2020 Open Stage

Thanks to all our sponsors, performers, and audience members, its going to be another great season!

Open Stage has been cancelled for March 14th and 28th. Please continue to check back as we may be re-scheduling.

2020 Open Stage

January 11 & 25
February 8
March 14 & 28- CANCELLED

at High Country Guest Ranch

Dinner at 5:30 to benefit the Hill City Young Life

Show starts at 6pm



Open Stage, Hill City Arts Council’s winter music showcase, ushers in each new year with shows in January, February, and March. In addition to livening up the local scene in the dark of winter, Open Stage gives new talent and seasoned acts alike a supportive place to hone their craft. It also helps local promoters find and hire performers for summer shows and festivals. Local and regional singer/songwriters and poets are regulars, but storytellers, dancers, jugglers, and joke tellers are welcome too. The audience’s free-will donations help support our scholarship program and art education grants for local kids.

We are thrilled to have the Hill City Young Life provide dinner this year. $12 will buy you a delicious homemade meal and supports the organization as they prepare for the coming year’s events and activities.

2020 Sponsors

2019 Steve Thorpe Award

Winner: Steve Linde

(photo by Jukka Huhtiniemi)

Steve Linde’s regular participation in Open Stage, support of the program throughout the years, and encouragement of other musicians meant he was an obvious choice for this award. He makes every song he sings his own, making him a crowd favorite.

January 11: Thomas & Marilyn Novotney, Heart of the Hills Catering by Shelly Engelbrecht

January 25: A Gracious and Anonymous Sponsor

February 8: Melanie & Mark Fiegen

March 14:   Wally Matush and Randy Berger & Janna Emmel and Perky Pine Coffee

March 28: Ron & Carol Walker and Sherri & Jeff Liddell and State Farm Financial Services, Agent Steve Engelbrecht


Additional funding provided by:


High Country Guest Ranch
Black Hills Energy


Thanks to all of our sponsors!


 Want to be a sponsor? Check out the links below or call the Hill City Arts Council at 605-574-2810. You can also email us at info@hillcityarts.org. Your support is greatly appreciated!


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