With the resurgence of the aggressive COVID pandemic on everyone’s mind, the Huron Area Concert Association is cautiously approaching its 50th anniversary celebration with the first concert beginning Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 pm, in the Huron High School auditorium.
Scheduled to perform will be the Prime Time Trio featuring “Mr. Piano” Bobby van Deusen along with bass and drums.
From his musical training beginning at age 7 through his classical education graduating with distinction, Philadelphia native Bobby van Deusen has performed with Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, Sammy Davis, Jr. and The Dukes of Dixieland.
Now based in the Florida Panhandle, he has been described as a master of the keyboard. Prime Time’s repertoire includes jazz, standards, pops, sing-alongs and lots of humor. You may hear such favorites as “The Pink Panther,” “The Entertainer,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma” and “Moon River,” along with hits from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. A video clip is available on the Allied Concert Services website.
The 2021-2022 season membership drive is currently underway with no price increase. Adult memberships are $50 and a family membership (one/two adults with children 18 and under) is $115. A season membership allows the ticket holder to attend all seven concerts in Huron and, with a reciprocity agreement, concerts in Mitchell, Redfield, Pierre and Gettysburg at no extra charge.
The season tickets will be numbered again this year. A numbered ticket will be required to gain entrance to all concerts and will also be eligible for two cash door prizes of $50 each at all Huron concerts. Individual unnumbered tickets will be available before each concert for $25 but will not be entered into the drawing.
The newly renovated Huron High School, located at 701 18th St. S.W., boasts new lighting and a new sound system in the auditorium, along with renovated entrance with restrooms near the commons area. Concessions will be available during intermission to benefit music scholarships.
HACA gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the CARES ACT grants and the generous support from the South Dakota and Huron Community Foundations, specifically the Wheeler Family Fund and the Craig Matthesen Fund.
The Huron Area Concert Association would not exist without the support of the patrons in the greater Huron community, approximately 16 area counties and towns, our generous business partners, and the numerous volunteers who donate their time and energy to provide the very best line of quality performances.
Additional concerts in upcoming weeks include Ireland’s Greatest Showman David Shannon in Mitchell’s Performing Arts Center on Sept. 14, a cappella group Ball in the House in Pierre on Sept. 21, and Waking Up in America, two sisters from Croatia and their ensemble who will perform American standards and country favorites on Oct. 4 in Huron.
For membership options, please email [email protected] with your name, address and phone number. Or call Emma at 353-4939 or Bob at 350-4118. HACA proudly provides wholesome family friendly entertainment at an affordable price.
The past year has been difficult and the pandemic remains fluid at this point. The executive board of HACA will adhere to the recommendations of the Operations Team of the Beadle County COVID-19 Task Force. To protect all concert patrons, masks will be strongly recommended and social distancing will be in place.