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Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash
The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash kicks off the 2022 South Dakota State Fair grandstand lineup with two nights of high energy fun on Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1!
Hedeman, known for lining up elite riders to face off with world-class bucking bulls brings his annual professional, fast-paced, bull riding competition back to the South Dakota State Fair, featuring pro bull riders and bullfighters matched to animals of superior strength and fiery spirit.
The bull riding action begins with Tuff Hedeman “Bounty Bull” night on Wednesday with $10,000 up for grabs, and continues Thursday night in a tournament style event and “Shoot Out” round where the bulk of the prize money, championship title, and custom prizes are earned.
The Red Wilk Construction American Hero Award will be held during both nights of bull riding. Typically, eight Veterans are honored each night, and since 2013, more than 100 Veterans from all over South Dakota have been honored.
Stone Temple Pilots
STP was one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling 40 million records worldwide, including 17.5 million units in the United States.
The band has had 16 top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts, eight of which peaked at No. 1, and one No. 1 album in 1994. That same year, the band won a Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for the song "Plush" from the album Core, and penned a track for the action thriller movie, The Crow. They were also ranked No. 40 on VH1's The 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
While initially labeled a grunge band, their sound evolved to include psychedelic rock, bossa nova and classic rock influences. With intriguing lyrics and metallic guitar riffs, STP are still playing raucous live shows throwing back to the days when flannel reigned supreme.
- Interstate Love Song
- Wicked Garden
- Big Empty
Formed by Art Alexakis in 1991, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows, and accolades that include a 1998 GRAMMY nomination.
They have written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, and while no gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the “deep cuts”—not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.
“By mixing it up and digging into the catalogue, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” says Alexakis. “It’s still important to play the hits, but by playing those other songs as well, it makes it all seem more vibrant and real. Even though I recorded some of those songs 20 years ago, I haven’t played them in a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I have in years. I think all of us are.”
Everclear continues to tour extensively, and along with Alexakis their current touring lineup features longtime members Davey French (guitar) and Freddy Herrera (bass), as well as drummer Brian Nolan (also with American Hi-Fi), who has performed with Everclear on multiple past tours.
- Santa Monica
- Father of Mine
- I Will Buy You a New Life
- Everything to Everyone
- AM Radio
Josh Turner and Elle King
MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, while a multi-platinum-selling star himself, is a country music fan first and foremost. From the very start of his career through chart-topping hits like “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and “All Over Me,” Turner has immersed himself in country music’s history and its iconic figures.
Selling more than 8.5 million units and amassing more than 2.5 billion global streams, Turner has never kept his reverence for traditional country music a secret, but, with this latest album, he is definitely in a Country State of Mind.
The dozen tracks on Country State of Mind, including songs from legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Randy Travis and others, span more than half a century of classic country music, encompassing both well-known standards and deep-catalog cuts. The album is a conversation between the past and present of country music, relayed in the distinctive, resonant baritone that brought Turner #1 hits, and five gold and platinum albums.
- Your Man
- Would You Go With Me
- Why Don’t We Just Dance
- All Over Me
- Long Black Train
- Hometown Girl
- Time is Love
Multi-platinum, award winning recording artist Elle King combines punkish country and raw R&B with crotchety rock and deep blues to create a tautly rocking, contagious live set.
Her debut album in 2015, Love Stuff, featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and the Alternative Radio charts. It earned her two GRAMMY nominations and is certified 4x times platinum. Her 2016 collaboration with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls,” also scored a No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts and won the CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year.” Her single “Shame,” featured on her second studio album Shake the Spirit marked King’s fourth radio #1 single, making her the only act in history to have scored No. 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Elle’s latest EP Elle King: In Isolation was released in summer of 2020 and is a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home in Los Angeles.
Her most recent single release has her reuniting with Miranda Lambert on the dynamic collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Rock and Country Digital Song Sales Charts. This is the second time the two female platinum-selling powerhouse performers have recorded together with their first release “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townesand Caylee Hammack) going on to win the 2020 ACM Award for “Music Event of The Year.”
- Ex’s & Oh’s
- America’s Sweetheart
- Good Thing Gone
- Fooled Around and Fell in Love
- Different for Girls
- Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)
- I Told You I Was Mean
Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott have become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic country sounds. As a country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in 10 number one hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold and nearly 5 billion digital streams.
Known for their nine-time platinum hit “Need You Now”, the highest certified song by a country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and a Tony Award nod.
Lady A continues to emerge with a new refined vision, as the full release of their eighth studio album What A Song Can Do is out now. Written as a love letter to fans, What A Song Can Do feels like a reawakening for the three who also found a deeper meaning to what they do. About the title-track Kelley says, “This song is the summation of where our hearts are right now and how much music can really pull us through in times of need. We love writing songs about lost love and things like that, but I feel like our favorite material comes with a strong positive message.”
- Need You Now
- Just A Kiss
- I Run to You
- Love Don’t Live Here
- We Owned the Night
- American Honey
Opening for Lady A, Priscilla Block is unapologetically herself.
“This is me,” says Priscilla, “Love it or leave it.”
It’s that kind of attitude towards life and her fearless music-making that has made the rising country star one of the genre’s most exciting new artists, and one of its most authentic and relatable voices. A mix of endless party and unmitigated honesty, Priscilla’s debut album, Welcome to the Block Party, finds an artist who is redefining ‘three chords and the truth’ for an entirely new generation.
Priscilla and her band were gaining some momentum when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and she was stuck on lockdown. TikTok, while thoroughly driving pop culture, had not yet made inroads with a country fanbase - until Priscilla came along. When she started posting songs like “Thick Thighs” and “PMS” she would never have imagined that she would soon top the iTunes Country and All-Genre song charts.
It went to number one on all-genre iTunes, and I am sitting there next to Harry Styles and Billie Eilish on the charts,” Priscilla says. Soon after, she signed a record deal and was on her way to making a self-titled EP, followed by her first full-length album: Welcome to the Block Party, named for how she refers to her signature sound of country pop and southern rock that is as rowdy as it can be tender and confessional.
“You get the funny, you get the sassy, you get the trashy, you get the sad,” Priscilla says of Welcome to the Block Party. “You get everything that makes me, me.”
ATV Big Air Tour
The ATV Big Air Tour brings laughs, screams, and excitement to the grandstand with freestyle 4-wheelers, motorcycles, and BMX for an epic afternoon of family-friendly fun!
Created by Pro ATV rider Derek Guetter, this national touring show will thrill you with their amazing talent, big jumps, giant backflips, revving 450cc engines, crowd games, good music, and lots of free stuff throughout the afternoon.
The Guetter brother's story started in 2004 when Jon Guetter landed the world's first ATV backflip and they have been on a wild ride ever since. “We took something that we loved to do as kids, lived out our dreams riding our ATV's all around the world, and created this awesome tour and film series to inspire the next generation of kids with dreams as big as mine,” said Derek Guetter.
Stick around after the show for the free Meet & Greet with the team who will sign autographs and pose for photos.