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Brookings: Downtown at Sundown

Downtown at Sundown is seven weeks of sunshine, live music, cold drinks, local food and a friendly atmosphere. Downtown at Sundown offers a family-friendly night out with free admission and free kids activities. Each week features a different opener and headliner, while food vendors and retail booths offer a little something for everyone. Bring your friends downtown every Thursday night in July and August for summer fun!

The evening kicks off with local musicians taking the stage at 5 p.m., followed by our headliners playing everything from the latest country and rock, to throw-back tunes
   Downtown @ Sundown  

Downtown Friday Nights

For the fifth year, Downtown Friday Nights will shut down Spearfish Main Street as the crowds come out for the live music, shopping, children's activities, and socializing that happen during the free outdoor series. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. each Friday and kicks off this week with Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers taking the stage. Downtown Friday Nights grew out of First Fridays, a monthly event that started in 2005, and since then, it's continued to grow, in terms of crowd numbers and quality of entertainment. Scott Temple, one of the organizers for the summer series, said the event has surpassed expectations.

Bands on the Bricks in Alliance Kicks Off!

The Bands on the Bricks Concert Series kicked off this past Friday on the 200 block of downtown Alliance. Many people in the community brought out lawn chairs to enjoy the music of the Max Temple Band, food, vendors, and beer gardens. We spoke with Founder and CEO of DownTown Events Events, Scott Temple after the concert and asked him what he thought about the first night of Bands on the Bricks.

  The Panhandle Post

   Bands on the Bricks in Alliance

Williston Summer Nights on Main

The Outer Vibe brings in a ‘slice of paradise’ to Summer Nights on Main

Tonight's Summer Nights on Main concert, hosted by The Williston Downtowners and sponsored by the Williston CVB, will hopefully bring a refreshing sound to the streets of Williston, whatever the weather brings. The Outer Vibe, a band based out of Michigan, plays a style that was born on the West Coast, but made all their own. Bassist Andrew Dornoff calls it "Surf Disco."

Freedom Celebration Ride

Hundreds of bikers lined Spearfish's Main Street Thursday in support of America's military and their families. Bikers kicked off the second annual Freedom Ride with their journey beginning at Spearfish and headed north to Highway 85, with their final destination being the Buffalo Chip. Prior to hitting the road, bikers heard comments from guests that are some of America's elite. Former U.S. Navy SEAL and founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation, Mike Ritland; CEO of America's Mighty Warriors, Debbie Lee; retired Navy Seal and author Jason Redmen.

Canyon Acoustic Series

There's a new weekly outdoor music series in Spearfish: Canyon Acoustic Series runs from 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday at the band shell in Spearfish City Park. "It's a quieter, family-oriented event in our park where we have a lot of space for kids to come down and run around and get exposed to some local acoustic musicians," Jake Jackson, one of the event organizers, said. He is also a member of Six Mile Road, the bluegrass, Americana, folk band that kicks off the first of the series tonight.
April Gregory, executive director of the Booth Society, said that the organizers' decision to raise awareness for and benefit the hatchery is "humbling and outstanding . another example of how much the community really does love the hatchery," she said. Gregory added that on behalf of the society's board and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services employees at the hatchery, she couldn't begin to express their gratitude enough, since they realize there are a lot of other worthy nonprofits in Spearfish that the organizers could have chosen.

  Black Hills Pioneer

   Canyon Acoustic Series begins tonight

Chadron's Bands on Bordeaux

"It's brought the community together for a family-friendly event. It's great to see everyone from kids in strollers to the elderly out there."
 - Jason Carnahan,
 - Chadron Chamber of Commerce

Bands on Bordeaux proved itself as a popular entertainment venue in its second year, gaining ground in attendance and support over its debut last year.

Chamber President Jason Carnahan told the Chadron Rotary Club Thursday that the series of free street concerts in July averaged 1,000 attendees across the four weeks this year.

The first week, leading into Fur Trade Days, was the largest, with 1,000 adults over the age of 21 tagged at the gate by 8 p.m. when the Chamber ran out of wristbands. Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band kicked off the series; Carnahan gave the group’s wider name recognition a lot of the credit for drawing such a large crowd during the kick-off week. Williams has played at Cheyenne Frontier Days and opened for several big name country acts. During the performance, Williams said the Chadron crowd was the largest they had played in front of during any of their Nebraska appearances.


  The Chadron Record

   Bands on Bordeaux averages 1,000 attendees per week

Hometown Thursdays

Hometown Thursdays finished its first year with a bang and is looking forward to summer '14. The DownTown Events team put together Hometown Thursdays on short notice and it was a great success for Belle Fourche. Several groups are working with the Center of the Nation Business Association this year to make it an even bigger event. The people of Belle Fourche did a great job supporting this new event last summer and this year are looking forward to their new 'Night Out' every Thursday all summer long.

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