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2015 EVENTS

APR 23
SHANNON CURFMAN @ 8PM
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999 with her major-label debut for Arista Records, ‘Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions.’ She has sold a quarter million albums and has been Kid Rock’s duet partner, background singer and guitarist since 2010. As an opener she has toured with Mellencamp, Buddy Guy, The Indigo Girls, ZZ Top, Page/Plant, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and more. She has played on Letterman, Leno, Good Morning America, Rock n Roll Record Breakers and has recorded with John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Kid Rock, John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa, to name a few. Shannon is an electric and commanding performer who rips solos on the guitar like one of the guys. Between Curfman’s songwriting, her saucy and demanding vocals and her scorching lead guitar Shannon is not to be missed!



Must be 21 or older to attend.

Apr 23
Chamber After Hours- Mercy Medical Center
Come join the staff of Mercy Medical Center in their celebration of 125 years with a Chamber After Hours event on Thursday, April 23rd from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the South Lobby on 5th St. Learn how you can save a life!


APR 23
Jackson Street Brewing Tasting @ 5PM
Jackson Street Brewing Tasting:

Come have a “hoppy” good time!
April 23rd at 5pm at Buffalo Alice's - 1022 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa

Seven beers to taste:
DIPA
IPA
CREAM ALE
Dry Stout
Amber Ale
RASPBERRY WHEAT
California Common
Hard Apple Cider

-All you can eat pizza for $9
-Beer Club Memberships for sale

APR 24
ROCK STAR KARAOKE ***FREE EVENT*** @ 8PM
BE THE ROCK STAR FOR YOUR OWN LIVE BAND ON THE BIG STAGE IN ANTHEM!
8pm – Bring your entourage and your rock star singing voice!
FREE EVENT!

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 25
BLUE OYSTER CULT & APRIL WINE @ 8PM
BLUE OYSTER CULT Pioneering the heavy metal style while providing inspiration to psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, genre-benders Blue Öyster Cult offer the world a taste of the wild side. The group has been known to incorporate elements of science-fiction and dark occultism into their jaw-dropping live show, and this allegiance to dynamic and masterful performances has led to the group being covered by everyone from Metallica and HIM to moe. Formed on a college campus in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their smash singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a staple among the heavy metal greats.

APRIL WINE It all began in Nova Scotia late in 1969. The Henman brothers, David and Ritchie, got together with their cousin Jim Henman and fellow musician Myles Goodwyn to form a band called April Wine, a name chosen simply because they were two words that sounded good together. Fifteen studio albums, three live releases, numerous compilations, a boxed set and thousands of concerts later April Wine has become enormously popular in Canada, the United States and throughout the world. April Wine is best know for classic hits like “Just Between You and Me” and “I Like To Rock”

Must be 21 or older to attend.

APR 26
Pirates & Princesses 1-4PM: Children's Museum of Siouxland fundraiser
Tickets are on sale for Pirates & Princesses!
You can order them online at https://cms.ticketbud.com/pirates-and-princesses-2015 or stop by your local Hy-Vee. VIP tickets are still available. There are a limited amount of these early entry passes, and can only be purchased online. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Apr 29
Dream Big, Grow Here Pitch-Off!
More than one hundred entrepreneurs submitted their dream to start or expand a business in the statewide Dream Big Grow Here grant contest earlier this year, including twenty-one entrepreneurs from northwest Iowa. On Wednesday, April 29th the top five vote getters in northwest Iowa will present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win $5,000. The five finalists are:

American Hero Clothing from Larchwood, Iowa (Michelle Sanderson)
Marto Brewing Company from Onawa, Iowa (Erik Martin)
Jackson Street Brewing from Sioux City, Iowa (Dave Winslow)
Mud on Main from Aurelia, Iowa (Jessica Kannegieter)
TreePans from Akron, Iowa (Bill Brown)

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa will host the pitch-off event on Wednesday, April 29th on the 8th floor of the Ho-Chunk Centre (600 4th Street) in downtown Sioux City. A social hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. with drinks and appetizers. At 6:00 p.m. each finalist will have 6 minutes to present their business, followed by 5 minutes of Q & A from the panel of judges. The judging panel includes Ken Beekley of Siouxland Economic Development Corporation; Sara DeAnda of IowaWORKS; Frank DeMilia of Northwest Iowa Community College; Brett McCall of Farm Bureau; and Kelly McCarty of Iowa Small Business Development Center. The winner of the competition will be announced at 7:30 p.m. and awarded $5,000 to grow their business.

