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29th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival
SEP 30 AT 10 AM – OCT 1 AT 4 PM

Custer State Park State Game Lodge

The Arts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in Custer State Park on the grounds of the State Game Lodge. Many events will surround this year’s festival, including:
• Continuous Entertainment Under the Big Top
• Children’s Education Activities
• Food Booths
• 150 Vendors offering fine arts, crafts, goods & more
• Local SD Craft Beer

"Pumpkin Stack"
Saturday, October 1 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Canvas 2 Paint

"Pumpkin Stack" is a 2hr instructed acrylic painting class. All supplies are included in your registration (canvas, paint, brushes, aprons, and instruction)
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Cruiser Car Show

Saturday, October 1 | 3 - 5:30 PM
Main Street Square

We’re playing 50s and 60s Rock and Roll and a little Classic Country and classic rock at Main Street Square during the car show!!
Kithship Collective
October 2 | 2 PM
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is excited to present The Kithship Collective in partnership with author, folk-musician, and shepherd Eliza Blue.

The Kithship Collective’s objective is to preserve, share, rediscover, and reimagine melodies from the grasslands. For this installment, Eliza will be hosting Lakota flutist and hoop dancer Kevin Locke, and North Dakota folksinger and rancher Chuck Suchy for an interactive, family-friendly afternoon of stories, songs, and dancing.
Tickets for this event are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. A family discount is available for groups of four or more.
 Mathewss box office at (605) 642-7973. 
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Former Miss He Sapa Win, Sabrina Pourier, will help lead educational sessions Wacipi (Powwow) 101, during Black Hills Powwow!
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The Black Hills Powwow Board and the HRC-MOA are excited to bring this opportunity to the Rapid City community! These one-hour long sessions are intended to bring understanding and inclusion in the Rapid City community around the Black Hills Powwow. Each one-hour session will include a presentation by former Miss He Sapa Win, Sabrina Pourier, about the basics of attending a wacipi (pow-wow), an overview of different dance styles, an opportunity to see regalia up close and learn about the construction, and reserved seating for all participants.
Please join us and learn about the beautiful celebration that the Black Hills Powwow is in our community!

Any questions can be directed to:
Dew Bad Warrior-Ganje
Black Hills Powwow Board Vice-President
Amy Sazue
HRC-MOA Commissioner
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Dave Martinson Big Band
Sunday, October 9 | 5 PM 
Historic Homestake Opera House

They have been performing for 6 years. It is a 17-piece band with two vocalists. As the title would suggest we play a variety of "big band" music from the 1940's-the present.

World Fest is coming to Custer in October, and Okaidja Afroso will be one of the performers! 🌞 
World Fest offers Midwestern communities, especially smaller and mid-size communities, an opportunity to experience music, language, and culture from across the world. This cycle will see three international ensembles tour across the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Ensembles will spend one week in each community to share their music and culture through school workshops, masterclasses, and a public concert celebration at the end of the week.

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It's Almost Halloween!!!
Do you have your costume figured out yet?!
Did you know that you can rent the perfect costume from BHCT's Costume Shop??!
To browse our online catalogue and to find out how to set up an appointment, go to:
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October 22, 2022

Performing Arts Center of Rapid City| 7:30 PM

It's ALIVE! Mad Scientist Conductor, Bruce Knowles, has stitched together movements from scary symphonic classics to create... the FrankenSymphony. Movements from Mahler, Bruckner, Atterberg, and Berlioz

Dakota Choral Union
It's A Grand Night For Singing
Sunday, October 23 | 3 PM
Central High School Auditorium

Join DCU

All are welcome!

​DCU is a collaboration of singers of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. Members contribute to the annual budget via a $60 membership fee. Confidential scholarships are available if needed. Please review our HANDBOOK for helpful information regarding membership expectations, concert attire, and contact information.

Email if you have any questions or want to join our email distribution list.

'Til Death Do Us Party

The Hotel Alex Johnson

You have been summoned by the union of souls to gather in the Hotel Alex Johnson Ballroom for a night of eerie entertainment and spooky surprises! 👻
🦇Costume Party & Contest
$500 in Prizes
Live House DJ
Drink Specials & Snacks
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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.

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)


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!
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