Thursday Night in Campbell Park begins 36th season


HURON — Thursday Night in Campbell Park will begin its 36th year this summer starting June 16 and ending August 25.

Organizers are excited to announce this summer’s lineup that is filled with amazing talent.

In 1986, Campbell Park Family Activities was founded by Roger Kasa.  

With music being one of his many passions, he developed this program for people to gather at the park and enjoy the City Band concerts that were held every Thursday throughout the summer.   

The response was so overwhelming that a committee was formed to plan and implement a scheduled program that has continued each year since.  

During the first year, a fundraiser was conducted to redo the Veterans Memorial, which was located at the north end of the park. It was later moved to its current location on Third and Wisconsin, where it  was dedicated in 2009.  More was added and an enhancement dedication was held May 26, 2014.  It has been such a great way to support the local military.

The Thursday Night Family program has continued and is now on its second and third generations of Kasa’s family. His daughter, Lisa Wolf, began serving on the committee in the 1990s and took over when her parents moved to Sioux Falls in 2012. Her brother, Mike Kasa, took over for sound, and now his son Ryan Kasa is filling that role. Wolf’s daughter, Sarah Wolf, has joined the committee this year. Other committee members consist of Kimberley Ronzino, and Rhonda Hofer.

Thank you to the many businesses and community organizations, that have sponsored the weekly programs, and the volunteers that make it possible to continue.  

The park activities are developed and run by a local committee of volunteers. Their financial support comes solely from donations.

“I am very humbled and thankful to our Huron community for their continued support and attending the Thursday Nights at Campbell Parks,” Wolf said.

Below is their summer lineup.

June 16 —Sponsored by Huron Elks 444 and Huron Park & Recreation
• 6:30 p.m.: Huron Elks Flag Day ceremony
followed by a demonstration on how to properly dispose of a flag by the Boy Scouts, followed by a  brat and burger feed sponsored by the Huron Elks for Veterans and their families, the public is also invited.

• 7 p.m.: Full Gallop will perform, a country group from Rapid City.

8 p.m.: City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

June 23 — Sponsored by the Huron Park & Recreation and Campbell Park Committee
• 7 p.m.: The Dirty Boot Band Country and Western.
• 8 p.m.: The City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

June 30 — Sponsored by the Campbell Park Committee
• 6:30 p.m.: Beth Nietzer and her String Group.
• 7 p.m.: Leo Jensen- soloist
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• 8 p.m.: The City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

July 7 — Sponsored by Huron Park & Recreation and Campbell Park Committee
• 7 p.m.: Curtis and Loretta a folk group from Minneapolis.
• 8 p.m.: City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

July 14 — Sponsored by Campbell Park Committee
 7 p.m.: Danielle Nowell guitar and soloist specializing in country music from Hitchcock.
• 8 p.m.: City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

July 21 — Sponsored by Dakotaland FCU
• 7: p.m.: 4-H Fashion Show with Callee Wachter.
There will also be Bouncy Houses and free snow cones.
• 8 p.m.: City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

July 28 — Sponsored by Huron Sertoma Club
• 7 p.m.: Tierra and John Cassens, a singing group from Northern State University.
• 8 p.m.: City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

August 4 — Sponsored by M-O FCU & Campbell Park Committee
• 7 p.m.: Tom Hiles guitar/soloist

• 8 p.m.: The City Band under the direction of Frank Palleria.

Aug. 11 — Sponsored by Paul Christen & Connor Langbehn
• 7 p.m.: The Dominant 7 Trumpet ensemble from Northern State.

Aug. 18 — Sponsored by Cornerstone Financial
• 7 p.m.: Greg Hager country singer song writer and inductee to the National County music hall of fame.

There will also be a Bouncy House,  courtesy M& J bouncy House Rental, and face painting by Erin Glanzer.

Aug. 25 — Sponsored by Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau
• 7 p.m. Connecting Cultures
• 8 p.m.: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra Folk Music from Wisconsin

There will be two nightly drawings each Thursday for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.  

Concession will be available from the Buenisimo food truck. The Little Red Green House will also be selling their baked good.

M & J Bouncy House Rentals will also be selling popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones on some nights.

If your Youth Group or athletic group, 4-H or Girls or Boy Scouts would like to sell concessions, or if you are also interested in being a sponsor, please call Wolf at 605-461-0288. You can also see the schedule on their Facebook Page — Thursday Nights at Campbell Park.

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