Laura Rain & the Caesars - Detroit Muscle, Motown Hustle!
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Rain & the Caesars - Detroit Muscle, Motown Hustle!

Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision. Inspired by the spirit of classic recordings of a bygone era, Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression with a powerful and soulful voice. Along with husband and lead guitarist George Friend, this white HOT band is building a world wide fan base!

Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25!

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The Steepwater Band - Gritty Chicago Blues Rock!
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Steepwater Band - Gritty Chicago Blues Rock!

Folks enamored of Mick Taylor-era Stones, early Hendrix, and The Black Keys will eat up this with impolite gusto. It’s a great pleasure to see a band fully realize their potential as they ride into their second decade together!

For this four piece unit, the music life is a calling and not some stupid costume one puts on to shake loose gold, fame, and groupies. In a land of caricatures, it's striking to come face-to-face with the real thing. Their Chicago roots and understanding of crackling city Blues has served them well since their beginnings in 1998! They'll be doing this long after all the pretty boys, package acts, and pretenders have left the stage.

Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25!

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Shamarr Allen - A True Orleans Experience!
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Shamarr Allen - A True Orleans Experience!

“His energetic rapport with the audience and his unconventional approach to brass – he plays trumpet – that brandishes him as different.”

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.

Tickets only $15 advance/$20 day of show!

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Josh Hoyer Solo Performance!
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Josh Hoyer Solo Performance!

"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer.” - No Depression

Inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, Josh Hoyer continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal - to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

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Shaw Davis & the Black Ties - Hard Drivin' Blues!
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Shaw Davis & the Black Ties - Hard Drivin' Blues!

"They're a three-man wrecking crew that infuse the Blues with Hard Rock to gratifying effect." - The Rock Doctor

This young guitarist has burst his way onto the scene and is already known for his raw and emotional style. Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation. As a national touring trio, the band has played over 300 shows, headlining festivals and opening tours, allowing them to build a loyal following throughout the country.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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River-Cade Comedy Contest!
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

River-Cade Comedy Contest!

Don’t miss the first annual River-Cade Comedy Contest. There will be two categories, one for Original Stand Up routine and another for the Vest Joke. Touring stand up comic Nathan Hults will perform a set along with your host national touring comic Garie Lewis!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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Paige Rose - Nashville Rising Star!
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Paige Rose - Nashville Rising Star!

Paige Rose is a sassy, independent, and accomplished singer and songwriter. With a strong dedication to good music and finding the story in every song, Paige’s witty lyrics makes her different from the rest. She embraces her “tongue and cheek” style by writing bold music with no fear of holding back.

Tickets are $5.00 at the door!

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Ultra Violet Fever - Vinyl Release Show!
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ultra Violet Fever - Vinyl Release Show!

Ultra Violet Fever is a RAW folky-blues soul act from Sioux City, IA. UV is an ever-evolving project fronted by lady Angie Lambrecht whose soul-drenched, blues inspired vocals rip through the cosmos! This stylish and growing quartet also includes Shawn Blomberg, Adrian Kolbo and Randall Wood.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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The Haymakers Band!
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

The Haymakers Band!

The Haymakers celebrate the many streams of Folk music with style! This Wichita band blends genuine folk and bluegrass instrumentation to create a sound that brings thoughts of Doc Watson, the Byrds, Johnny Cash and many other greats… yet a unique sound of their own!!!

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Public Domain Band!
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Public Domain Band!

This veteran group of talented musicians create a sound based on Jazz rifts, lyrics that express optimism and the struggles of the depression, all set to a unique musical structure and rhythm. The Public Domain Band has an acoustic setting of guitar, violin, Sax, and bass in the Jingo Reinhardt musical tradition. The music and performance brings back musical performance from the early days of radio broadcasting and recording.

Tickets: $10 at the door

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DEAD HORSES BAND - BEAUTIFUL INDIE FOLK!
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

DEAD HORSES BAND - BEAUTIFUL INDIE FOLK!

Described by NPR Music as "evocative, empathetic storytelling," My Mother the Moon earned a spot in No Depression's "Best Roots Music Albums of 2018" list, and Rolling Stone Country declared the Wisconsin-based duo an "Artist You Need to Know."

Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come.

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Comedy Night at Vangarde - Bill Blank!
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night at Vangarde - Bill Blank!

Born and raised in the heartland, Bill Blank has quickly become a voice of the Midwest. Growing up in Iowa and attending all inner city schools, Bill brings a unique blend of down home common sense and street smarts that makes him unlike any other comic you have ever seen. He talks about family, social issues, and pop culture with logic, intelligence, and an edginess that wins over audiences immediately. His everyman quality coupled with his unique views on the world make him a must-see on stage!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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SIMON FLORY - AMERICANA MUSIC MASTER!
Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

SIMON FLORY - AMERICANA MUSIC MASTER!

Flory’s sound evokes voices not much heard on radio airwaves, a stew of early country, gospel, and the best of classic Nashville. Even his guitar playing captures the rhythmic tumble of clawhammer banjo and Appalachian fiddle (on both of which he’s adept), and his vocal phrasing carries inflections from the Carter Family to Eddie Cochran to Hank Williams.

Tickets: $5 at the door!

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Hedwig & the Angry Inch!
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Hedwig & the Angry Inch!

Be there for the live theatrical debut in Vangarde with the 2001 American musical comedy-drama HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH!

Hedwig Robinson, a genderqueer East German singer of a fictional rock band Hedwig subsequently develops a relationship with a younger man, Tommy, becoming his mentor and musical collaborator, only to have Tommy steal her music and move on without her. The play follows Hedwig and her backing band, the Angry Inch, as they shadow Tommy's tour, while exploring Hedwig's past and complex gender identity.

