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2014 EVENTS

May 7
Sioux City Farmers Market
The Farmers' Market is truly one of the most important events during the year. It brings together all the people of the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items. Everything that is for sale is grown or produced by the person selling it. That makes this market unique. There are plenty of opportunities for people to discuss how the product was grown or made. This exchange draws the community together and makes it a better place to live. Nearly 20 area farmers sell home grown produce, but the market is more than just produce! Live music, coffee and sweets draw the Siouxland community to the Marke


Location & Hours:
The Market is located in the Tyson Events Center Suite Parking Lot located north of TriView Avenue at the corner of TriView Avenue and Pearl Street .The Sioux City Farmers Market will be open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., local time each Wednesday and Saturday from May 7, 2014 through October 29, 2014.

Aug 20
Willie Farrell and Tim Schifsky
Willie Farrell has been one of the country’s most requested corporate performers for the past 10 years. He’ll take that humdrum sales meeting or predictable holiday party and turn it into a memorable event with his unique, hilarious humor, tailor-made for your audience. Willie Farrell has performed in nearly every comedy club in the country, but now spends most of the year onstage at the Tropicana, Sahara, and Riviera Casino showrooms on the Las Vegas strip. Willie is joined in this show by comedian Tim Schifsky.

Aug 21
Trampled Under Foot
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

When Trampled Under Foot arrived in Memphis for the 2008 IBC they were followed by huge, wildly enthusiastic throngs of hometown supporters, eager to cheer for their favorite musical family. And when TUF took First Place in the competition and Nick won the Albert King award for best guitarist, it was a sweet victory for the Schnebelen family and for Kansas City itself. TUF has been on a roll ever since, becoming popular repeat headliners at clubs, festivals and cruises around the world.

While watching their fan base grow world-wide, the trio released multiple CDs and DVDs under their own label, TUF Records, including the highly acclaimed 2011 album Wrong Side of the Blues. The success of that album caught the attention of many throughout the music industry and in 2013 the band partnered with Concord Music Group to release their major label debut, Badlands. Hailed by fans and critics alike, Badlands revealed a musical sophistication well beyond the band’s years and provided further proof that Trampled Under Foot was the real deal.

Aug 22
LoCash Cowboys
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

Though the high energy, roof-raising spirit of LoCash’s live shows (and over 10 million YouTube views) tends to brand them as a party band, LoCash Cowboys, as the new album proves, are super-focused musicians and songwriters. Here, they showcase their light-hearted, fun-loving edge (“Little Miss Crazy Hot,” the redneck anthems “Hey, Hey, Hey” and “C.O.U.N.T.R.Y”), as well as their emotional side (“I Hope,” “Best Seat in the House,” Chris’s tribute to his late father, and “Keep in Mind,” a parent’s loving farewell to a child venturing into the world). They also offer a tip of the hat to the helmsman of the highways in “Independent Trucker,” featuring the legendary George Jones.

Aug 23
Sevendust with Gemini Syndrome
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

Rock group Sevendust has three consecutive gold records starting with their self-titled 1997 debut and followed by 1999′s Home and 2001′s Animosity. They’ve packed sold-out shows around the globe, and they elevated the likes of their eighth offering Cold Day Memory in 2010 to a career-high chart position of #12 on the Billboard Top 200. Joining Sevendust is hard rock group Gemini Syndrome, known for hits such as “Praise” and “Denial.”

Aug 27
Bob Zany
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

With over 1,000 national TV appearances, Bob Zany is a living legend. He’s been seen on everything from the Tonight Show and Last Comic Standing to the Gong Show and Family Feud. By his own admission, Bob Zany revels in performing improv comedy. “My act is interacting with the audience. I have a beginning. I have an end. In the middle, whatever happens, happens.”What transpires is that many in the audience are lured into Bob’s sarcastic world and (whether for better or worse) become part of the show. As befits his multiple nominations for Best Male Stand-Up Comic, Bob has made guest appearances on Rosanne and The Drew Carey Show.

Aug 28
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
8PM at Anthem

“Estrin has created some of the finest blues songs of any artist on the planet. His carefully wrought lyrics penetrate human weakness with the precision of a boxer, though more often than not, he chooses to leave you laughing after the blow’s been struck.” - Blues Revue

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, “is an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter.” The award-winning musician, another critic said, “sounds like Little Walter playing and singing Leiber and Stoller.” Along with The Nightcats- jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer (who plays standing up) J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and piano)-Rick Estrin serves up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll. Since the 2009 release of their celebrated Alligator Records debut, Twisted, the band has toured non-stop, honing their creative synergy to a razor’s edge. Night after night, the band blazes their own innovative musical path while still remaining true to the blues. The results of all of this natural chemistry can be heard on their irresistible new album, One Wrong Turn.


Aug 28
David Nail W/ Craig Campbell and Charlie Worsham
6:30 PM at The Backyard

Country artist David Nail has crashed into the country music scene with hits including “Red Light” and “Let It Rain.” His most recent chart topper, “Whatever She’s Got” has earned him a CMT award nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year. David Nail will be joined in this concert by special guests Craig Campbell and Charlie Worsham.

Craig Campbell got his start playing music and winning talent competitions in his hometown, which has a population of just 4,000 people, but now has released two highly successful albums, Never Regret and Craig Campbell.

Charlie Worsham’s 11-track album Rubberband impressively landed him on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin’s “Best Country Albums,” American Songwriter’s “Top 50 Albums,” and Billboard’s “Top 10 Country Albums.

Aug 29
Rock N' Rev W/ Rick & Kelly Dale
7PM at The Backyard

Join Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City for Labor Day Weekend 2014!

