Saturday in the Park will be here before you know it.
Now that we know which bands are scheduled to play Sioux City's annual outdoor music festival, the wait for July 1 will be excruciating. It'll all be worth it in the end. Check out who is performing at this year's Saturday in the Park:
This singer hails from England and dabbles in soul and R&B. Don't let appearances or preconceived notions pollute your impression of Stone, she's a tried and true blues singer. She proved herself with the album "The Soul Sessions," which consisted of covers of old soul songs from the '60s and '70s. Since then she's been topping charts and gaining critical acclaim.
Right out of New Orleans is The Revivalists, an indie rock band with a knack for live shows. The band's groovy modern sound hits all the right notes and earned critical acclaim with the album "Men Amongst Mountains." Rolling Stone magazine listed The Revivalists as one of the "10 New Artists You need to Know" in 2016. Heck, you've probably heard the band's latest single "Wish I Knew You" circulating airwaves.
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
If there's any doubt that "Shorty" can rock, the musician just finished wrapping up a tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, opening for the rock band at multiple concerts. Like The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty is from New Orleans and brings with him a bit of that Cajun spice, brilliantly melding Creole melodies and rock vibes.
Husband and wife duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano are natural performers and their chemistry hardly matched. The music comes out of these two so seamlessly. And it makes sense since Sudano is the daughter of the late Donna Summer. Making music for more than a decade, the duo excel in folky tunes.
35TH & TAYLOR
Siouxland's own 35th & Taylor is getting a spot on the Main Stage for Saturday in the Park. The group of young musicians have made leaps and bounds improving their show and getting their original music out to the masses. The blues rock band recently opened a show for Bon Jovi in Chicago to a crowd of more than 23,000 people. Get ready, world. 35th & Taylor is ready to make an impact.