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Concert Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is playing and what are the show times and ticket prices?

A: Friday, Sept. 15, 7:30p.m.
The Beach Boys with special guest The Red Willow Band,
$40.00 (Plus $3.00 service charge and tax.)

Sat., Sept. 16, 6:00p.m.
The Steve Miller Band with special guest Creedence Clearwater Revisited
$50.00 (Plus $3.00 service charge and tax.)

Q: When will the gates open?

A: Gates will open 2 hours before show time.

Q: Do Vietnam Era Veterans get a free ticket?

A: Yes. From March 15 to Sept. 4, or until concert is sold out.
Registered veterans get one free ticket for both the Friday and Saturday night shows.

Q: How will I get my tickets?

A: Purchased tickets will be mailed first class within 7 days of purchase. Tickets purchased after September 7 will be available to pickup at the “will call,” ticket center located at the corner of Ree and Capital Streets near the Foss Building.

Free Veterans tickets will be held and available for pickup at the welcome center at the dedication. Free Veterans tickets will NOT be mailed.

Q: What if it rains?

A: Weather may result in the temporary delay or even cancellation of some or all entertainment. We can’t control it. We have to pay to put it all together whether the weather is good or not. We’ll try to give you a very memorable show……but it’s a “rain or shine,” deal and there are no refunds for delays, nonperformance or cancellations because of weather.

Q: What kind of seating is available at the concerts?

A: The concerts will be held outdoors in a sports stadium. All seats are open, general admission which means first come first served. There is limited bleacher seating available however, the best seats will be on the field so bring your own small lawn chairs to set out on the grass. We ask that you not reserve space with the use of rope, cords, tape or other materials. Concert organizers reserve the right to remove all obstructions that are not in the spirit of this open seating policy.

Q: Will there be accessible seating for people with disabilities? 

A: Yes, a drop off area will be provided with access into the venue and there will be seating reserved for people with disabilities with space FOR ONLY ONE companion for each person.  If you have questions or need additional accommodations please call 1-800-265-9684.  The sooner you call the better we can attend to your needs.    

Q: What items can I bring into the concert?

A: Lawn or bag chairs
Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers.

Q: What items are not allowed to be brought into the concert?

A: Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
Glass bottles or aluminum/steel cans
Flash cameras or sound/video recording devices (recording media is subject to confiscation)
Weapons or items construed as weapons
Large bags or backpacks
Animals (except guide dogs)

Q: What type of security will there be at the concert?

A: For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection. All guests entering are subject to search by metal detecting wands and or pat downs. Additionally, all small bags, briefcases, and purses are subject to search at venue entrances. Bear with us as we necessarily check bags, ect. at the entrances to exclude prohibited items.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking will be very limited near the concert venue. Pierre residents and those with hotels are encouraged to walk if possible. Shuttles to and from hotels and outlying parking areas will be operating after the concerts so if you’re coming from out of town you are encouraged to park in the outlying lots and ride the shuttles.

Q: Will there be food and beverages at the concerts?

A: Yes! A number of food concessions will be available featuring hamburgers, bratwurst, Italian sausages, pizza, pop, water and more. Beer will be available with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota, but you must have proof of age. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Q: If I leave the concert can I be readmitted?

A; No, once a guest has left the venue, that guest will not be readmitted.


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