Morningside’s 2021 Jazz Festival postponed

Nov 30, 2020 • Visual and Performing Arts, Campus Events, Music
Girl playing trumpet in jazz band
Morningside's 2021 Jazz Festival has been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19 on the surrounding communities.

Sioux City, Iowa – The 2021 Morningside Jazz Festival, scheduled to be in its 49th year, will not be held in-person due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Siouxland and Northwestern Iowa communities.

At this time, no decision has been made regarding virtual festival activities for 2021. If virtual options are scheduled at a later date, information will be made available on and the School of Visual and Performing Arts' social media channels. Like and follow the Morningside College School of Visual and Performing Arts Facebook page ( for updates.

Jazz music and jazz education have long been a hallmark of Morningside’s music program. Until further notice, Morningside plans to hold the 2022 festival as scheduled on February 9 – 11, 2022. More information about the 2022 festival will be made available as the date nears, and the tentative schedule is below:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 1A/3A
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 2A
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 - 4A
  • Friday, February 11, 2022, 7 p.m. - Festival Finale Concert

The Morningside College School of Visual and Performing Arts provides immersive opportunities for Morningside students and the Siouxland community to experience the power of music and the fine arts. All Morningside students, regardless of major, can audition and perform in ensembles and productions.

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