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April 8-13, 2014
Abu Bekr Shrine Circus
The circus is back in town! The Abu-Bekr Shrine Circus returns to the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City April 8-13, and tickets start at just $10! Tickets go on sale March 10th through, or at the Tyson Events Center Box Office. Don’t miss it!

Apr 8

The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original production – all played live by The Tribe, lending the show raw energy and immediacy. This new production returns to its rebellious and provocative roots! Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of individuality, experimentation and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today. Updated for 2014 by the original creator Jim Rado, experience HAIR like you have never seen before! HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the turbulent 60s that changed America forever. Follow The Tribe, a diverse group of free-spirited, politically active hippies who live a bohemian life and passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a conservative society riddled with intolerance, brutality and the looming draft of the Vietnam War. “It’s bold, brash, youthful and defiant – a great fun night out!” enthuses producer David Galpern.

For mature audiences. While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised.

Apr 12
Cancer Sucks! Comedy Rocks! Event to Benefit June E. Nylen
Saturday April 12th, the Marina Inn in South Sioux City will be hosting an event benefiting the June E. Nylen Cancer Center featuring three comedians. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cancer Center or at the Marina Inn.
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Apr 17
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, April 17th. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th, at 10am at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world’s greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star, as well as a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. Joe currently has eleven #1 Albums on the Billboard Blues Chart. To support his most recent DVD / BLURAY release “Tour De Force – Live In London” (available Oct. 29) Bonamassa is back on tour. Joe will perform an exciting new show including an entire acoustic set featuring international musicians followed by his critically acclaimed electric set that will guarantee a once in a lifetime performance that will wow his audiences.

Apr 20
Easter Service at the Orpheum
Free Indeed!
Easter Services at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, April 20th at 10:30 am. Located at the Orpheum Theater at 6th and Pierce Streets. Everyone is invited and it is free to all.

Sponsored by Morningside Lutheran Church, for more information go to

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April 24-27
Midwest 8-Ball Championships
The 48th Annual Midwest 8-Ball Championships return to the Sioux City Convention Center April 24th – 27th! Pool players from across the region compete for up to $45,000 in prize money! The public is invited to watch, and admission is free. Interested pool players should call 1-800-662-2924 for more information.

Apr 26
Sioux City Symphony: Bates and Bartok
The Symphony concludes its season with an electric performance featuring Mason Bates, Composer and D.J.

Szymanowski – Concert Overture in E Major
Bates – The B-Sides for Orchestra and Electronica
Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra

Apr 27
Skillet, with Red, Disciple, and Benjah
Grammy-nominated platinum-selling rock artists SKILLET make a stop at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City on Sunday, April 27th, at 7pm! Skillet will be joined on their Sioux City show by Red, Disciple, and Benjah. Tickets start at just $32.00 for four big bands! Don’t miss it!

Apr 27
Celtic Woman
Global music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, announces The Emerald Tour, coming to the Orpheum Theatre on April 27th at 3pm. The all-new stage production will celebrate Ireland and the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. The Emerald Tour will showcase inspiring performances of timeless music with the unforgettable, angelic voices of Celtic Woman

Apr 30
Tolerance Week Event- Rise: A Spiritual Journey of Resistance
As part of Siouxland’s annual Tolerance Week, you are invited to attend a special premiere performance of Rise: A Spiritual Journey of Resistance at the Orpheum Theatre.

This live musical event will be presented by Sioux City Symphony Conductor Ryan Haskins and features music, artwork and poetry of the Holocaust.

Tolerance Week is a week-long series of events to encourage Tolerance among students and adults in the Siouxland area.

This event is free and open to the public.

May 3rd-10th
Sioux City Historic Preservation Week

May 3
Sioux City Bandits vs. Oklahoma Defenders
The Sioux City Bandits vs. the Oklahoma Defenders at the Tyson Events Center May 3rd!

May 5
Cinco De Mayo Siouxland
Don't miss Sioux City's Cinco De Mayo Festival!

May 6
West Side Story
More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Somewhere.” As the Associated Press says, “WEST SIDE STORY remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.”

May 7-Oct. 29
Farmers Market Opens
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 through October 29, 2014.

The location for the Siouxland Farmers Market is downtown Sioux City, Iowa at the suite parking lot for the Tyson Events Center located north of TriView Avenue at the corner of TriView Avenue and Pearl Street.

May 9
Winger, Warrant, Firehouse & Great White
Catch your favorite 80′s hair bands LIVE at the Tyson Events Center on Friday May 9th @ 7pm! You won’t want to miss this show!

May 10
Sioux City Bandits vs. Omaha Beef
The Sioux City Bandits take on rivals the Omaha Beef on Saturday, May 10th, at the Tyson Events Center!

May 14th 12:00-1:30
Iowa State University Tailgate Tour
The Iowa State University Tailgate Tour returns to Sioux City for a noon stop on Wednesday, May 14th, at the Sioux City Convention Center. Mingle with ISU coaches and staff, and talk with other Iowa State sports fans! The event is free to the public. Lunch will be available for purchase.

May 17
Sioux City Bandits vs. Bloomington Edge
It’s the final regular season home game of the year! Don’t miss the Sioux City Bandits as they take on the Bloomington Edge May 17th at the Tyson Events Center!

May 30
Fridays on the Promenade
Welcome in the Summer with us!

It's time to grab your friends, a lawn chair and head to the Promenade in Sioux City's Historic 4th Street District. Chill out with food, beverages and a different live band every other Friday night. The party starts at 6 and ends at 8, so get there won't want to miss a beat!

