Custer Appreciation Blowout
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Custer Appreciation Blowout

The Custer Beacon is going dark for the winter, but before we close our doors for renovations, we want to give back to our wonderful town with an all-out, no-holds-barred, we-don't-care-if-its-freezing-out, jam fest to say thank you for an incredible summer of good times. Also we have a lot of beer to get rid of, so bundle up and come help us toast to a fabulous summer in Custer!
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LIVE MUSIC 6PM-12AM featuring:

Chris Huisenga - 6pm
- Spearfish Singer/Songwriter
Deer John Doe - 7:30pm
- Country/Rockabilly/Honkytonk
The Wilt Brothers Band - 9pm
- Classic Country Legacy Band from the Black Hills.
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*** Specials ***
$5 Drafts
$3 Domestics
Incredible food from Ro-Batta Grill featuring the best RAMEN in the black hills, as well as other tasty things to warm you up!

See you at the beacon!

#thebeaconislit

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Jami Lynn
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jami Lynn

Hailing from the Great Plains of eastern South Dakota, Jami Lynn began performing folk and bluegrass music at the age of thirteen. It took little coaxing from her grandfather to make the transition from the audience to the stage, where old-time country, polka, and regional folk music reigned supreme. Now days, she performs original folk music accompanied on claw-hammer banjo and finger-style guitar. She performs solo, with with Sioux Falls based band, The JAS Quintet, and as one half of folk duo The Nesters. When not performing for public audiences, Jami also brings folk music to elementary students and hospital systems through the South Dakota State Arts Council’s Artists in the Schools & Communities program and Touring Artist program.

 www.jamilynnmusic.com

 

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Six Mile Road
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Six Mile Road

Six Mile Road has been entertaining audiences with finely crafted jam-heavy Americana Bluegrass for over 20 years. They're bringing their signature fast-pickin' fiddle-sawin' barn-burnin' sound to Custer to help us light the Beacon for the 2018 Buffalo Round-Up weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/SixMileRoad/

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Derek DeYong
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Derek DeYong

The Custer Beacon is proud to welcome Derek Deyong. The Black Hill's finest One Man Band! With a guitar, a suitcase, a tambourine and a harmonica, Derek delights audiences with original music and a plethora of covers.

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Cimarron Band
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Cimarron Band

Cimarron is a four piece band playing a variety of classic and newer country and rock music. All from the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Larry Galbraith - Guitar, Vocals
Larry Porterfield - Guitar, Keys, Vocals, 
Bill Brown - Bass, Vocals
Bill Trewhella - Drums, Vocals

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Karaoke Night
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Karaoke Night

Have you been waiting for your chance to get up and rock the stage at the hottest new venue in the Black Hills? Have you dreamt of thunderous applause enveloping you as you belt the final chorus of Purple Rain to a packed room of adoring fans?

Well your time has come - It's Karaoke Night at The Custer Beacon!!

Brush up on your rock moves and warm up in the car. We're gonna be singing our hearts out all night long.

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100 Proof
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

100 Proof

100 Proof is a high energy variety cover band out of Rapid City, SD featuring power vocals and talented musicians to get you dancing! This seasoned group can does it all, country, classics, southerns, 80's, 90's, hard rock, blues, Top 40 and more!

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Kim & The Cue Balls
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Kim & The Cue Balls

Kim and the Cue Balls is a 3 piece old time rock and roll band with a splash of country, gospel, blues and originals to round out their toe tapping, finger snapping, make-you-wanna-dance sets. 

Kim Plender’s award winning voice and guitar are backed by Dan Mulally’s rocking piano and Mark Pecora’s walking bass.

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Mark Joseph
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Joseph

A solider in the name of soul, Mark Joseph has worked with countless musicians, producers and collaborators and played over 1,000 shows in the last ten years. Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the Midwest, he pushes the envelope musically searching for the hottest players, grooves and cuts. Focusing on an improv/freestyle approach to his live shows, Mark Joseph never fails to work the crowd into a frenzy!

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Brandon Sprague
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Brandon Sprague

The Custer Beacon is thrilled to welcome Brandon Sprague and the Brandon Sprague Blues Band.

Brandon Sprague is one of the premier guitarists in the world of blues music. He has shared the stage with legends like BB King, The Doobie Brothers, George Thorogood, Joan Jett, Edgar Winter, and more. Brandon has played in festivals and in arenas all over the states, and is influenced by the greatest blues and rock guitar masters. The Brandon Sprague Blues Band hails from Deadwood, SD, and has been providing Black Hills with the highest caliber of blues for over a decade.

$5 cover | Doors @ 5 | Music @ 7pm

 

 

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Humbletown
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Humbletown

Dylan James and Morgan Lee form Humbletown: an eclectic folk duo based in South Dakota. Humbletown plays a combination of original and cover songs from folk to bluegrass to jazz. Morgan came to South Dakota from California, where she traded her electric bass for a banjo and never looked back. Ten years later she is performing alongside veteran flat-picker and South Dakota native, Dylan James whose distinctive  solos, stay true to traditional bluegrass while weaving undertones of rock, jazz, blues, and contemporary music.

Dylan and Morgan play five instruments between them: guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and ukulele. Dylan’s love for the Black Hills and Morgan’s passion for the prairie and Missouri River weave a strong undercurrent through their music. 

https://humbletownband.com/

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JJ Kent
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

JJ Kent

The Custer Beacon is proud to welcome the Black Hills Legend, JJ Kent.

JJ KENT is a recording artist, formerly with Brykas Records in Nashville, later with Prestige Records in London, England. Currently with Spirit Wind Records in New York. In 2009, he was the winner of the Coveted Native American Music Awards "Flutist of the Year" and three time nominee for "Artist of the Year ". Recipient of the " Male Vocalist of the Year " in 1988 from the Wyoming Rocky Mountain Country Music Foundation, and in 1990 from the Major Independent Record Label Assn. 

