music

Levitt at the Falls Wraps Up First Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Levitt at the Falls officially wrapped up Saturday night with the last show of the inaugural season.  Organizers say this opening year has been a big success. Folks got to enjoy free, live music all summer long. There were a variety of different touring groups. There was everything from local groups like Kory And The Fireflies, to…

Organizers Say JazzFest was a Success Despite Challenges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-This weekend, hundreds gathered at Yankton Trail Park for the 28th annual Sioux Falls JazzFest. As organizers look back on the weekend they’re happy with the outcome. “Well for many reasons it was a rousing success,” said Trygve Fredrickson, Executive Director for Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  Folks were able to have fun and enjoy listening to…

Amping Up For Levitt at the Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There will be a new vibe in downtown Sioux Falls this summer. Levitt at the Falls is hosting its inaugural concert Friday evening. Downtown’s newest entertainment venue is setting the stage for a summer of music and increased foot traffic. It’s been ten years in the making. Now staff are excited to bring the community together through…

Someone You Should Know: Roosevelt Teacher Awarded for Music Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A local music teacher is getting national attention from the country music world all while inspiring her students. Choir class at Roosevelt High School is Robyn Starks Holcomb’s stage. She expresses her passion for music and the arts through teaching.      “The arts were just so much a part of my upbringing and shaping who I was….

Cathedral of Saint Joseph Brings Christmas Alive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- People are getting in the Christmas spirit at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. For 22 years the church has put on their production of Christmas at the Cathedral. It incorporates music and acting to tell the story of Christmas. Over five thousand people attended the performances held throughout this week. A lot of work goes into the…

Thousands of Students Participate in 31st Annual Festival of Bands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- September to October is marching band season and Saturday one of midwest’s largest marching band events made its way through Downtown Sioux Falls. It’s the the 31st annual Festival of Bands where marching band students from across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota And Nebraska show off their skills. “Marching bands spend July and August and September practicing everyday…

School Zone: SDSU Performance Art Center

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The performing arts program at SDSU is getting a makeover in the form of a brand new, state of the art performance center. Construction is underway for the new performance art center, with an opening date set for January of 2019. While many with the university say that the program is already strong, the new facility will…

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Introduces Music to Kids at an Early Age

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Studies show that kids who are exposed to music and art can benefit mentally, emotionally, and educationally. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra wants to help get kids interested in the arts and music by exposing them to the orchestra. The symphony’s family concert “Mozart’s Missing Memory” debuted today. In the story, Mozart loses his memory and needs…

Last Stop Still Grooving with CDs

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Nationwide CD sales are falling and have been for the past couple of years. Many big chain stores have started to Dwindle down the amount of CDs they sell. Best Buy, the nations largest consumer electronics retailer reportedly will stop selling CDs altogether after July 1st. At Last Stop employees aren’t too worried. “It’s going great, you…

Alabama To Bring ‘Southern Drawl Tour’ To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Legendary country music band Alabama will bring its Southern Drawl Tour to Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m. You can buy tickets at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Prices are $39.50-$109.50. There is a limit of eight…

Florida Musician Stranded In Sioux Falls

Lead singer of 'The Grassroots' is having trouble finding a flight back home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly 5.6 million people were ordered to evacuate Florida. With the storm hitting hard Sunday, many of those people are left wondering when they’ll be able to return. That includes a Florida musician, who is forced to ride out the storm right here in Sioux Falls. For the next 6 days, grabbing a cup of coffee…

Someone You Should Know: Local ‘Professor Of Country Music Radio’ Signs Off After 50+ Years

Hank Williams Sr. made him fall in love with country music, and not long after he began introducing his songs on country music radio. After more than five decades on the air, a local legend signed off for the last time Thursday. KDLT’s Jill Johnson gives us a taste of why Joe Morrison is ‘Someone You Should Know’. At just…

New Name, New Location, Same Music

SF woman to open up new rock academy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Kids will once again have the opportunity to rock to the beat in the Sioux Empire. After finding out millionaire Chuck Brennan closed Brennan Rock & Roll Academy one woman decided to open up a similar music academy. It will have a different name and new location, but the rhythm behind the lessons will stay the…