2016 Saturday in the Park

Sir Mix-a-Lot performs on the Abe Stage at Saturday in the Park in Sioux City's Grandview Park on July 2, 2016.

Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal

The Saturday in the Park lineup has just been announced and we can't wait for the next round of performers to play the Band Shell. To get in the mood for Sioux City's annual outdoor music festival, we've been listening to past performances. Here's what we've listened to: 

"Key To The Highway" and other songs by BB King

The legend himself, BB King, played Saturday in the Park in 2007. Let that sink in. And although he may have been sitting down throughout most of the show, The King of Blues played an amazing set and showed us all his masterful guitar skills. 

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"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People, SITP 2015

Compared to Foster the People's previous songs performed that day, this one is rather reserved. But it's always great to hear the band's hit song sung by Siouxlanders.

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"Come With Me Now" by KONGOS, SITP 2016

The highly energized KONGOS brought good vibes and eclectic tunes to the annual outdoor music festival in 2016. The eagerly awaited hit "Come With Me Now" was a fun moment and it definitely got folks on their feet.

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"Maria Maria" by Santana (feat. The Product G&B), SITP 2010

Santana has performed at Saturday in the Park more than once and has always been a wonderful performer. How does Sioux City get so lucky? 

The entirety of The Abe Stage, SITP 2016

Some viewed Saturday in the Park's Second Stage as a place where the "second best" artists and bands perform. After changing its name to "The Abe" last year, the organizers proved that notion wrong. Con Brio got the crowd moving, Supernova brought back old school punk rock, Kill OG kept the party rolling and headliner Sir Mix-a-Lot surprised us all with an old school and energetic set. He also attracted an enormous crowd of people to The Abe.

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