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JazzFest 2016 Main Stage Announced!

Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues announces their full main stage lineup for JazzFest 2016!

Headliners The Fray, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, and Tab Benoit will be performing on the main stage. Other major artist includes the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Andra Day, and Coco Montoya. The generous gift donation from Midco has made the performances of The Fray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band possible. The performance of Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers has been made possible by First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER BankCard. The 25th Celebration of JazzFest takes place on July 14-16 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.

“For the past 25 years, Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues has been providing free concerts each summer for the community, region and country. We are proud our event has been recognized nationally for its level of professionalism, volunteerism and quality. This year, we looked at bringing some past JazzFest performers back to our stage for a special encore, as well as look to new bands and new music. We hope audiences enjoy JazzFest 25 and become our supporters for the next quarter of a century. “ says Executive Director Robert Joyce.

Performers include:
The Fray
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Tab Benoit
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Andra Day
Coco Montoya
Janiva Magness
The Steepwater Band
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
The Claudettes
JAS Quintet with Special Guest Debbie Duncan
Brian Masek & Friends
First Thursday Dixieland Band
JazzFest Jazz Camp with Mark Colby

Executive Director Joyce says, “Our 25th Celebration of JazzFest is just that much better thanks to our partnership with Midco. These artists should provide an amazing opportunity to enjoy great music, great weather and let fans of all ages enjoy this milestone event. We want to thank Midco for their commitment to Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues and JazzFest!

Pat McAdaragh, CEO & President for Midco adds, “Once again, we are thrilled to bring amazing talent to Sioux Falls’ own JazzFest—especially for the 25th anniversary in 2016. JazzFest is one of the premier music events in the region and bringing one of our favorite talents from years past in blues guitarist, singer, songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd combined with The Fray’s unmistakable contemporary rock will make for a great night of music.”

For this special 25th year celebration, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues has also been able to align with First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER BankCard to bring you Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. “We are proud to announce our partnership with First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER BankCard has expanded to include a headlining sponsorship for Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. Bruce Hornsby’s long and steady career of collaborations and transforming hits will be a tremendous addition to our Saturday night line up. A very special thank you to First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard for their sponsorship to provide this opportunity for Sioux Falls and JazzFest audiences, “ said Joyce.

In addition to The Fray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues is very excited about the rest of the 2016 Main Stage Lineup for JazzFest. Joyce said, “Since 1988, the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society has organized this festival from a small backyard party into one of the major events of the summer for the entire region. We are excited to share this milestone with the city and region and want to thank our supporters who have helped to sustain the festival for a quarter of a century.”  He continued, “The fact that there are young adults in Sioux Falls that grew up with JazzFest–who never knew a time when there wasn’t a summer festival like JazzFest is pretty amazing—and we hope the young people who attend JazzFest today, become the supporters, sponsors and stakeholders in the organization tomorrow.   Let’s celebrate JazzFest 25 and turn our thoughts to the next twenty-five years of music, sunshine and fun!”

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 Midco

Founded in 1931, Midco is the leading provider of Internet, cable TV, phone, home automation and advertising services in the Upper Midwest. More than 330,000 residential and business customers count on Midco services in 335 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Midco will deliver advanced gigabit Internet technology to most customers by the end of 2017. Visit Midco.com to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.

About First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER Bankcard

Possibility lives here. First PREMIER Bank is a South Dakota-based industry leader that provides a wide array of financial services on a local, regional and national level. As a dynamic and growing full-service community bank with over $1.5 billion in assets, First PREMIER Bank serves the individualized financial needs of thousands of customers, businesses, agricultural producers and organizations. The bank’s Trust Department manages over $2.5 billion in assets and is a co-trustee for another $1.0 billion. In addition, the organization is the 12th largest Automated Clearing House (ACH) originating bank in the United States. Together with our sister organization, PREMIER Bankcard, we are the 12th largest issuer of MasterCard® and VISA® credit cards in the country. Both organizations are headquartered in Sioux Falls with more than 2,200 employees within South Dakota.

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