This regional contest will also serve as a practice pitch for four of the finalists who have advanced to the statewide Dream Big Grow Here competition in Iowa City on May 21st. American Hero Clothing, Marto Brewing Company, Jackson Street Brewing and TreePans will all have the opportunity to showcase their ideas in Iowa City and compete against other businesses across the state for a chance to win their industry category and $5,000, as well as advance to the finals for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

The Northwest Iowa regional contest is organized by Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and Northwest Iowa Developers and includes the following counties: Cherokee, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury. Siouxland Economic Development Corporation is also a sponsor of the event. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/DreamBigGrowHere.

APR 25
PAULY SHORE AND TIM SULLIVAN @ 8PM
Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show “Totally Pauly” hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas, which drew in even more loyal fans.

He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man (1992), partnered with Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser, that put Pauly on the map. Films followed, including Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Curse of Inferno (1997). He provided voices in animated features such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) and The Goofy Movie Franchise (1995/2000).

His first album, “The Future of America,” was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, while the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, “Scraps from the Future,” for a Best Sellers Award.

Pauly has made several appearances in recent years as a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show, as well as David Letterman’s talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act.

In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store. His production company, Landing Patch Productions, has produced multiple films and specials: Natural Born Komics (2007), Adopted (2009), Vegas Is My Oyster (2011), and Pauly~tics (2012).

Currently, Pauly is working on Pauly Shore Stands Alone, a true-life road documentary that follows him as he performs in obscure towns throughout Wisconsin while dealing with his personal life back home. Pauly is also debuting a podcast series later this year: Pauly Shore’s Interested. In it, he interviews Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Whitney Cummings, Former RNC Chair Michael Steele, Dodger’s pitcher Brian Wilson, and many many more.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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.

APR 30
JOE LOUIS WALKER @ 8PM
Award-winning blues master, Blues Hall Of Fame member and Alligator recording artist Joe Louis Walker will release his new album, Hornet’s Nest (AL 4959), on February 25, 2014. Walker is among the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers — a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Walker’s music is equal parts rock ‘n’ roll fire and blistering, passionate blues.

Hornet’s Nest was recorded in Nashville and produced by songwriter/ drummer Tom Hambridge (producer of James Cotton’ Grammy-nominated Cotton Mouth Man, Buddy Guy’s Grammy-winning CDs Skin Deep and Living Proof, as well as albums for Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood and Walker’s previous CD, Hellfire).Hornet’s Nest — featuring 12 songs, including nine new originals — blends Walker’s boundless energy and his myriad influences into a contemporary blues tour-de-force. His always-inventive guitar playing is matched note-for-note by his fervent vocals. From menacing, hard rocking electric blues to cool Memphis funk to R&B rave-ups to Sunday morning gospel, Walker’s blues-fierce and untamed, adventurous and fun — continue to define the genre.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

May 1
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.

Becca Feauto joins us from Pulse, a local photography and marketing agency.

MAY 1
BLUE OCTOBER @ 7:30PM
With Ashleigh Stone & Legendary Skies
Blue October is the San Marcos, TX-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, and boasts one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October has charted seven Top 40 singles over seven albums. Songs like “Into the Ocean,” “Hate Me,” “Calling You,” “Bleed Out” and “Fear” from albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man in America, the Platinum-selling Foiled and most recently Billboard’s #13 debut Sway.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

MAY 1
Alan Jackson
Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City on May 1.

Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be Capitol Records Nashville’s rising new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.

Visit: www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available.

Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.

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

MAY 2
LONI LOVE @ 8PM
LONI LOVE is a one of the busiest women in comedy as co-host of the new FOX daytime talk show THE REAL, as one of the most in-demand stand-up comedians in the country, and as a regular Guest DJ on THE ELLEN SHOW.

Loni can also be seen on shows such as CHELSEA LATELY, PREMIUM BLEND, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, VH1’s I LOVE THE 70’s/80’s/90’s, and COMICS UNLEASHED.

Named Campus Activities Magazine’s “Hot Comic” in 2009 and one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch,” Loni has starred her own Comedy Central special, is a co-host on the CaféMocha Radio Show, and the Author of “Love Him or Leave Him– But Don’t get Stuck with the Tab.”

Must be 21 or older to attend.

MAY 2
Sioux City Bandits vs. Wichita Force @ 7:05
Don’t miss the Sioux City Bandits as they take on Wichita Force on Saturday May 2nd at 7:05 pm at the Tyson Events Center!

MAY 6 - OCT 31
SIOUX CITY FARMER'S MARKET IS OPEN!
MAY 6 THROUGH OCTOBER 31

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. Dozens of 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 Market.

