It’s time for the 33rd Annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival!

Head down to LeClaire Park, on the banks of the Mississippi in Davenport, Friday Jul 6 and Saturday Jul 7 for one of the Quad Cities’ most successful and enjoyable music festivals! The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has secured a line-up of musicians that you won’t want to miss.


Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday Jul 6.

Here is the line-up for the Bandshell Stage:

Bandshell Stage:

5:00 p.m.            Tribute to Ellis Kell

6:30 p.m.            Kris Lager Band

8:30 p.m.            Walter Trout

Pedigo/Jones Stage:

Avey/Grouws Band (Between Bandshell acts and Afterfest Jam)


Gates open at 12 p.m. on Saturday Jul 7.

Here is the line-up for the day:

Bandshell Stage:

1:00 p.m.            Peña Brothers

2:30 p.m.            Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

4:30 p.m.            Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

6:30 p.m.            Shaun Murphy

8:30 p.m.            Jonny Lang

Pedigo/Jones Stage:

All Sweat Productions (Between Bandshell acts and Afterfest Jam)


2:00 p.m.            Ellis Kell Winter Blues All-Stars

3:30 p.m.            David Berntson “Blues Harmonica Lessons”

5:00 p.m.            Anthony “Big A” Sherrod “Delta Blues Session”


Tickets are $20 for Friday’s events and $30 for Saturday. You can also purchase a 2-day pass for only $45. Children 14 and under are FREE! Tickets can be purchased online at or at the River Music Experience (RME) Box Office (129 Main Street Davenport) from 12 – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and until 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information, please visit or visit the Mississippi Valley Blues Society on Facebook at

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival began back in 1985 and is now considered by many blues magazines to be among the top blues festivals in the country. Come and enjoy the down home and non-commercial feel that lets fest-goers sit back, relax and enjoy an incredible lineup of blues talent!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.