Season ends with "Sons of Serendip" on Sunday, May 12th


Through a series of serendipitous events, this talented group of four friends came together in graduate school at Boston University and formed the Sons of Serendip quartet.  They found fame on the nationwide television show America’s Got Talent.
“Serendipity” may have brought them together, but now the Center of the Nation Concert Association is bringing them to the Belle Fourche Area Community Center on Sunday afternoon, May 12th at 3 o’clock.  It's the final concert of our 2018-2019 season.
Each member of this talented group has an inspiring story, and together the Sons of Serendip strive to embody the adjectives Classy, Genuine, Spiritual, Sensitive and Timeless.
Sons of Serendip
Tenor Micah Christian was a teacher; keyboardist Cordaro Rodriguez was an attorney; cellist Kendall Ramseur was a cello instructor; and harpist Mason Morton was also a teacher. 
In 2014 “serendipity” gave them the chance to perform on America’s Got Talent and they were finalists in the 9th season of the program.  That launched their career!
The Sons of Serendip program focuses on fairly contemporary music – some with a fresh twist, and others are familiar pop tunes from Motown.  All selections will feature Micha’s beautiful tenor voice and the wonderful playing of Cordaro, Mason, and Kendall, who is also the backup singer.
They offer an intriguing combination of voice and instruments, which produces a lovely, rich sound. They’ve been playing their instruments since childhood, but they came together just four years ago to begin what they know will be a long beautiful journey of creating music that touches people’s hearts.
Sons of Serendip hope their singing will inspire others to follow their dreams, and work to spread love, and build a better world.
On Sunday afternoon (3 pm) May 12th, the Sons of Serendip hope to create an experience you'll not soon forget!
Sponsors for this final program of the Center of the Nation Concert Association 2018-2019 season include:  Belle Fourche Beacon, First Interstate Bank, and Larry & Moggie Klipp.  Let these sponsors know that you appreciate and enjoy our concerts.
See you next season!

Back in the '50s again with the "Holy Rocka Rollaz" March 31st


If it’s the classic sounds of early rock ‘n’ roll that you enjoy, your dream band is on its way to Belle Fourche!
The Holy Rocka Rollaz from Minnesota are scheduled for the Belle Fourche Area Community Center at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31st.  Described as "A band that revives the vintage '50s sound of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran with fresh energy..." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) the Holy Rocka Rollaz are sure to bring back some memories and put a smile on your face!  It's yet another in the series of top-notch performances brought to you by the Center of the Nation Concert Association.
The Holy Rocka Rollaz
From the classic early rock ‘n’ roll of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and many more, you’re going to love it.  And it’s played just the way those legends played it, offering you the look, the sound, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras.
Front man Mark Flora and his fellow musicians: drummer Matt Alexander and stand-up bassist/vocalist Lisa Lynn, have played many stages – including the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA on the same stage where Buddy Holly played his last show.  They have also played numerous State Fairs, including the huge Minnesota State Fair, as well as casinos, car shows and festivals.
The band’s first show together was in the South Dakota State Penitentiary several years ago, serving in a ministry capacity, where  Mark Flora has been sharing good news to inmates since 2003.
Nothing pleases these rock ‘n’ roll veterans more than playing this classic music for different generations – and enjoying it with them! The Holy Rocka Rollaz play with such energy and joy that people of all ages pack the audiences and dance floors.
Mark your calendar now, and be sure to join us for the Holy Rocka Rollaz on Sunday afternoon, March 31st at 3 o’clock!  This performance is sponsored by Mike & Louise Reade´; Randy's Tire & Lube, LLC; and Stereos 'N Stuff Radio Shack Dealer.  Please let them know you appreciate their helping to bring these concerts to Belle Fourche!


Chris Brubeck's Triple Play to appear Sunday, February 24th


Sorry, but this show has been
CANCELLED

The performers are snowed in at Watertown.

The show will be rescheduled at a later date.



