Thursdays on the Square

Thursday Nights, May 31 to Aug. 30, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday nights at Main Street Square return with a new twist in 2018. Thursdays on the Square is a weekly, summer entertainment series featuring a robust lineup, family-friendly activities, and a vibrant crowd. Meet in the heart of the city on the lawn at Main Street Square to enjoy Downtown Rapid City’s premier outdoor entertainment series from 6 to 9 p.m., on Thursdays, from May 31 to Aug. 30. Grab a bite to eat from one of our delicious food vendors and cool off with an assortment of refreshments in the Bud Light Beverage Garden. 

Find something fun for everyone in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone encompassing Sixth St., with inflatables, the Main Street Square Fun Express train, face painting, games, and more. 

Enjoy two different genres of entertainment every week in Downtown Rapid City, one on the Main Street Square stage at Sixth and Main St., and the other on the Summer Nights stage at Seventh and St. Joseph St. View the Summer Nights stage schedule HERE.

2018 Schedule
Thursday, May 31*
Splash into summer with a celebration of the Main Street Square fountains on the opening Thursday of the series. The fountains will officially open on Thursday, May 24.

Thursday, June 7*
Black Hills Top Talent, a talent show held in partnership with HomeSlice Media Group, will bring out the best in local talent. The winner of the talent show will have the chance to open for Kory and the Fireflies on Thursday, June 14.

Thursday, June 14*
Jam out to Kory and the Fireflies, pop-rock with a punch. The nationally-renowned, Sioux Falls band sing original tunes along with your favorite pop rock covers.

Thursday, June 21
Make Music Black Hills featuring Beer Choir | Allied Arts Fund

Thursday, June 28*
Weekly Sponsor: Black Hills Federal Credit Union
The battle of the ivories returns to the Main Street Square stage, with 176 Keys Dueling Pianos’ all-ages show, The Fun Pianos.

Thursday, July 5 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Private Event
The fountains and part of the lawn will still be accessible to the public. 

Thursday, July 12 
Karaoke with Colt 45

Thursday, July 19*
Weekly Sponsor: Liberty Tax
80’s Station brings the Freemont Street experience to Downtown Rapid City. Las Vegas’s finest 1980s tribute band will keep you dancing with new wave, old school hip-hop, and rock covers.

Thursday, July 26*
Weekly Sponsor: A&W All American Food
Dogs Without Sweaters is celebrating 28 years as a band at Main Street Square by giving away 28 CDs and performing crowd favorite rock and pop covers, including “Sweet Caroline” and “Mony Mony.”

Thursday, Aug. 2*
Honoring our Patriots Night
Celebrate our local heroes during Honoring Our Patriots Night, where The Georgia Satellites, best known for crashing into the southern rock scene with 1986 hit “Keep Your Hands to Yourself,” will take the stage.

Thursday, Aug. 9
Fish Stories Live: Stretching the Truth on Main Street Square | Fishing Buddy Studios

Thursday, Aug. 16*
SD Mines Hardrocker Night
Weekly Sponsor: SD Mines
SD Mines Hardrocker Night kicks off Fall Semester 2018 with a rocking concert, student-athletes, and exciting demos.

Thursday, Aug. 23
Available for community organizations to rent the Square.

Thursday, Aug. 30
Featuring Kenny Putnam, Jami Lynn, and James Van Nuys.

*Event hosted by Main Street Square.

Series Entertainment Co-Sponsor

2018 Beverage Garden Sponsor


2018 Kidz Zone Co-Sponsors


2018 Media Sponsor

Homeslice Sponsor