On the lawn of the Sioux City Public Museum at 4th and Nebraska streets :: Thursday Nights 5:30-7:30 PM

It’s time to grab your friends, some lawn chairs and come listen to some first class LIVE entertainment on the lawn at 4th and Nebraska streets.
Chill out with a bite from local food trucks, beverages and a different live band every week.
The party starts right after work, so get there quick…you won’t want to miss a beat!



July 27, 2017 – Shannon Curfman

Along with being a member of Kid Rock’s band ‘Twisted Brown Truckers’ for the past seven years, guitarist and singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999 with her major-label debut for Arista Records, ‘Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions.’

She has sold a quarter million albums and has been Kid Rock’s duet partner, background singer and guitarist since 2010. As an opener she has toured with Mellencamp, Buddy Guy, The Indigo Girls, ZZ Top, Page/Plant, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and more.

She has played on Letterman, Leno and Good Morning America. Shannon is an electric and commanding performer who rips solos on the guitar like one of the guys. Between Curfman’s songwriting, her saucy and demanding vocals and her scorching lead guitar Shannon is not to be missed!

June 1, 2017

Despite never having had a commercial hit in their 23 years, The Nadas have independently cultivated a career by relying on solid song writing, memorable lyrics, outstanding musicianship and a fiercely loyal fan base.

The Nadas, Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band, fronted by founding members Mike Butterworth (vocals, guitar) and Jason Walsmith (vocals, guitar) who have deftly handled co-lead and co-writing roles since forming in 1993, are superbly backed by Neil Stoffregen (keys), Brandon Stone (percussion) and Brian Duffey (horns and bass).

They performed at the 2008 Saturday in the Park festival to one of the largest early afternoon crowds in the history of the festival!

June 8, 2017

The Giving Tree Band is a rock & roll band from Yorkville, Illinois. They all live together, travel together and perform with a wide array of instruments from acoustic & electric guitars, slide guitars & banjos to violin, mandolin & pedal steel.

Though the group uses instrumentation largely associated with bluegrass and Americana, their sound often drums up comparisons to such classic rock icons as The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and The Beatles.

Formed in 2004 by enigmatic brothers E and Todd Fink, The Austin Chronicle explains the band’s sound as bringing to mind “Seventies American music with The Band and the Dead as obvious touchstones, plus the kind of country/almost-bluegrass of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and the New Riders of the Purple Sage.”

With all their instruments calibrated to sacred tunings inspired by ancient mythologies of healing and miracles, the Illinois group’s new age outlaw sound opens the heart and invites the soul to dance.

June 22, 2017: Scott Ellison

A talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on February 13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK.  Since the 1970s he has been a force on the blues/rock scene, with a laid back playing style and a commanding presence on stage.

In the 80s and 90s, Ellison kept his career going playing with legendary acts like the Box Tops, the Shirelles and Peaches and Herb. He has shared the stage with top acts like B.B. King, Joe Cocker and Buddy Guy. Ellison’s songs have been featured in hit TV and movie soundtracks, most recently he struck gold with the song “Baby Why Don’t You” from the Ben Affleck movie “Homefront”.

July 6, 2017: The Prairie Cats

Prairie Cats hail from the very heart of the heartland: Omaha, Nebraska. Formed in late summer of 1998, the 8-piece band delivers an all-original “pop-swing” mix of jump-blues, big band, rockabilly, Latin and bop, delivered in an all-out rock attack.

But it all swings, Jack…make no mistake about it. Prairie Cats have performed at the prestigious South by Southwest music festival in Ausin, Texas, Hollywood’s famous Derby Lounge (as seen in the movie Swingers).

They have also performed in front of record crowds at Jazz on the Green and the opening ceremonies for the College World Series!

July 13, 2017: The Bishops

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, the Bishops are a seven piece band that brings a highly energetic and danceable groove to shows all over the Midwest.

With a solid horn section, this Island-influenced band packs a powerful sonic punch that keeps toes tapping and hips shakin’ all night long. Y

our ears will be treated to the hypnotic rhythms of rocksteady, ska, and early reggae; featuring jazzy horn solos, soulful vocals, and blues-tinged guitar riffs. The Bishops have a large repertoire of originals, early Jamaican covers, and modern tunes with a reggae feel.

July 20, 2017: Shawn Holt & the Teardrops

Shawn Holt is the son of Blues Legend Magic Slim. The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad’s band.

Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with this father and Slim’s brother, Uncle Nick Holt and The Teardrops. Shortly after that tour with his father, Shawn realized his genetic destiny (all the Holt’s are talented musicians) and formed his own band. He has been watching, learning and playing blues ever since.

Shawn Holt and The Teardrops are winners for Best New Artist Debut – Daddy Told Me by the Blues Foundation (BMA) 2014. And also won the 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album – Daddy Told Me.




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Heartland Coffee & Nosh

Heartland Coffee & Nosh brings top quality coffee and espresso drinks featuring homemade syrups and sauces, on-site roasted coffee, and pour over coffee.  They also offer a variety of cold beverages including iced coffee and lattes as well as fresh-made sparkling lemonade, iced tea, all-fruit smoothies, and frappe’s.

Their “Nosh” includes a healthy, whole food menu utilizing top-quality meat, grain blends, and vegetarian options to produce mouth-watering bowls including Prime Rib Schwarama and Southwest Chicken.  Vegetarian and low carb options will be available (and lots of avocados).


Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats serves funnel cake fries, ice cream cones, root beer floats, chocolate chip cookies (baked on site!), fountain soda and ice cream sandwiches make with fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies. A new item featured this year is apple pie with a scoop of ice cream, caramel & pecans.

Leaf Grill & Wokery

The Leaf Grill and Wokery was founded by the Johnk family. We have been in the catering business / serving delicious food for over 15 years.

Our family has always been about GOOD food!  We grind our own wheat, make our own breads, eat fresh from the garden, etc.

We’d like to feed you like we like to eat!

All fresh ingredients!

All made from scratch!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leafgrill/

Website: http://www.leafgrill.com/about-leaf-grill/

Kroozin Kettle Korn

Kroozin Kettle Corn serves handmade fresh popped kettle corn out of a vintage Ford F1 pickup & trailer.

Owners Brian & Marcell Hobbs, married almost 40 years, enjoy meeting new people and popping kettle corn together.

Tacos El Gordo

Tacos El Gordo serves a variety of delicious Mexican cuisine including tacos, tortas, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, mulitas and charolas.

Dakota Newbeez

Dakota Newbeez offers smoked BBQ ribs with coleslaw or baked beans and cornbread as one of their signature meals! This is one of the most versatile food trucks in the area with over 40 items on their menu including different choices of funnel cakes. Dakota Newbeez is a big supporter of the food truck industry and is willing to help anyone trying to start a food truck in Siouxland.


June 1, 8, 22 / July 6, 13, 20, 27

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street


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