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06/22/2017  Farm tours, SDSU ice cream, bobbing for cheese sticks, and pictures with the South Dakota Dairy Princess; there was something for everyone to enjoy at the 2017 Dairy Fest held June 3 in Brookings, South Dakota.  Read PDF 
06/12/2017  Volunteers from many states are prepared to welcome over 100 head of Belgian, Percheron, Shire and Clydesdale draft horses to the Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show held at the Swiftel Center June 24 and 25 at 1:00p.m. daily.  Read PDF 
05/25/2017  The top six horse hitches from SD, MN, IA, KS, IL, IN, MI, OK, CO and UT will enjoy South Dakota hospitality when they trot in to the show ring to compete in the only SD qualifying show for the North American Classic Six Horse Hitch Series competition June 24 and 25 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. More than sixty plus one ton draft horses in the ring at once makes the Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show a real BIG DEAL for South Dakota.  Read PDF 
05/21/2017  Here comes the circus! Garden Brothers Circus will be at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD for two performances on Wednesday, June 7; the first will be at 4:30p.m. and the second at 7:30p.m. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at the Swiftel Center Box Office, by phone 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.  Read PDF 
05/4/2017  The Swiftel Center Dairy Fest committee awarded two $500 scholarships to South Dakota State University students at the 2017 SDSU Dairy Science Scholarship Banquet. Audrey Souza and Karla Rodriguez-Hernandez were selected as scholarship recipients.  Read PDF 
04/20/2017  Join the celebration as 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson brings his 2017 Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD on Friday, August 4! Multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack will be the special guest. Tickets are on sale now.  Read PDF 
04/19/2017  Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, will perform at the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30p.m. in “Dare to Believe!” – an illusion spectacular. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America.”  Read PDF 
03/21/2017  The South Dakota State University rodeo team will kick up the dust at the 63RD annual Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, at the Swiftel Center.  Read PDF 
03/6/2017  Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 2017 Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD on Friday, August 4. Multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack will be the special guest. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10:00a.m. CST.   Read PDF 
02/27/2017  Puppies and Miranda and Wagons, OH MY! Country queen Miranda Lambert is calling on Brookings, SD concertgoers to make a big difference for local animals in need! And she’s giving away a Meet & Greet package to one lucky participant. Fans are invited to participate in Lambert’s “Fill the Little Red Wagon” campaign – inspired by the singer’s hit single. Concertgoers can bring pet supplies along to her March 3 concert at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. All donations will benefit the Brookings Regional Humane Society.  Read PDF 
12/29/2016  The 2016 Swiftel Center Classic tipped off this week as regional teams arrived in Brookings to compete on the basketball court. 2016 marks the eleventh year of this annual event; it also marks a new addition to the event. This year, the Classic is giving back to South Dakota activities. The Swiftel Center will donate a portion of ticket sales from the 2016 Swiftel Center Classic to the South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation.  Read PDF 
12/21/2016  The 2016 Swiftel Center Basketball Classic tips off Wednesday, December 28 at 10:15a.m. This three-day event features boys and girls basketball teams from around the region.  Read PDF 
12/20/2016  Now you see him… Reza the Illusionist is bringing his show “The Edge of Illusion” to the Swiftel Center on January 28. Hailed by critics as the Nation's Top Touring Illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to New York, Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and radio in 31 countries around the world.  Read PDF 
12/16/2016  Get ready to rock out with Hairball at the Swiftel Center on February 4, 2017. The Swiftel Center and Brookings Radio are teaming up to bring the band and their “bombastic celebration” of arena rock for a night epitomizing the 1980s with some of the decade's most colorful rockers.   Read PDF 
11/11/2016  On the heels of the announcement about her new double album “The Weight Of These Wings,” Miranda Lambert announced that she will perform these new songs on the upcoming Highway Vagabond Tour. Tour dates were released last month and among them is a stop at the Swiftel Center on March 3.  Read PDF 
11/4/2016  The Swiftel Center announces the return of the popular holiday concert Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers presented by Best Choice. The concert is set for December 15. This musical showcase features the talents of a multi-piece band playing Christmas classics and contemporary new arrangements in the lush, funky and soulful sounds of Jeremy and Jon Hegg and friends.  Read PDF 
11/3/2016  The Swiftel Center has been chosen as a recipient of the 2016 A.B.L.E. (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Effort to Achieve Access For All) Award for its Inclusive Seating Design, presented by the Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities.  Read PDF 
11/1/2016  The Swiftel Center has made a name for itself as being a stop on the road to country music fame. The nominees for 2016 CMA Awards have been released and, of all the nominees, 11 have performed at the Swiftel Center.  Read PDF 
10/28/2016  Come together! Experience an all new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its debut at the Swiftel Center March 10. Tickets go on sale November 4 at 10:00 a.m.; reserved-seating only.  Read PDF 
10/17/2016  Midwest hospitality at its best; that’s the philosophy at the Swiftel Center. That motto rang true last week when the Swiftel Center was awarded the 2017 Great Service Star designation by the South Dakota Department of Tourism and the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board.  Read PDF 
10/10/2016  Gear up in your best boots and favorite cowboy hat for the First Chance Bonanza PRCA Rodeo at the Swiftel Center November 4 and 5 with 7:30 p.m. performances nightly.  Read PDF 
09/30/2016  They call him “Tater Salad.” Ron White is headed to the Swiftel Center Thursday, February 23, for a night of cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking, story-telling comedy. An original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, White will bring his chart-topping comedy show straight to Brookings. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10a.m.; reserved-seating only.  Read PDF 
