Haseena & the O.T.'s!
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Haseena & the O.T.'s!

Some of the area's top cats in the Jazz world come together to create an unforgettable night of live music! David Napier, sax; Terry Brooks, piano; Eddie Dunn, bass; Bobby Berge, drums and Tom Renfro on the congas and harmonica! These cats along with the songbird, Haseena Napier perform tunes from the 40s to today. This is one of the most unique acts you'll experience!

Admission: $5 at the door

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Watermelon Slim & the Workers!
Nov
2
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 or 2 for $25

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The Claudettes - Chicago Sultry Singing, Piano Power!
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Claudettes - Chicago Sultry Singing, Piano Power!

"A skewed cabaret band of blues, jazz and rockabilly…a sensibility that feels equal parts James Dean and David Lynch."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

In April 2018, the Claudettes released their album "DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNASIUM!" Produced by Grammy-winner Mark Neill (Black Keys, J.D. McPherson, Old 97's, Los Straitjackets, Paladins), that album won raves and has sent the band on international tours. This October, they record a new album with another Grammy-winning producer, Ted Hutt (The Devil Makes Three, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly). They're only doing a handful of November and December dates, and one is at Vangarde Arts--so don't miss it!

Tickets: $10 at the door

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DB Rouse - Hobo Lounge Singer
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

DB Rouse - Hobo Lounge Singer

A migrant Americana musician from Milwaukee, D.B. and his guitar, ‘Meal-Ticket’, have worked as a lounge singer on a cruise ship, a singing ranch hand near Austin, TX, and as a hobo musician for the Grand Canyon Railway, all the while writing and refining his original songs and performances. He is an entertainer, a poet, and a published novelist. He is currently sponsored by Kazoobie Kazoos.

Tickets: $5 at the door

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Shawn Holt & the Teardrops!
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Shawn Holt & the Teardrops!

Shawn Holt is the son of 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.

Shawn Holt and The Teardrops are winners for Best New Artist Debut - Daddy Told Me by the Blues Foundation (BMA) 2014. And also won the 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album - Daddy Told Me.

Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25

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The Tinder Box!
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Tinder Box!

The Tinder Box emerged as a three-member band with the driving force of most full-bands. Foot-tapping kick hits, elevated banjo picking, complementary trumpet fills and full harmonies have helped to already create a name for this young band; who is currently receiving air-play on college/indie radio stations across the US and international air-play in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil.

Tickets are only $10!

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Josh Hoyer & the Soul Colossal!
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Josh Hoyer & the Soul Colossal!

"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove." 

Tickets are only $10!

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Jon Dee Graham & Ben de la Cour!
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Jon Dee Graham & Ben de la Cour!

Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times.

“Ben de la Cour brings to mind a young Townes Van Zandt. He shares a similarly cynical worldview and world-weary, rakish persona, and sings in an assured baritone that he would probably prefer was fueled by quality bourbon, although rotgut might do the job in a pinch. And as he makes clear from the git-go, he’s no stranger to being in a pinch…”

Tickets are only $10!

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The Haymakers Band!
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

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 are only $10!

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Chris Shutters Band!
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Shutters Band!

Chris Shutters is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose prodigal talent and relentless passion are immediately recognizable in every performance. His blues-laced rock and roll originals showcase his innate ability to combine unmistakable soul with unbelievable technical prowess.

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Mat D. & the Profane Saints!
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mat D. & the Profane Saints!

"It’s a crying shame that the world at large isn’t familiar with these guys yet. It’s time for that to change. Country, Americana, Southern rock, call it what you want to call it. I’ll just call it badass." Fred Phillips

Known as the "Hemingway of the Highway" to his fans, singer-songwriter Mathew deRiso has performed with band mates Kurt Mullins and Jeff Deignan as Mat D and the Profane Saints since 2006.  The band has made a name for itself performing all original material ranging from Blues, Rock and Country that critics have hailed as "A Young Steve Earle with a more powerful set of Pipes" and "Hard Luck Americana"

Tickets: $10 at the door

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T. Wilson King!
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

T. Wilson King!

T. Wilson King is an icon in the Midwest roots music scene. He has shared the stage with many great artists including the legendary B.B. King! His original tunes, unique take on Blues standards and masterful slide guitar have earned him a solid fan base!

Tickets: $8 at the door

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Jim Lauderdale - An Americana Icon!
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Lauderdale - An Americana Icon!

Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists like Ralph Stanley, George Strait, Elvis Costello, Blake Shelton and Vince Gill to name a few. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. In 2016 at the Americana Honors and Awards show, he received the WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award!

Tickets: $20 or 2 for $35 advance/$25 at the door

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 The Matt Cox Band with special guest Candy Fernaux!
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Matt Cox Band with special guest Candy Fernaux!

Six-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award winner for Best Country/Americana and Best Blues. The caliber of artist that singer/songwriter Matt Cox has become in the studio and on stage is being widely recognized by a steady growing fanbase. Cox continues to perform across the country as a solo artist, and with an ever-changing lineup of the area’s top talent. Up and coming Nashville performer Candy Fernaux opens the show!

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Ultra Violet Fever!
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ultra Violet Fever!

