Entertainment

Three events on the horizon offer something for everyone 

Big entertainment is arriving in Jerauld County’s small towns with a lineup of three shows that aim to do good for area organizations while providing high-quality entertainment value right here at home.

Dueling pianos this Saturday 

A fundraising event headlined by dueling pianos is slated for Saturday, February 9 at the Alpena Community Center as the Alpena Volunteer Fire Department presents “The Dueling Duo.” The community is invited to a night of dueling piano entertainment and refreshments at a fundraiser to help the fire department purchase new gear. 

“We’ve had new guys join the fire department so this fundraiser will help us purchase more gear,” said Alpena Fire Chief Gerry Orth. 

The firemen will be serving up peanuts, popcorn and pretzels alongside pop, beer and drink set-ups starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. Dueling piano action begins at 8 p.m. with the community center open for socializing after the entertainers wrap up the show. 

Admission at the door is $25 and attendees must be 21 to attend the show. 

A sweetheart of a lineup February 16 

Bring your sweetheart to the 1905 Opera House on February 16 to enjoy a night of entertainment and the unveiling of extensive renovations at the historic building in Wessington Springs. 

Festivities will  include the 50th Birthday Party for the Company Cowboy Band celebrating five decades of music, almost 50 years to the day when Kyle & Company played for the first time at the Wessington Springs Crop Show in the old gymnasium. 

Dustin Evans will be on hand to join in on the celebration and perform crowd favorites throughout the evening. Carleen Wild ( KDLT’s morning news anchor) and her husband Casey will take the stage to sing a few songs along with well-known cowgirl poet, Bonnie Krogman of Wood, SD. The Twisted Sisters are also planning to attend and perform along with the Starshine Sisters.

The show begins at 5 p.m. and admission is free will donation.

Mollie B destined to dazzle in March

Making her inaugural visit to Wessington Springs, Mollie B from the Mollie B Polka Party on RFD-TV will perform Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Historic 1905 Opera House.

Mollie B is a multi-instrumentalist and award-winning vocalist who has been performing music all her life. Most recently Mollie B appeared as “Mollie B” in a scene of the Warner Brothers movie, “The Mule,” directed and starring Clint Eastwood.  In this scene, Mollie plays piano, trumpet, sings, has one line, and dances with Clint Eastwood.

Seating is very limited for the show and tickets are now on sale exclusively for True Dakotan readers in the area for this week only. Next week, news of the show will be released around the region. Admission is $20 in advance and if tickets are still available the night of the show, $30 at the door. 

To purchase tickets, contact Brian Bergeleen at (605) 539-0014.