Blues Festival advance tickets available now


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Posted Online: June 11, 2014, 7:44 am
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Press release submitted by MVBS


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.



















 




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