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 www.mvbs.org
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.