View this email in your browser

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck

The French Family Band
Saturday, June 11 | 7 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Join us on June 11, 2022, for this outstanding family band. The French Family Band comes to Rapid City from Nashville by way of Australia. Having gained a strong foothold in Nashville, we count ourselves very fortunate to be able to host such a talented family band. The venue is The Performing Arts Center in Rapid City, with tickets available online, by phone, or in person. Come see, hear and enjoy this wonderful country and more, band.

When Life Hands You Lemons: An Evening of Short Plays

Friday, June 10 | 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Studio Theater
Pay What You Can

New Play Development Series:
When Life Hands You Lemons: An Evening of Short Plays
Written by The Broken Lemons Playwriting Group
Directed by Nicolas Christenson

Seven local playwrights examine what happens when life presents us with the unexpected and the unwanted. Plays range from absurd comedy to epic disasters, all with plenty of heart.

Friday, June 17 | 7:30 – 10 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Book by Dennis Kelly
​Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
June 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm and June 19, 26 at 2:00pm
Where: Historic Theater; The Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
Tickets: From $21-$30; Available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 605-394-1786, or by ordering online at

West Boulevard Summer Festival

June 18 AT 8 AM – June 19 AT 4 PM
Wilson Park Rapid City 

The West Boulevard Summer Festival is back! Two full days of all the art, crafts, food vendors, and entertainers you’ve come to know and love over the years, the West Boulevard Neighborhood Association is excited to announce the return of the Summer Festival! Free and open to the public, this well-loved family-friendly event was started over 40 years ago to help raise money for the West Boulevard Neighborhood Association but—perhaps more importantly—to bring community members together with food, music, and fun. This year’s vendor list includes a wide array of local businesses and artisans offering jewelry, art, pottery, metalworks, vintage clothing, plants and so much more. Live music and entertainment for the whole family will be available all day on both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have hourly raffle drawings as well as a gift basket raffle benefiting KOTA Care & Share and Church Response.
Indulge in that wonderful neighborhood vibe with food, entertainment, and shopping at our free, family-friendly event.
Saturday, June 18 from 8:00-6:00 and Sunday, June 19 from 10:00-4:00.
Contact for more information!

Hip Hop Show ft Wizzard King, Rosh.Dawg, & Burrito Brandyno at The Cave Collective

June Fest '22
June 24 AT 4 PM – June 25 AT 11 PM
The BandShell Memorial Park

Rapid City's First-Ever Hip Hop/live music Festival. Free Charity event! Come support the local artists and give back to the community!
All ages free entry 

Blue Grass Worship
Saturday, July 2 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church - Rapid City

Come and join us and bring a friend! Be inspired by the sounds of bluegrass music while you worship! Music begins at 5:25 and worship begins at 5:30 pm.
You may also join us online too:
Youtube Link
The Family of Verle (Fritzi) Goehring has established an endowment through the Allied Arts in the loving memory of this wonderful woman.

Verle Bernice Shurtleff was born October 30, 1922, in Olney, Illinois. She lived on the family farm in Bone Gap, Illinois with her parents Clarence Ellsworth Shurtleff and Harriet Charlotte (Williams) Shurtleff, and sister Maurice Amelia. Verle attended Bone Gap High School, where she was in the choir and played tuba in the band. After graduation, she began nursing school in Chicago, where she met Oscar Goehring from Lowry, South Dakota, who was serving in the Army Air Force. He gave her the endearing name of Fritzi, and it stayed with her for life. They married at the First Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 11, 1943.

Fritzi was a volunteer Grey Lady at the hospital and was active in 4H, The Extension Club, Bridge Club, and the Rapid City Motel Association. She was a life member of AAUW, which awarded her “The Woman of Worth Award.” She and Oscar were founding and session members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

After Oscar died in 1970, Fritzi continued teaching. She filled her summers working at the 1880 train as the Office Manager. She obtained her real estate license and worked for Century 21. Upon retiring from teaching, she operated gift shops in Keystone, and later, two shops in Hill City. In 1991 she established and managed Travel Connection with her daughter Linda. She became a resident at West Hills Village and became involved by serving as a volunteer and board member.

Because of Fritzi’s love of the arts her family has established this fund to support student and senior art opportunities through our Share-a-Seat program.

Memorials may be directed to the
Allied Arts Fund, PO Box 4080, Rapid City, SD 57709.


Saturday, July 9th - Monday, August 1st, 2022

Application deadline approaching on March 28th 

Rapid City Concert Association Ticket Information

All performances are at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center), 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) - Open Seating

Groups of 20 or more may purchase individual adult tickets for $20 each. For further information email us at

Membership/Ticket Locations

The Monument
Box Office
(605) 394-4111
Credit cards accepted

Single Event Ticket prices vary by performance

Tickets to individual shows will be available at the following locations:

The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center) Box Office
(605) 394-4111
(Credit cards accepted)

44th Festival in the Park

Spearfish City Park
Saturday, July 16 | 9 AM – 8 PM

2022 Black Hills Pride Festival

Memorial Park
Saturday, July 9 | 10 AM

We Are Almost There!

We have collected $100,000 in eligible receipts and we only have $50,000 more to go!

The Direct Your Dollars™ program is one of many ways in which Family Fare partners with our retail communities to help our neighbors. The program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose – meaning, our store guests can use their purchasing power to support their favorite nonprofits.

Through the Direct Your Dollars program, eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000, simply by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts from participating SpartanNash-owned retail stores and fuel centers in eight states.

Please mail your receipts to:

Allied Arts
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

Thank you!


Your Contributions To The Arts Are Greatly Appreciated!
Donate Here ~ Thank You!
Copyright © 2022 Allied Arts Fund, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.