An Evening of Storytelling and Music with John Ondrasik from Five for Fighting

The Siouxland Chamber is set to redefine its signature event, unveiling an unprecedented fusion of inspiration and entertainment. On September 19, 2024, the historic Orpheum Theatre will serve as the stage for an evening that promises to ignite the senses, as the Chamber welcomes none other than John Ondrasik, frontman of the acclaimed band “Five for Fighting,” to headline its annual celebration.

This year’s event marks a departure from tradition—a bold step towards a new era of engagement. Mandy Graham, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and Chief Operating Officer of Great West Casualty, expressed her anticipation, stating, “While our organization is enormously proud of our past annual dinners, I am very excited and pleased to announce that this year’s event will be incredibly unique and unlike any other. Not only will we change venues, and welcome everyone to this magnificent theater but, more importantly, we are going to change formats for this year’s event.” Graham continued, “I am excited to announce that for the first time in our nearly four decades history, we will be combining a keynote presentation with a musical performance.”

At the heart of the evening, John Ondrasik will take center stage alongside the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, weaving together a tapestry of soul-stirring melodies and a thought-provoking keynote presentation. Ondrasik’s keynote address, a masterful blend of wisdom and melody, promises to resonate with attendees. Inspired by his chart-topping hit World, Ondrasik’s speech, titled “What Kind of World Do You Want?” invites introspection and exploration, offering a poignant reminder of the power of individual action in shaping our collective destiny. Ondrasik’s musical repertoire, from the anthemic “Superman” to the introspective “100 Years,” transcends genre, speaking directly to the human experience and touching hearts around the world.

The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce invites all members of the community to join in this event. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a civic leader, or simply someone with a passion for positive change, the Chamber’s annual event promises an evening of connection, celebration, and inspiration.

So, mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19, 2024, secure your tickets, and prepare to be swept away by the harmonious fusion of John Ondrasik’s music and message at the 38th Annual Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Signature Event. 

By Barbara Sloniker

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