While the 'official' first show at the Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls is still country music star Jason Aldean next month, the city of Sioux Falls will do a 'soft opening' with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas tonight at 7pm!

Reserved seat tickets are still available at the box office for just $10. Doors will open at 5pm for the 7:00 show.

I've seen both Jett and Thomas in the past couple of years and can honestly say they both still put on a great show. Jett opened for Bad Company on a string of dates in the summer of 2013 when we caught the show in northern Minnesota. The winter before that, Thomas, along with Lou Gramm and Eddie Money, did a Christmas show at Grand Falls Casino where he stole the show with his vocals.

Prior to this past summer's record-breaking RibFest, Jett had held the record for biggest crowd at a RibFest when she packed the Arena parking lot. She's been a performer that we've talked about wanting to bring back for the past several years, so this is a great opportunity to break-in the city's newest venue with some great classic rock. Hope to see a lot of you there and as you can see in the video below from this spring's Golden Gods Awards (which Jett was honored with the top award, becoming the first female to receive it) she can still rock!

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