2 0 1 2 B l u e s F e s t i v a l • J u n e 2 9 - J u l y 1 • L e C l a i r e P a r k , D a v e n p o r t , I o w a • M V B S . o r g |
elcome, blues lovers, to the 28th-annu-al Mississippi Valley Blues Festival inDavenport, Iowa’s beautiul LeClairePark! We have one o the best blues-estival venues in the world, lankedby the Rock Island Linesrailroad on one side and thescenic Mississippi River onthe other – an absolutely perect place to listen tosome o the world’s inestblues musicians. We havea great lineup again this year, as always, with a variety o blues styles to satisy everyone’s bluestaste buds – including amiliar names as well assome nice surprises that you may not have heardo! Be sure to check out the ree photo exhibit(with a 25-year retrospective o our est by pro-essional blues photographer David Horwitz) andree workshops over in the Freight House, andBlueSKool or the youngsters in LeClaire Park.Blues ans rom all over the world havediscovered the magic that is the MississippiValley Blues Festival. Considering the music,the ambiance o LeClaire Park, the great oodand beverages rom the vendors, the low costo estival admission, and the budget-consciousprice o local lodging, a discerning blueslover would be hard-pressed to fnd a betterentertainment value anywhere on Earth.Te Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is one o the longest-running blues estivals in the country,and as ar as I know the only one produced by an all-volunteer not-or-proft organization: theMississippi Valley Blues Society. Tese volunteershave been working very hard or the past yearto bring this year’s est to ruition. Stop by theBlues Central tent to make a donation or buy amembership or just thank the fne olks o MVBSor all their hard work and sacrifce. Above all,enjoy the est, have a great time, and patronize allo our wonderul sponsors that help make this agreat experience every year!Tank you or coming!
Lonnie BrittPresident, Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Prices have been slashed for 2012!
Advance Tickets (through June 28)
One-day pass: $12.50.Three tickets good for any day(s): $37.50.
• Hy-Vee stores in the Quad Cities, Clinton, and Muscatine;
• Rascals (1414 15th Street, Moline);
• The Muddy Waters (1708 State Street, Bettendorf);
• Mississippi Valley Blues Society office (102 South Harrison Street, Davenport). Call first: (563)322-5837.
At the Gate
$15 each day.
Children 14 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.