Events in Yankton

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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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.

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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.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public.