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.

Yankton Area Summer Band Concerts

May 31 - Guest Conductor Bethany Amundson

Dakota Wesleyan University Professor of Music

June 7 - Guest Conductor Michael Sindt

Pierce School District Band Director

June 14 - Guest Conductor Tessa Belgum

Yankton Middle School Band Director

June 21 - Guest Conductor Todd Carr

Yankton Middle School Band Director

June 28 - Guest Conductor Steven Bray

Menno Band Director

July 5 - Guest Conductor Samantha Hahn

Cedar Catholic Band Director

July 12th - Guest Conductor Brooke Bigge

with members of Mission Essential Brass

2022 Pops Concerts

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