Rapid City Summer Nights

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!


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.

Contact us if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns.

Check out our current schedule, browse our photo gallery, or enjoy videos of past events.