Grace Potter, Boz Scaggs, Marcia Ball to Headline 2015 Sioux Falls JazzFest
In a news conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Executive Director Robert Royce announced the line-up for the 24th Annual Sioux Falls JazzFest.
Headlining the main stage at JazzFest this year will be Grace Potter, Boz Scaggs and Marcia Ball.
“JazzFest in Sioux Falls has become a summer time tradition - and the level and artistry of the performers continues to get better each year," said Royce. "Boz Scaggs and Grace Potter are two amazing examples of world-class talent coming to Sioux Falls this July. Nothing beats a free outdoor music festival when you have this amazing talent on the line up!”
Grace Potter started her career at an open mic night in 2002 and her career has continued to rise since then. This year Potter teamed with Kenny Chesney on "You and Tequila," which was nominated for "Single of the Year -- Vocal Collaboration at the American Country Awards, and the pair performed it at the CMA awards."
Boz Scaggs, whose career dates back to the sixties, has had several Top 20 hits, including "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle."
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised, Marcia Ball will bring "groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues" to the JazzFest stage.
Also performing on the main stage will be Galactic, a well-known band out of New Orleans; Slim Man, who has performed at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II; Alicia Olatuja, who performed at the Presidential Inauguration in 2013; The Record Company out of Los Angeles; Hadden Sayers; Harper & Midwest Kind; Tweed Funk; "Jazzed" with Bobby Gripp; Hank Harris; and Brian Masek & Friends.
The second stage will feature Danny Kusz, Main Avenue Warehouse, The New FM, The Unnotables, Noah Hoehn, Chris Borchardt, Steve Raybine Band, Hank Harris with the Hegg Brothers, Work of Wolves, El Dub, and Dino Basic x Philly Fate.
"The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival, JazzFest 2015 is a free, three day event held annually in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This year’s event is July 16-18, 2015 at Yankton Trail Park. There is a wide, diverse audience that attends this festival; no one age or group dominates. Festival organizers have seen families with toddlers to teenagers, as well as grandparents and older folk, all sitting and enjoying a quality summer event with world class music. "