Events in Yankton

Summer Band Christmas Concert

Get in the Christmas spirit with a special holiday concert by the Yankton Area Summer Band led by Huron HS Band Director, James Stueckrath!

The Yankton Area Summer Band (YASB) is made up of fifty to one hundred area volunteer musicians that include high school and college students as well as adults are invited to perform an hour-long concert held immediately following an hour-long rehearsal. The participating musicians learn alongside amateur and professional musicians who both play and conduct each week. The YASB is managed by local band teacher, Gwen Wenisch who has been playing with the summer band since she was in 8th grade.

Following the concert join us in the HS Commons for a cookie and cider reception hosted by Explorer’s Credit Union.

All concerts are free to the public due to support from the City of Yankton and the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department.

 

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Mogen’s Heroes in Concert

Mogen’s Heroes LOVE playing in YANKTON! This three-piece group of goofballs has great fun making music. They play and sing a wide variety of music, so listeners should find themselves singing along. John Mogen, former music educator, plays keyboards. Denny Gale, guitarist extraordinaire, has been with the group for almost a quarter century. Bill Hoffman, drummer, can hit the high notes. All three are from smaller towns in South Dakota, and now live in Sioux Falls. Mogen’s Heroes was inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

Mogen’s Heroes are playing as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer at Riverside Park Amphitheater. All concerts are free due to the support of the City of Yankton and Yankton Parks and Recreation.

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD.

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Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble in Concert

NAJE

The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble (or NAJE) is a group of volunteer musicians dedicated to the promotion of jazz and big band music.  They have played at many events in the past such as dances, and fundraisers in many different venues including Lincoln and Omaha.  The musicians volunteer their time for rehearsal and performances while donations to NAJE go directly to music scholarships and equipment for the Northeast Community College music program.  The band has been in existence since 1980, when the late Dr. Jim Boullion formed the group utilizing area musicians.

NAJE performs a variety of jazz styles including Samba, Bossa, Funk and Big Band Swing.  Their repertoire includes such swing classics as In the Mood, Begin the Beguine, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin; as well as more “modern” classics from the 60’s by big bands such as Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Count Basie.  The band plays everything from Norwegian Wood to Route 66; Bye Bye Blackbird to The Girl From Ipanema; Artie Shaw to the Tonight Show Band. This ensemble is a full “big band” (of 17) set up and designed to “Swing, Swing, Swing”.

NAJE are playing as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer at Riverside Park Amphitheater. All concerts are free due to the support of the City of Yankton and Yankton Parks and Recreation.

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD.

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Mike & Jay in Concert

Mike Hilson and Jay Gilbertson are two guys who live in Yankton, SD. Both are musical performers and educators. They have enjoyed each other’s company since sometime around 1987. Mike graduated in 1984 from North Texas State University (later to be renamed the University of North Texas) with a degree in jazz performance. Both Mike and Jay enjoy playing music that leaves room for improvisation.

 

Mike and Jay are playing as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer at Riverside Park Amphitheater. All concerts are free due to the support of the City of Yankton and Yankton Parks and Recreation.

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD.

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NMM Live! – Paul Imholt, Renaissance & folk music

Music Returns to the National Music Museum with Shakespeare Festival

The National Music Museum will open its doors to the public for the first time in over two years to host a noon concert as part of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival on June 18. Held in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall in the NMM’s new Lillibridge expansion, the concert is free and open to the public, but attendance will be limited.

Folk music performer Paul Imholt will entertain guests with a music program that begins in the Renaissance era and moves up through history. Imholt, from Minnesota, sings and performs on nearly a dozen folk instruments including his featured instrument, the hammered dulcimer.

Originating in Persia, the hammered dulcimer was brought to Europe around 1000 AD, and by 1600 was firmly established in the court of King James of England. It is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking light hammers on strings. Other instruments found in his one-man show are the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, viola, and cello.

Imholt will also play beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. before the Friday, June 18, evening performance of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s presentation of Twelfth Night or What you Will in Vermillion’s Prentis Park.

With the exception of special programming, the National Music Museum remains closed to the public with plans to open for future programming and limited hours in fall, 2021. More information can be found on our Facebook page, or online at nmmusd.org.

Events in Yankton

NMM Live! – Paul Imholt, Renaissance & folk music

Music Returns to the National Music Museum with Shakespeare Festival

The National Music Museum will open its doors to the public for the first time in over two years to host a noon concert as part of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival on June 18. Held in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall in the NMM’s new Lillibridge expansion, the concert is free and open to the public, but attendance will be limited.

Folk music performer Paul Imholt will entertain guests with a music program that begins in the Renaissance era and moves up through history. Imholt, from Minnesota, sings and performs on nearly a dozen folk instruments including his featured instrument, the hammered dulcimer.

Originating in Persia, the hammered dulcimer was brought to Europe around 1000 AD, and by 1600 was firmly established in the court of King James of England. It is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking light hammers on strings. Other instruments found in his one-man show are the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, viola, and cello.

Imholt will also play beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. before the Friday, June 18, evening performance of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s presentation of Twelfth Night or What you Will in Vermillion’s Prentis Park.

With the exception of special programming, the National Music Museum remains closed to the public with plans to open for future programming and limited hours in fall, 2021. More information can be found on our Facebook page, or online at nmmusd.org.

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Together at the Ranch Music & Variety Show

WJ Ranch is excited to bring you the Together at the Ranch Music and Variety Show, featuring humorist R.P. Smith from Broken Bow, NE, and country music singer Greg Hager from Valley, ND. 

Tickets are limited and there will only be 100 available $20 – Bring a lawn chair.  No tickets will be sold at the door, all tickets must be purchased in advance.  

 

 

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Music at the Meridian – Canceled

With the health and well being of our organizers, staff, volunteers, vendors, attendees, and musicians in mind, Musica t the Meridian has made the decision to cancel the 2020 concert series. 

Work has begun, to book bands for the 2021 season, and we are excited to see what next year will bring. 

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Summer Concert Series

The Annual Summer Concert Series will be held at the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. The all-volunteer Yankton Area Summer Band boasts an average annual membership of 70-100 musicians ranging from students to professionals from Yankton and the surrounding communities.

Rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. for all-volunteer musicians (high school or older) interested.