Jun 1
Susan G. Komen 6th Annual Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 140 Races with more than 1.9 million people participating.

Jun 1
Daniel O'Donnell
Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell, with his trademark melodic voice, performs a combination of country music, insporational ballads, pop hits and Irish standards at Sioux City’s Orpheum Theatre, Sunday, June 1, at 7pm, for one night only! Tickets are on sale now at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, through or by calling 800-745-3000.

O’Donnell’s easy-going, entertaining, on-stage personality makes each live show an exciting event as he sings, dances and charms his way into his audience’s hearts! O’Donnell will mix it up a bit by sharing seldom-heard Irish renditions of “Distant Drums” and “Farside Banks of Jordan,” two songs selected from his new PBS TV special. Of course O’Donnell never forgets to perform his fans’ favorities like the uplifting “Stand Beside Me,” and “Our House Is a Home,” and the song he always ends his concerts with, “How Great Thou Art.”

O’Donnell will interact with his audience in his original and engaging way, and always gets his audience singing, clapping and tapping their toes as he dances on stage! When the charming and talented Mary Duff joins him for a few duets, their friendship can be felt by everyone in the audience!

O’Donnell’s worldwide success is a far cry from the day Daniel used his own savings to record and release his first song, over 25 years ago. The singer’s life is a fascinating tale of humble beginnings and a journey to musical success.

Jun 6
Fridays on the Promenade
Come chill on Historic 4th Street, in front of the Promenade and enjoy the sun and the music!

Jun 8
Color me Rad Sioux City
If you're itching for a great time and not from a bad case of diaper rash, Color Me Rad is the run for you.

By intelligent design or evolution, man was meant to run for one thing and one thing only: to stay alive. Pamplona was the first real race organized for what running should be: running from stuff that's going to kill, gore, or maim you.

Luckily, we've evolved to where we only hunt for attractive potential mates, we only gather for extreme couponing, and we only run to benefit charities and our cardiovascular system.

So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that's been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad.

Jun 13
Fridays on the Promenade

It's time to grab your friends, a lawn chair and head to the Promenade in Sioux City's Historic 4th Street District. Chill out with food, beverages and a different live band every other Friday night. The party starts at 6 and ends at 8, so get there won't want to miss a beat!

June 14&15
Roller Dames Rolling Along the River Tournament
Join us for this two day, men and women's tournament!

June 19-21, 2014
Awesome Biker Nights

There's a roar louder than thunder and lots of leather as the streets of Downtown Sioux City, Iowa fill with motorcycles of every kind. It's Awesome Biker Nights, the 15th Anniversary of Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000!

Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more. Motorcycle enthusiasts with all makes and models of bikes are welcome, along with the general public.

Jul 3
The Big Parade
Sioux City, Iowa hosts an annual mardi gras celebration over the July 4th weekend. Festivities include:

Mardi Gras Festivale on Thursday, July 3th following the Big Parade- This is a Mardi Gras costume party featuring astounding costumes, authentic Cajun food, and fun for the whole family.

Mardi Gras Big Parade - Free parade through downtown Sioux City with beads, bands, and floats.

Jul 11
Fridays on the Promenade
In front of the Promenade Theatre on Historic 4th Street. Live music from 6-8!

Jul 12
Move Live on Tour
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America, and will make a stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City on Saturday, July 12th!

MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, constumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet, and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.

The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as ” a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to.” The Houghs and their MOVE LIVE ON TOUR troupe will also be going into local communities on the tour to engage local dance groups and non-profit organizations to include them in the whole “MOVE” experience in fun and unique ways, in order to encourage and celebrate dance.

July 12-20
River-Cade IS Siouxland
50 years of Exceptional Family Fun
Dancin' in the Streets with River-Cade!

Join us this year from July 12-20 for all the fun and games that River-Cade has to offer! From the parade, to the carnival; from the smiling contest to the auction. Don't miss a minute of it!

Jul 18
RockN Rods

Jul 18
Remembering United Flight 232, 25 Years Later
A day Siouxland made a difference. Three days designed to reflect on when United Flight 232 crash landed at Sioux Gateway Airport, remember how Siouxlanders responded, share their learnings, educate others, and reflect on our spiritual blessings.

“What Happened, Lessons Learned and What Has Happened Since” – MC Jim Wharton, w/ UA crew & area responders @ Orpheum Theatre
-Matinee showing “A Thousand Heroes“, Introduction by Gary Brown and Bob Hamilton – 3pm to 5pm
-Emergency responder units from the tri-state area park along Pierce between 5th and 6th Streets – begins @ 5pm
-Discussion led by Jim Wharton with area responders, UA crew, local agencies – 7pm to 8:30pm

Jul 25
Fridays on the Promenade
Join us for live music from 6-8 in front of the Promenade Theatre on Historic 4th Street! Don't forget your lawn chair!

Aug 1
Fridays on the Promenade
Join us for the final Fridays on the Promenade on the 2014 concert series!

Aug 6
Motley Crue with special guest Alice Cooper
After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MOTLEY CRUE will embark on The Final Tour, visiting the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City on August 6th!

With over 80 million albums sold, MOTLEY CRUE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MOTLEY CRUE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MOTLEY CRUE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the cataloge of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.

As documented in a Cessation of Touring Agreement signed by the band, MOTLEY CRUE will not tour after this Final Tour. This is the last chance to see all four original members together!

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.

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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