Saturday in the Park

Qooppin July 4 assanbata barra 30ffa isaa magaala Sioux city parkiti qophaayu sababa coronavirus tursiifame. Oduu conference har’a online irratti qopheesan SITP Dave Bernstain akka himeti guyyaa jarri August fi September irrati gochuuf ammaaf laalu jiran. 


Bernstein akka jedheti July 4 ammaaraa kan hafu torbaan 7 qofaa kan hafeefi murti qajeela murteesu jira jedhe. Akka inni jedheti qophiin kun baay’e askalaahe wan jiruuf duubasisiine yoo akkuma qaraati dhisnee sababa dhukuba kanaa qophin kun hafuu nimala. 


Ngày lễ hàng năm lần thứ 30 của “Saturday in the Park” đã bị trì hoãn từ ngày 4 tháng 7 tại thành phố Sioux City vì dịch bệnh Covid-19.

Trong một cuộc họp báo trực tuyến hôm nay, nhà tổ chức SITP Dave Berstein đã đưa ra thông báo một cách do dự, họ đang xem xét một số ngày khác vào cuối tháng 8 hoặc tháng 9.


30-ka Sabtida sanadlaha ah ee Park ayaa dib loo dhigay laga bilaabo taariikhdeeda 4-ta Luulyo ee Sioux City sababta oo ah COVID-19.

Shir jaraa'id oo khadka tooska ah maanta oo maanta ah, qaban qaabiyaha SITP Dave Bernstein wuxuu ku dhawaaqay, Wuxuu yiri, si muuqata, waxay fiirinayeen taariikho qaar dabayaaqadii August ama Sebtember,

በፓርኩ ውስጥ 30 ኛ ዓመታዊ ቅዳሜ ከሐምሌ 4 ቀን ጀምሮ በSioux city ከተማ በCovid -19 ምክንያት ዘግይቷል ፡፡

በዛሬው የመስመር ላይ የዜና ኮንፈረንስ ላይ የ SITP አዘጋጅ Dave Bernstein ማስታወቂያውን በሰጡበት ጊዜ እንደገለጹት በነሐሴ ወር ወይም በመስከረም ወር መጨረሻ አንዳንድ ቀኖችን እየተመለከቱ ነበር ፡፡

Bernstein July 4 ቀን ሰባት ሳምንታት ብቻ መሆኑን በመገመት ትክክለኛውን ውሳኔ እያደረገ ነው ብሏል ፡፡ በበዓሉ ላይ ለመገኘት መሞከር እና በመጨረሻም ክብረ በዓሉ ከእኛ እንዲወገዱ ለማድረግ ስጋት በጣም ፈጣን እንደሆነ ይሰማኛል ብለዋል ፡፡. እና ያ መጥፎ ነገር ነው ፡፡

Bernstein በበኩላቸው የአዘጋጆቹ በበጋ ወቅት ከበዓሉ ላይ የማስወጣት እድላቸው 50/50 ያህል እንደሚሆን ተናግረዋል ፡፡ በበዓሉ ላይ ዝግጅቱን ማዘግየት ውሳኔው ከባድ መሆኑን ገልፀዋል ፡፡

El trigésimo sábado anual en el parque se ha retrasado desde su fecha del 4 de julio en Sioux City debido a COVID-19.

En una conferencia de prensa en línea hoy, el organizador de SITP Dave Bernstein hizo el anuncio. Dijo, tentativamente, que estaban buscando algunas fechas a fines de agosto o septiembre

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The 30th annual Saturday in the Park delayed from its July 4th date in Sioux City because of COVID-19. 

In an online news conference today, SITP organizer Dave Bernstein made the announcement,  He said, tentatively, they were looking at some dates in late August or September, 

"It’s the right decision, it’s the  decision we have to make,  July 4th is six weeks from now.  And just feels way to soon to risk tyring to have the vfest and ulitimatley having the festival pulled out from us and that would be a bummer."

