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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

Blues Fest Returns to LeClaire Park September 15-16

September 14th, 2023
Blues Fest Returns to LeClaire Park September 15-16

The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest is back in LeClaire Park in 2023! The organization will present an amazing group of award-winning artists for Blues Fest 2023! Visit the website for lineup details, stage times, tickets, and more! https://www.mvbs.org/blues-fest/  Read More

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: https://www.mvbs.org/blues-fest-2022/?fbclid=IwAR1LQhejKnjpy0p3DVUe6N0-ZNrP9pplPo4hOeUPDsclvDbNEHG3_2QZivU  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