May Events at the Matthews

May 3, 2021


It feels so good to have live concerts back at the Matthews! This month we have not one, but TWO opportunities for you to hear some fantastic live music!

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we are hosting South Dakota-based musicians Gordy Pratt, Dalyce Sellers, and Kenny Putnam as the first featured performers of our Homegrown Sessions. The concert is free with no reserved seating, a free-will donation is suggested.

And just a few days after that, we will be hosting our first jazz concert in several months! Jazz with the Potters & Friends features husband/wife duo Orion & Stacey Potter, as well as a phenomenal band of area musicians. This jazz concert will feature both jazz standards and modern classics. And of course, we’ll have some great wine on hand to enjoy!

We currently have an open Call for Artists! This is for anyone interested in displaying and selling their artwork in our gallery throughout the rest of the year. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen by both area locals and tourists. Make sure to check out how to apply below.

Finally, children’s theatre is BACK! Registration is open through May 26 so make sure to get your kiddos ages 2nd – 12th grade signed up. We have two great productions this year!

Keep scrolling to find out more!

The Matthews Staff

Homegrown Sessions
Gordy Pratt, Dalyce Sellers, Kenny Putnam​​​​​​​
May 9 | 2:00 PM | Mother’s Day!
FREE CONCERT! Free-will donation is suggested.

Gordy Pratt, Dalyce Sellers, and Kenny Putnam are kicking off the Matthews Opera House & Art Center’s new Homegrown Sessions on May 9 at 2:00 pm with a live concert.

Enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day afternoon with some cowboy country music and even a little bit of harmonic yodeling.

Open Call for Artists
Deadline: May 11 at 5 pm

The Matthews announces openings for new artists of the Black Hills in the South Dakota/Wyoming region to be juried into the non-profit art gallery. Artist applications are due before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11.

Applications can be found at the link below should be submitted via email to Heather Evans, gallery manager, at [email protected]

The Matthews will begin exhibiting the work of contracted artists on Tuesday, May 25.

“A Night of Ursula” with Marsha Mittman
May 13 | 7:00 pm
FREE Virtual Presentation

Close out the NEA Big Read with a virtual presentation from Marsha Mittman, local author, and humanitarian. This presentation will be dedicated to the works and themes of Ursula K. Le Guin, author of “A Wizard of Earthsea” with a look at her works in terms of Taoism and “The Path” that Ged is on.

This virtual presentation will be posted on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and uploaded to the Matthews’ website.

Jazz with the Potters & Friends
May 14 | 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 adults, $7 youth & BHSU students

Performing jazz favorites, both modern and classic, husband/wife duo Orion & Stacey Potter are performing at the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center on Friday, May 14 at 7:00 pm.

They bring along a fantastic band consisting of Ray Keller, Shawn Parker, Chet Murray, & Connie Hubbard

Registration Open for Froelich Young Actors Guild
Register before May 26

Summer children’s theatre is back at the Matthews Opera House! Registration for the Froelich Young Actors Guild is open until May 26.
This program is for kids going into 2nd through 12th grades. Performances will be June 25 – 27. More information and registration forms can be downloaded at the link below

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