09/28/2016  The Swiftel Center’s annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign kicks off its 11th year on Monday, October 3. T-shirts will be available for purchase starting at 9:00 a.m. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Brookings Health System Foundation to support local cancer patients  Read PDF 
09/20/2016  Kristina Lankow, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Swiftel Center, is one of 30 young, distinguished professionals who won the 30 Under 30 award granted by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation.  Read PDF 
09/14/2016  Matt Chapman, Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef at the Swiftel Center, is one of five distinguished professionals who have won the Generation Next award granted by Venues Today Magazine.  Read PDF 
08/15/2016  Ring in the school year with a back to school bash! The Johnny Holm Band is live in concert August 31 at the Swiftel Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day-of-show.  Read PDF 
07/7/2016  Home Free is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in “A Country Christmas Tour” at the Swiftel Center on Saturday, December 17. The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.  Read PDF 
06/23/2016  Brookings, S.D. (6/23/2016) – The romantically in-tuned, RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Young released his new single, “Sober Saturday Night,” last month. The song, written by Chris Young, Brad Warren, and Brett Warren - features country music idol Vince Gill’s vocals and guitar playing. After its release, “Sober Saturday Night” entered this week’s Top 50 at Mediabase country radio singles chart.  Read PDF 
05/2/2016  On the heels of the fastest growing single of his career, Chris Young, “one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among country’s current crop” (Billboard), is bringing his “I’m Comin’ Over” tour to the Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 22. The CMA, ACM and Grammy-nominated hit-maker welcomes Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope to open the tour.   Read PDF 
04/28/2016  The Swiftel Center Dairy Fest committee awarded two $500 scholarships to South Dakota State University students at the 2016 SDSU Dairy Science Scholarship Banquet. Audrey Souza and Angela Wick were selected as scholarship recipients.  Read PDF 
04/18/2016  Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands on exhibit that gives you the opportunity to actually see dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs features a walk-through exhibit designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.  Read PDF 
03/10/2016  Matt Chapman, Director of Food & Beverage/Chef at the Swiftel Center, has been nominated for a 2016 Generation Next Award by Venues Today magazine. Chapman, 32, is competing along with 31 other young professionals for one of the coveted awards given to individuals for their achievement or outstanding service as a young industry leader under 35 years old.  Read PDF 
02/9/2016  With the finalization of production for the upcoming Lee Brice “Life Off My Years” tour in Brookings, SD, organizers have just announced the release of a limited number of 200 level seats. If you have been waiting for new seats to become available, or looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea, now is the time to act.   Read PDF 
02/1/2016  The Swiftel Center is giving fans the chance to win tickets to the Feb. 14 Lee Brice "Life Off My Years" concert with special guest Jerrod Niemann plus Dylan Scott. One (1) lucky winner will also win two (2) passes for the Lee Brice Meet & Greet. Register to win by visiting http://woobox.com/vno6qt.  Read PDF 
01/29/2016  Lee Brice will appear on ABC's "Bachelor Live" offering advice, and maybe a song, to "The Bachelor" Ben Higgins. Also on the couch with Lee: Michelle Collins (co-host of “The View") and actress Lacy Chabert ("Mean Girls"). Tune in Mon., Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. CT / 10 p.m. ET. Follow along online at @leebrice, @BachelorABC and #TheBachelor.  Read PDF 
01/27/2016  Curb recording artist Lee Brice was ready celebrate the New Year by launching his “Life Off My Years” concert tour with his good friend and running buddy Tyler Farr — and Dylan Scott — beginning February 4 in Salisbury, MD. But, with Farr undergoing emergency vocal chord surgery and enforced vocal rest, the Academy of Country Music Song and Single of the Year winner is forced to give his friend time to heal and has tapped Jerrod Neimann to fill Farr’s boots.  Read PDF 
01/27/2016  Following microlaryngeal surgery to remove a vocal polyp on his vocal chords, Tyler Farr has been placed on total vocal rest.  Read PDF 
12/8/2015  Lee Brice, who recently announced his “Life Off My Years” tour with long-time-friend Tyler Farr, shared the addition of Curb label mate, Dylan Scott to the 21-city tour’s lineup. The three will take the stage at Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD on Sunday, February 14.  Read PDF 
11/30/2015  Curb Records artist Lee Brice will celebrate the New Year by launching his "Life Off My Years" concert tour with special guest, Tyler Farr. The two will be taking the stage at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD, on Sunday, February 14.  Read PDF 
11/2/2015  Brantley Gilbert will perform at the Swiftel Center on Thursday, April 21. Brookings is a stop on his 2015-2016 Black Out Tour. Special guests include Canaan Smith and Michael Ray.   Read PDF 
10/29/2015  Get ready to rock out with Hairball at the Swiftel Center on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The Swiftel Center and Brookings Radio are teaming up to bring the band and their “bombtastic celebration” of arena rock for a night epitomizing the 1980s with some of the decade's most colorful rockers.  Read PDF 
10/20/2015  Four-time GRAMMY® nominees and platinum-selling chart-toppers Newsboys will perform at the Swiftel Center on November 15.   Read PDF 
10/1/2015  ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? The Swiftel Center's 10th annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign kicks off October 1, starting at 9 a.m. This year's design features BOLD lettering on a BOLD pink shirt. Purchase your t-shirt today and join the fight to beat cancer.  Read PDF 
09/9/2015  Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR scheduled for May 7 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD has been cancelled.  Read PDF 
08/25/2015  The Swiftel Center was awarded the 2015 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) at the Venue Industry Awards Luncheon in Baltimore earlier this month.   Read PDF 


The Swiftel Center is located in Brookings, South Dakota, along Interstate 29, exit 132.
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