Military veterans and active service members can get free tickets to the Blues Festival thanks to the American Legion.
The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has 150 tickets, good Friday, July 4 or Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Blues Fest. Gate admission is normally $25 per day.
If you are an active or veteran member of any branch of the military, you can request a ticket by contacting Anna Waters between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, through June 30, in the Special Events Office on the first floor of Building 60 at the Rock Island Arsenal. Phone (309) 782-5890.
The MVBS says the free tickets are made possible because of a grant from the American Legion.
They also need volunteers to help make the Blues Festival happen. You can register online to volunteer – click here.