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.

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

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.

Events in Yankton

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.

Annual Mount Marty Vespers Concert

Make plans to experience the annual Advent prayer service and Vespers Concert presented by the Mount Marty Music Department. 

The Vespers Concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary for admission. For more information, please visit www.mountmarty.edu or call 605.668.1539.

In between the two performances, the Mount Marty Gregorian Club will be providing complimentary treats in the Monastery Chapter Room. All attendees are invited to attend!

In case of inclement weather, the makeup date is December 9 at 7:00 P.M.

This event is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery.