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Another Location Change For Blues Fest 2014

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With the Mississippi River encroaching into Davenport's LeClaire Park, Blues Fest organizers were forced to find an alternate location for this year's event.

Last week, organizers met with Davenport city leaders and decided Centennial Park would be a good fit.

Unfortunately, the rain over the last few days is sending the river higher and making Centennial Park unfit for the festival.

Mississippi Valley Blues Society spokesperson, Kevin Nolan spoke with KWQC Monday morning, June 30, 2014.

Nolan said the rising waters will limit parking on the west side of the Centennial Bridge, limit access to power and limit access to the park in general.

Because of this, Nolan says Blues Fest is moving to Second and Ripley Streets, where it was last year.

Organizers say the move to Second Street downtown will also require more volunteers. Anyone who volunteers will receive admission to the fest and a t-shirt. More info can be found here: http://mvbs.org/fest/index.php/volunteer

The Fest runs Thursday through Saturday, July 3 through 5, 2014 in downtown Davenport.

On Thursday, tickets are discounted to $10. Friday and Saturday tickets are $25.

Kids under 14 get in for free.
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