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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: 

in background, a crowd sits on benches watching the Sioux City Municipal Band perform at the Grandview Park Bandshell. In foreground, the words "Guide to Music and Theater 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.


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 information, check out the Rockestra website or follow Rockestra on Facebook

Sioux City Municipal Band

Sioux City, IA

Catch delightful instrumental music in Siouxland from your friends and neighbors, with a focus on marches, patriotic music, and pops. While many of the members are also in the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, this community group is also open to amateurs and includes all sorts of ordinary folks putting on an extraordinary show. The Sioux City Municipal Band performs live at the Grandview Park Bandshell on Sunday evenings in summer. 

For more information (including weekly performance notes) follow the Sioux City Municipal Band on Facebook

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Sioux City, IA

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra is Sioux City's home for professional classical music. The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra performs at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater. They also recently created a youth orchestra, for kids in elementary, middle, and high school who play string instruments! Sign-ups for the Sioux City Youth Orchestra are in May 2021!

For more information, visit the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra's website, Facebook page Twitter feed,  or YouTube channel.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band

Sioux Falls, SD

This instrumental group has been performing to great acclaim since 1919. Most summers, they perform from May to August, with more than 15,000 lucky audience members hearing their music each year. For the 2021 season, they have 18 concerts scheduled in July and August, at venues as varied as Washington Pavilion, the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Falls Park, Terrace Park, and several local retirement communities!

For more information, visit the Sioux Falls Municipal Band website.

Siouxland Youth Chorus

Sioux City, IA

This choir is comprised of some of Sioux City's most talented children, performing classical and contemporary choral pieces.

For more information, visit the Siouxland Youth Chorus website.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Sioux Falls, SD

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is known as the best instrument music in South Dakota, performing a variety of classical and pops pieces. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra's home theater is Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

For more information check out the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra website

Live Theater in Siouxland

Good Night Theatre

Sioux Falls, SD
The Good Night Theatre Collective is a local theater group that performs full length musicals and cabaret style performances. The Good Night Theatre Collective performs at Washington Pavilion.

For more information, check out the Good Night Theatre Collective website.

LAMB Arts Regional Theatre

Sioux City, IA
Professional performing arts productions and instruction for kids.
LAMB Arts is building a new home and performance space in the historic theater at 625 Douglas, which as the original Sioux City Auditorium when it was built in 1909! LAMB is restoring the theater and Siouxland audiences are in for a treat when it's complete!

For more information visit the Lamb Arts website, or connect with them on Facebook.

Lewis and Clark Theatre Company

Yankton, SD

The Lewis and Clark Theatre Company performs several shows each year, usually including at least one show kids will love, one Christmas classic, and one musical. The Lewis and Clark Theatre Company performs at the historic Dakota Theatre in Yankton, South Dakota.

For more information, check out the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company website.

New Stage Players

South Sioux City, NE

Siouxland's newest community theater, the New Stage Players, are based in South Sioux City. They're known for upbeat modern productions, and shows for kids including their Penguin Program productions which are designed to give kids and teens with special needs an opportunity to perform alongside their neurotypical peers.

Sioux City Community Theater

Sioux City, IA

The Sioux City Community Theater has been providing Siouxland audiences with great shows for many decades. They're also known for their great camps for kids and for their youth productions. 
The Sioux City Community Theater performs at their own auditorium, near Riverside Park
For more information, visit the Sioux City Community Theater website or connect with them on Facebook.

Sioux Empire Community Theatre

Sioux Falls, SD

Community theatre also known for theater camps and classes. 
The Sioux Empire Community Theatre performs at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theatre. 
For more information, visit the Sioux Empire Community Theatre website

If you know of a musical or theatrical group I should add to this post, please email me at SiouxlandFamiliesBlog at gmail dot com to let me know! 


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