In 21 years, JazzFest has never seen a headliner quite as big as Eagles front-man, Joe Walsh. This incredible performer wouldn’t be headlining without the generous contribution made by long-time JazzFest sponsor - Midcontinent Communications.
“As a supporter and sponsor for over 15 years, Midcontinent Communications is pleased to partner with the Jazz and Blues Society in bringing a true master of guitar leads and off the wall lyrics, the incomparable Joe Walsh to the Jazz Fest stage,” said Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Midcontinent Communications.
Joe Walsh will close out JazzFest on Saturday, July 28th at 10 p.m. Walsh is on the road promoting his new album, Analog Man, which was released June 5.
“This opportunity to bring an artist of the caliber of Joe Walsh would not be possible without the support of Midcontinent Communications,” said Robert Joyce, executive director of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues. “This elevates our event to a new level and provides the city and region with an opportunity to see a legendary musician and guitarist.”
Walsh is busier than ever in 2012. Here are some highlights:
- Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Joe Walsh Jam on Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Medley at the 54th Annual Grammys on February 12.
- Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and country superstar Braid Paisley recently honored Walsh on the June 23 episode of CMT’s “Crossroads”.
Organized by Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues and a committee of over 60, JazzFest is a free three-day festival held annually in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The days are filled with music, food and city pride. This year’s event will be held July 26th through July 28th at Yankton Trail Park.
JazzFest is one of the largest free concerts in the United States attracting almost 85,000 people each year from all over the Midwest. It is considered one of the major events Sioux Falls has to offer. Over 800 volunteers assist with JazzFest along with the support of various city departments and other community businesses.
Midcontinent Communications, one of JazzFest’s most generous sponsors, is the upper Midwest’s leading providers in wideband internet, video, phone and cable. They provide services for over 275,000 residential and business customers in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
For more information, visit jazzfestsiouxfalls.com. See you July 26, 27 and 28 at Yankton Trail Park!