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2024 Gypsy Blues Festival featuring Avey Grouws Band, Ivy Ford Band, and Jason Wells Band

June 22 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for this years 2024 annual Outdoors Gypsy Blues Festival, featuring incredible talent from all over the Midwest area. Jason Wells Band will kick off the afternoon with some red hot smoking Blues at 1:00 followed by Ivy Ford Band and Avey Grouws Band. Feel free to set up your favorite chair on the lawn, or grab one of our tables. Outdoor seating is first come first serve. (weather permitting or we’ll move it indoors if needed) Rain or Shine, Its gonna be a great summer festival day! $15 Admission gets ya an all day pass for all 3 bands. Jason Wells Band- 1-4Ivy Ford Band- 4:30-7:30Avey Grouws Band – 8-11-About Jason Wells MusicHailing from a small Indiana town, Jason Wells developed a passion for music through his father’s diverse record collection. Inspired by the likes of Peter Frampton, he dreamt of a career as a guitarist. Self-taught since age 12, he briefly set aside his musical aspirations for a conventional life.The 2008 economic downturn changed everything. Job loss became the opportunity for Jason to pursue music full-time. The passing of his father in 2011 fueled his commitment to live his dream. Armed with minimal equipment, Jason passionately played, turning dreams into reality.Now, the Jason Wells Band, starting from scratch, boasts five CDs, radio airplay, and notable performances at venues like Buddy Guy’s Legends. Opening for Candlebox and sharing stages with icons like Jackyl, they’ve become a fixture in the Midwest scene. Jason’s contributions extend to speaking at Elmhurst College and crafting a guide for aspiring musicians.From a small-town dreamer to a Midwest musical force, Jason Wells Band’s journey is one of determination, passion, and leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape.-About MISS IVY FORDIvy Ford versatile, talented, an old soul. From singing the blues to being sultry, she is an indigo artist who’s gift connects those who are around her and those who listen. Whether leading a full band or serenading a small audience solo on stage, Ivy Ford commands an energy that is most magical. “Miss Ivy is a heel struttin’, red lipstick wearin’ and refreshing entertainer, while staying true to the roots of music” Ford, leads her band like a seasoned veteran, commanding the stage. It is no surprise Ford has booked shows in anticipation of outdoor Summer season.She jumpstarted her career in 2015 opening for blues legend Buddy Guy. Since then, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has released a small handful of albums with songs that range from the modern chill of “Hypocrisy” to the introspection of “Similar Street” to the groove of “Harvesting My Roots.” -About Avey Grouws BandAvey Grouws Band blends blues, roots, rock and soul as powerfully as the Mississippi River runs through their home in the Quad Cities of Iowa & Illinois. Led by powerhouse vocalist Jeni Grouws and ace guitar man Chris Avey, the two-time top ten Billboard charting band are known for their gritty sound and engaging shows. Sophomore album, “Tell Tale Heart”, was recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy award winner, Casey Wasner (Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal). Released September 2021, “Tell Tale Heart” debuted #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Avey Grouws Band also hit #10 on the Billboard with their 2020 debut album, “The Devil May Care”. Avey Grouws Band toured the US this past year, including Kansas City, two Florida tours, an East Coast tour and a trip to Las Vegas to play the Big Blues Bender along with acts including Keb’ Mo, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish and many more.Avey Grouws Band met at a blues jam on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, and have since put their Quad Cities sound into the world with the release of their debut album ‘The Devil May Care’ in March of 2020. The album hit #10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, #24 for 2020 on the Roots Music Report Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart, “Rise Up” was named top song of 2020 in the Ben Vee Roadhouse 66 top songs of 2020, “Come and Get This Love” won top honors in the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition and in the International Songwriting Competition, Avey Grouws band was nominated for the 2020 BBMAs for Debut Album New Artist and was nominated for 4 awards in the 2021 Independent Blues Awards, including Best New Artist, Best New Artist Album. Hot on the heels of their Billboard charting album, ‘The Devil May Care’, AGB is released their sophomore album ‘Tell Tale Heart’ September 24, 2021, which debuted #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Recorded in Nashville at East Iris Studios and The Purple House (Leiper’s Fork, TN) with Grammy-winning engineer/producer Casey Wasner at the helm. Featuring 10 original songs, ‘Tell Tale Heart’’s music (described by Wasner as “rock and roll blues soul”) demonstrates the label-defying band’s command of a wide swath of American roots music – – including blues, classic rock, country, R&B, funk, introspective balladry and unbridled rock and roll. See less


June 22
1:00 pm


2606 W Locust St
Davenport, Iowa 52804 United States
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