Events in Yankton

Cruisin’ For Kids Boys & Girls Club SUV Raffle

*BEEP, BEEP* It’s time for the 6th Annual Boys & Girls Club Raffle!
Get your tickets today to secure your chance to win a 2020 AWD Buick Encore Grand Prize or a variety of runner-up & early bird prizes! Tickets available at

Purchase your tickets early for more chances to win!! Early Bird prizes will be drawn each Friday leading up to our grand prize virtual event on August 26. Tickets must be purchased on Thursday by 11:59 PM to be entered in the Early Bird drawing.

Tickets are $100 apiece & all profits are used to support our local Boys & Girls Club of Yankton and provide GREAT FUTURES for youth in our community.

Follow along here as we announce Early Bird winners, event updates & announcements on our Boys & Girls Club of Yankton Facebook page! & then join us the evening of August 26 at 6:00 PM for our Virtual Drawing/Event for some family-friendly, local entertainment & musical talents!

Events in Yankton

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. 

YASB Christmas Concert

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.

Honor Fest 2019

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

Doors open at 5:45. Concert 6pm


Summer Concert Series

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.


Sean Gaskell in Concert

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.


The Mattison Bros. Live Music

Mike and Rich Mattison Performing Live at The Copper Room!

Mike and Rich Mattison will be in Yankton working on material for an upcoming CD. The Mattison Bros are an acoustic duo featuring guitars, harmonica, and harmony vocals. They play a variety of blues, country, classic rock, folk and bluegrass tunes.