Bobby Berge & the Blues Bashers!
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bobby Berge & the Blues Bashers!

Bobby Berge is a rock n roll icon playing around the world with Tommy Bolin… even opening a show for Led Zepplin in the early 1970s! His drumming style has laid the groundwork for many to follow. He will be joined by guitar slinger Jesse Christen and piano master Terry Brooks!

Tickets: $5.00 at the door!

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Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations

Dustin Arbuckle was a founding member of the progressive roots act Moreland & Arbuckle, they released 7 albums and performed hundreds of shows worldwide. His latest project, the Damnations are experimenting with a variety of American music sounds from 50’s Blues to Stax Soul to 70’s Folk Rock!

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Paul Nelson - Electric Blues!
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Nelson - Electric Blues!

“He’s a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word ‘ferocious’ comes to mind, or ‘take no prisoners’“ - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today's top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recording along side an endless who's who list of top artists from Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more...

Tickets: $15 advance/$20 day of show

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Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Legendary Blues Band!
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Legendary Blues Band!

Shawn Holt is the son of legendary Blues Legend Magic Slim. The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band.

Tickets: $15 at the door!

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Neon the Bishop with Fox Royale!
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Neon the Bishop with Fox Royale!

“Neon the Bishop” is the band and story about a fictional and fallen clergyman. Neon's story is told through the textures of a 6-piece group whose eclectic roots and musical backgrounds converge for an electrifying indie blend. Characterized by the relentless vocals of Kendall Wingert, the band builds arena rock guitar work, modern samples and synths, and a driving rhythm section on top of deep, piercing bassbeats

Meet Fox Royale. These guys are the Alt Rock band to hear from the Midwest (Joplin, MO). Formerly known as Guys On a Bus, Fox Royale is now comprised of Davis Drake (bass), Evan Todd (drums) and brothers Caleb (keys) and Nathan Hurley (lead vocals!

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Wayne Baker Brooks - An Evening of Chicago Blues!
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Wayne Baker Brooks - An Evening of Chicago Blues!

Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of todays top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. 

Born and raised in Chicago, amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves.  The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks - Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues!  

Chicago Blues laid the foundation to Wayne's innovative style. Growing up Brooks was a regular visitor to such historic places as Chess Studios, Checkerboard Lounge, Wisefools, and many other blues landmarks at which he witnessed many live performances by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison, KoKo Taylor, the great Muddy Waters, & his father.

Tickets are $15 available online or at the door!

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Comedy Night - Nathan Timmel!
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night - Nathan Timmel!

Join emcee Garie Lewis as we welcome Nathan Timmel! Timmel is a stand-up comedy veteran, masterful storyteller, and headliner with over a decade of experience behind the mic. Nathan finds the absurdity in everything from making babies to overcrowded prisons, creating comedy that’s intelligent, fun, and engaging (with a sprinkling of raucousness). Johnny Biddle opens the evening.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

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Pablo Masis Quartet - Jazz Trumpet Master
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pablo Masis Quartet - Jazz Trumpet Master

Pablo Masis has appeared across the United States and Europe including New York, Seattle, Portland, New Orleans, Washington DC, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Poland. He has also performed with acts such as Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Gladys Knight. He will be joined by Dave Juarez on guitar, Bobby Scharmann on bass and David Hawkins on drums.

Tickets are $10 at the door!

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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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