 

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Anna Robins
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Anna Robins

A roaming, musical entity of the American Midwest, Anna Robins is a growing songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for relatable and immersing music. Her original style combines the honest conversations of contemporary music with the driving rhythms and touching melodies of her folk roots. And you won’t be disappointed with her popular covers including Alanis Morissette, the Cranberries, Lorde, and Brandi Carlile

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The River Liffey Boys
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

The River Liffey Boys

Extemperaniously Efficacious/Blue Irish Grass Band providing traditional, pan-celtic, and adult pub entertainment based out of the Black Hills.

The Band: 

Peter Roth ~ Guitar, Vocals, Bodhrán, Washboard
Bruce Wiens ~ Guitar, Banjitar, Vocals
Nick Huntington ~ Banjo, Bass, Vocals

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The Stacy Block Band
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Stacy Block Band

Stacy Block is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Black Hills of South Dakota. He plays a mixture of original material, old country, new country and classic rock. Alone, Stacy is a one man jukebox and will get the crowd stomping their feet to their favorite song.  When joined by his band, these gents put on an irresistible show that everyone will love.  

Bass: Tim Lorenz
Drums: Nate Williamson
Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin/vocals: Stacy Block

Stacy is available for solo, and full-band performances

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WhiteWater Ramble
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

WhiteWater Ramble

- $5 -

Described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary- less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.

Their debut studio album All Night Drive was released in the summer of 2010 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. It was produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and features 12 original genre- bending tracks.

The band is back in the studio again for the 2013 release of Roots & Groove which again features Tim Carbone at the helm producer. Roots & Groove brings shows the band expanding on their genre- bending sound while introducing new elements to the WWR repertoire.

WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, Members of the String Cheese Incident, Particle, Hot Buttered Rum, Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, DJ Logic, Donna The Buffalo, The Contribution, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

Based in Fort Collins, CO, WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. With over 800+ performances under their belt, the group has truly established themselves as one of the hardest working groups in the jam scene today.

A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like the Northwest String Summit, Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, 80/35 Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, The Wildflower Pavilion at RockyGrass, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks Music Festival, Love Your Mother Earth Music Festival, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

WhiteWater Ramble is:

Patrick Sites – Mandolin/Vocals

Damon Wood – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

David Becher – Upright Bass/Vocals

Andy Reiner – Fiddle/Vocals

Ryan Sapp – Drums

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Weathered - 'Stranger Here' Release Tour
Aug
14
7:30 AM07:30

Weathered - 'Stranger Here' Release Tour

"Weathered is an alternative rock band from Saint Paul, MN. Recently signed to Facedown Records, they have made a name for themselves with heartfelt songwriting and passionate performances. Combining delicate moments and intimate vocals with raging guitars and pounding drums Weathered's live performance is sure to be an experience you won't soon forget.

https://www.facebook.com/WeatheredMN

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Joining them is alternative singer/songwriter Luke Dean under the moniker Vagabonds. Vagabonds hails from Grand Rapids, MI. Armed with cutting lyrics and memorable melodies, the music of Vagabonds will leave an imprint on all who listen."

https://www.facebook.com/VagabondsMichigan/

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Two A.M.
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Two A.M.

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Two A.M. is a hard-rock 3-piece from Sundance, Wyoming playing original music sprinkled with fresh covers of groove-thick garage-rock classics. Rooted in the classic blend of rich bass, shredding guitar, and energized drums, their sound is designed to get you on the floor, one way or another.

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D-Dawg & The Tailwaggers
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

D-Dawg & The Tailwaggers

D-Dawg and The Tailwaggers play a plethora of favorite tunes from the heyday of American pop culture.  These seasoned South Dakota Rock n Roll Hall of fame inductees have well over a century of combined musical experience and will dig deep into their bag of tricks to provide a musical journey that keeps the audience entertained and dancing. 

 

The Band:

Dickie Dawson ( guitar, vocals),

Fred Sayler ( drums, vocals)

Mike O’Brien (bass, vocals)  

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Harmony In The Hills
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Harmony In The Hills

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These fine pickers are a group of friends who truly enjoy music and the harmonies they make together. They love country and gospel music with some bluegrass thrown in too.

The Band:

Roy & Marcia Kenobbie

Katie Lautenschlager

Becky Vogt

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Chris Huisenga
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Huisenga

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Chris Huisenga is a Spearfish-based singer/songwriter whose style can be described as antyhing from "rhythmic blues rock" to "indie acoustic" and anything in between. His lyrics focus on honesty, and almost anyone can find something ot relate to in his words and music. 

In August 2017 Chris was named the songwriter of the month by the South Dakota Songwriters Association and was featured in on their "Singing Buffalo Sessions EP". Chris released his debut album "All My Friends & A Girl" in April, 2018.

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No Exit
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

No Exit

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No Exit is a local 4-piece band out of Rapid City. The gentleman all have a rock and metal background, while the lady in front has a background in jazz. They decided to collaborate and mix the two forming a beautiful and unique sound and thus became a Blues/Rock band. They play a variety of covers putting their own flair and twist to them and play some fantastic originals as well that are sure to please the ears! 

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Carrie Fischer and Ivan
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Carrie Fischer and Ivan

Carrie Fischer is an imagineer, composer, guitar picker, songwriter, and a lifetime musician with a bottomless repertoire of songs. Ivan is a 'no last name' drummer who has toured all over the country keeping time with countless groups on countless stages. Together, they are veterans of the music scene in the black hills and will be gracing the Custer Beacon's stage all through the week of the Sturgis rally as our house band.

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