DCA promises another successful season

Tickets are now on sale for yet another successful Dakota Concert Association (DCA) season in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota for 2013-2014.

Posted August 30, 2013


Tickets are now on sale for yet another successful Dakota Concert Association (DCA) season in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota for 2013-2014.

With more than 250 members last year, the DCA continues to provide consistently professional live musical performances, in concerts that would not otherwise be available to people in our area.

The Abrams Brothers, a bluegrass, roots and rock band opens the season on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Hettinger School auditorium, have been “blowing away audiences across North America, Europe and Israel for the past several years with their virtuosic playing and effortless vocal harmonies,” writes the Toronto Star.

Second in the upcoming 2013-14 season, Vocaldente, a German a capella group, will perform Monday, Nov.18 at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Vocaldente is a “pure vocal force [that] thrills the audience,” said Suedkurier Online, and Musik of Dresden writes, “The astonishing harmony of the five men’s voices won visitors over from the very first tone.”

The family fiddle and step show, Everything Fritz, is on tap for the third concert in this year’s season, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in the Hettinger High School auditorium. The six Fitz family members featured in this act are high-energy fiddlers and percussive step dancing musicians with roots in the old-time Canadian fiddle tradition and in the Ottawa Valley step dancing. Their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles from traditional to swing and from gospel to Celtic.

Closing out the season on Thursday, May 15 at Hettinger Lutheran Church, Mack, a folk singer from The Limelighters performs such greats as “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Misty,” “Blue Moon,” “Side by Side” and many more. Bailey, who has been hailed as “the next great singer in folk music” by musicians such as Glenn Yarbrough, has opened for or shared the stage with starts such as Randy Travis, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gil and The Oak Ridge Boys, among many others.

In addition to these four concerts, Dakota Concert Association season ticket holders may attend six other concerts in Dickinson (listed on the season ticket) as part of the Dickinson Area Concert Association’s 2013-14 season because the two concert associations share a reciprocity agreement for their members.

Admission to these concerts is by season ticket. Call now to reserve tickets or stop by K.B. Jewelers on
Main Street Hettinger (567-2358) to pick up tickets before the season begins. Tickets are also available from all DCA board members: Norm Smith (567-2772), Betty Svihovec (567-2834), Jill Sailer (567-2504), Kathy Donner (853-2293), Pam Harper (567-4597), Ada Jean Cornella (567-4373), Marilyn Ham (605-374-5206), Avis Howe (853-2387), Gina Joyce (567-5479), Korina Spratta (567-4957), Dwight Knudson (567-4418) and Kathleen Brackel at KB Jewelers. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the first concert.

Regular season ticket prices range from $10 student tickets, to $35 for one adult ticket, to $75 for one family ticket. People can also further support the DCA by becoming a $100 Sustaining member, a $125 Patron, a $250 Benefactor, or a $500 Co-sponsor and enjoy additional benefits. Special gifts of $1000 or more are encouraged and accepted because they keep the association alive.

All DCA concerts, which begin at 7:30 p.m. Mountain time, come to this area through the auspices of the Allied Concert Association of Minneapolis, Rob Iverson representative.

Become a member of the Dakota Concert Association for this season and help to insure quality, live professional performances this year and for seasons to come.