The first six concerts of the summer feature the Yankton Area Summer Band (YASB).
The all-volunteer band was formed in 1983 and each week a guest conductor chooses the program, rehearses with the band before presenting to the community. The band boasts an average annual membership of 70-100 musicians ranging from students to professionals from Yankton and the surrounding communities.
The YASB will present three more concerts this season.
Sheila Wipf of Freeman will guest conduct on June 22 followed by Chad Dean of O’Neill on June 29, and Aaron Schmeling of Elk PointJefferson on July 6th .
Following the Yankton Area Summer Band Concerts, Yankton Area Arts will continue its summer concert series with five pops concerts also at Riverside Amphitheatre.
July 4th the Hegg Brothers will present a special concert from 8:00-10:00pm.
Continuing on Tuesdays, in July concerts will include local musicians:
Mike and Jay on July 13
the Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble on July 20
selections from the (cancelled) 2020 YHS production of Xanadu! The Musical on July 27 featuring YHS Alum and Fine Arts Hall of Fame recipient Tim Hausmann,
and finally Mogen’s Heroes on August 3.
For more information on all these concerts visit YanktonAreaArts.org.
A beloved community summer tradition is taking place each Tuesday evening at 8:00pm at Riverside Park in Yankton, SD. Yankton Area Arts is hosting a free weekly summer concert series once again this summer.