FREE! - MVBS presents 2 bands, Blues Rock-It & Joe Moss

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society wants to show its appreciation to all the blues fans in the Quad Cities who have come to the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and our other shows throughout the year. We’re doing that by giving the QC blues fans a FREE show at the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois. The show will feature two terrific bands who will start playing at 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening, May 11. This will also be a fundraiser for the Riverbend Food Bank. Yeah, it’s still a free show, but anything you can give to less fortunate Quag-Citizens will be greatly appreciated

The fun will start with Blues Rock-It. This is a local band that has been growing its fan base for the last few years. Front man Boogs Malone on vocals and guitar is helped by none other than the legendary “Detroit” Larry Davison on harmonica. Local blues aficionados will also recognize and appreciate Jim VanHyfte on Drums, Ian Farmer on bass and Josh Green on keyboards and guitar.

The Joe Moss Band will play 7:30 ’til 10. Few blues performers walk the walk to the degree of Chicago based singer/guitarist/bandleader Joe Moss. One of the hardest working performers on the scene today. Not just an imitator of the music's glorious past, he strives to find his own sound and material within the styles he chooses to play. And the music world is taking notice. In 2013, Moss inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The band is tight, featuring some of Chicago's finest blues musicians. A talented singer, writer, and guitarist, Joe is a consistent and entertaining performer with a monster groove.

Joe is one of our favorite performers at Buddy Guy's Legends" He is energetic, a strong guitarist and always a crowd pleaser." — Buddy Guy

"...Moss had the audience rockin' and jivin' as he moved into the crowd, entertaining them with his own brand of music"�
—Chicago Tribune

"He plays head and shoulders above contenders!"
—Vintage Guitar Magazine

Although there will be no admission charge to this show, the River Bend Foodbank will be accepting donations. Blues fans are encouraged to donate what they can. Cash donations are encouraged because the Food Bank can purchase food much more efficiently than the rest of us.

Food will be served

Event Date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00


Moline Vikings Club 1450 41st Street Moline, Illinois