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 It's been moved before... Now, it's been moved again.

The 2014 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will be moved to Centennial Park in Davenport.

That is just West of Modern Woodmen Park. 

For most of the last 30 years, the festival has been held in LeClaire Park in Davenport, just east of Modern Woodmen.

A historical band shell is used for a lot of the shows, but not this year. 

LeClaire park is partially covered in flood waters right now, making it impossible to hold a music festival there, organizers say. Especially when they aren't sure exactly how high the water will go.

"The primary disadvantage to having to move with such short notice is we've already put in a lot of effort and energy to make sure it's here," says Mississippi Valley Blues Society Board Member Kevin Nolan. "We've put together contingency plans for the better part of the last 12  months so that if we do have to relocate, we can move to another location pretty quickly."

This is the sixth time in 30 years the event will have to move due to flooding, including last year.


The 2013 festival was held on downtown Davenport streets. 


That was also an option this year, but organizers wanted to have the park feel, making parking and accommodation easier for people who want to come. 




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