Tilly’s and University Center present the 3rd Annual 605 Summer Classic! While the outdoor music and marvelous food truck delicacies will stay the same (Utopia, Curb Belly AND Look’s Meat Market?! Pass me the TUMS, and let’s do this.), there are several changes this year. In an attempt to find a summer weekend as its home, the music event is moving from the month of August to June this summer.

 “August is such a busy month, and the 605 Summer Classic is still trying to find its designated weekend that everyone can look forward to every year,” said John Snyder, 605 Magazine’s director of sales and marketing. 

Last year it landed alongside other events like the Sioux River Folk Festival. The move will set the event as a summer kickoff, rather than a summer wrap-up celebration.

 “The summer is such a fantastic part of the year in Sioux Falls, but it just fades in without fanfare,” Snyder said. “We want to celebrate the arrival of shorts and tank tops with a bang.” 

Along with the change of month will be a change in format. Usually an all-day event, the 605 Summer Classic will be two evenings on the weekend of June 22 and 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. both nights and the event goes until 11:30 p.m. 

“The early part of the day seemed to be harder for people to attend because of their schedules,” Snyder said. “This year we are bringing more music, and we will do it in two more accessible evenings.”

Friday will start out with an array of rock with Sioux Falls bands Amos Slade and The Sewer Rats, and will move into hip-hop with regional acts More Than Lights and Dessa. Dessa, who was unable to perform with her group Doomtree last year, is ready to take the stage. 

To read more of this article, pick up the June issue of 605 Magazine today! 

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