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Music of South Dakota

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Music of South Dakota

The United States state of South Dakota has an official state song, "Hail, South Dakota!", written by DeeCort Hammitt. The state's largest city, Sioux Falls, is home to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. The town of Vermillion hosts the National Music Museum.


  • Music Institutions and Venues 1
  • Notable South Dakota Musicians 2
  • Blues and jazz 3
  • References 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Music Institutions and Venues

The town of Spearfish is home to the High Plains Heritage Center and Museum, which hosts the National Cowboy Song and Poetry Hall of Fame commemorating cowboy performers like Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Patsy Montana, Jim Bob Tinsley, and Badger Clark. Rapid City, one of the major cultural centers in the state and hosts the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. Other popular musical attractions, such as the Dakota Country Family Music Show and the Mountain Music Show, both near Custer. Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival-SD is held at the Prairie Village located in Madison South Dakota and is a pure country music festival that has been attracting big crowds to camp and enjoy many of Nashville's country music stars. The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival is held every year in June and is operated by the Rapid City Arts Council, while the town of Deadwood hosts the WestFest gathering every year as well.[1]

Notable South Dakota Musicians

Blues and jazz

South Dakota has produced a number of fine blues musicians including the band Indigenous.

Jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist Boyd Raeburn was born in Faith. Tuba player Bob Stewart was born in Sioux Falls.

The city of Sioux Falls hosts the annual Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival.


  • Byron, Janet (1996). Country Music Lover's Guide to the U.S.A. (1st ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 182–184.  


  1. ^ Byron, pgs. 182 - 184

External links

  • "Hail! South Dakota" lyrics and downloadable music
  • Official page of the South Dakota Symphony
  • National Music Museum
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