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Black Hills Opry with Brent Morris & Dion Pride

Historic Homestake Opera House
Event organized by Historic Homestake Opera House

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LEAD, SD – Black Hills visitors and residents alike are invited once again to enjoy a down-home South Dakota Saturday night experience with the Black Hills Opry, an old-time classic country concerts series, back for a second year at the Historic Homestake Opera House (HHOH) at 313 W. Main Street.

Aces & Eights classic country trio is the house band for the series and consists of three Black Hills musicians: Kim Bachman of Belle Fourche, SD on mandolin, banjo, guitar, and vocals; Harland Allen of Sturgis, SD, guitar and vocals; and Pegie Douglas, of Hot Springs, SD on bass.

From the Black Hills of South Dakota there is no mistaking that deep baritone voice of Brent Morris. He’s a true throwback to the sound of the country legends. When Brent strikes the strings of that guitar and belts out a classic, you will find yourself on a journey to the nostalgic past. He's a country gentleman with a fierce love of true country music.

Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through his performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi-talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011. With his impressive talent, honest heart and dedication, Dion Pride, is leaving his own mark on country music. His musical abilities appeared at an early age when he learned to plays guitar, piano, drums and bass and by fourteen, he was performing. But while touring with his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material, the audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back.

The Black Hills Opry format provides an entertainment mix of stories, and old-time classic country music by the likes of Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings. Other genre styles such as bluegrass and Americana also are woven through the series with special guest performers a each show.

The show is appropriate for all ages and takes place once a month May through August.

Showtime is 7:00 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for HHOH members and tour groups, $10 students (with college/high school ID) and $5 for kids age 10 to 17. The ticket booth opens one hour prior to showtime.

Tickets are available online at homestakeoperahouse.org or by calling the HHOH office at 605-584-2067 or at the door. The ticket booth is open one hour prior to showtime. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase. Free off-street and free lot parking is available within 4 blocks of the building. The building is accessible for wheelchairs.

Black Hills Opry is sponsored in part by Black Hills Tourism Association through the SD Dept. of Tourism, KEVN Black Hills Fox TV, and the South Dakota Arts Council through the SD Dept. of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Support for the HHOH is provided by annual members, the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, the City of Lead.

The HHOH is dedicated to returning the Opera House to productive use for the enrichment of the region through arts, culture, and educational opportunities. The HHOH is a equal opportunity provider and employer.