Entertainers announced for Capitol centennial celebration

A news release from the Office of the Governor:

PIERRE, S.D. – State champion fiddlers, children and adult singers, and traditional Native American dancers will entertain the crowd June 19 at the Capitol Centennial Celebration in Pierre.
A stage will be located on the front steps of the Capitol for the live entertainment, which is scheduled at various times from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT.
Michael Pangburn of the South Dakota Arts Council says performers from across the state will appear at the event to showcase a variety of music and dancing styles.
“We’re fortunate to have found performers from all over South Dakota, including some who may be familiar to the audience and others who may not be familiar. We have good diversity among our entertainers, and I think there will be something that day to appeal to all tastes,” Pangburn said.
Performance times and those scheduled to appear:

  • 9:15 a.m. – Nordic Nimble Feet, Brookings
  • 10 a.m. – Capital City Children’s Chorus and Rapid City Children’s Chorus
  • 11 a.m. – Shrine of Democracy Chorus, Rapid City
  • Noon – 147th Army Band, South Dakota National Guard
  • 2:15 p.m. – Putnam, Conner, Bristow & Pospisil
  • 3:20 p.m. – Lakol Wicohan Unskanbpi (living culture group), Lower Brule
  • 4 p.m. – Capital City Band, Pierre

“Many of the performers are well known on the national level, such as fiddler Kenny Putnam and the National Guard Band. We’re excited to feature them in free performances for everyone to enjoy,” said Pangburn.
People are reminded to bring their own chairs and blankets for use that day during the entertainment and the free picnic at the event. For more information on Capitol Centennial entertainers, contact Michael Pangburn at 605-773-3301 or visit the Capitol Centennial website at http://capitol.sd.gov .

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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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