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Rapid City Concert Association Presents
Empire Wild

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 7:00 pm

The Monument Theatre stage.

Empire Wild is a genre-bending crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Ken and Mitch bring all the cello have to offer - bowed, plucked, chopped, and more. Brandon can be found singing and playing anything he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, and maybe some ankle bells. All classically trained, the three musicians met at Juilliard and formed Empire Wild as a vehicle for their love of musical exploration - fusing the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway, and more into their songwriting and performances. Based in NYC, they have brought their signature mix of original music, inventive covers, and twists on the classical canon to audiences across the country.

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2022 Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 28 | 12  – 2 PM
Main Street Square

Tiny ghouls and goblins invade Main Street Square for an afternoon of ghostly family fun.
The event is free and children & parents are encouraged to wear costumes, bring their own trick-or-treat bags, and meet at Main Street Square -- where they may pick up a map of participating Downtown businesses. Downtown motorists are asked to be aware of trick-or-treaters throughout the day.

ART RECEPTION: Ronald Rickenbach

Friday, October 28 |  6  – 8 PM
Gallery Six13

Join us for our final art show reception of the year!
An artist from a ranch family with a lifetime devotion to his Christian faith. He explored themes of nature and the forms of South Dakota landscapes. This show features work his family would love to share with the Black Hills art community! Please stop in and visit!
The show lasts until November 9th, and the reception will be at 6 pm on the evening of October 28th.
Gallery Six13, 613 Main street, Rapid City, SD.
OPEN 4-8 pm Tues-Sat

Halloween Costume Bash

Saturday, October 28 | 5 PM
HippieRockstar Boutique Wine & Beer Bar, Hill City

Halloween Costume Party! $10 cover gets you FOOD from cream and a buy one/get one drink! Prizes and giveaways on the hour! 1st 10 tickets sold get a Halloween swag bag! Costume contest SO DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT! Tickets at HippieRockstar or at cream! 

Night of the Living Lemons

Friday, October 28 | 7:30  – 9:30 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

The New Play Development Series:
Night of the Living Lemons
By: The Broken Lemons Playwriting Group
Studio Theater; Pay What You Want
Directed by: Katelyn Woten
This evening of six original spooky-themed plays ranging from creepy and macabre to horrifically funny will help you kick off your Halloween weekend.

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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'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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Hot City Soul

Saturday, November 12 | 7 PM – 10:59 PM
The Juke Joint at Kickstands

FREE CONCERT! Come out and spend the evening at one of the Black Hills’ most rock on’ venues! Hot City Soul will be rocking.
 Great food, drinks, and dancing!
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!
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