40th Festival in the Park

DAY 2 of Festival in the Park

The Festival in the Park is one of the largest outdoor summer arts festivals in the upper Midwest. Festival in the Park is sponsored by the The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, a non-profit organization and all proceeds are used to produce the annual festival and assist other arts activities in the greater Spearfish area.

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FIP Concert: Mighty Brother Band

The headliner concert of the first night of Festival in the Park is New Orleans band, Mighty Brother. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the band (videos!)

ADMISSION: One $5 wristband gets you in for all events at Festival in the Park on July 14.

40th FESTIVAL in the PARK: Wristband Night

 

The 40th Festival in the Park kicks off in Spearfish City Park with Wristband Night. A wristband ($5) purchase is part of our largest fundraiser of the year.  Funds support The Matthews in continuing children’s programs and community outreach.

Only those wearing wristbands will be able to preview the vendor booths and enjoy the live entertainment on the Watering Hole stage.

The remaining two days of the Festival are free.

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FIP Concert: Jimmy On Anything

First live entertainment of the 40th Festival in the Park

Jimmy On Anything is the opener for Mighty Brothers (at 6pm).

CLICK HERE to learn more about Jimmy (video too)

ADMISSION: One $5 wristband gets you in for all events at Festival in the Park on July 14.

 

2017 Festival in the Park Schedule & Entertainment Lineup

Get ready for a great 3-days at the 40th Festival in the Park (FIP).  Scroll down for events and entertainment line-up. 

Friday Wristbands

You may pre-purchase wristbands from the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, Visit Spearfish, Bay Leaf Cafe, and The Matthews Art Gallery. *Children ten and under are free if with a paid adult. 

Of course, you can buy your wristbands at any of the park entrances and the Watering Hole Friday night.

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New Orleans band, Mighty Brother, headlines the 40th Festival in the Park

The first evening of the 40th Festival in the Park brings Mighty Brother to the Watering Hole Stage from 6-10 p.m., Friday, July 14, at Spearfish Canyon Park.

ADMISSION: This is The Matthews’ fundraising night. Therefore, admission to this event is by the purchase of a $5 wristband at the entrance of the park, or at the entrance of the Watering Hole. 

Mighty Brother is a New Orleans-based indie rock band captained by songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster. They are crewed by a dynamic saxophonist, Jonah Devine, and airtight rhythm section, Kirk Duplantis and Quinn Sternberg. (scroll down for more details and videos)

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“Jimmy on Anything” opens for Mighty Brothers at Festival in the Park, July 14

The first evening of the 40th Festival in the Park starts with Jimmy on Anything, (the opening band for Mighty Brothers) from 4-6 p.m., Friday, July 14, in the Watering Hole at Spearfish Canyon Park. (scroll down for more about JOA and video)

ADMISSION: This is The Matthews’ fundraising night. Therefore, admission to this event is by the purchase of a $5 wristband at the entrance of the park, or at the entrance of the Watering Hole. 

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Eliza Blue concert kicks off day 2 of the 40th Festival in the Park

 

On the second day of the 40th Festival in the Park Eliza Blue performs on the Watering Hole Stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Spearfish Canyon Park.

ADMISSION: This is a FREE event!

Eliza Blue is a writer, folk singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Her original music has received national press, including write-ups in the New York Times blog and Minneapolis Star Tribune, and she has shared the stage with such greats as Billy Bragg, Kelly Jo Phelps, and Channy Lenaugh, of the band Polica(scroll down for more details and videos)

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Local band NUNSUN, performs at Festival in the Park, July 15

On the second day of the 40th Festival in the Park local band, NUNSUN, performs on the Watering Hole Stage from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Spearfish Canyon Park.

ADMISSION: This is a FREE event!

The prodigious young Spearfish singer/songwriter, Brock Anundson, and his neo-rock vision have fueled his acoustic originals.  After his first CD release in 2014, it just clicked, and the sounds grew with inspiration from Brock’s son, Hendrix, and wife, Kalene. The project was soon joined by guitarist, Eric Walker, who spiced up the mix with a powerful solo influence. (scroll down for more details)

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