Annual summer arts festival planned at USD

Annual summer arts festival planned at USD The University of South Dakota campus will host the ninth Annual Missouri River Summer Arts and Music Festival on June 15-16. Events will take place on the Old Main Quadrangle on the USD campus in Vermillion.

Hands-on activities will include many different categories of art, including basket weaving, blacksmithing, raku pottery and candle making. Concerts will be given every hour by 11 musicians and musical groups in a variety ofstyles. Musical artists in this year's lineup include Dakota Pipes and Drums; South Dakota Jazz Quartet; Ann Zimmerman; Glen Road; Cathy Barton and Dave Para; Dennis Warner; Greenwood Tree; Kickland; Johnson and Martin; Vermillion Community Choir; Carib Coyotes and Slainte.

Families are welcome to attend these events, and special programs for children will take place under the children's tent. In addition to a variety of arts and crafts activities, there will be performances by the Freshwater Pearls Punch and Judy show and the Discovery Mime Theatre.

A wide variety of festival foods are also planned for the weekend, including homemade ice cream, Indian tacos, kettle corn, funnel cakes and more.

For more information on the Missouri River Summer Arts and Music Festival, visit

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