The Muddy Fest

June 16-18, 2017

Celebrate the Quad City Area, an undiscovered gem, with 2 days of rock & roll. Camping available at Credit Island and festival activities at Centennial Park.

Bikers bring IT! This is not your traditional rally this is a weekend PARTY! Explore the picturesque byway along the mighty Mississippi with us - stop in historic quaint towns and enjoy the local hospitality.

Destination - Centennial Park - Davenport Iowa… right on the Mississippi River, which joins Iowa and Illinois. We have the BEST venue in the Midwest with Fantastic Food & Spirits

A Big Festival with small town flare!

THE MUDDY FESTIVAL is a two day and two night celebration of legendary music, two lane rides, world famous celebrities, motorcycle thrill jumpers, riverside camping and first class regional cuisine. Come join us in Davenport, Iowa where the Mississippi River joins Illinois and Iowa on June 16-18, 2017. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the veteran's charity HONOR FLIGHTas well as IOWA DONOR NETWORK.

FRIDAY THE 16th kicks off as the gates open at 3pm followed by the PATRIOT GUARD roaring into the festival with the HONOR GUARD for our opening ceremonies. After a brief presentation, Olympic Gold Medalist and 15x National Champion coach, Iowa wrestling legend, DAN GABLE will take part in a Q&A with actor BILLY BALDWIN, star of Ron Howards's Backdraft, on stage to support wrestling. Afterwords, GABLE AND BALDWIN will sign autographs and take pictures next to the IOWA DONOR NETWORK TENT. The music starts with the pulsating energy and rock n roll of one QCs finest bands THE ZEALOTS at 7pm. Followed by:


ROBBY KRIEGER of THE DOORS! This Rock n Roll Hall of Famer will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the legendary DOORS music on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport for the first time in his illustrious career. His blend of psychedelic blues, jazz, flamenco, and rock has never been replicated and has brought us such hits as Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, LA Woman, Roadhouse Blues, and Love Her Madly.

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SUBLIME WITH ROME

SUBLIME WITH ROME

Rome (vocals, guitar): Eric Wilson (bass); Josh Freese (drums)

The wait is over! Sublime With Rome returns long at last with 'Sirens' (July 17, 2015, BMG Chrysalis), the effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut, 'Yours Truly.'

"We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey. Now 27, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter is truly flourishing.

ROBBY KRIEGER  of the THE DOORS

ROBBY KRIEGER of the THE DOORS

Celebrating 50 years of the Doors Music!

Guitarist Robby Krieger is one of the legendary figures in rock. This celebration of the music of The Doors, which Robby had no small part in creating, is a one-of-a-kind experience that could only be performed by the man himself.

“When you think of the Doors, “guitar” isn’t the first thing that usually comes to mind (Jim Morrison’s manic persona and Ray Manzarek’s swirling organ usually take precedence), but guitarist Robby Krieger proved to be an integral member of the band — helping pen the majority of the group’s songs. Born on January 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA, Krieger was first taken by classical music, before discovering such early rock & roll artists as Elvis Presley via the radio. When surfing proved to be taking Krieger’s mind off of studying during his teenage years, his parents enrolled him in a private school. Each night, students were forced to study in their rooms for a few hours — instead, Krieger used this time to teach himself how to play guitar. First interested in flamenco guitar, Krieger’s playing style soon expanded into folk, jazz, and blues. But it was a Chuck Berry concert that finally convinced Krieger to give rock music a go, which resulted in the guitarist trading his classical guitar in for a Gibson SG, an instrument that he would eventually become synonymous with.” – All Music

Born in Los Angeles, California, Robby Krieger was convinced by a Chuck Berry concert to give rock music a go, which resulted in the guitarist trading in his classical guitar in for a Gibson SG, an instrument that would eventually become his signature instrument. Studying physics and Indian music at UCLA, Krieger played in bands with friends, and eventually bumped into a drummer he’d met a few years before, John Densmore. The two began jamming on blues together, while Krieger’s interest in Indian music and culture continued to flourish, as he began dabbling with sitars (studying at the Kinnara School, which was founded by Ravi Shankar), and attending meditation classes. It was at one of these meditation classes that Krieger met keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Manzarek eventually convinced Krieger to come down and rehearse with a poet/singer he’d been working with, Jim Morrison. Their first rehearsal supposedly resulted in the penning of “Moonlight Drive,” resulting in the birth of the Doors.

Quickly building a name for themselves in L.A. with their unpredictable live shows, the Doors were signed to Elektra Records, and issued their debut album, the Doors, in 1967. The album would become one of rock’s all-time classics, as it spawned the monster hit “Light My Fire,” a tune penned entirely by Krieger. Subsequent studio releases — 1967′s Strange Days, 1968′s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969′s the Soft Parade — all included several classic songs, and by the dawn of the ’70s, the band issued a pair of strong releases, 1970′s Morrison Hotel and 1971′s L.A. Woman. In the wake of Morrison’s untimely passing, the Doors attempted to continue on, resulting in a pair of so-so albums, 1971′s Other Voices and 1972′s Full Circle, before packing it in.

Krieger would go on to issue solo albums (debuting in 1977 with Robby Krieger & Friends), in addition to playing live dates, and guest appearances on albums by other artists (the Butts Band, Blue Öyster Cult, etc.). In the early 21st century, Krieger and Manzarek resuscitated the Doors (with the Cult’s Ian Astbury taking Morrison’s position, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland initially taking Densmore’s spot) for live shows and recordings.

Robby is currently playing Doors songs with his Robby Krieger Band and special guest vocalist Waylon Krieger.

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BILLY BALDWIN

BILLY BALDWIN

Participating the The Muddy Fest ride!

Actor and Producer William Baldwin has starred in over 50 movies and televisions shows over his thirty year career. Some highlights include Ron Howard's Backdraft with Robert DeNiro, Sliver with Sharon Stone, and the Sundance winner SQUID and THE WHALE with Jesse Eisenberg and Jeff Daniels. Baldwin, a NCAA wrestler, has been active in the Iowa wrestling community and is assisting in preserving wrestling as an Olympic sport.