Part 2 of the SPM's Virtual Saturday in the Park Broadcast
Part 2 of a 3 part broadcast, hear Jason Reinert talk about organizing the Abe Stage, John Gray talks about an enterprising beer drinker, and music from Wilco, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Black Crowes and Shemekia Copeland.
Part 2 of the show includes interviews with Jason Reinert, Ken Kamradt and John Gray, and music (curated by The B-sides Eric Blumberg) from Shemekia Copeland, The Black Crowes, Aretha Franklin, Jason Isbell and Gnarles Barkley.
Part 1: Join Stumpy Steve Smith and Linda Santi as they play back great interviews from the people behind the scenes over the 29 year history of the Saturday in the Park Festival. SPM's Mark Munger interviewed to Ray McAvoy and Blaine Bourgeois plus music from past performers like Taj Mahal, Melissa Etheridge and Gogol Bordello!
Saturday in the Park co-founder Dave Bernstein talks to Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer about the annual event at Grandview Park in Sioux City. Bernstein reflects on the past, pandemic postponement and producing Siouxland’s biggest summer event.
Protige (Mark Koenigs) and Eboli (Jason Reinert) worked together as a DJ team for ten years before they became the DAD duo. Stemming from the want to make hip hop their full-time gig, they decided to give their DAD idea a shot and as they say, the rest is history.
"We usually write separately so when we get together with our DAD time that we have, we can record," explains Protige.
You can see them on the Abe Stage at Saturday in the Park this weekend.
With everything going on in the world it’s hard to believe the 4th of July holiday is almost here. This year, one of summer’s biggest attractions isn’t happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this week’s edition of “The Exchange” we talk to the co-founder of Saturday in the Park. Dave Bernstein provides an update on the postponed festival and his thoughts of almost 30-years of music and merriment.
Plus, hear highlights from last year’s extravaganza, where 25,000 joined forces for the party of the year.