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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Laura Rain & the Caesars!
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Rain & the Caesars!

Motor City Soul-Blues-R&B dynamos Laura Rain and the Caesars have created a sound that harkens back to the golden age of soul, funk and R&B...a world where the song, emotion and performance come first. Echoes of Motown, Stax and Muscle Shoals permeate the sonic landscape, while Rain flourishes in her fiery soulful delivery and guitarist George Friend soars!

Tickets: $15 or 2 for $25 in advance/$20 day of show

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Hector Anchondo Band!
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Hector Anchondo Band!

“Anchondo’s spectacular guitar playing and suave vocal stylings stand out front in his newest release, Roll the Dice,” said one Philadelphia critic. “Immersed in blues and Americana, this ten song album is a wonderful delight.”

With a finish in the finals at the 2016 International Blues Challenge and his masterful 2017 album Roll the Dice getting global radio play and leaping to the top of blues charts, Hector Anchondo is at long last taking his rightful place at the forefront of the contemporary blues world.

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Alex "Crankshaft" Larson - One Man Rock n' Roll Band!
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Alex "Crankshaft" Larson - One Man Rock n' Roll Band!

In April 2008, while self-employed as a contractor, Alex Larson started practicing as a one-man band and was playing shows two months later. Larson self-produced and released two EPs and one album during the next three years. In 2010 Crankshaft decided to hang up his hammer so he could focus on writing and performing music. Since then he's been earning a living playing, as both a traditional one-man band and as the leader of his trio, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders.

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Chad Elliott & the Redemptions!
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Chad Elliott & the Redemptions!

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: $15 or 2 for $25 at the door!

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Abstract Artist Amy Thompson Reception!
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Abstract Artist Amy Thompson Reception!

Currently, her abstract pieces are experiments in new found mediums and finishes, in color, movement and mood. The only thing she is sure of is what size of canvas. After painting with pre-determined thoughts, she recently decided to see what can be created by only focusing on color. Then on shape or movement. Then finally (and ultimately) her mood (which can be volatile at best). Through this process, she has found that by knowing only the colors she is attracted to in the moment will define a piece, she has loosened up and brought a sense of enjoyment and a desire to creating back into her artistic world.

This a FREE event!

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Matt Whipkey, Americana tinged Rock n' Roll!
Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

Matt Whipkey, Americana tinged Rock n' Roll!

Whipkey’s unabashedly Americana-tinged rock n’ roll recalls the recklessness of “Let it Be” era Replacements with the resolve of “Darkness..” era Bruce Springsteen. However, the energy, showmanship and rock and roll would be in vain if not for Whipkey’s top tier songwriting. With 2017’s and 2018’s new releases, “Best New Music” and “Driver”, Whipkey doubles down on his rightful place amongst the nation’s top storytellers.

Tickets: $8 at the door

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Chris O'Leary Band!
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Chris O'Leary Band!

“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: $10 at the door

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Patti McAvoy FUN-raiser!
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Patti McAvoy FUN-raiser!

Help Vangarde Arts help a brother and sister in their time of need. Patti McAvoy is stuggling with cancer, leaving her and husband Brian with an uncertain future. Ray McAvoy, Steve Lange and a variety of other musicians will perform. There will be raffles, a silent auction, authentic Mexican food, love and fellowship!

We are asking for a freewill donation!

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Lil' Red & the Medicated Moose!
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Lil' Red & the Medicated Moose!

This husband and wife act are gaining a solid fan base throughout the Midwest! Red, Tiffany Jurries is part of the Emily Johnson Band and the Moose, Bryan Jurries is a member of the local rock act, Premium Draft. They are joined by drummer Matt VM. They have created a fresh and unique sound that will have you smiling from the first note!

Tickets: $8 at the door!

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Too Slim & the Taildraggers!
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Too Slim & the Taildraggers!

New York writer Dave Rubin stated, "If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and take a ferocious bite out of their pride. But as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter and lead vocalist of the power trio Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Langford is a force of nature leaving musical tracks others try to follow".

Tickets: $10 at the door

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Youth Open Mic Night!
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Youth Open Mic Night!

This is your chance to show the world your musical magic! Bring your instrument, your voice, your friends, your family and take the stage in one of Siouxland's most cool, new venues! We provide a great sound and light experience with a tech to make it easy for you to sound like a star! This event is open to all musicians 18 years old and younger, we will be serving soda, water, juice and coffee. It is FREE and open to all!!!

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Haseena & the O.T.!
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Haseena & the O.T.!

Some of the area's top cats in the Jazz world come together to create an unforgettable night of live music! David Napier, sax; Terry Brooks, piano; Sam Irish, bass; Fred Evans, drums, Tom Renfro on the congas and special guest Glen Reitsma on guitar! These cats along with the songbird, Haseena Napier perform tunes from the 40s to today. This is one of the most unique acts you'll experience!

Admission: $5 at the door

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The Greyhounds - Soulful, Funky Blues!
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Greyhounds - Soulful, Funky Blues!

Greyhounds are an American musical duo from Austin, Texas, consisting of keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Andrew Trube. Both members share singing and songwriting duties to create a soul-dripping, bluesy sound that has been gaining a solid fan base for over 15 years!

