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BluesFest offers free tickets to veterans and active military

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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.

For more information about the Blues Festival, click  here.

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