Summit Arena hosted its first big music production, more events on the way

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Thursday night was an evening of firsts for The Monument’s Summit Arena.

Rapid City’s new venue hosted For King and Country, making it the first big music production for the Summit.

The event also gave staff at The Monument their first chance to see how the new facility operates, with many of The Monument’s part-time staff working in the arena for the first time.

Executive Director of The Monument Craig Baltzer says other than a few first night gremlins, it was a very successful production and exciting to see the new arena in operation.

“I mean, you work so hard to design it a certain way hopefully it operates the way you want it to, and yeah, I think for the most part it did,” Baltzer said.

The Summit Arena is now switching gears for State Girls Volleyball starting on Wednesday.

However, the rest of The Monument is looking forward to a busy weekend.

“Probably the biggest event during the day tomorrow is the Beerfest, that’s a big event,” Baltzer added. “So you go right from Beerfest, right into hockey tomorrow, it’s going to be a big day.”

The next big concert set for the Summit Arena is the Zac Brown Band on November 21.

Baltzer also says to keep an ear out as new big productions are expected be announced soon.

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