Summer Concert Series

Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm | Riverside Park Amphitheater

Established in 1983, the Yankton Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Yankton Area Arts is held at 8:00pm every Tuesday evening in June, July, and part of August. The free concert series is open air and held in the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. It features an all-volunteer concert band led by guest conductors followed by a pops concert series featuring contracted musicians.

The Yankton Area Summer Band (YASB) is made up of fifty to one hundred area volunteer musicians that include high school and college students as well as adults are invited to perform an hour-long concert held immediately following an hour-long rehearsal. The participating musicians learn alongside amateur and professional musicians who both play and conduct each week. The YASB is managed by local band teacher, Gwen Wenisch who has been playing with the summer band since she was in 8th grade.

The concert series continues with the Fourth of July Concert and the Summer Pops Concert Series. These free concerts feature local and regional professional musicians who are paid and given exposure to a diverse audience.

2021 Series Begins June 1st!

Yankton Area Summer Band

June 1 - Todd Cranson, Guest Conductor

YSD Athletic Bands

June 8 - Ellie Kenkel, Guest Conductor

Lennox Middle School Band Director

June 15 - Brett Jacobsen, Guest Conductor

Scotland Band Director

June 22 - Sheila Wipf, Guest Conductor

Freeman Band Director

June 29 - Bethany Amundson, Guest Conductor

Dakota Wesleyan Director of Bands

July 6 - Aaron Schmeling, Guest Conductor

Elk Point Jefferson Band Director

Pops Concerts

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