The 26th annual IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday July 2-4, 2010 in Davenport, Iowa’s LeClaire park right next to the Mississippi River. The entire lineup and ticket prices will be available in early April.
Here are some of the performers scheduled so far: Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials, Ana Popovic, Zac Harmon, Vasti Jackson, Rosie Ledet, Ruthie Foster, Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues, Shawn Kellerman, Lucky Peterson, The Legendary Blues Cruise Revue featuring Tommy Castro and Debbie Davies, Dave Riley and Bob Corritore, and The Nighthawks with Hubert Sumlin.
The first night, Friday July 2, will be a tribute to descendants of blues legends, featuring Mud Morganfield, Bernard Allison, Little Pink Anderson, Caroline Shines, Lurrie Bell, and Shirley King. There will be 28 acts total on two stages, with free workshops in Penguin’s Comedy Club in the Freight House, and BlueSKool for the kids in LeClaire Park. At this time, we’re still making plans for the free Photo Exhibit.