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25191 Cooperative Way | P.O. Box 792
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Phone: (605) 673-4461
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Community Events

Community Events

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:00am to Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:00pm

Schedule of Events

Friday September 22, 2017

Bunkhouse Tales at the Kaan Ranch Wagon Barn.

5:00 pm Steak Fry at the Kaan Ranch Wagon Barn
6:00 pm Music & Poetry in the barn and on the deck

Saturday September 23, 2017

Badger Clark Cowboy Gathering at the Mueller Center in Hot Springs

  1. 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Poet's Workshop - Mueller Center, Hot Springs 1:00 pm - Poets on stage at the Mueller Center, Hot Springs

    3:00 - 5:00 pm - Pegie Douglas and the Badger Set Band

    7:00 pm - Ramblin Rangers, Suzie Knight and Campfire Concerto who is Paul Larson, Kenny
    Putman, Boyd Bristol & Chet Murray

Sit Back & Enjoy!

Featured artists

Paul Larson

Paul is grateful to have the opportunity to write and play his music in many places, but likes most to sing with his good friends on the radio, at Gatherings, at The Moonshine Gulch Saloon in Rochford, in Hill City and the area that surrounds him.

susie knight

"From poet to clown and from singer to storyteller, Susie Knight Entertainment in the Denver, Colorado area, offers an amazingly talented live entertainer able to take on different characters and personas. Performing as a professional since 1999, Susie Knight has spent years making audiences laugh, sigh, and cry with joy, and applaud with enthusiasm for her creative performances ".Susie Knight Website 

Boyd Bristow

Boyd is another long-time member of A South Dakota Acoustic Christmas. He is a singer/songwriter and veteran musician who has played with Blueberry Buckle, The Red Willow Band and Vince Two Eagles in Europe. Besides being a star instrumentalist, Boyd is a terrific singer and responsible for the recording and production on may CD recordings with a solo project entitled “Cloudless Sky”.

Kenny Putnam

This energetic well-known fiddler is a two-SD Fiddle Champ, began touring and recording with The Red Willow Band in 1975. He was invited by the Smithsonian institution in 1975 and 1976 to participate in The Festival of American Folk life, demonstrating violin-making and playing

Chet Murray

Chet has been a musical fixture in the Black Hills since 1987, playing with many popular Black Hills music groups with a variety of genres. He studied music at Northern State College studying trumpet and voice. His roots in music go back 40+ years when he started playing rhythm guitar with The Ribbonaires, a group that his dad Chet Murray, Sr. was a member when they lived in Faith, SD.

Cowboy concerto

The Cowboy Concerto features Paul Larson, Boyd Bristow, Kenny Putnam & Chett Murray


pegie douglas & "the Badger Sett band "


THE BADGER SETT BAND formed in 2012 to present THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BADGER CLARK, SOUTH DAKOTA'S FIRST POET LAUREATE. The show honors the life, poetry, and music of Badger Clark who lived in Hot Springs from around 1910-1925 and Custer State Park from 1925-1957. Badger is buried in Hot Springs.


Ramblin' Rangers

Bonnie Jo and Brad Exton, former park/forest rangers, based out of Hot Springs SD, bring a special insight to their story-telling. Songs that history claims, that awaken the nostalgic need slumbering in our souls.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions or anything on your mind about our gathering.

some of our
 wonderful supporters

Black Hills Western Arts Council

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00am to 10:30am

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Fairburn Community Bazaar will be Saturday, November 4, beginning with a roast beef dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairburn Civic Center. A live auction will follow. For more information, call 605-255-4807

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Homes for the Holidays, presented by Black Hills Symphony League, will be in Rapid City, S.D. on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The Tour of five homes, decorated for the holidays, runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A Reception follows from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City.

Admission tickets for the Sunday tour are $15, purchased in advance. Ticket outlets are listed online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door of any home for $20.  

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm


Borgund Lodge's Lille Norge Fest will be Saturday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Activity Center, 2900 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City, S.D. There will be Scandinavian foods – rosettes, rice pudding, lefse, rommegrot, fruit soup, puff pastry and krumkake for purchase. You can do a little Christmas shopping for crafts such as hardanger, rosemaling, woodcarving, as well as Scandinavian gifts. Buy yourself some lunch – steamburgers, polse, pie and coffee. Enjoy the entertainment – music and folk dancing – throughout the day.


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