DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 24, 2022) — The Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) will once again present the annual Blues Fest, September 16-17 on the banks of the Mississippi in beautiful and historic LeClaire Park, Davenport, Iowa.

Following a successful 2021 Bluesfest, MVBS was able to build on this success to offer this year’s exciting lineup of traditional and contemporary award-winning Blues artists, such as Kevin Burt, Billy Branch, Vanessa Collier, and Bernard Allison.

This two-day event showcases award-winning, traditional and contemporary Blues artists to entertain and educate, which includes the annual BluesSkool event on Saturday. The Bluesfest, typically draws an audience of over 2,800 Blues and live music fans from around the area and the Midwest and is a major fundraiser for MVBS. In addition, this year’s Bluesfest will see an expanded group of food and merchandise vendors. 

“People are still hungry for live music, and in addition to Bluesfest in September, MVBS has partnered with the Cities of Davenport, Rock Island and Moline to co-sponsor a Summer Concert Series,” said MVBS President, Steve Hueser, “Quinlan Park, Davenport, Bass St Landing, Moline, and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island, are beautiful outdoor music venues.” The MVBS Summer Concert Series runs from June through September. Check MVBS.org for details. “If you’re anywhere near the riverfront in the Quad cities this Summer, just follow the music and find the fun,”, said Mark Tarnow, MVBS Vice President, “and this year’s Bluesfest promises to be: Big Music and Big Fun by the Big River”.

MVBS is one of the longest established non-profit, all-volunteer Blues organizations in the US, which was founded in 1984 in Davenport, Iowa. Check or ticket purchase and artist details.

In keeping with the longstanding music tradition of the Quad Cities, the mission of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is to ensure the future of a uniquely American art form by fostering greater public appreciation through performance, education, and preservation of the Blues Heritage.

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