2017 Tommy Bolin Music Festival

The 2017 Tommy Bolin Music Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 | MAIN SHOW

Join us at the Ickey Nickel to celebrate the music of Tommy Bolin, the most exciting guitarist in the history of rock and fusion music. This year’s Bolin Fest promises to be a strong one with momentum continuing from the great one we had last year. Performers are being finalized and will be posted here as they are confirmed.

2 p.m. until 2 a.m.
The Ickey Nickel
4700 41st Street
Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-2772

FEATURED PERFORMERS:

  • • Kenny Passarelli (Energy, Barnstorm with Joe Walsh, Elton John)
  • • Johnnie Bolin (Tommy Bolin Band, Black Oak Arkansas)
  • • Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin Band, Buddy Miles)
  • • Russell Bizzett (Tommy Bolin Live at Ebbets Field 1974)
  • • Sam Irish, Sr. (Sioux City bass legend, Sioux City Rockestra)
  • • Black Oak Arkansas
  • • Dean Christopher
  • More performers will be announced soon

KENNY PASSARELLI

Bassist/producer Kenny Passarelli is well known as a founding member of Barnstorm with Joe Walsh, co-writing the hit "Rocky Mountain Way." He was also in Elton John’s band, playing on the albums Rock of the Westies and Blue Moves. For fans of Tommy Bolin, Kenny was Tommy’s the first bass player in Energy, and can relate stories about playing with Tommy in New York in jams that lead up to Tommy playing with Billy Cobham. Read more about Kenny’s history with Tommy on the Energy page in our history section.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 | FAN JAMS

The fan jams are a Bolin Fest tradition. Fans who can play or sing get to jam with many of the fest stars and meet local musicians were friends and peers of Tommy Bolin. This year the fan jams will be held at Doxx Warehouse in Sioux City. Thanks to Dean Christopher and Ileska Hall for setting up the fan jams and the hotel rates this year. The admission is free and the jams run 9:00 p.m. to closing.

Doxx Warehouse
1219 5th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 224-3650
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HOTEL INFORMATION

The preferred hotel is the downtown Howard Johnson (the old Sioux City Conference Center). It’s only 0.3 miles to the fan jams at Doxx Warehouse, and if you mention that you are attending the Bolin Fest the room rate is $69 per night. If we get to 25 rooms booked they will drop it to $59 per night. To book a room, please dial (712) 277-4101 directly, using Travelocity or Expedia will show that they are sold out.

Howard Johnson (Downtown)
707 4th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
(800) 221-5801
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