Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Photo of a band playing in Davenport at the Blues Fest

Longtime MVBS volunteer, Stanley E. Furlong, 69, of Rock Island, IL, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home.

Stan was an active member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society for over 30 years. He was one of the founding members of the Society and remained dedicated to the organization throughout his life. Recently Stan was lead on several committees including Membership and Archives, and was involved in Nominating, Education, Fundraising, Public Relations, and Festival Production committees. Stan was award the first Blues Society's Doris Pierre Lifetime Volunteer Award in 1997.  

Beyond that, Stan was the author of the Live Blues Music Website QC LIVE BLUES, a full calendar of live Blues music in the Quad Cities and regionally, and was instrumental in maintaining the MVBS website and Facebook pages

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 2, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Inurnment will be at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, Rock Island, with Military Honors by American Legion Post 246.

Following inurnment, friends and family are invited to meet at Radicle Effect Brewerks, 1340 - 31st Street, Rock Island, from 3:30 to 7:00 pm to share memories of Stan and his life. e 

Radicle Effect Brewerks will also be selling t-shirts with the above logo on them in memory of Stan. All profits will be donated to the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Also, memorials may be made to the Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Upcoming Shows

Sunday, August 18th
Doug Deming and the Jeweltones
1228 30st Street, Rock Island, Illinois
6:00 p.m. - 9:00pm
Admission is $10.00 for members, $12.00 for non-members

Doung with instruments

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