Saturday at JazzFest
Two stages, 12 hours of music and 13 bands…for free. Yeah, that sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Saturday in Sioux Falls, especially when two of the best guitar players on the planet are going to be here: Warren Haynes and Gary Clark Jr.
Warren Haynes has spent the past 25 years as a member of the Allman Brothers Band and will bring his band Gov’t Mule to town on their 20th anniversary tonight at 10pm on the main stage. They headline festivals around the world (including a European run that ended just last weekend) and will close JazzFest tonight!
At 8pm, he’s captured America’s attention in just a few short years and is already being referred to as a modern day Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr. will play tonight at 8pm courtesy of Midcontinent Communications.
Main stage music starts at noon with the Dakota Jazz Collective followed at 1:30 by some of the brightest young local musicians who will attend Jazz Camp and will share the stage withWycliffe Gordonat 1:30.
Some friends from Lincoln, Nebraska will make their JazzFest debut at 3pm bringing a unique sound mixing funk, soul, blues, world, zydeco,reggae, gospel and more into a show that you won’t want to miss from the Kris Lager Band.
At 4:30pm, the Jack Brass Band from Minneapolis will take the stage. A nine piece band that embraces the traditional New Orleans jazz with a twist that’s all their own. At 6pm, we’ll be transported back to the 1930’s with swing vocalist and Vegas headliner Jennifer Keith.
Second stage entertainment also starts up at noon with a second chance to see Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers who played the main stage Friday night:
Noon JazzFest Jazz Camp
1:15PM Last Call Band
2:45PM Aberdeen Jazz Quintet
5:45PM Mark Cameron (blues band from Minnesota!)
7:15PM Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers
9:00PM Nikko McFadden
JazzFest is a free event, however there is a $10 per vehicle parking fee inside Yankton Trail Park. You can walk in or ride your bicycle in free of charge. There will also be shuttle buses running from Lincoln, Roosevelt and O’Gorman High Schools from 11am-12:30am. Cost is $3 round trip.
For complete details, videos and more on JazzFest 2014, click here.