In attempts to find a summer weekend as its home, the 605 Summer Classic will be moved from the month of August to June in the summer of 2012.
“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.
The move will set the music 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.
“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 the same amount of music, but will do it in two evenings instead of one long day.”
Besides the change of scheduling, the event is to remain at 8th & Railroad, part of the Sioux Falls Eastbank.
“The Eastbank is our home. We’re proud to have our office in downtown Sioux Falls, and we’ll continue to do our best to help bring people here to have fun,” said Snyder.
Attendees can still expect great music, local vendors and delicious food. The 605 Summer Classic also has new elements planned (see others news).
“We’re going to outdo ourselves. Put it on your calendar,” Snyder said. “I hope everyone is ready for a great weekend.”