Tickets: Only $15 at the door!

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Missy Anderson & Her One Man Band - Soul and R&B!
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Missy Anderson & Her One Man Band - Soul and R&B!

Their soulful, gospel-tinged arrangements, layered with jazz vocals and jump blues, keep the pair in constant motion with a break-neck performance and unrelenting touring schedule that would kill most normal people. Missy, a native of Queens and her partner Heine a guitar master from Denmark collide to create an amazing night of Blues, Soul, Gospel and Rhythm & Blues!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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Walter Salas-Humara - Founder of Alt-Country Band the Silos!
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Walter Salas-Humara - Founder of Alt-Country Band the Silos!

Chasing the punk prairie fire to New York just in time to sift through the ashes, Salas-Humara formed The SILOS in 1985!. The band influenced (if not outright inspired) the alt-country No Depression movement! The SILOS were voted Best New American Band in Rolling Stone Magazine's Critics' Poll of 1987 and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1990. Since his break out solo album “Curve and Shake” Salas-Humara has gained a reputation as a solid singer/songwriter!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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MRHD Night with Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy!
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

MRHD Night with Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy!

Join us as we say “Thanks” to the Missouri River Historical Development for their support of the arts in Sioux City and the surrounding area!

The evening will begin with a brief ceremony recognizing MRHD and their contributions… then one of the hottest Blues acts in the land will hit the stage! Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar!

Tickets: $15 at the door!

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An Evening of Americana with Chad Elliott!
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening of Americana with Chad Elliott!

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor, illustrator and author.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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Vangarde Comedy Night - Don Reese!
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Vangarde Comedy Night - Don Reese!

Looking like the illegitimate son of Uncle Fester and G. Gordon Libby, Don Reese combines what the Cleveland Plain Dealer calls ‘friendly ghoulishness’ mixed with ‘sparks-flying timing’ to create comedy that is uniquely and utterly his. Don’s hilariously bizarre outlook takes him from Batman to the Amish, bikers to bus rides- all while hanging on the fine line between reality and the Twilight Zone. Don is a headliner in top clubs across the country. He is fast, funny and one-of-a-kind. He is also becoming one of the most sought after performers today. Here is your chance to find out why.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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An Evening with Ray Bonneville!
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Ray Bonneville!

"Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana down to its essentials and steeps it in a humid, Southern vibe, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling."

From his native Quebec, he moved to Boston at age twelve, where he learned English and picked up piano and guitar. Six years in New Orleans infused his musical sensibilities with the region's culture and rhythms. He has won a JUNO, the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy, he won the solo/duet category in the Blues Foundations International Blues awards and the International Folk Alliance Song of Year award!

Tickets: $15 at the door

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Chris O'Leary Band - NYC Rocker!
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Chris O'Leary Band - NYC Rocker!

“Chris O’Leary’s got it, man, he’s got it. From rollickin’ rock to weekend stomp to slinkin’ down-lo back-alley swank to barrelhouse balladry and well beyond…

Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds and the great James Cotton to name just a few.

Tickets: $15 at the door

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Bonne Finken - A Musical Force!
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Bonne Finken - A Musical Force!

Finken’s fierce passion for and commitment to her music, amplified by her powerful voice, magnetic stage presence, ensure many memorable moments for years to come.  Bonne Finken was born to sing. By immersing herself into a decade’s worth of studio work, learning composition by ear and writing her own award-winning electronic/rock music, Finken has also become known as one of the midwest’s most sought after musical artists.

Tickets: $5 at the door!

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Watermelon Slim & the Workers!
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Watermelon Slim & the Workers!

“From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” - HARP Magazine wrote

Homans has been playing music professionally for over forty years and has shared the stage with other musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, among others. Along with playing onstage, Homans has appeared on several Blues albums through the years. Eventually, he would go on his own and create a few bands that would help bring his music to life.

Tickets: $15 advance or $20 at the door

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Kisor & Brooks - Jazz Night!
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kisor & Brooks - Jazz Night!

Justin Kisor on trumpet and Terry Brooks on piano come together to perform a variety Jazz standards and original compositions. Kisor has been widely acclaimed as of the top trumpet players to emerge from the Midwest Jazz scene. He was in the U.S. Navy’s Jazz Band and has played with notable musicians like Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Aretha Franklin when she played Saturday in the Park! Brooks has performed with Jazz, Rock and Folk acts throughout the area for many years. He is considered a leading force in the Midwest Jazz scene!

Tickets: $5.00 at the door!

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Comedy Night at Vangarde!
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night at Vangarde!

Spencer Dobson has performed in clubs, at comedy festivals, private functions and prisons all over the US and Canada. Spencer is also an award winning animator. Comedy has taken him from one corner of the continent to the other. Cutting his comedy teeth in Minneapolis and then moving to Los Angeles to follow his dreams. Spencer has appeared at: The Sioux Falls Sno Jam; Laugh Your Asheville Off, Asheville, NC; The Laughing Derby, Louisville, KY and many more. Zach Dresch will kick things off! Comedian/musician Garie Lewis will be your emcee for the evening!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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Scott Ellison - Tulsa Rocker!
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Ellison - Tulsa Rocker!

Ellison is a prolific songwriter, and his work reflects influences from the British Blues Invasion, Motown, and Memphis rhythm and blues. The Tulsa-born blues rocker has a heavy guitar shredding sound and cut his teeth performing with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown in the early 80s! He was in a variety of acts in the 80s like the Box Tops and the Drifters before starting a very successful solo career that has taken him around the world!

Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25

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