35th Hills Alive music festival postponed until July 2021

© Christian Music Singer performs at the Hills Alive Festival at Memorial Park, July 15 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The 35th Hills Alive free summer music festival is postponed until July 17 -18, 2021 at Memorial Park in Rapid City, S.D.

The festival was originally scheduled for July 18 – 19, 2020 at Memorial Park in Rapid City.

Tom Schoenstedt, Hills Alive Producer said, “After much prayer and deliberation, we have decided to postpone Hills Alive this year, respectfully following needed precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This year’s festival headline acts included Steven Curtis Chapman and Crowder. So far, the artists who have re-committed to playing the festival in 2021 are Steven Curtis Chapman, Crowder, The Afters, Sarah Reeves and Apollo LTD.

Vendors and other stakeholders who have secured their reservation for participating at Hills Alive this year may choose to have Hills Alive hold their deposit for the festival in 2021 or be refunded.

“Hills Alive impacts, entertains and ministers to many people each summer during the third weekend of July, and we realize postponing the festival will be a disappointment to many,” Kathy Cook, Hills Alive Artist Relations Manager said. “We took a lot of things into consideration, but ultimately the health and well-being of our attendees weighed heavily on this decision.”

In 2019, Hills Alive drew support from at least 22 states and 2 Canadian provinces, most from South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska.

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