Levitt at the Falls announces 50 free concerts for summer 2023
The 2023 outdoor summer concert series will kick off at the Levitt Shell on Friday, June 2, and feature three to four performances each week through Saturday, Sept. 9.
SIOUX FALLS — Levitt at the Falls will hold more than four dozen concerts at the downtown venue this summer, all of which come without cost to attendees, the organization announced Thursday, May 4.
The 2023 outdoor summer concert series will kick off at the Levitt Shell on Friday, June 2, and feature two to four performances each week through Saturday, Sept. 9.
Opening night will feature acclaimed blues saxophonist and vocalist Vanessa Collier, while closing night will feature Celtic rock favorites the Young Dubliners.
Other season concert highlights include acclaimed international artists Pascuala Ilabaca and Doolin’, South Dakota rock and roll hall of famers and Indigenous hip-hop artists Cocoa Sarai and Mato Wayuhi, as well as a special Fourth of July performance by the U.S. Army Band’s Six-String Soldiers and Grammy-nominated mother and son artists Nnenna and Pierce Freelon.
Levitt at the Falls said this year’s lineup will have a little bit of something for everyone, consisting of local, regional, national and international artists specializing in a variety of genres and musical styles. Performances will include Americana, blues, country, hip-hop, homegrown, indie vibe, rock and roll, women of song and world music.
Music will start at 7 p.m. for each event, and all Levitt events will include opening acts as well as headlining bands, a variety of food vendors and drinks available from JJ’s Wine & Spirits. Each concert will be live-streamed online and projected on the large video board onsite as part of a partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
In addition to evening shows, the organization is returning its Family Series performances, with 10:30 a.m. concerts on five select Saturdays.
“There is much to celebrate and something for everyone to take part in during this much-anticipated 2023 summer season,” said Nancy Halverson, executive director of Levitt at the Falls.
Here’s a look at this summer’s schedule, with these shows starting at 7 p.m.:
Friday, June 2: Vanessa Collier
Saturday, June 3: Davina and the Vagabonds
Thursday, June 8: Yam Haus
Friday, June 9: The Lao Tizer Band
Saturday, June 10: Pascuala Ilabaca
Thursday, June 15: Stillhouse Junkies
Friday, June 16: Nnenna Feelon
Saturday, June 17: Mato Wayuhi
Thursday, June 22: The Boneshakers
Friday, June 23: The Shindellas
Saturday, June 24: La Santa Cecilia
Thursday, June 29: Rowan Grace
Friday, June 30: Annie Mack
Saturday, July 1: Lvcy Moon
Tuesday, July 4: Six-String Soldiers
Thursday, July 6: Fiddles & Friends
Friday, July 7: Frank Waln
Saturday, July 8: Indigenous
Thursday, July 13: Ultra Violet Fever
Friday, July 14: Dee-1
Saturday, July 15: Kings & Associates
Thursday, July 20: The Buckmiller Schwager Band
Friday, July 21: Ax and the Hatchetmen
Saturday, July 22: Tiera Kennedy
Thursday, July 27: The Arcadian Wild
Friday, July 28: Blood Brothers
Saturday, July 29: Ian Flanigan
Thursday, Aug. 3: Never Come Down
Friday, Aug. 4: Radio Free Honduras
Saturday, Aug. 5: Chinobay
Thursday, Aug. 10: Doolin’
Friday, Aug. 11: Bywater Call
Saturday, Aug. 12: Scott Tournet
Thursday, Aug. 17: Robert Jon & The Wreck
Friday, Aug. 18: Presley & Taylor
Saturday, Aug. 19: Cocoa Sarai
Thursday, Aug. 24: Damn Tall Buildings
Friday, Aug. 25: Autumn Kings
Saturday, Aug. 26: Fox Royale
Thursday, Aug. 31: The Contenders
Friday, Sept. 1: DuPont Brass
Saturday, Sept. 2: The Vindys
Thursday, Sept. 7: Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps
Friday, Sept. 8: Little Joe McCarthy & Big Trouble
Saturday, Sept. 9: Young Dubliners
The following Family Series performances have also been announced, with these shows starting at 10:30 a.m.:
Saturday, June 3: Buckets N Boards
Saturday, June 17: Pierce Freelon
Saturday, July 8: Jackie Bird
Saturday, July 22: Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Saturday, Aug. 5: Christian Adeti & Titambe West African Dance Ensemble
More information on this year’s lineup, as well as artist biographies,
can be found on Levitt at the Falls’ website.