April 17th, 2014
Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues has announced their full lineup for the main stage at JazzFest 2014! Headliners Gov’t Mule, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Gary Clark Jr. will be performing on the main stage. The generous gift donation from Midcontinent Communications has made the performances of George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Gary Clark Jr. possible. JazzFest takes place on July 17-19 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.
Executive Director, Robert Joyce said, “This is our 23rd celebration of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues and the festival keeps getting more amazing each year. The diversity of the artists in the line-up for JazzFest in 2014 are strong—and when you couple the headlining acts of George Thorogood, Gov’t Mule and Gary Clark Jr., you’re bringing together some of the best of the history of blues and rock with some of the best of the future of blues and rock. Traditional jazz, hard hitting blues, funk and soul, costumes, themes, and musical favorites, JazzFest 2014 is going to be three days of great fun!”
JazzFest Jazz Camp with Wycliffe Gordon
Dakota Jazz Collective
Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers
Kris Lager Band
Jack Brass Band
The Jennifer Keith Quintet
The Kelly Richey Band
Here Come The Mummies
George Thorogood and the Destroyers – 40 Years Strong
Gary Clark Jr
Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues has once again been given the great opportunity for JazzFest 2014 to align with Midcontinent Communications to bring Gary Clark Jr. and George Thorogood and the Destroyers. “The partnership between Midcontinent Communications and Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues continues to provide JazzFest audiences with the opportunity to see some of the best performers touring today. Artists such as legend in the making, Gary Clark Jr. and blues staple George Thorogood & the Destroyers are the best of the blues of the past and future. Without this partnership with Midcontinent Communications, the level of talent at JazzFest would not be at this level— we are grateful and lucky to have such a wonderful community partner.”
Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Midcontinent Communications adds, “In the tradition of bringing the finest entertainment to our region, we’re proud to sponsor both George Thorogood and Gary Clark, Jr. at JazzFest 2014. We’ll have the incredible opportunity to experience a performance from the legendary George Thorogood on Friday and listen to the amazing Gary Clark Jr. on Saturday–a Grammy-winning rising star we believe will remain at the top of the charts for a very long time. Thank you to the Jazz and Blues Society for allowing us to share in this incredible community event that means so much to our customers and our employees.”
Read more about each artist HERE
The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival, JazzFest is organized by Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues, a non-profit arts organization.
It is the mission of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues to increase the awareness of jazz and blues music in the Sioux Falls community and region through musical events and education.
About Midcontinent Communications
Midcontinent Communications is the leading provider of data, video and phone services, and cable advertising production in the Upper Midwest, serving over 300,000 customers throughout 335 communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. From the time we were founded in 1931, Midcontinent’s commitment to making the region a great place to live and work is reflected in the mission, values, products and services we bring to every home and business we serve.