The 2021 Morningside Jazz Festival, scheduled to be in its 49th year, will not be held in-person. With great consideration for the health and well-being of the Morningside, Sioux City, and greater Northwest Iowa communities, this decision was not made lightly or in haste.
At this time, no decision has been made regarding the possibility of any virtual festival activities for 2021. If anything virtual is scheduled at a later date, an announcement will be made via a press release and updates on the Morningside website and the School of Visual and Performing Arts' social media channels.
Jazz and jazz education have long been a hallmark of the music program at Morningside and we pride ourselves as being a regional resource for students and directors alike. We look forward to 2022 and to welcoming bands to our beautiful campus on February 9 – 11. More information about the 2022 festival will be disseminated as that nears; however, please plan on the following:
- 1A/3A – Wednesday, February 9, 2022
- 2A – Thursday, February 10, 2022
- 4A – Friday, February 11, 2022
- Festival Finale Concert – Friday, February 11, 2022, 7 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Erik Mahon, Director of Jazz Studies, at
Past Festival Results