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Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returns To Iowa This Weekend

September 16th, 2022
Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returns To Iowa This Weekend

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 5:15-6:45pm Vanessa... Read More

Check Out The Illinois And Iowa FUN10 For Great Events Happening This Week!

September 11th, 2022
Check Out The Illinois And Iowa FUN10 For Great Events Happening This Week!

Looking for fun in Illinois and Iowa this week? It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every... Read More

Blues Fest Returns To Iowa In September

August 21st, 2022
Blues Fest Returns To Iowa In September

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

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Returns TODAY!

September 17th, 2021
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Returns TODAY!

In a way, we’ve all been singing the blues the past 18 months. So area blues fans will be in heaven with the return of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival this weekend. Following the pandemic-plagued 2020, when the Blues Fest was cancelled along with so many events, the all-volunteer Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) is roaring back to life with the new two-day musical extravaganza, Friday and Saturday at Davenport’s LeClaire Park. Bob Clevenstine, board president for the MVBS, is thrilled with the fest mainstage and tent stage lineups. The main performers will be: Main Stage Friday... Read More

After Pandemic-Plagued Year-Plus, Blues Artists Look Forward to Quad-Cities Blues Fest

September 15th, 2021
After Pandemic-Plagued Year-Plus, Blues Artists Look Forward to Quad-Cities Blues Fest

In a way, we’ve all been singing the blues the past 18 months. So while area blues fans will be in heaven with the return of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival this weekend, it’s even more meaningful for two of its performers – Toronzo Cannon and Selwyn Birchwood. The Alligator Records artists, both Blues Fest veterans, had most of their 2020 touring schedules erased due to Covid and are happy to be back at it in 2021. Cannon, 53, of Chicago, is scheduled to perform 8:15 p.m. Friday at LeClaire Park, while Birchwood, 36, of Orlando, Fla., is on the Main Stage at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. “Just... 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

Mississippi Valley Blues Society Cancels Blues Fest

May 22nd, 2020
Mississippi Valley Blues Society Cancels Blues Fest

Since March, the Quad-Cities has been singing the quarantine blues. And due to the dissonant chords of Covid-19, that beloved music will be silenced later this year, as the 35th-anniversary of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is canceled. Though it initially pushed back the fest from the July 4th weekend, to Sept. 18-19, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society board decided “that it is in the best interest of our fans, artists and vendors to cancel a live Festival until the ongoing pandemic is far behind us,” president Bob Clevenstine posted on mvbs.org. The potential for a second coronavirus... Read More

Get Your Blues On Along The Mississippi

July 4th, 2018
Get Your Blues On Along The Mississippi

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... Read More