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Elvin Bishop and Keb' Mo' to Headline JazzFest 2009 Set for July 17-18

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The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society is planning for an exciting JazzFest on July 17th and 18th at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.
In 2008, the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival - JazzFest had over 90,000 attendees enjoying the beautiful summer weather and hot music! 
JazzFest 2009 will bring an opportunity for the Sioux Falls community to come together and enjoy some great live music and summer fun for everyone.
Festival admission information:JazzFest remains a free event with donations accepted at the gate.
  • There will be a $10 parking fee for this year’s festival inside Yankton Trail Park.
  • No outside food or beverage will be allowed inside grounds as JazzFest is a fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society and proceeds for the festival are raised through beverage and food sales.
South Dakota Public Broadcasting will be at the festival from the first note to the last, taping for The Best of JazzFest 2009.
The Sanford Children’s JazzQuest will feature family friendly musical performances and other arts activities and games.
The Midcontinent Communications Big Screen will give all attendees a bird’s-eye view of the happenings on the main stage with these excellent artists*: 
The uniquely creative sounds of Elvin Bishop, progressive jazz from The Bad Plus, soul stylings from veteran Bettye LaVette, the dynamic musicianship from the Tommy Castro Band, Delta blues from Keb’ Mo’, South Dakota’s “King of the Guitar” T. Wilson King, sweet jazz sounds from Dakota Jazz Collective, big band beats from Augustana’s Northlanders Jazz Band featuring guests Chris Vadala and Jeff Jarvis, funky Zydeco from Lil’ Brian and the Travelers.
Second stage will feature local talent from: Kyle Knutson, Jami Lynn and the Aquila Band, Coltcockers, Truth & Adapt, TIM the Band, Liquid Thin, Blue in Green, The Body Electric, Chris Saub, and Tri-Dimensional.

The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival, JazzFest is organized by the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society, a non-profit arts organization.
For interviews, photos or bios, please contact the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society at 605-335-6101 or
*Artists subject to change.