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

View Event →
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra!
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra!

“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

View Event →

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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
The Rusty Wright Band
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Rusty Wright Band

Rusty Wright and his top-drawer band – wife and singer-guitarist Laurie Wright, drummer Dean Lopes and bassist Nic Nickerson – live performance is a razor-tight, explosive delivery of inventive blues songs. The band's innovative sound is a hot rod fusing of Texas and Chicago-style blues, swinging boogie and Southern rock, with a twist of Motor City grit.

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

View Event →
Eric Steckel - Catch a Rising Star!
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Eric Steckel - Catch a Rising Star!

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.

Skyline Bar & Casino "Back Yard" - 103 Hwy. 105, North Sioux City, SD

Tickets: $8 advance/$10 at the door
Get tickets at the Skyline Bar in North Sioux City or call 712-251-6432

View Event →
Laura Rain & the Caesars!
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Rain & the Caesars!

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. Performing with a stripped down lineup of organ, guitar and drums the band developed it’s signature sound, and cultivated a vintage toned energetic foundation.

Skyline Bar & Casino "Back Yard" - 103 Hwy. 105 - North Sioux City, SD

Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door
Get tickets at the Skyline Bar in North Sioux City or call 712-251-6432.

View Event →
Marbin - Progressive Jazz/Rock!
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Marbin - Progressive Jazz/Rock!

Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show.

Admission: $10 at the door

View Event →
Vangarde FUN-raiser at the Skyline... the Matt Cox Band!
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Vangarde FUN-raiser at the Skyline... the Matt Cox Band!

Matt Cox has recently released his fifth album to critical acclaim! His music is steeped in old time traditions of roots music, showcasing his abilities as a slide guitarist and unique harmonica style! He is a six-time OEA award winner and has been showcased at SXSW in Austin, Texas!

Freewill Donation at the door!
Venue: Skyline Bar, 103 Hwy 105, North Sioux City, SD

View Event →
Vangarde LIVE at the Skyline... the 24th Street Wailers!
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Vangarde LIVE at the Skyline... the 24th Street Wailers!

This rollicking band is influenced by the sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls. This band has been winning over the masses with their unbeatable live performances and a sense of showmanship from a time gone by, something many consider lost in modern day music.

Tickets: $10 at the door
Venue: Skyline Bar Back Yard, 103 Hwy 105, North Sioux City, SD

View Event →
Renee Austin with Ken Valdez Band!
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Renee Austin with Ken Valdez Band!

Reneé Austin is very excited to perform not only the songs she's written that you've heard, but also new songs she's written that have influenced her life. So faithful fans, and soon to be new fans, get ready to experience passionate performances showcasing Austin's unique, Texas-influenced style & delivered with all her heart and soul... the only way Reneé knows how. She will be joined by Ken Valdez and his incredible band!

Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 at the door

This show will be in the NEW Marquee at 1225 Historic Fourth Street!

View Event →
Postponed to October 27... King of the Tramps with special guest Chad Elliott!
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Postponed to October 27... King of the Tramps with special guest Chad Elliott!

I am saddened to tell you that we are not going to be able to hold our events at the Galaxie Lounge. Their current situation does work for us to present the quality of shows that you have become accustomed to from Vangarde Arts. The Thursday Open Mic Night and the June 2 show with Chad Elliott and King of the Tramps have been cancelled! We will be bringing Chad and KOTT to Vangarde in October. I apologize for the confusion and appreciate your support! Stay tuned for more information on location and upcoming events soon!
peace

View Event →
A Night of Cool Jazz with the Matt Hackett Trio!
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

A Night of Cool Jazz with the Matt Hackett Trio!

Sax man Matt Hackett will be joined by Sam Irish on bass and Randy Washburn on drums for an evening of Jazz standards and improvisational work! Hackett began playing the sax in fifth grade and went on to join several popular acts like Laser Rocket Arm, the Emily Johnson Band and Midtown Express. His style is inventive and very entertaining, making for a great night of live music!

Tickets: $7.00 at the door!

View Event →
The Cerny Brothers
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Cerny Brothers

A group without any trendy gimmicks, a lead banjo player strumming with the same vigor as if on the electric guitar and simplistic lyrics delivered with strength... this is the Cerny Brothers! Their music has turned from an acoustic, folk element to a more electric, American rock sound while still keeping the roots spirit in their earlier work. They leave a lasting memory in your mind and your soul.

Tickets: $10 at the door

View Event →
Kris Lager Band
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Kris Lager Band

Don't miss the return of one of the Midwest's top acts... the Kris Lager Band! Kris and the band lay down a bluesy, jam band vibe that is contagious! Put on your party pants and be at the Galaxie Event Center for a night of groovy tunes!

Tickets are only $10 at the door!

View Event →
A Night of Soul - Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

A Night of Soul - Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal's combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer's honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry. Rising folk rocker Ultra Violet will open the show.

Tickets: $10 at the door

View Event →
The Claudettes - Jump and Swing with these cats!
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Claudettes - Jump and Swing with these cats!

The Claudettes fuse Windy City piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville and the sultriness of '60s pop-soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Group founder Johnny Iguana mashes the piano alongside singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Matt Torre. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band "Oh my god", is also a member of the Grammy-nominated group: Chicago Blues--A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton and more.

Vangarde is hosting this show in the Galaxie Event Center at 1951 Leech Avenue in the Stockyards area! Next to the old KD Station location!

Tickets only $10 at the door! Call 712-251-6432 for information!

View Event →
John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band!
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band!

