spaces.

Allowed Items

You MAY bring in the following items: 
Non-professional Photo-Camera Equipment 
Baby Strollers, 
Lawn chairs, 

Lost and Found

During the festival, there will be a lost & found area located at the box office just North of the main entrance on Ripley Street. Items will be held for 30 days. Please call 563.322.1706 after the festival. The Downtown Partnership will not be held liable for any unclaimed. This is the central location for any lost children as well.

Prohibited Items

Guests and their belongings are subject to search. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home. The following items WILL NOT be allowed:

Video equipment: No video recording will be allowed of musical acts or festival entertainment.

Professional still camera equipment (no tripods, no cameras with detachable lens)

Professional audio and video recording equipment is prohibited. Violations could result in confiscation of such devices and violators will be removed from the premises.

In-ground poles
Weapons of any kind
Illegal substances (including narcotics)
Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the festival)
Glass containers
Food or beverages
Skateboards or scooters
Bicycles inside festival grounds
Large umbrellas
Pets (except service dogs)

  • Accepts:
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


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