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December 9, 2017 - December 9, 2017


Historic Homestake Opera House, 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD


The popular Black Hills Cowboy Christmas concerts and dance will feature more than a dozen regional and state-wide performers this year and will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Historic Homestake Opera House located at 313 West Main Street, Lead.

This exciting annual Christmastime event is sponsored in part by Black Hills Badlands Tourism Association, and Northern Hills Dental.

The show is featured twice on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm evening show followed by a down-home cowboy music dance.

NEW this year is the brand-new interior plasterwork restoration within the theater.

This year’s award-winning performer lineup includes cowboy musician Paul Larson of Rochford; South Dakota fiddler champion Kenny Putnam; singer/songwriter performer Boyd Bristow of Sioux Falls; Black Hills singer/songwriter Jami Lynn; guitarist/singer bassist/singer Chet Murray from Rapid City; cowboy poet/comedian Chuck Larsen; cowboy western performers Allen & Jill Kirkham of Custer; The Wilt Brothers Band, and vocalist Sarah Carlson of Lead.

The lineup for the concerts and dance is always packed with talent and new additions to each annual show.

“The true spirit of Christmas is felt in this show,” says Paul Larson, co-organizer and cowboy music performer. “Add in the acoustics in the Homestake Opera House and these unbelievably talented performers … and you’ve got a beautiful experience,” says Larson. “The Christmas concert pieces are soulful and fulfilling and the dance is that down-home, old-fashioned cowboy dance.”

“There’s nothing like Christmastime in the Black Hills,” says Sarah Carlson, HHOH Executive Director and co-organizer and performer. “This is one of those events in which you will leave changed. The whole show lifts your spirits.”

No food is allowed in the theater at this time due to the restoration.
Click the link to purchase and reserve your ticket and for a list of dinner reservations for participating Black Hills Cowboy Christmas restaurants.

Wine, beer, and soda will be available for purchase.

Tickets are reserved; seating is open/first-come, first served. To purchase tickets by credit card, call the box office at 605-584-2067, or purchase online at HomestakeOperaHouse.org. To purchase by cash/check in person tickets are available in the HHOH office from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the back entrance of the building at 308 Julius Street, Lead.

Proceeds from the event support ongoing music programming, restoration projects, and operations at the Historic Homestake Opera House. Free parking is located behind the building, on Main Street, and lot parking within four blocks or less from the theater. The building is wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices are also available.

For more information, contact HHOH Executive Director Sarah Carlson at 605-584-2067 or homestakeoperahouse@gmail.com.

The HHOH is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide arts and culture and educational opportunities for generations to come. Support for the HHOH is provided in part by the HHOH annual members, the City of Lead, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation. The HHOH is a equal opportunity provider and employer.

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