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JazzFest 2015 Performers Announced

Sioux Falls, SD: Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues announces their full main stage lineup for JazzFest 2015! Headliners Grace Potter, Boz Scaggs, and Marcia Ball will be performing on the main stage. The generous gift donation from Midcontinent Communications® has made the performances of Boz Scaggs and Grace Potter possible. JazzFest takes place on July 16– 18 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.

Executive Director Robert Joyce said, “JazzFest in Sioux Falls has become a summer time tradition—and the level and artistry of the performers continues to get better each year. Boz Scaggs and Grace Potter are two amazing examples of world-class talent coming to Sioux Falls this July. Nothing beats a free outdoor music festival when you have this amazing talent on the line up!"

Performers include:

  • Grace Potter
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Marcia Ball
  • Slim Man
  • Alicia Olatuja
  • The Record Company
  • Hadden Sayers
  • Harper & Midwest Kind
  • Tweed Funk
  • “Jazzed” with Bobby Gripp
  • Hank Harris
  • Brain Masek & Friends
  • JazzFest Jazz Camp with Allen Vizzutti

Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues has been given the great opportunity for JazzFest 2015 to align with Midcontinent Communications to bring Boz Scaggs and Grace Potter.

“The partnership between Midcontinent Communications and Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues continues to provide JazzFest audiences with the opportunity to see some of the best performers touring today,” said Joyce. “Artists Grace Potter and Boz Scaggs are both in high demand every summer. We are so thankful to have such amazing talent to share at the festival. Without this partnership with Midcontinent Communications, the quality of talent at JazzFest would not be at this level. We are grateful and lucky to have such a wonderful community partner.”

Tom Simmons, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Midcontinent Communications added, “What a privilege it is to showcase incredible world-class talent at JazzFest 2015. Thanks to the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, we will bring the best of the seasoned and the exciting to Sioux Falls. Boz Scaggs continues to play to delighted audiences around the country with his own compositions and jazz standard covers, while Grace Potter is the voice of new music that is not limited to a single genre. This is the caliber of talent that JazzFest goers have come to expect, and Midcontinent Communications is very pleased to be a part of it.”

Read more about each artist.

The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival JazzFest is organized by Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues, a non-profit arts organization. It is the mission of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues to increase the awareness of jazz and blues music in the Sioux Falls community and region through musical events and education.