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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.

Sep 17
Chris Porter and Brandon "Gooch" Hahn
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand‐up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”. Joining Chris for this show is comedian Brandon “Gooch” Hahn.

Sep 18
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem

Sep 19
YP Iowa Annual Conference
The YP Iowa Annual Conference offers young professionals from all over the state an opportunity to network, learn and develop. With keynote speakers, break-out sessions and interactive presentations led by industry leaders, there is surely something for everyone. Previous conferences have featured topics like Work/Life Balance, Technology & Marketing and a CEO’s Guide to Success. Participants leave every year motivated and excited to advance their families, careers, communities and the great State of Iowa!

YP Iowa Conference hosted by Sioux City Growth Organization
September 18-19, 2014
Sioux City Convention Center
Sioux City, Iowa

Sep 20
Downtown Sioux City's 21st Annual Chili & Salsa Cookoff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland will host Downtown Sioux City’s 21st Annual Chili and Salsa Cookoff on Sept. 20. Cooking is slated for a 7 a.m. start time on Pearl St. between 4th & 5th. Public tasting begins at 11:00 a.m. with the band BackTrack playing at 11:30 a.m. Taster kits will be available for purchase for $5.00.

Participants will compete for over $2,000 in cash prizes and top honors in the Chili or Salsa Division. A panel of judges will award the top-three place winners and name a Five Alarm Chili winner. Public tasters will vote to determine the People’s Choice Chili and People’s Choice Salsa titlists. An additional award of Best Booth will be handed out by the judging panel based upon the creativity of the team and its decorations.

Sep 24
James Johann and Dale Hilton
James Johann, the “Rural Genius”, was born in the Midwest during the 70′s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several `McJobs,’ James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a nineteen year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor and high-energy style all come together to create a unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane, and his comedy often hits upon the universal theme of failure, and provides a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it.

Sep 25
Indigenous
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
Indigenous front man, Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee), was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens. After much time invested in practicing and building a following, they began touring extensively across the country. In 1998, they released their award winning debut album Things We Do. The title track’s video, directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), won the American Indian Film Festival Award and was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Indigenous’ music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King’s Blues Tour in 1999.

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.

Sep 27
Blackberry Smoke
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear

Sep 27
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Nature Calls
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Nature Calls Saturday, September 27th, from 6pm to 10pm at the Sioux City Convention Center! 25 beer samples will be featured, and all proceeds benefit the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 after Noon on Sept. 26th. To purchase tickets, call 712-258-0838 or visit http://www.woodburyparks.com/naturecalls.html. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase beer tickets and be served beer. There will also be a nature market sale & charity auction.

Oct 1
Theo Von
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
Theo Von is the host of TBS’s new hidden camera show “Deal With It” from Howie Mandel which was just picked up for a second season. He also currently hosts Yahoo!’s popular daily recap show “Primetime in No Time” – one of the most-watched shows on the web with nearly one million views per day. As a standup performer, Theo had the highest rated half hour special on Comedy Central in all of 2012.

Oct 2
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
From working at Chicago’s Red Carpet Car Wash to appearing on national television, from gigging at the smallest ghetto blues bars to performing on the biggest international concert stages, master bluesman Lil’ Ed Williams has come a long way. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed and his blistering Blues Imperials – bassist James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton – deliver the blues, from gloriously riotous and rollicking to intensely emotional and moving.

Oct 3
Future Horizons Autism Conference
Friday, October 3, 2014
7:00 am - 4:30 pm | View Schedule
The Sioux City Convention Center
801 4th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101

Complimentary Parking

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 8
Jim Bruer and Rich Aronovitch
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
A stand-up comedian since his high school days at Valley Stream Central High School in NY, Jim Breuer worked in comedy clubs around the country for several years before deciding to become a regular on the New York comedy club circuit. After being in New York for only seven months, he landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show, “Uptown Comedy Club,” where he spent two seasons. In 1995, Jim joined NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” becoming best known for his original character “Goat Boy” and his impression of actor Joe Pesci.

Oct 9
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.

Oct 15
Josh Blue
Show starts at 8PM at Anthem
Josh Blue has been a fast-rising star since first appearing on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” before gaining the attention and endearment of the country as a favorite on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Josh is a diverse and triumphant individual – hilarious stand-up comedian, stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player – refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral Palsy. Blue jokes, “I realize that people are going to stare so I want to give them something to stare at.”

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.

Oct 26
Justin Moore
Show starts at 7PM

Justin Moore hits the stage at the Tyson Events Center on Sunday, October 26th, joined by special guest Thomas Rhett and opening act Jordan Rager, Justin’s Off The Beaten Path Tour is sure to leave fans wanting more. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12th, and are available at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Oct 27
Blue Man Group
October 27th & 28th - Shows start at 7:30 at the Orpheum Theatre

Experience the Phenomenon returning to Sioux City by Popular demand! BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.

Oct 30
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
Show starts at 7:30PM at The Tyson Events Center

New episodes of Long Island Medium began to air August 3rd on TLC. The highly-rated show follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time. The local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her day. The unique challenges that her special abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 20 and 24, and how they cope, are also a main theme on the show.

Nov 2
Jay Leno
Show starts at 7:30PM

Award-winning TV late night show host and admired stand-up comedian Jay Leno will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm in an event to benefit Girls Inc.! Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for "Outstanding Comdey, Variety, or Music Series."

Nov 15
The "New World" Experience
Show starts at 7:30PM at the Orpheum Theatre

Join the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra with special guests Miles Jaques on the clarinet and composer Lowell Liebermann for an exciting new world of music featuring Mozart, Liebermann and Dvorak.

Nov 22
Mannheim Steamroller
Show starts at 8PM

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only in Sioux City at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, November 22nd. This year marks the 30th anniveersary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. It's also the 40th Anniversary of Davis' first album in his Fresh Aire series which pioneered the New Age music category. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and mutlimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.

Nov 23
Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, this brand new production launched a 103-city national tour in July 2013. The show will stop at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday November 23rd for 3 shows. 1pm, 4pm or 7pm.

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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