Discount Blues Festival Tickets Only Through June 30 Print
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Monday, 24 June 2013 08:11

Get tickets for the 2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in advance and save some money!  Tickets for the three-day event, July 4-6 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park, are $20 per day at the gate.  But through June 30, you can get advance tickets for $15.50 per day at Hy-Vee stores in the Quad Cities, Clinton, and Muscatine.  And, for the first time ever, advance tickets will be available online ($15 plus a service fee), through PayPal at the MVBS website:  www.mvbs.org.  Just go to the Festival tab.

Advance $15 tickets are also available at The Muddy Waters in Bettendorf, Rascals in Moline, Martini’s on the Rock in Rock Island, and at the Blues Society office in Davenport (call first: 563-32-BLUES).

Active military personnel and veterans can get Fest tickets for only $10 (gate admission is $20) by showing official military ID at the R.I.A. Federal Credit Union locations listed below through June 30.  Tickets are limited to two per military ID.

·         Arsenal Island, Building #61—Rock Island IL

·         1522 46th Ave.—Moline IL

·         In the Hy-Vee at 750 42nd Ave. Drive—Moline IL

·         110 E. 10th Ave.—Milan IL

·         In the Hy-Vee at 2001 5th St.—Silvis IL

·         4217 Utica Ridge Rd.—Bettendorf IA

·         3509 Harrison St.—Davenport IA

This year’s Blues Festival artists include Mighty Sam McClain, Walter Trout, Southern Hospitality, John Primer (who will receive the RiverRoad Lifetime Achievement Award), C. J. Chenier, W. C. Clark, The 44s, Anthony Gomes, Samantha Fish, and Davina & the Vagabonds—among a total of 27 acts on two stages. The gate opens at 2:00 p.m. each day and the music begins at 3:00 p.m. each day, July 4-6.  Free workshops by festival artists are scheduled for all three days, and BlueSKool for the kids runs Friday and Saturday.

Also this year the festival will see the first-ever Mississippi Valley Blues Challenge.  Three bands from within a 175-mile radius of the Quad-Cities will compete in the final round on July 5, with the winner playing a full set on July 6 at the festival and representing the Mississippi Valley Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2014.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will close out the 29th Mississippi Valley Blues Festival on Saturday July 6 on the Bandshell in Davenport’s LeClaire Park.  Sponsored in part by Wieblers Harley-Davidson of Davenport, Shepherd’s set will show why Guitar World named him the world’s #3 blues guitarist—right after B. B. King and Eric Clapton.