Jazz Fest

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... July 14, 2017 Show 134 Hour 1

Matthew Curry plays JazzFest tonight in Sioux Falls. You can see him on the Main Stage at around 8:30. He's opening for Robert Cray. He's also opened for the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. He joins us with band mate Mike Nellas for this week’s Moment in Sound.

As the South Dakota Hall of Fame inducts the class of 2017 this September, we welcome the inductees on In the Moment. Today we welcome Thomas Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College.

Chubby Carrier from JazzFest 2016

Jun 30, 2017

Chubby Carrier has been called the “premier Zydeco showman." Hailing from Louisiana—the birthplace of Zydeco music—Chubby is the third generation of Zydeco artists in the Carrier family. His cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier are also considered Zydeco legends.

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have traveled the world and recorded nearly a dozen albums. In 2011, their album “Zydeco Junkie” won the Grammy for best Zydeco or Cajun music album. And in 2016, they brought some Louisiana flavor to the plains.

25th Annual JazzFest Lineup Announced

Apr 21, 2016
Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society

The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society  has announced the main stage lineup for this summer's 25th annual JazzFest. The free music festival on July 14-16 features local and national acts on two stages at Yankton Trail Park. Guitarist Tab Benoit headlines Thursday night, followed by The Fray on Friday and pianist Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers on Saturday.

Samantha Fish

Dec 5, 2014

Samantha Fish is barely into her 20s but her blues chops are those of a veteran.  Growing up in the blues hotbed of Kansas City, Fish was more into artists like Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes.  The blues became her genre, however, after countless viewings of a Stevie Ray Vaughn video.  By the age of 17, Fish was already playing to live audiences.  Her debut came at Knucklehead's in Kansas City.  Her debut CD, "Runaway," was released in 2012.  For it, she was honored with the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut that year.  It was another feather for Fish after her

Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers' music is straight out of Memphis, Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans, but the musicians come from Lincoln, Nebraska. Hoyer grew up in Lincoln, but lived in the Pacific Northwest and New Orleans before returning home.

Gov't Mule, Gary Clark Jr., and George Thorogood and the Destroyers are headlining this summers Jazz Festival in Sioux Falls. Last year's Jazz Fest brought in over one hundred and twenty thousand people. Members of the Jazz & Blues Society believe this year's attendance could be similar.

Robert Joyce is the Executive Director of the Jazz and Blues Society in Sioux Falls. He says this year's Jazz Fest has a variety of groups and musicians to appeal to a large audience.