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Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series

Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2024 – Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2024

Event Details

Join us on Anderson Plaza, behind the South Dakota Art Museum (1036 Medary Ave.), for free performances on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 p.m.) in June and July

Bring your own picnic, chair and blanket. We’ll have snacks and drinks for purchase, yard games and plenty of space for fun on the South Dakota State University Campus Green while you enjoy the performance.

In case of inclement weather, we’ll move the performance inside the Art Museum. Free parking is available the parking lots south and west of the museum, no need for permits or passes after 4 pm.

These performances are made possible through support provided by Lynn A. and Diane Engh Anderson and generous donors like you. Thank you!


Performance Schedule

June 11| Mission Essential Brass from the 147th Army Band

South Dakota’s own 147th Army Band is comprised of talented musicians from nine different states that. In addition to playing as a traditional concert band, the musicians form unique and diverse music performance teams, including today’s performers, Mission Essential Brass. Mission Essential Brass plays a wide variety of styles ranging from ceremonial brass to modern day hits and everything in between. Visit the 147th Army Band Facebook page.


June 18 | Curious Music Collective

The Curious Music Collective invites you to experience American storytelling through poetry, music, and dance, with “A Journey to Juneteenth: How did we get here? Where do we go from here?” Learn more about Curious Music Collective.


June 25 | Humbletown (with Shorty's Hot Box food truck on site)

Based out of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Humbletown is a powerful multi-genre bluegrass-inspired duo featuring intricate vocal harmonies, flatpick guitar, and clawhammer banjo. Visit the Humbletown website.


July 2 |  (no concert)


July 9 | Alma Andina

Back by popular demand! Alma Andina combines traditional instruments from South America with Latin rhythms such as Cumbia, Salsa, Folk, Guajira, Latin Rock, Reggae, and other danceable styles. They have been playing music in the Twin Cities for more than 7 years, always evolving in their instrumentation, line up, and sound in general. With a diverse line up of members from Chile, Mexico, and the USA, Alma Andina brings a mix of musical flavors with traditional dances and invites the community to feel unified and represented by the beautiful and always evolving diversity.  Visit the Alma Andina website.


July 16 | Gordon Bird

Gordon describes his style as music that makes you want to dance and live a life that you love living!


July 23 | Prairie Groove Band

The Prairie Groove Band is four versatile musicians with a depth of experience which includes, symphonic, combo and academic. They do this because we love playing and performing it. From jazz to blues and pop you'll hear an entertaining variety. Visit the Prairie Groove Band website.


July 30 | Gene McGowan and Friends

  • Gene McGowan & Friends play JAZZ music from the American Song Book. If you like straight ahead JAZZ of the great standards, you will love this. VIsit their Facebook page.



 

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students

Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series - Humbletown

Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum Anderson Plaza

Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series - Alma Andina

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum Anderson Plaza

Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series - Gordon Bird

Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum Anderson Plaza

Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series - Prairie Groove Band

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum Anderson Plaza

Anderson Plaza Summer Performance Series - Gene McGowan and Friends

Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum Anderson Plaza