Saturday in the Park


“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.

JULY 4, 2019

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.