SACOTA (Springs Area Council Of The Arts) will sponsor a variety of musical entertainment at the 1905 Opera House in Wessington Springs at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Three ensembles or soloists will share their talents in this “Triple Play” event. The varied styles of music, as well as the ages/stages of the performers will delight the entire family.
Green Onions, which includes two Wessington Springs High School students and their dads, will open the program with music from the 1960s-70s. Kelly McPhail and her dad, Tom, are joined by Zachary Paulson and his dad, John, in this unique ensemble.
This group will be followed by Deach Koch, area attorney, who combines vocal/guitar songs with humorous and colorful stories. He plays well-known music as well as original songs, and has performed in several South Dakota communities, including the S.D. State Fair.
The third component for this Triple Play program will be the recently organized Wessington Springs Community Choir, facilitated by MaryJane (Dean) Belz who has returned to her home community to retire.
SACOTA is a non-profit organization which strives to integrate, sponsor and support expressions of the arts within the Wessington Springs area. Concert tickets are available from SACOTA board members and at the American Bank & Trust. Reservations may also be made by calling 605-539-1019 or 539-1305.
SACOTA’s annual memberships provide the financial base that makes it possible to provide quality programs at an inexpensive ticket price. SACOTA wishes to especially extend its appreciation to the many business sponsors who financially support local arts.
Upcoming events include:
• SACOTA will bring Gordy Pratt, an entertainer from the Black Hills who has a fast-paced show with guitar, vocals and humor, to the Opera House on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29.
• SACOTA’S annual Hobby Craft Fair, which coincides with the opening of pheasant season, is scheduled at the Wessington Springs Elementary School gymnasium on Oct. 19. Booth space may be reserved by calling 605-539-9753. For the complete article see the 07-14-2013 issue.
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