Downtown Live returns to Sioux City in June

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — There’s no shortage of live music in Siouxland this summer and an annual event kicks off next month.

Downtown Live offers seven musical shows throughout the summer starting June 17. A different musical artist is booked almost every weekend. Performances vary from country to blues to rock and roll.

Downtown Live committee member Brent Stockton said he hopes some stable changes to the event will have a positive impact this summer. One of those changes is that the event will be free this year.

“Really thrilled to have it for free this year. It’s never been very expensive, but we’re hoping to get a different audience and release it later. I think it’s going to be really cool,” Stockton said.

The last performance takes place the first weekend of August. Stockton said the music would start around 7 p.m. and end around 9 p.m., which is a bit later than in previous years.

Stock said that while all of the musical performers are new this year, the look of the event is expected to remain the same.

“We will have the stage on 4th Street. People will be able to sit on both sides of 4th Street in the pocket park-like setting near the Ho-Chunk Center as well as on the lawn and all in front of the Sioux City Museum.

In addition to new artists, Stockton said there will be a lot more activity with scheduled vendors as well as artists doing live paintings.

David H. Henry