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Music Monday: Sioux City's biggest shows
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This post marks the first Music Monday for the Heard Mentality blog. The weekly feature will spotlight a musician or group of local or regional interest. The idea is simple: Start the week right with a great music suggestion. But that comes next week.

Today, in honor of Elton John's Tyson Events Center show, we're recapping some of the biggest shows in Sioux City history. The list comes with the help of the Journal's Bruce Miller. Any we're missing? Please comment with your own. Happy Monday!

Municipal Auditorium (now the Long Lines Family Rec Center)

1. Elvis (1956)

2. Destiny's Child (2001)

3. Dolly Parton (1978, Tyson Events Center in 2005)

4. Bob Dylan (1994, Orpheum in 2001)

5. Alice Cooper (1987, Orpheum in 2008)

6. KISS (1982, 1984, 1986, 1990; with and without makeup -- they were here almost as often as Sawyer Brown)

7. Tom Jones

8. The Beach Boys (1969, 1983, Orpheum in 2005; once they even put sand on the floor and made it a beach party)

9. Tim McGraw

10. Joan Jett (1989)

(Also: Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Gallagher, Kenny G, every hair band you can think of, Rob Zombie, several presidents and Bruce's favorite, Boxcar Willie, who said, "We may not be any good but at least we promise you a clean show.")

Tyson Events Center

1. Elton John (2011)

2. Aerosmith (2004)

3. Kenny Chesney (2004, 2005)

4. Nelly (2011)

5. Brad Paisley (2010)

6. Carrie Underwood (2008)

7. Taylor Swift (2008)

8. Cher (2004)

9. Alan Jackson (2004)

10. Rascal Flatts (2006, 2010)

11. Josh Groban (2005)

12. Nickelback (2006)

(Larry the Cable Guy, Michael W. Smith, and the one to fill the most seats: President Bush)

The Orpheum

1. Jerry Seinfeld (2003, 2005)

2. James Taylor (2006)

3. Ray Charles (2002)

4. B.B. King (2001, 2006)

5. Sheryl Crow (2002, 2003, 2011)

6. Tony Bennett (2003)

7. Bill Cosby (2001, 2005, 2011)

8. Willie Nelson (2007)

9. David Copperfield (2002)

10. Alison Krauss (2003)

(You could throw in Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne, Jeff Dunham, President Obama)

Other local venues

1. Chicago (Explorers Park)

2. Lady Antebellum (WinnaVegas, 2008)

3. Santana (Saturday in the Park, 2010)

4. Oak Ridge Boys (River-Cade, 1994)

5. Batman Adam West (the Home Show)

6. Wynonna Judd (WinnaVegas, 2003)

7. Marie Osmond (River-Cade, 1990)

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