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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

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

Give Aspiring Musicians the Gift of Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp This Holiday Season!

December 25th, 2018
Give Aspiring Musicians the Gift of Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp This Holiday Season!

Do you have a young aspiring musician in your home? Give them the gift of guidance and joy this holiday season! The Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp takes place at the River Music Experience (129 N Main St. Davenport) this Wednesday Dec 26 through Saturday Dec 29 from 1 – 5 p.m. This annual Winter Blues program features vocal and instrumental workshops (guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards & drums), as well as concentration on blues composition and improvisation. Sessions are open to area musicians from 8-18 years old. The cost is just $175. These sessions will be led by RME’s Bret Dale with... Read More