2011 summer concerts in South Dakota

2011 summer concerts in South Dakota

South Dakota has a surprising number of big-name concerts in the summertime. Here are some of this summer’s scheduled shows:

South Dakota State Fair, Huron, SD

  • Don Williams, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2
  • Ronnie Dunn, time to be determined, Saturday, Sept. 3
  • Cheap Trick (with Little River Band and Kory and the Fireflies), time to be determined, Sunday, Sept. 4

 Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Jerrod Niemann (with Thompson Square), 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9
  • Ted Nugent, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10
  • Tracy Lawrence (with Steel Magnolia), 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Hinder, 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12

Buffalo Chip Campground, Sturgis (SD) Motorcycle Rally

  • Alice Cooper, 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6
  • Bachman & Turner, 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7
  • STYX, 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7
  • Def Leppard, 10:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8
  • Poison, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9
  • Toby Keith, 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9
  • Gregg Allman, 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10
  • Jeff Bridges and Friends, 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Leon Russell, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers, 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13

Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD

  • REO Speedwagon (with Firefall), Sunday, Aug. 21
  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Monday, Aug. 22
  • Josh Turner (with Dick Hardwick), Tuesday, Aug. 23
  • Little Big Town (with the Bellamy Brothers), Wednesday, Aug. 24

Corn Palace Festival, Mitchell, SD

  • Loretta Lynn, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23
  • Josh Turner (with The Band Perry), 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24
  • Emily Osment, 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25
  • 38 Special, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26
  • The Happy Together Tour, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27
Categories: Entertainment, Events
Tags: Concerts, Music

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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