The Custer Beacon shines light on live music in the community

One year ago this month, some passionate people transformed an old pole barn into a vibrant shared space, music venue, concert hall, and restaurant.

Owner of the Custer Beacon, Louis Umbarger, said he saw a need in the community for this shared space, “Well Custer is perfectly situated for all sorts of awesome adventuring. We’ve got the park, the caves, Mount Rushmore, but there wasn’t really a place where Custer it’s self can shine once the sun goes down. So we wanted to create a space to host some nightlife, bring music back into our community, and just sort of make space for events of all kinds to have a home here in Custer.”

Inside Custer Beacon

Inside Custer Beacon

This warehouse turned live music and event venue is getting a good response from the community, Umbarger says, and they like to keep the place hoppin’ with entertainment, hosting local musicians and bands from all over the country with a large variety of music.

Folks can also enjoy food and drinks from the “canteen” or games on the patio. It’s a place for all ages to hang out.

Concert at Custer Beacon

Concert at Custer Beacon

Chris Pelczarski, Creative Events Manager, The Custer Beacon, says, “We have intentionally created this atmosphere to make it feel like a home stage space, so the couches are very welcoming and inviting. We’ve left it rustic to honor that warehouse space that we started with; it’s kind a like an urban renewal project you know. We honor where we came from and what we’ve moved into. We’re excited for people to come have fun with us. We’re excited to be something new in the community of Custer.”

Click here for a link to the website with a full schedule of live music events.

Custer Beacon Logo

Custer Beacon Logo

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