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2015 EVENTS

Mar 27
Little Big Town
8PM at the Orpheum Theater



Little Big Town’s #PainKillerTour is coming to the Orpheum Theatre on Friday March 27th at 8 pm, along with special guest, Chris Stapleton.

Mar 27
ANDY GROSS - SPLIT MAN @ 8PM
Andy Gross is one of the hottest stand up comic, magician and ventriloquist working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following! He performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships, fortune 500 corporate events, colleges and performing arts theaters everywhere. He is considered one of the best by his peers in the entertainment industry and he will leave you spellbound. You may recognize him from his numerous TV appearances, including most recently an NBC television special featuring his talents.

Andy is multi-talented entertainer that currently combines stand up comedy, magic and ventriloquism successfully together making him one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the world. Audiences are absolutely unanimous in their praise of this amazing performer. His ad-libs during his stand-up are compared frequently to Don Rickles and Robin Williams. His voice throwing is amazing to hear and only a few people in the world can throw their voice, it is must hear to believe!

His achievements go beyond entertainment because by the age of 15 Andy Gross became the youngest professional racquetball player in the history of the sport, when racquetball was at its peak in popularity. He won more professional tournaments in Southern California than any player in the history of the sport. Together with his brother David, who was also a pro, have won over 60 first place doubles tournaments. He remained on the pro tour until he retired at age 26 to devote full time to entertainment.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Mar 28
Rodney Carrington
7PM at the Orpheum Theater

Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies … two of which have been certified Gold.

Rodney Carrington recently started his own record label “Laughter’s Good” and is releasing two albums under the new label in October 2014. Rodney plans to re-release “C’Mon Laugh You Bastards” which will feature 3 new songs, as well as an album of all new material called “Laughter’s Good.”

MAR 28
The Mitch Towne Trio: Jazz keyboardist @ 8PM
Mitch Towne is one of the most in-demand Jazz performers in the Midwest. He'll be accompanied by a stellar crew to insure a great night of live music! This promises to be an excellent night of live JAZZ music featuring Towne on keyboards, John Kizilarmut on drums and Peter Schlamb on vibes, This group creates a cool, contemporary Jazz sound with unique instrumentation. The Matt Hackett Combo will open the show.
Tickets are only $10!


Mar 28
ONE - TRIBUTE TO METALLICA @ 8PM
ONE… The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time.

Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE’s stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80′s and 90′s. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of pyrotechnics, stage props, and some rare early days memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more.

This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew , but have also been fortune enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage!

It’s time you experience ONE once and for all – and the rest will be history!

Must be 21 or older to attend.

APR 1
3rd Annual Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony @ 1PM
In honor of National Donate Life Month and those who gave the gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donation, you are cordially invited to join us as we raise the Donate Life flag at Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City.

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 1– 1:30 P.M.

Place: In front of the Central Medical Building (on the corner of 5th St and Jackson St)

Invitation: Open to those whose lives have been touched by organ donation and all interested media and community members

After raising the flag, there will be a brief ceremony and reception in the Central Medical Building. A proclamation will be made by Sioux City Mayor Pro-Tem Rhonda Capron along with donor recipients and families sharing how their lives were impacted by organ donors.
Raising the Donate Life flag is one of the ways Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Donor Network honors and thanks donors and their families. For the donor’s loved ones, we appreciate their generosity, courage and strength shown during a difficult time. It also represents the continuing efforts by Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Donor Network to raise awareness about organ, tissue and eye donation.

Right now in the state of Iowa, 597 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. In the United States, 123 thousand people are waiting for an organ transplant and every day, 21 people die waiting for that lifesaving transplant. Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City is partnering with Iowa Donor Network to lower that number by encouraging organ donation. April is National Donate Life Month and the Donate Life flag will be flying in front of Mercy Medical Center all month. It is easy to sign-up to become an organ donor. Becoming a donor can bring hope and life out of sadness and death. You can register online in 60 seconds at www.IowaDonorNetwork.org or www.IowaDonorRegistry.org.
For more information, please call Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing Coordinator (712) 279-5682.


Apr 1
STEVE ZIMMERMAN AND SAM NORTON @ 8PM
It's Wednesday! That means COMEDY NIGHT at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City!

Steve draws from all his talents, training and experiences to take you away from your problems, and bring you to a humorous way of looking at your everyday life. He will have you laugh out of your seat with his clean and original humor done by no other. From cruise ships to land to films to broadway, his presence will fill a room on any planet.

