Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Photo of a band playing in Davenport at the Blues Fest

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society and the River Music Experience will collaborate to present a Music Trivia Night in the Redstone Room at the River Music Experience, 131 W 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The fun will start at 2:00 p.m. Participants will compete at tables with teams of four to eight people.

There will be prizes for the winning table and also raffles for baskets of items donated by local businesses.

There will be live music during the event. The cost to join in the fun will be $10.00 per person. Please register online or by visiting the RME box office by 5pm on 1/12/18, online ticket sales will cease then.


The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is hosting a poster design contest for high school students in the Quad-Cities area (Clinton, Henry, Mercer, Muscatine, Rock Island, and Scott Counties). The aim of the contest is to engage teens in the field of art and design by tapping into their creativity and love of music. The student whose design is selected will receive a gift certificate for art supplies, a scholarship to a Figge Art Museum art class, 2 tickets to the 2018 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, 4 posters and 2 of each piece of merchandise with poster design—not to mention bragging rights! The limited-edition artist poster and merchandise will be available for purchase at the 2018 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest July 6 & 7, 2018.

Design submissions are due Tuesday, January 30, 2018... Submit now!

Poster Contest Release Form

Contact Ellie Sweet at mvbs@mvbs.org for more information.

Download a flyer with guidelines, dates and submission information.

Just announced: The 2018 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will be held on July 6th and 7th! Stay tuned for more updates!

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society would like to thank all of our members, volunteers, vendors, musicians, and patrons that helped make this years festival the success that it was. THANK YOU!

Blues Fest photo

Photo of three musicians playing at the Quad Cities Mississippi Valley Blues Festival