FEATURED! Bands

  • Atlanta Rhythm Section - Saturday Aug. 19th

    The Atlanta Rhythm Section... ARS... In the annals of rock and roll, where do they fit? They put out 15 albums of excellent original material, and consistently put on entertaining live shows-both of which helped establish a broad if not huge fan base. They had some big hits and have been a major player in the Southern Rock scene.

    But is that the whole story? In some circles, maybe. But for those who've really gotten to know their music over the years, there's a lot more to the story. ARS was paired with contemporaries Lynyrd Skynyrd as the successors to the Allman Brothers - carrying the mantle of "Southern Rock" in the late 70s. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, it may have made sense at the time.

    But performing songs that were more musically diverse and having hits that had a softer, pop sound, the "Southern Rock" label was a mixed blessing and many of their unique musical accomplishments became lost in a genre that has lived on to this day-but never really fit ARS. An Alternate View Here's some other ways to look at ARS.

    They weren't out to be rock and roll stars-they were accomplished studio musicians working as a group. They were said to be more influenced by music coming out of England than other music in the South. They shared musical stylings with the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac-both in the quality of songwriting and recorded performances.

    They were excellent musicians who tried to stretch themselves-think Steely Dan or Little Feat. In many ways, these associations make as much or more sense than any grouping with their Southern Rock kindred. But the music of ARS only reached a mass audience on a couple of occasions. The result: an outstanding song catalog and the talented men responsible for it have been largely overlooked. When those songs are heard, and those talents recognized, the case can be made that ARS are the epitome of all the good things that the phrase "classic rock" implies.

  • Brandon Sprague - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Brandon is a gifted lead guitarist/vocalist and has performed at major venues in Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, & Denver. He has opened or performed with these major artists:

    B.B. King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Walsh, Neville Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, George Thorogood, Smokin’ Joe Kubek w/Bnois King, Reverend Horton Heat, Joan Jett, Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Little Feat, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Robert Randolph, .38 Special, Edgar Winter, Georgia Satellites, Son Seals, Kenny Neal, Eddy Clearwater, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Roomful of Blues, Russell Jackson (former bassist for B.B. King), Sista Monica, Jimmy D. Lane, Jimmy Thackery, Kelly Hunt, Indigenous, Randy McAllister & Chris Duarte.

    On July 28, 2012 Brandon Sprague Blues Band performed at the Sioux Falls, S.D. JazzFest on Saturday, which included headliner Joe Walsh. The band .38 Special recently met Brandon at his club gig in Deadwood and asked “Where in the hell have you been!” They proceeded to jam with him the rest of the night at the club.

  • Jefferson Starship - Friday Aug. 18th

    Today's Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jefferson legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music, on and off stage.

    Times have changed, but the music remains as relevant as ever. Massive hits like White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, Volunteers, and We Built This City continue to reverberate in pop culture today through films, tv, commercials and heavy rotation on classic rock radio. The David Freiberg-penned Jane is the theme song for the hit Netflix Series Wet, Hot American Summer.

    While maintaining a worldwide touring schedule, Jefferson Starship played a series of concerts for Helping Hospitalized Veterans in 2014-15, and was subsequently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense. Since Kantner's passing in early 2016, original lead singer Grace Slick, who retired from singing in the 90s, has come forward to offer her encouragement and support for the band's continuation.

  • Keenie - Friday Aug. 18th

    Keenie is a singer/songwriter originally from Hermosa, SD who currently lives in Nashville, TN. She was recently in a duo for four years called The Damsels; together they opened for acts such as Martina McBride, The Band Perry, LoCash and Joe Diffie to name few. They also opened ten nights at the MGM Grand for Neal McCoy as well as toured to Africa to three remote military bases to perform for our troops with Armed Forces Entertainment. 

    Keenie is continuing to perform throughout the country as well as write with hit songwriters such as Paul Overstreet (When You Say Nothing At All, Forever And Ever Amen, She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy etc.) and Billy Aerts who has had songs recorded by Kenny Chesney, Miley Cyrus, and Joe Cocker.