605 Magazine just released their lineup for the 605 Summer Classic – and it’s good. The Sioux Falls group is sticking to their routine equation of filling mostly regional headliners with local openers, and I think it’s working for them.
Brother Ali and Prof will headline Friday night which is sure to be a massive party and an interesting show. I’m a big fan of both and look forward to this night the most. Opening for them are California’s Luminaries, who I don’t really know, but seem to have a very lively act. I’m hoping their energy will make up for the fact that they probably don’t have a built-in crowd here. Filling the early part of the night are locals Sol Fredo and Lee ‘El Dub’ Walsh.
Saturday night is headlined by Omaha-natives and local favorites Cursive. The group seems to be a fairly steady staple for many who ‘grew up’ in the scene and have been influenced from Omaha musicians, so I’m sure they’ll pull a good (and dare I say slightly older?) crowd. Chicago’s Maps & Atlases are direct support and I’m probably the most excited to see them of all the performers, simply because I have not seen them before. Fellow Chicago-ans Software Giant, locals Amos Slade, and Iowa’s We Live In Sod Houses will fill in the rest of the day.
The Classic is June 21-22 in downtown Sioux Falls at the 8th and Railroad Center. Advance tickets are now available for $12 a day or $20 for both days. Tickets at the door will be $15 a day or $25 for both. For more information on the event, visit their website here.
What do you think about the lineup?