Jazzfest 2018 (5/5)

What is Sioux Falls Jazzfest?

We’re sure South Dakota is one of the last places you would think of when you hear jazz music. Never the less, Sioux Falls plays home to some of the biggest jazz and blues acts in America. The free two-day event welcomes roughly 130,000 people per year. That makes it one of the biggest free music festivals in the country. Since its inception in 1988, Jazzfest has recorded consistent success both with the number of people and the artists they welcome.

Who is headlining Jazzfest 2018?

Jimmie Vaughan

Though he is known as the older brother of blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan has carved out his own place in blues lore. He has opened for Jimi Hendrix and has also shared the stage with Eric Clapton and B.B. King.

Taj Mahal

Having been around since 1964, Taj Mahal (real name Henry Fredericks) has become one of the more well-known figures in the genre. The self-taught musician plays the guitar, banjo, piano and harmonica. His rendition of the song “Statesboro Blues” has become one the hallmarks of blues music.

Written by Jessica Kuehn

Jessica Kuehn is the web editor for Spotlight Media. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a degree in print journalism. When she isn't writing or correcting her and other people's grammar, Jessica is obsessively quoting The Office and reading way too many books.

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