Tickets: $15 advance; $20 day of show
Call 712-251-6432 or stop by Vangarde, 416 Pierce Street

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Tommy Bolin Birthday Bash... Turner, Passarelli, Sheldon and Vitale!
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Bolin Birthday Bash... Turner, Passarelli, Sheldon and Vitale!

Four rock n' blues giants will take the stage to celebrate Tommy Bolin's birthday and kick off Bolin Fest! Legendary bluesman Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner... Kenny Passarelli, who wrote and performed with Joe Walsh, Elton John and many others... Stanley Sheldon who played with Tommy and is currently touring with Frampton... and Joe Vitale who has played with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Eagles to name a few... all on stage together for a magical night of music!!! T. Wilson King will open the show with his wonderful dobro in hand!

Tickets are $10 advance/$15 day of show!

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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra!
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra!

Special guest Angela Lambrecht

“The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra sounds like Bela Fleck meets Rush, goes out to breakfast with John Coltrane, and gets home in time to go golfing with Jeff Beck.”

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra  has been freakin' minds since 2009, the band has stretched their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic ART-ROCK... a type of rock music, often with poetic lyrics, characterized by sophisticated harmonic, dynamic and technical complexity based on forms derived from classical (and jazz) music and requiring performers of considerable training and skill... by four fun-loving musicians!

Tickets: $10 at the door

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The Titans of Industry Farewell Performance
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Titans of Industry Farewell Performance

Four of the area's most talented musicians come together for a night of wonderful acoustic rock! Ray McAvoy, Jamie Bowers, Steve Lange and Rick Brienzo have been on the Siouxland music scene for decades as part of some of the area's most memorable bands. Don't miss this show... it may be your last chance to hear the Titans!

Tickets: $5.00 at the door

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Pablo Masis Quartet!
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Pablo Masis Quartet!

Two of the top Jazz players in the country come together to present a beautiful night of contemporary Jazz. Masis on trumpet and Pete Fucinaro on saxophone will be backed by Mitch Towne on the Hammond B3 and Dana Murray on drums for this rare Midwest performance.

TICKETS: $10 at the door

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BRIAN MASEK & FRIENDS
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

BRIAN MASEK & FRIENDS

Bassist Brian Masek and Jesse Christen, guitarist extraordinaire, are known for their creative interpretations of great music by Jeff Beck, Miles Davis, Billy Cobham and many others.  Over the past year they have gone on a mission with drummer Al Berven to put the focus on their own music.  Along with their own arrangements of jazz/rock/funk/blues music that crowds have come to know and love, they enjoy performing original material and just released their debut CD.  Brian Masek & Friends will cure your fear of jazz forever with their high energy performance! 

Tickets: $10 at the door.

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Society of Broken Souls
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Society of Broken Souls

Called “a songwriting powerhouse” (Ben Kieffer, Iowa Public Radio), Lauryn Shapter and Dennis James  perform their own brand of American roots music. While they have their roots as an acoustic duo, their live show has blossomed into an expansive setting for weathered characters, tough topics, and quiet beauty. Fiddle, drums, keyboard, and acoustic and electric guitars, in intricately woven and varied arrangements, create a wide, dynamic palette. As they take turns singing lead and harmony, the pair paints a vast emotional landscape, ranging from the rebellious and jubilant to the introspective and heartfelt. 

Tickets: $10.00 at the door

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An Evening with David Olney!
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with David Olney!

Master craftsman, acclaimed singer/songwriter and globe-trotting performer David Olney has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. His music has been prominently featured in ABC-TV’s "Nashville" and his stellar songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Del McCoury, among many others.

Tickets: $10 at the door.

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Dennis Jones Band
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Dennis Jones Band

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

TICKETS: $15 or 2 for $25 at the door

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Eric Steckel - Vintage Guitar Rock
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Eric Steckel - Vintage Guitar Rock

In an era where pedalboards, laptops and samples have become commonplace, Eric Steckel goes against the grain and harkens his listeners back to the days when great guitars were played loudly through great amps. Hailed by many as the top rising star of Blues/Rock, Eric delivers a powerhouse performance that has left audiences in 22 countries (and counting) mesmerized. He brings an energy and passion to the stage that never disappoints and is a must see for fans of vintage guitar rock.

TICKETS: $15 or 2 for $25 at the door

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Berge & Christopher Project
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Berge & Christopher Project

Bobby Berge, long time drummer with Tommy Bolin has joined forces with guitar wizard Dean Christopher to create a stunning live performance of Bolin favorites and rock classics! Christopher will start the night with a set of inventive guitar, blending killer guitar and electronic looping.

TICKETS: $10 at the door

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Jason Elmore & HooDoo Witch
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jason Elmore & HooDoo Witch

Based out of Dallas, TX, "Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch" is an original high-energy trio that blends hard-hitting rock, jump/swing blues, vintage soul/r&b, and traces of 60’s country into a unique-but-familiar sound that maintains the essence of American roots music while simultaneously offering a fresh take on its various genres and sounds.

TICKETS: $15 or 2 for $25 at the door

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