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JazzFest 2016 was a Record Breaking Year!

JazzFest organizers have estimated a record breaking year for the 25th JazzFest celebration!

The three-day event estimates the overall attendance to be close to 130,000 people.

“On Friday night, during our performances for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Fray, our crowd swelled to around 65,000 people inside the park,” reported by Robert Joyce, Executive Director of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues.  “We believe Friday was one of our largest crowds ever and we are very pleased to report no major incidents.”

The three-day festival began on Thursday, July 14th with headliner Tab Benoit, continued on Friday with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Fray, and ended Saturday, July 16th with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and Coco Montoya.

JazzFest is organized by the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society, a non-profit arts organization.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and The Fray were presented in part by a gift from Midco. Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers were presented in part by a gift from First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER Bankcard.

Lost and unclaimed items are saved for a limited amount of time. If you lost something out at JazzFest, please contact our office at 605-335-6101 or by email at info@sfjb.org.

The JazzFest 25 Guitar Art Project is still up for auction! The funds raised from the online auction will go towards the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Education Fund. To check out the guitars and to bid now, go to siouxfallsjazzfest.com/guitars or text jfguitarart25 to 24700.

A big thank you goes out to JazzFest sponsors, committee members, and volunteers. Without them, JazzFest would not be possible! A huge thank you to you, the attendees, for celebrating with us and helping make this year extra special!

Festival organizers are already looking forward to next year’s JazzFest, July 13-15, 2017!

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