31st Mississippi Valley Blues Festival July 1 & 2, 2016

31st MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL--JULY 1 and 2, 2016
Gate Opens One Hour Before Music Begins
2016 Schedule

BANDSHELL—FRIDAY JULY 1
5:00-6:30 Frankie Fontagne & the Ramblers
7:00-8:30 Toronzo Cannon
9:00-10:30 Tweed Funk
11:00-12:30 Shawn Holt & the Teardrops

BANDSHELL—SATURDAY JULY 2
1:30-2:30 Juliana & a Soul Purpose
3:00-4:30 Shane Johnson’s Blue Train
5:00-6:30 Ellis Kell Band
7:00-8:30 Laura Rain & the Caesars
9:00-10:30 Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat
11:00-12:30 Cash Box Kings

BLUESKOOL SATURDAY JULY 2
1:30-2:30 Kevin Burt
2:45-3:45 Winter Blues AllStars
4:00-5:00 David Berntson

WELCOME!

As Mayor of Davenport, I would like to personally welcome you to the 31st Annual BluesFest in Davenport’s beautiful LeClaire Park! Each year, BluesFest draws thousands of attendees from all over the country to our beautiful city as it fills the park and the city’s streets with outstanding music and excitement. I know you’re here for the music, and the performers have driven far and wide to be here with you for this festival. But while you’re here, be sure to make time for all the wonderful things downtown Davenport and the Quad Cities have to offer.
The beautiful Skybridge offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and a safe path over River Drive, placing you squarely in the middle of bustling downtown where restaurants, museums, breweries, and stores are just a few steps away. Our locally owned businesses and venues rely on people like you to visit and enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds of our great city. These one of a kind businesses are eager to serve you and your family this, and every, weekend.
Back along the riverfront, Modern Woodmen Park sits only a few yards away from the site of BluesFest. Take a spin on the iconic Ferris Wheel as you enjoy the music from 100 feet in the air! Next to Modern Woodmen Park is the Quad Cities Food Hub, our bi-state initiative to connect farmers and producers directly to consumers. Don’t miss the Freight House Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings from 9-1 where dozens of local farmers and vendors bring fresh produce and goods right down to the riverfront.
So enjoy the music and the energy and excitement of BluesFest in beautiful LeClaire Park, and be sure to enjoy the full scope of everything downtown Davenport has to offer.

Frank Klipsch

Local Scene Magazine is featuring articles and photos about and from the 2016 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival on this page.

New this year!
INTERMISSION BLUES IN THE BEER TENT Friday and Saturday
For the first time in the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival’s long history there will be live music in between sets on the Bandshell. The Beer Tent is the location for these 30-minute segments showcasing the prodigious talent of the Quad-Cities blues scene. Coordinator and musician Ricardo Burris promises your ears will be amazed!
Watch Local Scene Magazine for information about the local talent involved on this Local Scene stage!

Get more information and buy tickets on the Blues Society site!
http://mvbs.org/fest/