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Baby Shark Live at the Tyson Events Center

Celebrate summer by diving into the Baby Shark Live at the Tyson Events Center! This fun stage show is inspired by the viral YouTube hit from Pink Fong and is sure to be a hit with the kid crowd. Here's a sneak peek: And here's the full details: What is Baby Shark Live? Baby Shark Live is a live musical production coming to Sioux City's Tyson Events Center on Sunday, June 13th at 2pm based on viral children's hits and characters. Baby Shark began as a camp song, but in recent years exploded online into a global sensation when South Korean YouTubers PinkFong posted their version of the song, with over 8 billion views and at one point reaching the status of most viewed YouTube video ever (it's still in the top 10 at time of posting this!) I know it's been streamed many times in my house, and one of my kids even has a Daddy Shark Halloween costume! If your kids are as obsessed with mine, they will definitely be into this.  Anyway, the show does star the shark fam

Blippi the Musical Live at the Tyson Events Center

Get ready for fun and exploration! Blippi the Musical is coming to Sioux City and your kids will love it! Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the show:  What is Blippi the Musical? Blippi the Musical brings the YouTube character to the live stage with singing, dancing, and lots of laughs. One important thing to note is that Blippi on stage is not performed by the same actor as Blippi on YouTube.  That wouldn't bother my kids at all, but I think it's good to know! If you aren't sure if your kids will care, show them the video clip above. My kids were definitely  When and where is Blippi the Musical? Blippi the Musical will be performed on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at the Tyson Events Center. There is lots of free parking in the Tyson Events Center lot, and there is lots of other free and metered parking on city streets and in ramps nearby.  How to get tickets to Blippi the Musical Tickets to Blippi the Musical at the Ty

Sioux City's Saturday in the Park Music Festival

 Fireworks. Funnel cake. Ferris wheel. Funk music. Sioux City's biggest and best music festival, Saturday in the Park features all that and more, and you're going to want to be part of the tens of thousands of people who flock to Grandview Park on the first weekend of July to be a part of the fun! Here's your guide to attending Sioux City's Saturday in the Park Music Festival.  Crowd at a previous year of SITP, photo by R.W.  Saturday in the Park Main Stage The festival will bring us funk, blues, country, and rock  for not one but two nights in 2021! This year's concert on July 2nd and July 3rd is headlined by John Fogerty of solo and Creedence Clearwater Revival fame (Check out his YouTube channel to see his songs--you'll probably recognize lots, like Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Down on the Corner, and Centerfield) and New York brothers AJR known for their quirky modern eclectic pop (Check out their official YouTube channel to see their songs--Ba

Guide to Music and Theater in Siouxland

Fine arts abound in Siouxland! In addition to excellent school performances from area high schools and colleges, there are also a large number of professional and community theater and music performance groups in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and other nearby communities in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Here's where to catch the best choral and instrumental music, musicals, plays, dinner theatre, and more in Siouxland:  Live Music in Siouxland The Browns Le Mars, IA This northwest Iowa family has serious pipes, and puts them to good use singing for audiences across the nation, and right here in Siouxland! When they aren't on the road, the Browns perform at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars. For more information, visit the Browns website or follow them on Facebook . Rockestra Sioux City, IA Sioux City Rockestra is America's first professional rock orchestra! Founded in 2004, Rockestra has been providing quality entertainment since, including several CDs.    For more i

Disney Princess Live: the Concert at the Sioux City Orpheum

Grab your favorite tiara and your best tulle skirt, because princesses are taking over the Orpheum and you're invited to join in the fun! What is Disney Princess: the Concert? Disney Princess Live is a show full of everyone's favorite songs from classic Disney princesses! Even better, the songs will be performed live by talented singers from the Broadway stage, including multiple Tony-award-nominees and a Grammy award nominee! Some of the stars include:  Susan Egan, the voice of Megara in the 1997 Disney animated Hercules and Tony-award-nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Belle in the Broadway version of Beauty & the Beast (she was the first to hold the role!) Laura Osnes, the voice of Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway and Tony-award-nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for the Broadway version of Bonnie & Clyde (2012) and Cinderella (2013) Courtney Reed, the voice of Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway,

State and County Parks in Siouxland

There are so many great places to hike, fish, ski, and enjoy nature in Siouxland! Here are some of the best state parks within 1 hour of Sioux City, and why you might love them. Know of a park I should add to the list? Send me an email or leave a comment to tell me which one! State & County Parks in Iowa Iowa State Parks are FREE to visit, but hunting and fishing licenses may be required. There is usually free fishing one weekend each year. In 2021, that weekend is June 4th through 6th! Brown's Lake & Bigelow Park Salix 600 acre lake with a 36 acre park Includes a swim beach, fishing dock, play structure, electric and non-electric campsites, a showerhouse, and more! Read more about Brown's Lake and Bigelow Park from the Woodbury County Parks Hillview Recreation Area Hinton 275 acre park with a 3.3 acre pond Includes hiking, equestrian, and snowmobile trails, a tubing hill in winter, a disc golf course, and campsites and camping cabins to stay in! Read more about Hillvi