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The 30th annual Saturday in the Park delayed from its July 4th date in Sioux City because of COVID-19. 

In an online news conference today, STIP organizer Dave Bernstein made the announcement. 

“Tentatively, we are looking at some dates in late August or September, I know that this incredibly disappointing for many most notability most of us that work on the festival, and so many of our attendees, fans, sponsors, crews.  I know that this festival has a real sweet spot in the all lot of folks hearts after 29 years.” 


“Saturday in the Park” provided free entertainment and more to an estimated crowd of 25,000 on July 6, 2019 at Grandview Park.

Many musicals acts played on two stages throughout the day and evening, including George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

Bass player Bill Blough spoke to Siouxland Public Media about the festival, his long-time career with the band and thoughts on Sioux City.


“Saturday in the Park” attracted an estimated 25,000 to Grandview Park in Sioux City on July 6, 2019.

Siouxland Public Media recorded the enthusiasm, music and memories of this year’s event.  

People featured during this special segment:

Phil Claeys – “Star-Spangled Banner” Performer, Sioux City, IA

Linda – Sioux City, IA

Julia Cathleen McGowen – Sioux City, IA

Cathleen McGowen – Sioux City

Brent Stockton – South Sioux City, NE – SITP Committee Member

Jeff Sweezey – Omaha, NE

Today on The Exchange, we recap a massive Saturday in the Park Celebration on July 6.  Sheila Brummer talks with several folks at the event and some of the performers as well.

We hear from two of the more well known Democratic Presidential candidates who visited Siouxland last week- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California US Senator Kamala Harris.

There is a Native American Presidential Candidate Forum scheduled for August 19-20 in Sioux City.  We talk with one of the planners.

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One of the top democratic candidates for president is in Sioux City this afternoon.

A town hall started an hour ago with California Senator Kamala Harris.

California Sen. Kamala Harris make her case to become the next U.S. president in central Iowa yesterday.

Harris slammed the current administration’s trade policy, noting its impact on Iowa farmers. She said China does need to be held accountable for stealing trade secrets and intellectual property. But the way to do that is to strengthen the U.S. economy and support American workers, including farmers.


Another "Saturday in the Park" takes over Grandview Park in Sioux City, Iowa starting at noon on Saturday, July 6.

SITP Committee Member Erika Newton talked to Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer about what's new this year, the musical lineup and festival memories.

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Rain and hail could threaten Sioux City-area Fourth of July celebrations tomorrow, despite earlier predictions of dry weather. 

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says strong winds and hail are possible tomorrow night with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. He said the Sioux City area will be in a "pattern" of thunderstorms over the next several days. 

The NWS says there is a 40 percent tomorrow night, with a 60 percent chance of showers Friday. 

Con Brio, on the Abe Stage at Saturday in the Park Edit | Remove

This week on The Exchange talk with some of the performers on the Abe stage at Saturday in the Park.  One of them in Con Brio.  Con Brio is a named for an Italian musical direction meaning with spirit.  Con Brio is San Francisco Bay Area band that plays what its members call "energetic soul", psych-rock and R&B.  

Food For Thought - Dave Bernstein SITP 6.28.19

Jun 28, 2019

Burritos, Gyros, BBQ, Craft Beers, acres of Funnel Cakes and big ole' Turkey Legs! All that and some new stuff too. Adrian welcomes Dave Bernstein to talk about everything you can eat or drink at this year's Saturday in the Park Festival (hint: nothing you bring from your house)

Cultural Continuum 6-28-19

Jun 28, 2019

Joanne Fox joins Steve for this week's edition of summer fun, Okoboji Summer Theatre, Downtown Live, Mardi Gras Festivale and triple digit heat indices! 

Siouxland Public Media

Frank Lamere spent most of his adult life as an activist.  He lived in South Sioux City and worked as a member of the American Indian Movement in the 1970’s. 

LaMere was a leader in the Democratic party serving as a chairman of the National Native American Caucus and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention many times over. 

He recently received an honorary Doctorate from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  An honor that meant a lot to him. 

