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LeClaire Park Gets The Blues Again, As Blues Fest Returns To Davenport

September 16th, 2023
LeClaire Park Gets The Blues Again, As Blues Fest Returns To Davenport

You’ll be happy to get the blues this weekend, as Mississippi Valley Blues Fest 2023 will be held Saturday and Sunday at the historic LeClaire Park in Davenport, Iowa. Gates are open 3:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. As always, the festival features some of the finest blues musicians from around the country, as well as the popular BlueSkool (to teach the young ‘uns about this historical and rich musical style), over 10 food and merch vendors, and more. The MVBS put on its first Blues Festival in LeClaire Park in July 1985 and has been honored by the National Blues... Read More

Orchestra Polyphonia Playing Outdoors Tonight In Davenport

July 24th, 2023
Orchestra Polyphonia Playing Outdoors Tonight In Davenport

Orchestra Polyphonia will play at 7 p.m. tonight at LeClaire Park in Davenport. LeClaire Park Bandshell, Davenport Riverfront Start Time: 7:00pm Tickets: FREE Artist: Polyphonia Orchestra (from Reunion, France) 54-piece orchestra “Polyphonia” from the French island of Réunion consists entirely of musicians under 20. Together, they play traditional tunes as well as Latino and French songs. Sponsors / Co-producers: Common Chord, Celebration River Cruises, Riverfront Improvement Commission, City of Davenport  Read More

Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

July 3rd, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, and organizers are understandably stoked about the b-day bash. “It’s going to be a spectacular event,” said Kyle... 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

Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops Celebrates The Rolling Stones

August 18th, 2021
Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops Celebrates The Rolling Stones

The past 17 months certainly proved you can’t always get what you want, but this Saturday, for once, you can get what you need and a good dose of satisfaction at a special Riverfront Pops. On Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops returns to Davenport’s LeClaire Park with The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band with vocalist Mick Adams and a full rock band under the direction of guest conductor Martin Herman. Herman said Tuesday... Read More

Red, White And Boom Returns To Rock Island And Davenport Saturday!

June 30th, 2021
Red, White And Boom Returns To Rock Island And Davenport Saturday!

The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom event in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns on July 3, 2021. Activities start at 5 p.m. in Rock Island, 6 p.m. in Davenport and at 9:30 p.m., fireworks will be shot, in sync to music broadcast on 97X, from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. Spectators can watch from free viewing areas along the Davenport riverfront including LeClaire Park, Freight House Farmers Market parking lot, the new Quinlan Court and Bechtel Park, or from Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island. Bring your own lawn chair. FAMILY ACTIVITES There will... Read More

UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

June 22nd, 2021
UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

UPDATED: Though the Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) in 2020 had to cancel its annual blues festival and Blues in the Schools education program, it was hardly idle. The completely volunteer-run nonprofit organization, founded in 1984, completely revamped its website, mvbs.org – with much more content than before. It’s also returning to Davenport’s LeClaire Park (later this year than usual), Sept. 17-18, with its signature event, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The website overhaul (led by the Rock Island-based design firm Pixouls) is broken into three main sections: Listen Most... Read More

BREAKING: Mississippi Valley Blues Society Revamps Website, Moves Blues Fest to September at LeClaire Park

June 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Mississippi Valley Blues Society Revamps Website, Moves Blues Fest to September at LeClaire Park

BREAKING NEWS: Though the Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) in 2020 had to cancel its annual blues festival and Blues in the Schools education program, it was hardly idle. The completely volunteer-run nonprofit organization, founded in 1984, completely revamped its website, mvbs.org – with much more content than before. It’s also returning to Davenport’s LeClaire Park (later this year than usual), Sept. 17-18, with its signature event, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The website overhaul (led by the Rock Island-based design firm Pixouls) is broken into three main sections: Listen Most... Read More

Free Juneteenth Festival Saturday at TMBC at Lincoln Center, Davenport

June 16th, 2021
Free Juneteenth Festival Saturday at TMBC at Lincoln Center, Davenport

The annual Juneteenth festival in the Quad-Cities will be held Saturday, June 19, at TMBC at The Lincoln Center, 318 E. 7th St., Davenport, the former Lincoln Elementary School. Open since Feb. 1, 2021, TMBC stands for “Together Making a Better Community,” and the free Juneteenth event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, including food and retail vendors, history and information booths, fun-filled games and entertainment for the whole family. TMBC is the hub for resources, professional services, programs and events for the African-American community in the Quad-Cities. The Juneteenth festival... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 3rd, 2021
What's The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

After a long time in quarantine, things are finally starting to open up, people are getting vaccinated, and things are looking up for our country, and the Quad-Cities! That’s good news! And every month, we bring YOU more good news! In conjunction with our partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we bring you What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the positive things going on in our community. So, what’s the good news for May? Let’s take a look… New Theater Coming To Davenport! A new theater experience, The Mockingbird On Main is coming to 320 N. Main St., in downtown... Read More