John Primer was born in the Mississippi Delta and made his way to Chicago to become part of the electric Blues explosion of the early 1960s! He is the only Bluesman to play with Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Magic Slim! Primer is featured on the new Muddy Waters Tribute CD titled Muddy Waters 100 with well known blues artists like James Cotton, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr. and Shemekia Copeland! Local Blues/Rockers Servant Shop open the show!

Vangarde is hosting this show in the Galaxie Event Center at 1951 Leech Avenue in the Stockyards area! Next to the old KD Station location!

Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 day of show! Call 712-251-6432 for info!

View Event →
Jon Wayne & the Pain CD Release Show!
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jon Wayne & the Pain CD Release Show!

Electronic reggae-dub jam band innovators, Jon Wayne and The Pain have been mesmerizing fans for nearly a decade, with their signature JWP cosmic-blend of electronic beats, fused with upbeat roots-reggae music and a psychedelic funk.

Over the past few years, the band has gained steadfast momentum with invitations to perform on some of the nations most renowned music and art festivals, as Electric Forest,
Summer Camp, Cali Roots and Wakarusa to name a few.

Local folk rockers Ultra Violet will open the show!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door!

View Event →
A night of American Roots Music with the River Kittens!
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

A night of American Roots Music with the River Kittens!

The River Kittens’ sound — which the members describe alternately as “raunch folk” and “Americana feels” — hinges on the trio’s tightly rehearsed, soaring three-part vocal harmonies and primitive string-band accompaniments, with the two elements contrasting in always exciting and sometimes unexpected ways.

Tickets: $10 at the door (You can pay $15 and see both the 1/27 and 1/28 show)

View Event →
A night of Soulful Blues - The Good, the Bad & the Blues!
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

A night of Soulful Blues - The Good, the Bad & the Blues!

The rich sound of this band, is a mixture of the fresh new sounds of the deep rooted past of Gospel, Blues, Soul and Funk. The blending of influences make a rich dynamic experience that touches every sense of your being, you can feel it, see it and hear it... well maybe not taste but if you could it would be home cooking like you have always imagined. They were finalists is the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have performed at venues throughout the world!

Tickets: $10 at the door! (You can pay $15 and see both the 1/27 and 1/28 show)

View Event →
Emily Johnson Band!
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Emily Johnson Band!

Formed in the fall of 2013 with the soulful sounds of Stax Records, Muscle Shoals, & Motown in mind, Sioux City, Iowa based Emily Johnson Band puts a modern twist on classic soul and R&B while paying respect to the artists and songs that you have grown to love over the years.  Reaching deep into their blues and rock roots, it was a natural progression for the members of EJB.

Tickets: $10 at the door

View Event →
Aorta presents... TROY, One Pimp Avengers, Beat Seekers, Se7en and Alpha 5!
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Aorta presents... TROY, One Pimp Avengers, Beat Seekers, Se7en and Alpha 5!

T.R.O.Y (The Reality Of Yourself) is an American Rock band that formed late 2004 in the small town of Pleasant Hope MO. T.R.O.Y’s moniker is inspired by the bands musical perception, and the notion that thought truly manifests reality. The band has released two studio albums to date, is known for their gripping live shows, energetic songwriting style!

One Pimp Avengers is a hip hop infused rock band out of Sioux City, Iowa. Their unique style brings together bluesy elements with crunching, riff-laden guitars and flowing synthesizers under Rev’s rap and hip hop inspired vocals.

Rock n' Roll aint dead, It's just waking up. In a watered down glass of phony indie pop and cookie cutter rock, The Beat Seekers bring you a shot of genuine American Rock n' Roll.

This Sioux City based rock group takes your favorite songs, mixes in the angst of 90s Grunge and Alternative with today's high octane modern rock, and throws it right in your face.

With Alpha 5 vocals ranging from grunge to melodic, Nick Cortez and Joe Evans proving the backbone of the music in the rhythm section with heavy and pounding drums and infectious bass lines to accompany the riffs and powerful chords,

Tickets: $8 in advance/$10 at the door. Get advance tickets at Vangarde or Mike Kessel.

View Event →
Katy Guillen & the Girls with Hamilton Loomis
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

Katy Guillen & the Girls with Hamilton Loomis

Katy Guillen and the Girls have established themselves as an authentic, authoritative rock band. They are known to pack in crowds at blues roadhouses and prominent concert venues alike, supporting major touring acts or headlining festivals and bills of their own. In their short time as a band, the trio has shaped their own musical identity, rooted heavily in the blues but taking cues from the timeless guitar riffs of Jimi Hendrix to the visionary songwriting of Patty Griffin and the indie rock revivalist sound of Heartless Bastards.

Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as “a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute.” Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned.

Tickets are only $15 at the door!

View Event →
Haseena & the O.T. with special guest Kevin Brunkhorst!
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Haseena & the O.T. with special guest Kevin Brunkhorst!

Some of the area's top cats in the Jazz world come together to create an unforgettable night of live music! David Napier, sax; Justin Kisor, trumpet; Sam Irish, bass; Fred Evans, drums, Tom Renfro on the congas and special guest Kevin Brunkhorst 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

View Event →
Vangarde Jingle Ball!
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Vangarde Jingle Ball!

All of the merry little elves at Vangarde Arts are thrilled to bring you the Annual Jingle Ball! You'll be entertained by the recently formed Vangarde Marching String Band featuring Bob Larson, Garie Lewis, Rick Borg, Steve Beacom and Walt Peterson. We'll be serving Tom & Jerrys, a delicious Hot Totty and holiday goodies! There will be a White Elephant gift exchenge, so re-gift something and join in the fun!!!

It's FREE and open to everyone!

View Event →