Playing With Fire is taking a turn at the Iowa side of the riverfront.
Playing With Fire — typically featuring big-name blues, jazz, soul and funk groups — will host a special concert May 27 at River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs.
Acclaimed soul and funk group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will headline the concert. The band headlined Playing With Fire in 2011, the only year the concert was away from the riverfront.
A powerful vocalist, Jones has been compared to Etta James and Bettye Lavette.
“Everything we do is gonna be from the soul. We like that sound,” she told The World-Herald in 2011.
Soul-rock group Vintage Trouble, local funkers Satchel Grande, local blues artist Mojo Bag and Savannah, Ga., singers M2J will open the show.
River's Edge Park is at the foot of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Council Bluffs. Playing With Fire will be part of the park's grand opening festivities, which begin with a free Beach Boys concert on May 25.
Playing With Fire will host its regular, free event July 12 and 13 at Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha. Details for that concert have not yet been announced.
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