Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival July 2-4, 2010

For twenty-six years, volunteers of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society have been organizing and presenting the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The three-day festival is held each year over the 4th of July weekend in picturesque LeClaire Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. After flooding conditions last year forced the Festival to be relocated to the streets of Downtown Davenport, the festival will again be held in LeClaire Park this year for the 26th Annual edition of the IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.

Through the care and attention paid in selecting performers to represent a variety of blues styles and the down-home non-commercial atmosphere of the fest, over the years the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival has become recognized as one of the finest blues fests in the country. This year’s edition will be held from Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4. We hope you’ll join us for a great weekend of blues music!

Many Crossroads members are also members of MVBS and/or attend the fest.  We will have a Crossroads table in the Blues Central Tent all three days.  Come on out and have a great time and listen to some super music.

Fest Lineup

Friday, July 2
Bandshell/Tent Stage
5:00 p.m. The Kinsey Report/5:00 p.m. Little Pink Anderson
7:00 p.m. Mud Morganfield/6:30 p.m. Caroline Shines
9:00 p.m. Bernard Allison/8:30 p.m. Lurrie Bell Chicago Blues Band
11:00 p.m. Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials/10:30 p.m. Shirley King

Saturday, July 3
Bandshell/Tent Stage
1:00 p.m. Iowa Blues Challenge winner/1:30 p.m. Little Brother Jones
2:45 p.m. Ana Popovic/3:30 p.m. Olga Wilhelmine with Cody Dickinson
4:30 p.m. Zac Harmon/5:30 p.m. Little Joe McLerran
6:15 p.m. Vasti Jackson/7:30 p.m. Ruthie Foster
8:00 p.m. Quad City Symphony Orchestra/9:30 p.m. Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
                                                /10:30 p.m. Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

Free Workshops
1:00 p.m. Olga Wilhelmine with Cody Dickinson
2:30 p.m. Little Pink Anderson
4:00 p.m. Rosie Ledet
5:30 p.m. Billy Branch

2:30 p.m. David Berntson
3:45 p.m. Winter Blues Academy Kids w/Hal Reed & Ellis Kell
5:00 p.m. Charles Wsir Johnson and the MLK Center kids

Sunday, July 4
Bandshell/Tent Stage
2:00 p.m. The Jimmys/2:00 p.m. Bill Sims Jr and Mark LaVoie
4:00 p.m. Shawn Kellerman/3:30 p.m. Dave Riley and Bob Corritore
6:00 p.m. Lucky Peterson/5:30 p.m. David Boykin Expanse
8:00 p.m. Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring Tommy Castro,Debbie Davies, Magic Dick and Sista Monica/7:30 p.m. Kim Massie
9:30 p.m. The Nighthawks with Hubert Sumlin

Free Workshops
1:00 p.m. Dave Riley and Bob Corritore
2:30 p.m. David Horwitz, Blues Photography
4:00 p.m. Bill Sims Jr. and Mark LaVoie
5:30 p.m. Little Brother Jones

2:30 p.m. Charles Wsir Johnson and the MLK Center kids
3:45 p.m. Winter Blues Academy Kids w/Hal Reed & Ellis Kell
5:00 p.m. David Berntson

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