The 2020 Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival has been canceled this year.
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.
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.
The Yankton Area Summer Band will reconvene for an annual Christmas Concert held at Yankton Summit Theater.
The all-volunteer band will perform some Christmas favorites at no cost to the public. A cookie and cider reception will follow in the high school commons provided by the Services Central Federal Credit Union.
Join us for this year’s Honor Fest
Keynote speaker, Becky Rasmussen will be giving a presentation on human trafficking and exploitation.
Special Musical guests include Remedy Drive, Melissa Jean, and Melissa Crick.
Tickets available in advance $10 at the door $15. Tickets available at the archery Center and online at eventbrite.com
Doors open at 5:45. Concert 6pm
Marian Auditorium (Mount Marty College) – 1105 W 8th Street
Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.
The concert will be held at 7:00pm at Mount Marty College’s Marian Auditorium.
Tickets: Students – $7 ($10 at the door) General public – $15 ($20 at the door)
Tickets will be available for purchase August 1 by contacting Yankton Area Arts at 605-665-9754 or stopping by GAR Hall at 508 Douglas Monday-Friday 1-5pm.
Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award-winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.
General admission tickets can be purchased at G.A.R. Hall, located at 508 Douglas, Monday-Friday 1:00-5: 00 pm Tickets are $15 ($20 at the door). Students with a valid ID can purchase tickets for $7 ($10 at the door).
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The Annual Summer Concert Series will begin on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00pm and 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.
The band will present six concerts this summer on May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.
For late changes due to weather, tune to local radio stations. Follow Yankton Area Arts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.
The Summer Concert Series is brought to you by Yankton Area Arts, the City of Yankton, and the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department.
Yankton Ribfest is back!!!
Yankton’s biggest party to kick-off summer is happening June 1st on 3rd Street in downtown Yankton.
This FREE event is suitable for all ages. There will be food vendors, an amateur barbeque contest, bouncy houses & kids area, and LIVE MUSIC! For more detailed information and entertainment line-up, please visit us on Facebook.
Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.
The performance will take place at Yankton’s G.A.R. Hall, 508 Douglas Ave. in Yankton, SD on Thursday, May 16th at 7pm
Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires’ founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.
Free will donations are appreciated. The program is brought to you by Yankton Area Arts and Friends of the Yankton Community Library.