The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
-Willie Dixon

MVBS Movie Night: YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN': THE LAST OF THE HILL COUNTRY BLUESMEN, Tuesday, April 25 at The River Music Experience

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society invites you to a fundraiser movie night for a viewing of "YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN': THE LAST OF THE HILL COUNTRY BLUESMEN" on Tuesday, April 25. "You See Me Laughin'" is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the Hill Country Bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Place: River Music Experience Community Room
Time: Doors, food and bar at 5:00 pm
Movie will start at 5:30 p.m., end by 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 includes movie, food, and one complimentary beverage

Open to the Public Blues in the Schools Event with the Duo-Sonics, Wednesday, May 3 at the River Music Experience

duo sonicsThe Mississippi Valley Blues Society invites you to a Free and Open-To-The-Public night with the
Duo-Sonics on Wednesday, May 3, at the River Music Experience. This program is being presented as part of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society Blues-In-The-Schools program.

The Duo-Sonics of Tulsa, Oklahoma, bring a unique blend of blues and roots music to the stage. Featuring David Berntson on harmonica and Bobby "Greenshoes" Parker on guitar, the Duo-Sonics interpret classic blues in an exciting, high-energy show. Both performers have been on the music scene for over 40 years, performing nationally and internationally, and they truly know how to connect with an audience. Whether playing a slow blues dripping with amplified harp and slide guitar, a fine boogie-woogie, or a finger poppin' jump blues number, this duo can really sing and swing. Vocal harmonies, tasty guitar licks and full-bodied harmonica tone are coupled with a great passion for the Blues, making the Duo-Sonics a dynamic and entertaining musical experience.

2017 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Lineup Announced!

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will be once again on the first full weekend before the 4th of July - Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1, 2017.

The gates on Friday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m. The Local Scene music tent bands will start at 4:00 p.m. and will be playing between each of the Bandshell stage sets that start at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, July 1 the gates will open at 12:00 p.m. The Local Scene music tent music will start at 12:00 p.m. and will feature local blues bands between each of the Bandshell acts that start at 1:00 p.m.


FRIDAY June 30
5:00 p.m. Zach Harris Band
6:30 p.m. All Sweat Productions Presents:
The 3 Kings (B.B., Albert & Freddie)
8:30 p.m. Joanna Conner
10:30 p.m. The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band

1:00 p.m. Travis Ried Band
2:30 p.m. T.B.A.
4:30 p.m. Corey Dennison Band
6:30 p.m. Hamilton Loomis
8:30 p.m. Dana Fuchs
10:30 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Tickets will be on sale soon.