Friday night in The Backyard is Rock ‘N Rev! A night of classic rock and classic cars. Tickets start at only $10 and go on sale July 12th! Open to all ages.

Check out a classic car show and meet special guest stars Rick and Kelly Dale from History Channel’s hit show American Restoration.

Then enjoy all of your favorite classic rock hits from the best tribute bands, including:

“Bill Joel” Captain Fantastic (7:00 – 7:45 pm)
“Tom Petty” Free Fallin (8:00 – 9:00 pm)
“Elton John” Captain Fantastic (9:15 – 10:10 pm)
“Doobie Brothers” China Grove (10:30 pm)

Aug 30
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry
7PM at The Backyard

The Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, and known for radio hits including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris.”

Aug 31
The Backyard BBQ
12PM at The Backyard

Join Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for Labor Day Weekend 2014!

You’re invited to our free Backyard BBQ on Sunday, August 31st from 12 – 7pm! Join us in The Backyard for fun, games, and live local bands.

Corn Hole Tournament - Proceeds from the corn hole tournament hosted by the Local 7 Sioux City Professional Firefighters will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Rock Wall – Inflatables – Zip Line

Air Guitar Contest presented by Z98 – Play for your chance to win awesome prizes!

Local Food Trucks

Live Local Bands including November 35th (12-2), Premium Draft (2:30-4:30), and Richie Lee (5-7)

Sep 3
All-American Concert Band's Ice Cream Band Jam
The band opens their season with the annual Ice Cream Band/Stump the Band Jam!
The free event will feature “Make your own sundaes,” antique autos, and a jam session.
Patrons should bring lawn chairs for seating.

Sep 3
Mike Armstrong & Rolan Whitt
8PM at Anthem

Mike Armstrong was raised by loving parents in the conservative mid-west in a small town near Louisville, Kentucky, Mike Armstrong enjoyed a fairly normal childhood. So, what went wrong? Mike’s an ex-cop who’s “…been married so long, I don’t even look both ways when I cross the street.” Mike and his wife have a small herd of children (five). The kids are clones of their father. They’ll say and do just about anything to get attention. When a teacher asked son Christopher “…is that a lucky rabbits foot?” He responded, “…it was the only thing left in the trap… pretty lucky huh?” When the teacher called Dad to complain about the youngster’s behavior, Mike offered his true feelings… “Shut up! I’m not married to you!” Mike is joined in this show by comedian Rolan Whitt.

Sep 4
John Nemeth
8PM at Anthem

Boise, Idaho is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul-blues. But for John Németh, it’s where his love for the genre began—and the starting point for a journey that’s taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenage blues band to a nomination for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year and five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 alone.

Sep 5
Uncle Kracker
8PM at Anthem

Uncle Kracker, well known for hits “Smile” and “Drift Away,“ transitioned from rock into the country music scene and released his fifth album Midnight Special in 2012

Sep 6
BJ Thomas
8PM at Anthem

With over 70 million records sold, BJ’s vocal versatility is as apparent today as it was when he recorded his first hit in 1967, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Fans frequently approach BJ to thank him for the impact of his songs ranging from the mega hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” to country smashes like “New Looks From An Old Lover.”

Sep 6
2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival going on five years will be performing on September 6 in Sioux City, IA with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show, These Raven Skies, and Tattered. As part of the 2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, winners Sons Of Revelry will perform on the UPROAR Festival Stage for the entire five week trek.

Sep 10
Tom Cotter & Richard Reese
8PM at Anthem

If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be heavily medicated. Tom Cotter‘s high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Recently, Tom became the first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. His runner up finish on the show has catapulted him to the comedic stratosphere.

Sep 11
Nikki Hill
8PM at Anthem

Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Sep 13
Rockestra- Ages of Rock
Orpheum Theater

We are going to be performing songs fromt the movie stage musical Rock of Ages to begin our concert season. You will witness the greatest songs from the Classic Rock Era in this fun-filled show. Show time is: 7:30 pm

Sep 27
Sioux City Symphony Opening Night
Orpheum Theater at 7:30PM

Join Conductor Ryan Haskins, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and their special guest Jennifer Koh on the violin for their 2014-15 season opener! Season tickets are on sale now. Individual show tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Oct 3
Phillip Phillips
Platinum recording artist Phillips recently released his sophomore album Behind The Light. The album includes all songs that were either written or co-written by Phillips including the lead single “Raging Fire,” an epic and urgent love song that debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 upon its March release and quickly earned raves for Phillips’s stirring vocal delivery and thrilling guitar work. Behind The Light is a follow-up to 2012’s The World from the Side of the Moon, a platinum plus-selling album that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the 5x platinum smash hit “Home.” Throughout the last year, the 23-year-old Georgia native has toured the U.S. and the world, joining Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer on tour and sharing a stage with Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 Rock in Rio festival. The American Idol season 11 winner recently wrapped up a co-headlining summer tour with O.A.R.

Oct 18
Oz with Orchestra
Orpheum Theater at 7:30PM

Experience one of the most beloved movies of all time on the Orpheum's big screen as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the MGM class, The Wizard of Oz. Hear the original 1939 Judy Garland studio recordings accompanied by Maestro Ryan Haskins and the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Season tickets are on sale now. Individual show tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Nov 24
Downtown for the Holidays Parade
Kick off the holiday season in downtown as we welcome you to enjoy an evening full of activities for the entire family! "Downtown for the Holidays" is scheduled for Monday, November 24th.

Nov 29
Small Business Saturday
Help out local businesses this Saturday by shopping small, and shopping local!








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