Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.

- Alberta Hunter

MVBS memberships will help us preserve the unique American art form we call the Blues. As an official member, the following benefits are also available to you:

  • Discounts at the door of specified MVBS-sponsored performances
  • $1.00 off Blues Society T-shirts
  • Preferred seating for certain events
  • The right to attend and voice your opinion at board and committee meetings
  • The right to vote and make or second motions at general membership meetings, as well as at the meetings of committees you may belong to
  • The right to vote in the annual Mississippi Valley Blues Society elections
  • BluesNews subscriptions will be mailed directly to you

Lifetime members also receive free admission and VIP access to all Mississippi Valley Blues Festivals.

Membership rates for the Mississippi Valley Blues Society can be found below

1 Year 2 Years 3 Years Lifetime
Single $25.00 $40.00 $60.00 $500.00
Family $45.00 $80.00 $120.00 $800.00
Youth (18-21 yr.s old) $20.00 $35.00 $55.00


Business/Organization supporting memberships are available for $350.00 per year. Business members are given one business card sized advertisement in every BluesNews that is printed while they are members. They can also purchase BluesNews ads for 1/3 the regular price.


Click here for a membership renewal form.


You could also just send us a check along with an explanation of what kind of membership you want. Our address is:

Mississippi Valley Blues Society
102 South Harrison Street, Suite 300
Davenport, IA 52801-1811


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