He has appeared in such films like “Tap”, “Major League”, and “Harlem Nights”.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

APR 2
An Architect's Guide to Preservation Changes in Iowa
When: 04/02/2015 @ 10:30 AM
Where: ISU Design West (1014 Design Pl. - Sioux City)
Presenter: Steve King, AIA
Contact: Amy Spike; aspike@aiaiowa.org; Phone: 515.244.7502

**FREE event if you are not in need of architect licensing credits!**

If you are in need of architect licensing credits: Online registration is available until: 3/30/2015 (registration link in text above)

Join us for a 1 AIA CES LU/HSW seminar about the guide to preservation changes in the Iowa HPTC Program.

Iowa has one of the most robust historic preservation programs in the country with the largest number of historic preservation commissions participating in the certified local government program, an effective state historic tax credit program and significant architectural and archaeological resources. Come learn about how you can be part of this and the tools that are available for historic preservation. The workshop will focus changes to the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program adopted during the 2014 Legislative session.
Learning objectives:
#1-Welfare. Workshop will demonstrate the tangible benefits of preservation in regard to welfare of both the community and individual
#2- Preservation. Workshop will provide an overview of the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Preservation and Rehabilitation.
#3- Preservation. Workshop will provide an overview of the submission requirements and expectations for the three-part application process for the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit.
#4-Program will provide a brief, but engaging review of the history of the Preservation Movement in America.

Presenter: Steve King, AIA

Steve King is a registered Iowa Architect with more than 20 years of experience leading design teams on a range of complex projects, including historic preservation, commercial, athletic, civic, and residential projects. Since August of 2013, he's served as the State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Iowa.

Free Lunch!

Join us after the seminar for a Section Luncheon! AIA Iowa Past President Nathan Kalaher, AIA and board member Toi Sullivan, AIA will be visiting with members of North West Iowa to discuss the section repositioning and AIA Member Services Tool Kit. Lunch will be available at this free event. All are welcome! Register for the luncheon here.

Apr 2
SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING @ 8PM
Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, one of the most talented guitar tandems in any genre, have signed a recording agreement with Blind Pig Records. The pact marks a reunion between the veteran music duo and the label, which issued the group’s CD entitled Roadhouse Research in 2003 and released Show Me The Money the following year. In 2006, Blind Pig released a live full length concert DVD and a CD titled My Heart’s In Texas that was recorded in Fort Worth on New Year’s Eve.

Kubek and King, who have been playing together for twenty-five years, have developed into a dynamic musical tour de force, with Joe’s flame-throwing guitar work complemented by Bnois’ cool, jazz-inflected playing and soulful vocals. Their incendiary live shows feature two top flight guitarists intuitively locked in with each other and backed by a firepower rhythm section, making for a powerful and irresistible combination.

Current plans call for recording to begin this fall, with the first album under the multi-record deal to be released in early 2015.

Said Kubek, “We are very excited to be back with Blind Pig. Some of the best stuff we perform on stage, the favorites that our treasured fans from all over come to hear, is material we recorded for Blind Pig. It’s a label that always delivers the very best quality music to fans and radio, and we’re all about giving our fans and blues radio our very best artistry. Bnois and I are looking forward to our next release coming out on the Blind Pig label. See ya soon…”

Must be 21 or older to attend.

APR 3
A Lovely Evening with David Lindley! @ 8PM
Vangarde Arts is proud to present...
A Lovely Evening with David Lindley!
Friday, April 3 @ 8:00 pm • Vangarde Arts 420 Jackson Street

Lindley has performed with Jackson Browne since the mega-hit album "Running on Empty". He was with Browne at the Orpheum Theatre in 2010. Lindley is considered to be one of the finest guitar players in the land. His array of stringed instruments and unique song writing have made him a fan favorite for over 5 decades!

Tickets are on sale now for only $20... they will be $25 after April1.
Call 712-251-6432 or stop by Vangarde Thursday or Friday after 11:00 am.

Apr 3
COLE SWINDELL @ 8PM
Now and then, a song and artist can’t be denied.

A few months back, Cole Swindell was nothing more or less than a terrific songwriter with a Nashville publishing deal and a growing reputation as one of the city’s most exciting young performers. Now, he’s on the road to stardom.

