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Blues Fest Heats Up September 16-17

August 2nd, 2022
Blues Fest Heats Up September 16-17

Got the blues? Well you’re gonna be gettin’ ’em soon, and in a good way! The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is back in 2022 and will be showcasing an exciting and diverse lineup of established and emerging Blues-based artists. This year’s Festival is September 16-17th in Davenport’s LeClaire Park! Main Stage Friday Lineup Kevin Burt and Big Medicine 5:00-6:15pm Billy Branch and Sons of the Blues 6:45-8:00pm Joe Louis Walker 8:30-9:45pm Sue Foley 10:15-11:45pm Main Stage Saturday Lineup Ivan Singh 2:00-3:00pm Altered 5 Blues Band 3:30-4:45pm Rick Estrin and the Nightcats... Read More

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To Iowa’s LeClaire Park!

June 29th, 2022
Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To Iowa's LeClaire Park!

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has scheduled Blues Fest 2022 for September 16-17, 2022, and returns to the historic LeClaire Park bandshell in Davenport, Iowa. Award-winning lineup and ticket sales announcement coming soon! Click below and subscribe to our mailing list to get notified and be automatically entered to win t-shirts, tickets, and more: Blues Fest 2022  Read More

Ivy Ford Rocks Crawford April 21

April 19th, 2022
Ivy Ford Rocks Crawford April 21

MVBS.org and Crawford Brew Works have partnered for a Brews ’n’ Blues Concert Series and Guest Bartender Series to raise money for the Blues education outreach program, Blues in the Schools. On stage: IVY FORD Behind the Bar: Jeni Grouws & Chris Avey. THURSDAY, APRIL 21st – 5:30pm Ivy Ford is one of the leading “youngbloods” of blues and brings a refreshing yet classic face to the blues. She handles her cherry red, Epiphone-339 with as much confidence as any of the bluesmen today and can belt out notes to fill a room and serenade a phrase sweeter than sugar in ways that make anyone... Read More

Mississippi Heat Brings the Blues to Crawford April 22

April 16th, 2022
Mississippi Heat Brings the Blues to Crawford April 22

MVBS.org and Crawford Brew Works have partnered for a Blues ‘n’ Brews Concert Series to raise money for the Blues education outreach program, Blues in the Schools. MISSISSIPPI HEAT FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – 7:30pm Mississippi Heat stands as one of the longest-running bands in Chicago, as well as a launching pad for many blues players who’ve gone on to successful solo careers. Chicago Blues Guide quoted the new album Madeleine as “pristine and beautiful. [Pierre Lacocque] directs the band with his highly creative, virtuosic harmonica skills, stellar songwriting, and artistic vision.”... Read More

2019 Quad Cities Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

October 18th, 2019
2019 Quad Cities Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

A number of local Blues artists and their supporters will join together this weekend to celebrate the 2019 Quad Cities Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. And you’re invited! Hosted by Jason Stuart, the 2019 Quad Cities Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Sunday Oct 20 from 2 – 6 p.m. at GypsyHighway (2606 W Locust Street Davenport). Check out this amazing list of inductees this time around: The Mudcats Ernie Peniston Band Blues Rockit Band Joe Collins Pat Ryan Jeff Sime Boogs Malone Josh “Brother” Green Terry Hanson John Burchett Giulio Savioli Barry Beranek Dave... Read More

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Moves Into Murphy Park

July 2nd, 2019
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Moves Into Murphy Park

The highly anticipated Mississippi Valley Blues Festival returns this year, but in a new location! Due to the record-breaking flood of 2019, Mississippi Valley Blues Society announced the relocation of the 34th Mississippi Valley Blues Festival to Murphy Park at The Bend in East Moline (900 Bend Boulevard East Moline). This year’s Blues Festival will take place on Friday Jul 5 and Saturday Jul 6. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Advance tickets are $15 for Friday, $25 for Saturday or $35 for a 2-day pass. Tickets will also be available at the gates for $20 on Friday,... Read More