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 .

MAY 6
NATHAN TIMMEL @ 8PM
When but six years old, Nathan conned his sweet little grandmother into buying him a record album. The cover pictured a man picking his nose, and what’s funnier to a six-year-old than boogers? That album was George Carlin’s “Class Clown,” and soon Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say On Television.” Thus began Nathan’s descent into a career in stand up comedy.

Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded several comedy CDs (two of which receive regular airplay on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio), thrice visited the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and been overseas for American Troops eight times—hotspots such as Iraq and Afghanistan included. In 2009, nine newspapers wrote promotional articles about Nathan’s travails doing comedy for the troops, and on two occasions he was the sole guest on Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River.”

To his mother’s delight, Nathan put his degree in English into use by writing of his exploits as a comedian. He has been lucky enough to find his musings published most prominently in the worldwide military newspaper Stars & Stripes. He currently writes for Rooftop Comedy, posting a mix of original work and interviews with comedic celebrities such as Rob Corddry and Margaret Cho.

Cutting past partisan politics and getting down to matters we all agree on is one of Nathan’s many skills as a wordsmith. Though the media may try to separate us as a people, Nathan is here to unite all using one weapon: the sound of laughter.

A storyteller with the ability to hit with one liners, Nathan sticks close to home when it comes to material. He talks of his tours overseas, his daughter’s poopy diapers, and his experiences in getting his wife pregnant (material she doesn’t always appreciate).

Nathan currently lives near Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife, two children, one cat, and a puppy named “Kitty.”

Must be 21 or older to attend.

MAY 6-10
Abu-Bekr Shrine Circus
The circus is back in town! The Abu-Bekr Shrine Circus returns to the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City May 6-10, and tickets start at just $10! Tickets go on-sale Monday April 6th at 10 am, through Etix.com, at the Tyson Events Center Box Office or by calling Etix at 800.514.3849. Don’t miss it!

Here are the show times:

Wednesday, 05/06/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm

Thursday, 05/07/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm

Friday, 05/08/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm

Saturday, 05/09/15, @ 11:00am, 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm

Sunday, 05/10/15, @ 1:00pm

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/

MAY 16
Sioux City Bandits vs. Omaha Beef @ 7:05
Don’t miss the Sioux City Bandits as they take on Omaha Beef on Saturday May 16th at 7:05 pm at the Tyson Events Center!

MAY 21
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band is coming to the Tyson Events Center on Thursday May 21st! Matthew Curry will open!

Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space
Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompatus of love.
Earlier this year, Miller released a live version of “The Joker” album to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the original number one studio album. He also released two new albums – the
2010 number one blues album, “Bingo,” and its successor, “Let Your Hair Down” – the first new
Steve Miller Band records in eighteen years (“cause for celebration,” said the Huffington Post).
The two studio albums featured artwork by the late Pink Floyd artist Storm Thorgerson and the
final recordings of longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, Miller’s “partner in
harmony” for thirty-three years, who died from cancer in October 2009.
Steve Miller became one of the top San Francisco blues-rockers during the late ‘60s and early
‘70s and one of the top-selling pop/rock acts of the mid-to late ‘70s and early ‘80s with hits like
“The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Rock’n Me” and “Abracadabra.” After wrapping a 41-date
summer tour with Journey earlier this year, Steve Miller has become one of the most in demand
artists at the peak of his powers.
One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 40 million records in
a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key
artists in classic rock radio with a brand of rock that millions have come to trust.
Tickets are available at Jadepresents.com, the Tyson Center box office or by calling Etix at 1.800.514.3849.

May 29
Trolley Service Begins May 29th!
Catch a FREE ride on the trolley as it begins its 2015 ride in Sioux City.

Hours are Friday 11 am-2 pm and 5 pm-11 pm and on Saturdays from 6 pm-11 pm.

Jun 5
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.


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



Jun 18
Awesome Biker Nights
Join us for Awesome Biker Nights!

Jul 2
Mardi Gras Festivale and Big Parade!
Join us for the Big Parade and annual Mardi Gras Festivale!

Jul 15
RiverCade Parade
Join us for the RiverCade Parade!

Aug 7
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.

Sep 4
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.

Sep 19
Chili and Salsa Cook Off
Join us for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland Annual Chili Cookoff!

Oct 2
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.

OCT 10
BACONFEST
Save the date. More details coming soon!

Nov 6
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.

Dec 4
First Friday Coffee
Join us for First Friday Coffee at Springboard Coworking where one entrepreneur or business owner will showcase their business while locals offer feedback and support to grow their business.








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