The gateway is “Chillin’ It,” a song as infectious and groove-laden as anything out there, with a laid-back summertime charm that perfectly captures the guy who wrote and performs it. Independent radio airplay and social media quickly turned it into a sensation that sold more than 125,000 copies, although Cole was unsigned and the song was only available online! A sold-out performance at a 600-seat club in Atlanta did the rest. It was attended by Nashville label reps wanting to see if the kid from tiny Bronwood, Georgia, could put on stage what he had put on CD. The offers that poured in from virtually every major label meant the answer was an absolute “yes.”

In fact, Cole’s high-energy show wins converts every time he steps in front of a crowd, whether as a headliner in a club or as an opening act in front of 20,000 people.

“I don’t want to have a song where people feel comfortable going to get a beer,” he says. “Once we get started, I don’t want them to risk missing what’s next. I want them to leave saying, ‘That’s the best show I’ve ever seen.’”

As anyone who’s seen him perform can attest, it’s working, and now, with “Chillin’ It” hitting airwaves everywhere, fans nationwide can get their first look at one of country’s most compelling performers.

“The folks who are buying music just want to have fun,” he says, “and ‘Chillin’ It’ is the perfect song to introduce me to them. It isn’t a full-out party song, and it isn’t serious. Like it says, it’s just a chill song, and that’s just me.”

Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets available for purchase Saturday, February 21 at 10am.

Apr 4
MAN IN BLACK - A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH @ 8PM
Close your eyes and imagine the unique sound of Johnny Cash, as if it were live and for the first time in the early 1960′s. Now open your eyes and experience this great singer songwriter recreated on stage in the hit musical tribute, The Man In Black, A Tribute to Johnny Cash.

The Man In Black Show offers a retro look, sound and feel into the performance of American Icon Johnny Cash. The show delivers the raw prowess that made Johnny Cash a 20th century pop culture figure, while capturing his ability to cross musical genres, age and ethnic barriers to bring a classic sound that is immediately recognized. The show also features hits made famous with June Carter Cash and goes beyond the look of a younger Cash to feature his music right up to his death in September of 2003.

Widely acclaimed by the general public and critics alike the star of The Man in Black Show, Shawn Barker, is considered as the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist as well as an accomplished musician and singer songwriter. Having an uncanny resemblance to the younger Cash, his portrayal is stunningly accurate and remarkably authentic.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Apr 5
Easter on 4th Street
Hosted by Sunnybrook Church at the Sioux City Convention Center. Service are held at 9AM & 11AM.

APR 10
Blue Out Day
Blue Out Day
April 10th, 2015

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we ask that you partner with us and help to honor this very special month by wearing blue on Friday, April 10.

Blue is the internationally recognized symbol for child abuse prevention and we ask that you and your family show your
support for our community's children by helping us "blue out" the school and community. Help us to share the message that child abuse is preventable.

Throughout April, you may also see blue pinwheels. These pinwheels are a symbol of the joyful and carefree childhood that every child should have. The pinwheel represents hope for a brighter tomorrow and a future that recognizes the importance of supporting parents in their efforts to raise happy and successful children.

Apr 11
Sioux City Rockestra – Idol III
7:30PM at the Orpheum Theater

Recognizing incredible singing talent is incredibly fun, because there is so much talent right here in Siouxland. Help us crown the Idol winner again this season as we introduce new talent, perform some great Rock & Roll, and bring our 11th season to a successful finale.

Apr 13
The Sweethearts of Branson
2PM at the Orpheum Theater

How about an afternoon of legendary country songs to kick aside the winter blues? The Sweethearts of Branson will do just that as they work their way through Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, maybe some Ray Price for starters. Voted Branson’s ‘Duo of the Year,’ Denny Yeary and his wife Shelia Renee, are anxious to bring their Ozark singing, music and laughter to Sioux City. Denny was also voted Branson’s ‘Best Bass Voice,’ so get ready for some smooth singing and fun reminiscing.

GROUP TICKET SALES ONLY

Apr 18
Purpose and Triumph
7:30PM at the Orpheum Theater

Join the Sioux City Symphony and special guests the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio for the world premiere of the Composer of the Year, Michael Gilbertson!

Apr 22
15th Annual Women's Power Lunch
United Way of Siouxland announced Leigh Anne Tuohy, best known as The Blind Side mom, to be the keynote speaker for United Way’s 15th Annual Women’s Power Lunch. Beyond The Blind Side, Leigh Anne continues to make an impact by inspiring audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community.

The Power Lunch will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The luncheon will be preceded by a VIP Reception at 10:30am where guests will be able to meet Leigh Anne and have a photo taken with her. The luncheon will begin promptly at 11:30 and the program will conclude at 1:30 with the Power of the Purse raffle drawing.

