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Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Tickets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:46

Free BluesFest Tickets for Veterans, Active Military

To honor those who have served and are serving our country, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is offering a limited supply of free tickets for the Blues Festival to veterans and active military.  Thanks to an American Legion grant, MVBS has 150 tickets to give away for the Independence Day weekend.

The tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, one ticket per proper credentials.  The tickets are good for either July 4 or July 5 at the BluesFest. (Gate admission is $25 per day.)

See Anna Winters, Special Events Office, on the Rock Island Arsenal, Building 60, 1st Floor, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00, Monday through Friday through June 30.  309-782-5890.

Blues Festival Advance Tickets Available Now!

July 3-5 marks the 30th anniversary of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.  Earlier this year, the international Blues Foundation of Memphis TN recognized the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival with its Keeping the Blues Alive award for U.S. Festival—the equivalent of a lifetime honor—for, in their words, “one of the longest running, most prestigious blues festivals in the world.”  The Festival is the only major blues event in the nation entirely produced by an all-volunteer organization.

Advance tickets are now available for this world-class event.

  • Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5—each day $20 in advance;  $25 at the gate

Advance Tickets Available through June 30 at

  • Hy-Vee stores in the Quad-Cities, Clinton, and Muscatine
  • The Muddy Waters (1708 State St., Bettendorf)
  • Ragged Records (418 E. 2nd St., Davenport)
  • Co-Op Records (3727 Avenue of the Cities, Moline)
  • The Blues Society Office (102 S. Harrison Street, Davenport.  Call first: 563-32-BLUES)
  • Online through PayPal at

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is joining forces with the Red White & Boom event to present the Quad-Cities’ best fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Thursday July 3. For that date only, admission to the Tent Stage at Harrison Street is FREE. (Admission to the Bandshell Stage at Ripley Street is $10, gate only.)

Children 14 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Cher to perform at the iWireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:09


in the Quad Cities on Wednesday, October 22. Tickets on sale Monday, June 16 at 10am

New York, NY...June 9, 1014...For immediate release...Cher who is currently on her 49-city D2K Tour will be adding a show in the Quad Cities at the iWireless Center on October 22, 2014. A complete schedule of the new dates, including previously announced shows, follow this release.

The D2K Tour is in support of Cher's Warner Bros. Records album Closer to the Truth which includes the No. 1 Dance hit 'Woman's World'. The tour has received rave reviews across the country:

"Cher turns 'farewell' tease into an exceptional entertainment ride. The truth is, Cher doesn't need to stop...she is in exceptional form, as a singer, entertainer and tour guide through her 50 years in show business. And it all worked magically under the vast, rainbow-colored umbrella known as 'Cher'" - Boston Globe

"It seemed that no one in the crowd would object to Cher's touring forever." - NY Times

"The Dressed To Kill tour is bigger, stronger and shinier than her last outing...A+."- Arizona Republic

"Belting catchy hits from 'The Beat Goes On' to the new 'Woman's World', the show further solidified her diva status." - NY Daily News

"Sorry Bey, but you've got nothing on this one...we'll give you about 35 more years and then we'll talk...Cher knows how to do the diva thing right!" - Houston Press

Tickets prices are $22.00, $42.00, $77.50, and $127.50 and go on sale Monday, June 16 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at American Express cardholders will have a presale offer beginning Thursday, June 12 at 10 am.

Muscatine's Second Sunday Summer Concert Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Duffy DeFrance   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:40

The Second Sunday Summer Concert Series is getting underway.

Tlime: 6pm. Rain or shine

Place: Pearl Plaza Patio, 208 West 2nd Street, downtown Muscatine.

Facebook: Muscatine County Arts Council

Music Coordinator: Duffy De France 563-607-3213 Donations welcome

Free Family entertainment some seating available, or bring your own lawn chair

June 8: The Fry Daddies "not your ordinary lounge lizards"

July 13 - Crusin' with Max Collins and the band Classic Rock (member of the Iowa Rock  'n Roll Hall of Fame\

Aug 10 Cedar River Gentry (music between the World Wars) featuring Ron Hillis, musical member of the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company (based in West Liberty)

Sept 14 The Creepin' Charlies Americana music

Wilton members on the Arts Council Board: Diana Gradert and Duffy De France (who is also member of the West Liberty Area Arts Council)

Wilton businesses who are supporting the concert series: Oak Tree Homes and ITP Intergrated Technology Partners

Air National Guard Band of the Midwest kicks off summer tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard PAO   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:50

SPRINGFIELD, IL (06/04/2014)(readMedia)-- PEORIA, Ill. - The Air National Guard (ANG) Band of the Midwest is scheduled to kick off a free summer concert series at the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre at 7 p.m., June 7


The 566th Air Force Band based in Peoria, Illinois, will perform jazz, rock and concert music for audiences in Illinois and Wisconsin as part of their community relations tour before a grand finale in Minnesota, July 4.

Audiences can expect a world-class show with exciting and dynamic music, while hearing the story of the ANG and hometown heroes who serve in it, said Maj. Bryan Miller of Naperville, Illinois, commander and trumpet player.

The annual concert series is the result of a year's worth of training and practice, one the band uses to celebrate patriotism with communities across the Midwest.

"I am proud to have my job and to be part of the ANG, so I look forward to being able to showcase that pride each summer on tour," said Senior Airman Sarah Carlson of Brookfield, Illinois, a euphonium and trombone player.

Senior Airman Justin Ahlberg of Galesburg, Illinois, percussion and saxophone player, said it is an opportunity for the band to put on a great performance and entertain the civilian and military communities, while spreading the message of the ANG's and United States Air Force's services.

"These performances are typically outdoor concerts in the park and attract all age groups, including many veterans and their families," said Senior Master Sgt. Greg Koger of Streamwood, Illinois, the band manager and bugler. "Then we send them home with a rousing patriotic music set, ending the show with 'God Bless the USA,' 'The Armed Services Medley,' and of course, John Philip Sousa's 'Stars and Stripes Forever.'"

All are invited to attend the following performances:

June 7 at 7 p.m. - Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre, Peoria, Illinois.

June 28 at 3 p.m. – City Park Summer Fun Fest, Oglesby, Illinois.

June 29 at 6:30 p.m. – Grundy County Courtyard Lawn, Morris, Illinois.

July 2 at 7 p.m. – City Park Band Shell, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

July 3 at 7 p.m. – Barker's Island Festival Park, Superior, Wisconsin

July 4 at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. – Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, Minnesota.

More information about the ANG Band of the Midwest can be found at and on Facebook at ANG Band of the Midwest (566th AFB).

For additional information, please contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office at

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Monty Python Live (mostly) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:59
Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment invite you to experience Monty Python comedy legends, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they reunite on stage for the first time in over three decades for a special, historic event. Broadcast LIVE from London’s famed O2 Arena, “Monty Python Live (mostly)” will beam to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT/12:30 pm MT/11:30 am PT with rebroadcasts on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm (local time).
“Monty Python Live (mostly)” will be shown at the following cinemas in your area:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at Click here for a full list of participating theaters.

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