It’s time to dust off our boots, hang up our hats, and take a moment to reflect on our biggest and best Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo ever! An all-time attendance record was set last week, with over 333,000 individuals visiting our facility and community. Our largest single day ever occurred on Saturday, February 4th, with over 65,000 attendees! Numbers like this are only possible because of the dedication of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center staff, as well as the entire Rapid City community joining together to support the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. For that we thank you all, and look forward to another great turnout in 2013!
A Date Night for Everyone!
With that said, our lineup of events is just beginning! As we all know, next Tuesday marks the most romantic date on the calendar, which means it’s time to plan ahead for that someone special. Instead of fighting the Valentine’s Day crowds, beat the rush by attending an event this weekend, or purchase your tickets ahead of time. Here is a rundown of all that’s happening; the perfect date night for any couple!
Broadway’s Young Frankenstein
When: Friday, February 10 – 7:30pm, Saturday, February 11 – 2:00pm & 7:30pm
The classic Mel Brooks movie is alive! You’ll have a monsterously good time at this spectacular production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical!
Rush vs. Missouri
When: Friday, February 10 – 7:05pm
The Rush are back and ready to battle the Missouri Mavericks in this Friday night matchup. Grab your sweetie, a cold beverage, and cheer on everyone’s favorite hockey team while you enjoy one action-packed date! Plus, don’t forget that Friday’s game will be “Pink at the Rink” in support of the fight against cancer. Players will sport pink jerseys, which will be auctioned off after the game. Proceeds will go to the Regional Cancer Care Institute in Rapid City.
Northern Plains Ultimate Outdoor Expo
When: Friday, February 10 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday, February 11 – 9:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday, February 12 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Do you struggle every year to find the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your boyfriend or husband? Treat him (or her!) to a day full of events geared to the outdoor explorer or recreational enthusiast. With over 100 vendors, the Expo will showcase a huge variety of products, as well as various seminars, activities for the kids, and even a brand new Ladies’ Lounge!
Snowstorm Music Tour
When: Tuesday, February 14 – 6:30pm
For those looking to celebrate on Valentine’s evening, join the crowd as the Snowstorm Music Tour heats up the chilly weather. With hip-hop and pop sensations T-Pain and Gym Class Heroes, the evening’s lineup will have you and your date swooning not only over each other, but to some of your favorite tunes.
River North Dance Chicago
When: Saturday, February 18 – 7:30pm
Missed the festivities of Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered! Bring that special someone to an elegant evening of music and dance. Dedicated to the creative advancement, presentation, and preservation of jazz based contemporary dance, River North Dance Chicago features dance professionals that will leave you breathless. And when you purchase your tickets from February 10th through February 14th, receive an additional 15% off!
No matter what type of events you enjoy, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is sure to have the perfect date night for you and your sweetheart…or your group of girlfriends, family outing, co-workers, siblings…you name it!
PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY!