Sioux City may soon be known as the "Music Capital of the Midwest" as yet another festival takes the stage this year.
This is the second time CRACK 'N THE SHELL will showcase original music from local bands.
"CRACK 'N THE SHELL will expose people to different musical and entertainment styles," said Troy Wilson, event organizer. "It will be a cultural awakening of sorts."
CRACK 'N THE SHELL will run from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at Grandview Park in Sioux City. Musical entertainment starts at 12 p.m. with Fuse followed by Vegetarians at 1 p.m., Blind Insight at 2 p.m., Kinetic at 3 p.m. Outlaw Vengeance at 4 p.m., and Blue at 5 p.m.
The evening entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with The Model Citizens Brigade followed by Two Prong Outlet at 7 p.m., Delhi at 8 p.m. and The Charles Dumar Project at 9 a.m. The headliner, The Mike Langley Band, will perform at 10 p.m.
Nic Panic will emcee the event along with comedian Garie Lewis. Other activities will include a half-pipe skateboard ramp, skateboard demonstrations, clowns, face painting, chair massage, a food court and a beer garden.
"We've set this up so the music will be a backdrop for a skateboard frenzy," said Wilson.