Cost for the event is $55 per person for the luncheon and a VIP package is available for $130 which includes both the reception and luncheon. Table sponsorships are available at the following levels:

$550- Silver Table (10 luncheon tickets)
$1300- Gold Table (10 luncheon tickets and 10 VIP tickets)
$5000- Platinum Table (Three Tables of 10 for the luncheon and 30 VIP tickets, along with additional promotional benefits)

The annual Power of the Purse Raffle will be held at the luncheon with tickets for sale before and at the event. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purse donations are currently being accepted. Three grand prizes will also be drawn for at the conclusion of the raffle.

United Way of Siouxland’s Women’s Power Lunch began in 2001 to focus attention on and raise funds for issues impacting Siouxland women. To date, over $365,000 has been awarded in single parent scholarships. Proceeds from this year’s event will again be awarded as scholarships and certification grants to single parents qualifying for this assistance.

Tickets are on sale now by going to missiontix.com/powerlunch. For additional information about the luncheon, table sponsors, the Power of the Purse Raffle or scholarships, please call United Way at 712.255.3551 or visit www.unitedwaysiouxland.com.

Apr 24
Benson Burner
From 5-9PM in the Benson Building - 705 Douglas Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101

SIOUX CITY'S BENSON BUILDING is home to a variety of businesses, including a growing number of original artists:

Studio 204 – CARRIE HUBERT – Acrylic paintings and drawings
Carrie can be contacted at carriehubert@rocketmail.com / 712-560-5965.
To see more of Carrie's artwork, visit: carriehubert.wix.com/carriehubertart.

Studio 204 – MATT HUBERT – Filmmaker, Produce Company
Matt can be contacted at hubert816.mh@gmail.com / 712-870-1523.
To see Matt Hubert's films, visit: hubert816.wix.com/produce-company.

Studio 232 – DAN BROUILLETTE – Photography
Dan can be contacted at dbrouillette3@gmail.com / 712-490-3415.
To see more of Dan's photography, visit: danbrouillette.com.

Studio 240 – JAMIE BOWERS – Abstract paintings
Jamie can be contacted at bowersart@cableone.net / 712-204-4100.
BOWERS ART – Studio & Gallery is open Saturdays from 10am-noon.
To see more of Jamie's artwork, visit: bowersart.carbonmade.com.

Studio 312 – AMY THOMPSON – Abstract paintings
Amy can be contacted at amy@prairiefire-studio.com / 605-223-1278.
To see more of Amy's artwork, visit: prairiefire-studio.com.

Studio 352 – RON JOHNS – Photography
Ron can be contacted at eastofspink@yahoo.com / 712-255-1226.

Studio 352 – BEN PRATT – Paintings
Ben can be contacted at bpratt976@msn.com / 712-301-8626.

Studio 354 – SHEA HARTMANN – Paintings
Shea can be contacted at hartmannhodges@gmail.com / 712-281-1261.
To see more of Shea's artwork, visit: artinsiouxland.com/artists/acrylic/shea-hartmann-hodges.

Studio 457 – SUSAN MCCULLEY – Wildlife art
Susan can be contacted at smcculle@cableone.net / 712-274-3966.
To see more of Susan's artwork, visit: smcculleywildlifeart.com.

Studio 500 – MARY STERK – Mixed-media artwork
Mary can be contacted at mary@justmarydesigns.com / 712-251-7960.
To see more of Mary's artwork, visit: justmarydesigns.com.

Studio 524 – TERRI PARISH MCGAFFIN – Paintings and drawings
Terri can be contacted at atgmcg@earthlink.net.
To see more of Terri's artwork, visit: tparish.carbonmade.com.

BENSON BURNER GROUP ART SHOW – Friday, April 24, 5-9pm. Featuring artwork on display and for sale by artists with studios in Sioux City’s Benson Building, 705 Douglas Street.


Apr 30
Crosby, Stills & Nash
7:30PM at the Orpheum Theater

More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times – once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each member as individual solo artists.

May 2 - 9
2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

May 10
Komen Race for the Cure
TIME:starting time 9 a.m.

PLACE:Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City, IA

For information on how to participate, volunteer or donate visit the Susan G. Komen website.

http://www.komensiouxland.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/

Jun 12, 13, 14
GREEK FEST 2015
Don’t miss this annual Sioux City tradition! Greek Fest returns with authentic Greek food you love, plus music and fun for the whole family!

June 12, 13 & 14!

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
900 6th St.
Sioux City, IA










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