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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 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
Startup Weekend Sioux City
September 5th at 5PM-September 7th at 9PM

Startup Weekend Sioux City is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday at the Ho-Chunk Centre, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams will work from Springboard Coworking and focus on building a business through business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts. Startup Weekends are the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. Registration information can be found at www.siouxcity.startupweekend.org.

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 6
SiouxMazing Race
Teams will race through the heart of Sioux City by solving clues, seeking destinations and completing challenges, similar to the hit television show Amazing Race.

Clues may contain photographs, hints, puzzles, riddles, challenges, trivia, specific directions or some combination of these. Teams will travel by foot to clue destinations where some will require completion of crazy challenges! There is no set course, which will make strategizing a valuable tool.

The race is designed for everyone from near and far, and we try our best not to give locals an unfair advantage. Anyone who can think and move quickly has a chance at winning! Internet use, phoning-a-friend, and questioning strangers are encouraged.

Registration and sign up will begin at 12:30 pm at DOXX Warehouse. The dash will begin at 1 p.m. and all participants will need to report to the finish line, back at DOXX, by 4:30 p.m. (most teams will complete the chase in 2-3 hours). To add to the fun, teams should come dressed in matching or themed costumes. CASH AND PRIZES will be awarded!

So, what are you waiting for? Create a team of up to 4 people, sign up, plan outrageous outfits and get ready to be challenged physically and mentally in Sioux City’s 2nd Annual SIOUXMAZING RACE!

Sep 9
Business for Breakfast
7:30AM at the Sioux City Convention Center

What could you & your organization do with.. New Ideas, Better Solutions and Creative Breakouts?
Learn how to ask better questions for better results.

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
Storm The Centre
The Ho-Chunk Centre, in conjunction with the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, is hosting the first ever STORM THE CENTRE CHALLENGE! This event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8AM to noon. The proceeds from this fund-raising event will be used to provide Siouxland cancer patients with support services beyond the medical care they receive at the Cancer Center.

What makes this event unique? Participants will "Storm the Centre" by climbing up the steps of the 10-story Ho-Chunk Centre, running down the next set of steps and continuing into a foot race on the sidewalks in downtown Sioux City. Our goal is to draw in the dedicated runners in our community, along with those who just want to challenge themselves to complete the climb and run!

In addition Sioux City Firefighters will be on-sight to lead the charge up the steps- in full gear! They will also entertain participants and spectators with a fire hose water fight. We will have refreshments on site for everyone to enjoy.


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 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 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
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 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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