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A food pantry that serves more than 5,000 people a month in Sioux City is being evicted because the building it operates from has been sold.

The Midtown Family Community Center houses the food pantry, a free Saturday meal, and a 4-H program. Boys and Girls Home Inc. owns the building and had allowed the community center to use the building rent-free. But the building was sold last month. 

the grant funding the center receives provides only food for the pantry and Saturday meal. She says officials are looking for another neighborhood space to reopen.

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Officials say a food pantry that serves more than 5,000 people a month in Sioux City is being evicted because the building it operates from has been sold.

The Midtown Family Community Center houses the food pantry, a free Saturday meal, and a 4-H program. Janet Reynolds of the Jones Street Neighborhood Coalition says the center's closure will be a "huge loss for the community."

A Sioux City food pantry that serves more than 5,000 people each month is being evicted from the building where it has operated for the last 11 years.

The Exchange 05.22.19

You’re listening to the Exchange on SPM, I’m MH.

The House last week passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico.

Today we hear about some efforts by the federal government, the air national Guard and a local solar power vendor to help those devastated in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a hurricane in 2017.  

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State incentives could create 32 new jobs in Mason City and construction of a new plant to replace plants destroyed by a July 19th tornado near Pella. State documents say the incentives will help Vermeer Corporation retain 406 employees who were displaced after the tornado."

The Iowa Economic Development Authority OK'd $6 million Friday for the industrial and agricultural equipment manufacturer,  which is rebuilding its campus. 

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The federal government could decide this week whether to finalize plans to build a new riverside courthouse in Des Moines, but the 137-million-dollar project continues to face local opposition. The General Services Administration wants to put the new building on the former site of the downtown YMCA. Art Slusark (SLOO-zark), the chief communications officer for Meredith publishing, says putting a government building there would be a missed opportunity for economic development.

Ten O'Clock Blues 7.21.18

Jul 25, 2018

New music from Shemekia Copeland, SITP headliner, Boz Scaggs and Buddy Guy all on the show this week. Plus Texas blues from Austin's The Peacemakers and some vintage Delbert McClinton.  


Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  It’s the Fourth of July and today we will dig into the history of the day, 

we take a look inside a founding father’s kitchen with an Iowa author.  

We will also get a rundown on Saturday in the Park coming up this weekend.

First though, we get an update on what’s going on with the Woodbury County Supervisor’s efforts to leave one provider group of mental health and disability services to join another.  

Port Nocturnal - 2017 Saturday in the Park Main Stage

Jun 30, 2017

Having lived together in a "powerless band house" for several months, piece by piece, Port Nocturnal was formed. Using inspiration from a variety of genres, the band describes their sound as a postmodern Midwestern Desert Rock, with elements of Blues, Psychedelic, Progressive/Art Rock and Jazz improv. Their debut album even features the band's drummer, Grace Claeys, playing the keys for "Good Behavior" and "Rose Coloured Glasses".  

Abe Stage Songwriter Spotlight - Prof

Jun 30, 2017

I was finally able to hang out with Prof a bit , thanks to Skype, and ask about how his songs take their shape; what inspired them to be written and why he writes. 

"I make music, 'cause I hear music, and I have something to contribute," says Prof, "I hear a beat or, you know, a certain drum pattern, a melody... I contribute right away."

Hailing from Minnesota, Prof is excited to be back at the Abe Stage at Saturday in the Park, having participated in the festival in past years.

Saturday in the Park looms large in Siouxland - we get out the extra sheets for friends and family who are returning for the weekend, dream up our ideal headliners, and debate past year’s lineups. With acts like Trombone Shorty and Joss Stone, not to mention Brother Ali and Sharkweek on the Abe Stage, this year’s lineup is going to be a big part of those future arguments. We caught up with event founder and organizer Dave Bernstein at the bandshell for a rundown of what’s to come.

Main Stage

Joss Stone

Abe Stage Songwriter Spotlight - DAD

Jun 27, 2017

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.