SIOUX CITY | The Avett Brothers are returning to Sioux City this fall, a little more than a year after they headlined the 2014 Saturday in the Park music festival.

The indie-folk rock band, founded in 2001, will play at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive.

An online pre-sale will be available to Saturday in the Park email subscribers from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Thursday.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will support Saturday in the Park

Festival co-founder Dave Bernstein said The Avett Brothers were looking for dates to play on their fall festival and reached out to Sioux City.

Bernstein said festival organizers are “psyched” for their return.

“The Avett Brothers were our headliner in 2014 and really were one of the most tremendous headliners that we had at Saturday in the Park,” Bernstein said. “To be able to see them in the Orpheum Theatre will really be a great opportunity and something we’re excited to present.”

The North Carolina-based Avett Brothers only recently went mainstream in 2009 with their album “I and Love and You.”

Their songs might not always be on the radio, but they have big underground following and play a huge role in modern American folk rock, said Sioux City events director Erika Newton.

Newton said they play a crucial role in the future of live music in Sioux City.

“We want to focus on shows like The Avett Brothers because it’s this really great cultural sort of group that has made huge waves in the music world,” Newton said. “It’s important for us to bring bands like this to Sioux City because it kind of exposes our market to a different type of music.”

Bernstein said he and Saturday in the Park organizers, who are partnered with Sioux City for this show, share a similar sentiment.

“One of the goals we’ve had with the Saturday in the Park structure is to push performers and artists that are not as readily promoted by other outside promoters,” Bernstein said. “It’s important for us to nurture those ties.”


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