Events in Yankton

Xanadu in Concert

Xanadu Bio

In March 2020, dozens of Yankton High School students were rehearsing for the upcoming spring musical, Xanadu, when schools closed in response to the COVID pandemic. One year later, Yankton Area Arts, in partnership with the Lewis and Clark Theater Company, is giving the cast the curtain call they have been waiting for! The cast will reunite to perform selections from the musical, a spoof of the 1980s movie starring Olivia Newton John and featuring Gene Kelly. This performance will highlight students from the YHS Class of 2020 and will feature 2001 YHS Grad Tim Hausmann in the Gene Kelly role. Xanadu is directed by Amy Miner, with choreography by Kathryn Reimler, and music direction by Julie Amsberry.

Xanadu is being performed as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer. This concert will be held at the Dakota Theater, located at 328 Walnut and is free due to the support of the City of Yankton, Yankton Parks and Recreation, and the Lewis and Clark Theater Company.

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

Events in Yankton

Meridian en Blanc…Building Bridges

Back on the Bridge!

After several years hosting the Meridian en Blanc in various locations, we are excited to host you on the iconic Meridian Bridge, once again! Ticket holders will enjoy a meal prepared by Counterfeit Catering and wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Building Bridges

In partnership with Connecting Cultures, we will shine a light on and lift the voices of our neighbors and friends and the good work they are doing in our community. Guests will enjoy music by James Dean, artwork created by Jenny White, and Dreamcatchers made by Josie Traversie.

Make Art Happen

In 2019, YAA began our Make Art Happen initiative with an instrument drive. We have collected, repaired, and donated 30 instruments to the local school district band program. This initial program will continue to grow, but it’s time to expand our reach in the community.

All proceeds from Meridian en Blanc will support the next phase of Make Art Happen! YAA will be raising money this evening to provide scholarships for local youth to attend arts camps in our community and beyond. Additionally, we will be giving away quality art supplies each month to kids in our community so they can create art at home!

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased between June 15 and July 2, 2021 here, at G.A.R. Hall (508 Douglas in Yankton), or by calling 605-665-9754.

 

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.

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.

Lighted Boat Parade

Join the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area’s on September 6 for a Pirate Themed Lighted Boat Parade!
 
The event will take place in the Weigand Marina and anyone can enter this FREE event.
Pre-registration is required to enter the boat parade.
If you don’t have a boat to register, bring your lawn chairs and blankets while practicing social distancing.
Judges will award prizes to boat winners in two divisions: Weigand Marina Slip Holders and Non-Slip Holders!
 
Call Lewis and Clark SRA at 402-388-4169 for details