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If you are feeling the need for some jazz music, get ready. Thursday marks the first night of Jazzfest, a free music festival in Sioux Falls.

You can tell from the music, the crowd and the food that the Jazzfest music festival is happening once again.

“We have more tents, people that visit us and parking all around the southern part of the city. In general, the city has grown and so has the festival,” said Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, Rob Joyce.

With the security on the grounds and Emergency Management ready, these jazz lovers are ready to listen to some music.

“We hire off duty police officers and we have our own off-site security. We also work closely with the Sioux Falls Police Department,” said Joyce.

Sandra Melstad lived in New Orleans for two years while attending graduate school. She says she enjoys the festival because the jazz music reminds her of her time in the South.

“It’s full of music, live fun music so I really miss having that around so when stuff like that comes around here, it’s exciting to be able to go to that,” said Melstad.

Next to her side sits her husband Troy. They both say this isn’t the last they will see of the park this week.

“I love the live music and the people and the heat don’t bother me,” said Melstad.

Across the grass is Dan Kaiser. He traveled from Saint Louis, Missouri to see the show.

“My brother lives here and I try to visit the same time as jazz fest because I love it here,” said Kaiser.

There is construction on 57th and Western. Because of this, Joyce says the only entrance to the park is on Minnesota Avenue. There is paid parking at Yankton Trail Park. Shuttles will also be running from Lincoln High School Thursday and Friday. Shuttles will run from Lincoln, Roosevelt and O’Gorman High School on Saturday.

Gates will open at Yankton Trail Park Friday at 4 P.M. and Saturday at 10 A.M.
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