ABOUT SUMMER NIGHTS

Our History

Summer Nights is a weekly concert series that runs every Thursday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  It was established by the 2007 Leadership Rapid City class and has entertained Downtown Rapid City since 2008.   Our board is made up of anywhere between 9 – 17 volunteer board members who you will find in red staff shirts on the street each event night.   We also have a number of volunteer organizations that fill the needs that are required in order to pull off this fantastic event for Rapid City.  Summer Nights is funded by the many fantastic sponsors as well as through beverage sales.   All proceeds of the event are donated back to the event volunteer organizations or used to support the equipment and financial needs to prepare for future years.

Summer Nights is a FREE event for all ages. Come join the fun! There’s no better way to experience the vibrant nightlife of Rapid City, SD!

The event occurs every Thursday during the Summer with Happy Hour running from 5:00pm – 6:00pm and the entertainment from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in the heart of downtown Rapid City, SD.

Come Join Us for a Great Night of Music, Food, Beer, and Fun Activities for the Entire Family!

Applications

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer or vendor at Summer Nights, please fill out the appropriate forms through the links below.

Have a question?  Check out our FAQ page or contact us if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns.

Make sure to check out our current schedule, browse our photo gallery, or enjoy videos of past events.

Bands

Entertaining music from amazing bands

Food

World class food provided by local vendors

Drinks

Enjoy a hot summer night with an ice cold beverage

Support Local

Great entertainment provided by local businesses and volunteers

Always Free

There is never any cost for admission to this annual summer event

Contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you might have

2021 SEASON LINE-UP

JUNE 2021

Brandon Jones

Sponsored by Shiner Beers
Genre: Country
June 3rd

32 Below

Sponsored by BH Harley-Davidson & Highmark
Genre: Country/Rock
June 10th

Jagertown

Sponsored by US Bank
Genre: Modern Country
June 17th

Dirty Word with Kat Perkins

Sponsored by Great Western Bank
Genre: Rock
June 24th
JULY 2021

Tripwire

Sponsored by TBA
Genre: Classic Rock
July 1st

October Road

Sponsored by RESPEC
Genre: True Country
July 8th

Zeona Road

Sponsored by Deschutes Brewing
Genre: Country/Rock
July 15th

Slamabama

Sponsored by Midco
Genre: Classic Country
July 22nd

Flannel

Sponsored by GenPro
Genre: Classic Rock
July 29th
AUGUST 2021

Eskimo Brothers

Sponsored by TBA
Genre: Honky Tonk/Rock A Billy
August 5th

Crash Wagon

Sponsored by Traffic Services Company
Genre: Country
August 12th

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

Sponsored by TBA
Genre: Outlaw Country
August 19th

Brianna Helbling

Sponsored by TBA
Genre: Country/Pop
August 26th
SEPTEMBER 2021

BANDS

OUR PARTNERS

Thank you to our Partners. Without their generosity, Summer Nights would not be possible. Please show these businesses that you appreciate their contributions.

LATEST NEWS

OUR SPONSORS

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Have a question, comment, or concern? Looking for ways to volunteer?

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info@rapidcitysummernights.com

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