I’m looking forward to hanging out in Sioux City tomorrow (Saturday, July 6) for the 29th-anniversary edition of Saturday in the Park.
I’ve only been in this region of the state for a few years, so my SITP experiences are far more limited than some of my fellow festival lovers such as the Huff family of Ashton — I’m still kicking myself for missing Aretha Franklin in 2015 — but the times I’ve gone it’s been awesome.
This show is free — we love free around these parts — and it’s an all-day event that has something for everyone, which is evident since the organizers of the massive outdoor festival estimate it draws 20,000-30,000 people annually.
It's always held around the Fourth of July and some people (It’s me; I’m some people) like to dress up for the occasion.
There will also be numerous food vendors including La Jaunita's — you should know how I feel about tacos by now — and free water bottle refilling stations.
So if you are interested in having some free fun, peep the lineup below and plan accordingly:
The Main Stage set times are as follows:
- Noon, Phil Claeys and Mick Peterson
- 12:05 p.m., Premium Draft
- 12:30 p.m., Ben Grillet and the Black Bloods
- 1:45 p.m., Michigan Rattlers
- 3:15 p.m., Con Brio
- 5 p.m., Liz Phair
- 6:45 p.m., George Thorogood & The Destroyers
- 9 p.m., Flo Rida
The Abe Stage set times are as follows:
- Noon, Sioux City Conservatory of Music
- 1 p.m., Winter Wayfarer
- 2 p.m., Gallivant
- 3 p.m., Brady Raps / Psychedelic Sidekick
- 4 p.m., Artificial Stars
- 5:10 p.m., Arson City
- 6:30 p.m., Snow Tha Product
- 8:15 p.m., Matisyahu
- 9:45 p.m., TruFeelz