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!

The 24th Street Wailers
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

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

An evening of American Roots with the Matt Cox Band!
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

An evening of American Roots with 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!

Tickets: $10.00 at the door!

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


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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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)

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)

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

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.

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!

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

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!

Tommy Bolin Tribute!
Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

Tommy Bolin Tribute!

Join us for a gathering of music fans as we pay tribute to the forever young guitar genius... Tommy Bolin! Guitar master Dean Christopher and drummer Bobby Berge will get things rolling with their take on Tommy's music and some originals. Then the Bolin Tribute Band will rock the night away with classic Bolin tunes and rock favorites from the 60s to today!

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat!
Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat!

Jim Suhler and his band Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now for over twenty two years and have built a fanbase worldwide. The Dallas, Texas based group are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock ‘n roll and roots music. Jim is also well known as lead guitarist with George Thorogood & the Destroyers since 1999!

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door!

Lil' Red & the Medicated Moose - CD release show!
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Lil' Red & the Medicated Moose - CD release show!

Winners of the Acoustic Battle of the Bands earlier this year, this husband and wife act are gaining a solid fan base throughout the area! 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: $5 at the door!

The Reggie Schive Big Band
Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

The Reggie Schive Big Band

This 17 piece Jazz Big Band features some of the top cats in the Jazz scene today! They play your favorites from artists like Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more! We will be serving tasty treats during intermission.

Freewill donation at the door

Matthew Curry
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Matthew Curry

Seemingly out of nowhere, MATTHEW CURRY has been creating a serious buzz the past few years. This rising star from the Heartland of Normal, IL has already seen rock star-like standing ovations at key festivals both in the U.S. and abroad. This "kid" can shout like Joe Cocker, play guitar like a young Jeff Beck and rock like he's still inside his first pair of shoes!

Tickets: $10 at the door

Ultra Violet to perform full show... Jon Wayne & the Pain cancelled!
Nov
5
8:00 pm20:00

Ultra Violet to perform full show... Jon Wayne & the Pain cancelled!

Unfortunately Jon Wayne & the Pain broke down over 300 miles from Sioux City... so the Ultra Violet crew will fill the night! Shawn Blomberg will start the night with a set of Americana originals and then the full Ultra Violet will take the stage with powerhouse Angela Lambrecht, Shawn Blomberg, Adrian Kolbo and Randall Wood!!!

Tickets: $10

Vangarde Acoustic Open Mic Night!
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Vangarde Acoustic Open Mic Night!

Join our host Garie Lewis for a night of live music and comedy! You're invited to take the stage and play, sing, tell stories or dance and show the world what you've got! The Open Mic Night has become one of the top nights at Vangarde, featuring newbies as well as veteran performers!

It's FREE and open to all ages!

Sue Foley - Smokin' Roots Rocker
Sep
30
8:00 pm20:00

Sue Foley - Smokin' Roots Rocker

Sue Foley is a multi-award winning musician and of the one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. She spent her childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone’s—the esteemed record label and historic nightclub founded by blues aficionado, Clifford Antone. Foley’s first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly rooted her unique talents as a proficient blues guitarist/singer/songwriter and launched her out on the road—working and sharing the stage with legendary artists such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and Jimmy Rogers. She won the prestigious Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) for her CD, Love Coming Down in 2000 and holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards (seventeen) as well as three Trophees de Blues de France. Foley also garnered several nominations at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.

Tickets: $10 advance/$15 day of show

Primal Static - alternative Blues/Rock Duo!
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Primal Static - alternative Blues/Rock Duo!

Primal Static is a two piece alternative rock act. Their music seduces with the soulful essence of blues, and fearlessly rocks with trance rhythms and beats; in this way, "old" traditions are welded together into a new entirety. Song writer/singer/guitarist G.T. of Primal Static sings and plays without reservation, dripping with raw emotion. Keyboardist/bassist HouFei brings up the rhythm section with her elastic soulful bass and wonderful classically trained keyboard playing. Live shows have been the backbone of the Primal Static experience flooring audiences from all over the country! Psychic Greetings and Ultra Violet will round out this outstanding night of new age music!!!

Tickets: $10 at the door!

CJ Mills Band - a night of Soul!
Sep
16
8:00 pm20:00

CJ Mills Band - a night of Soul!

What’s so refreshing is the level of talent Mills exudes, paired with her unique style that blends neo-soul, reggae, indie, and pop. It’s a sound that the Midwest music scene has been missing. It’s a sound that no matter what your style of music is, you’ll groove to. It’s a sound that will hush a noisy venue as patrons notice tasteful vocal runs and beats that demand attention.

Tickets: $10 at the door!

Studebaker John & the Hawks
Sep
9
8:00 pm20:00

Studebaker John & the Hawks

Studebaker John was born and raised in Chicago, cutting his teeth on the Maxwell Street sound. John was sneaking into the Blues Clubs to hear many of the greats who have influenced his style. John has become a master guitar and harmonica player producing some of the finest Chicago Blues! His trio puts on a lively and unforgettable show!

Tickets are only $10 at the door!

Lilly Hiatt - Americana royalty!
Sep
2
8:00 pm20:00

Lilly Hiatt - Americana royalty!

Although she is Americana royalty, the daughter of the great John Hiatt, she is clearly on her own path! Lilly being herself means playing songs that are sharply witty, brutally frank, and musically adventurous. In that regard, her backing band has proved crucial in helping her realize her full potential as a songwriter and performer. Lilly cites the Pixies and the Breeders as influences on this record, as well as Dinosaur Jr. and — her all - time faves — Pearl Jam. Opening the show will be Lil' Red & the Medicated Moose.

STEAMBOAT BANDITS
Aug
27
8:00 pm20:00

STEAMBOAT BANDITS

The Steamboat Bandits are a high energy, progressive Bluegrass band kickin' out originals as well as the standards! Drawing from the rich history of Bluegrass music, they love spreading their art to the world! The band consists of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitar and the bass!

Tickets are only $10 at the door!

Reggie Schive Jazz Big Band!
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

Reggie Schive Jazz Big Band!

The Reggie Schive Big Band was formed in July of 2010. It is named after Iowa Jazz legend and former Sioux City West band director, Reggie Schive. The band is made up of area band directors and musicians. This group has performed at the Morningside Jazz Festival and opened for Sherrie Maricle's Group "Five Play".

Tickets are only $10 at the door!