When Chris Brubeck, Peter “Madcat” Ruth and Joel Brown perform together, it’s always an event to remember!  This dynamic ensemble – Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play – offers everything from jazz and folk to blues and classics.  
Best of all, they’ll be at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center on Sunday, February 24th for an evening concert you’ll not soon forget!  The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m.  This outstanding performance is brought to the northern Black Hills by the Center of the Nation Concert Association.
Joel Brown, Chris Brubeck, and Peter "Madcat" Ruth
When touring, Triple Play earns rave reviews for its unique programs, so the audience is in for a real treat!  Triple Play is led by Chris Brubeck, the son of legendary musician Dave Brubeck’s son.  Chris plays three instruments - bass, trombone, and piano -  and is a lyricist and orchestral arranger as well. 
Triple Play also features Peter “Madcat” Ruth, who has established an international reputation through his exhilarating virtuosity on the harmonica.  His expertise has amazed audiences worldwide.
Joel Brown is on guitar.  He has performed with the London Symphony, The Boston Pops, and in New York at Carnegie Hall, Tully Hall, and Tanglewood.  Joel is a top-flight musician.
Of Triple Play, Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Triple Play was rollicking good fun…Led by bassist, trombonist and pianist, Chris Brubeck, the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity….    
Circle the date on your calendar now:  Sunday, February 24th, at 7:30 p.m.  You won’t want to miss this exciting program and evening of great entertainment.
Local sponsors for Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play include:  Black Hills Pioneer/Weekly Prospector; Double Star Computing – Bret Penning; Lindstad Alignment/Lindstad Trout Farm.   Be sure to let these good people know you appreciate their support for the Center of the Nation Concert Association and the many fine performers who grace our stage in Belle Fourche.  See you at the concert!

Center of the Nation Concert Association


2018-19 Concerts

Performances at 7:30p.m. or 3:00p.m.
Belle Fourche Area Community Center


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Doo-Wah Riders 
There is no other country band like the Doo-Wah Riders!  For over 30 years they've been riding their own patch of the musical range.  They possess the rare combination of both experience and youthful energy, fired by a love of what they do.  The Doo-Wah Riders are country with a unique, original sound which they define as "high energy country with a Cajun twist"!


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
Jeff Dayton, American Troubadour
Dayton is one of Music City's busiest touring and recording artists.  As a songwriter, Jeff's songs have been recorded by George Strait, Doug Stone, Sarah Darling, Grammy-winning zydeco artist Chubby Carrier and have been performed on hit shows The Voice and Hawaii Five-O.   Jeff is a dynamic interactive entertainer who loves performing live, making records, and sharing music all over the country!


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
When Chris Brubeck, Peter "Madcat" Ruth and Joel Brown perform together, it's always an event to remember!  This dynamic ensemble programs everything from jazz to folk, blues to classics.  When touring, Triple Play earns rave reviews for its unique programs – so the Belle Fourche audience is in for a real treat!  Triple Play is led by Chris Brubeck, son of legendary musician Dave Brubeck.  Chris plays three instruments:  bass, trombone, and piano.  And he's a lyricist and orchestral arranger as well!


SUNDAY,  MARCH 31,  2019,     3:00 PM
Holy Rocka Rollaz
Holy Rocka Rollaz, "A band that revives the vintage '50's stomp of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran with fresh energy...." -Minneapolis Star Tribune  If it's the classic early rock 'n roll of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and many more that you want, played just the way those legends played it, you have found your dream band.  You won't want to miss this one!


SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019, 3:00 PM
Sons of Serendip
This musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and formed this interesting musical quartet.  Each member of Sons of Serendip has an inspiring story, and together they strive to embody the adjectives "Classy, Genuine, Spiritual, Sensitive, and Timeless"!


Admission by season ticket only

ADULT -  $40
FAMILY - $90
STUDENT - $25

For tickets, contact:

Mary Ellen Warren   605-892-3418
Connie Husband      605-892-2370