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Thursday, January 3, 2019

NMM Events — 2019

The music lives!

Even though the National Music Museum building is closed for architectural expansion and renovation (reopening in 2021), events like the NMM Stage (this summer on downtown Vermillion's Platz) and NMM Live! shows and NMM movies (held off-site) will resume in the fall.

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We hope you didn't miss these recent NMM Live! performances!

NMM Live! -- Rock Garden Tour
Friday, April 5, 2019 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m., Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion, South Dakota
A 'garden' of quirky delights! Heartland wit, stories, sound effects, and music (as varied as indie, alt country, folk, soul, or gospel). Plus, some surprising appearances by some very different National Music Museum instruments...


General public, $7.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members. 
Tickets can be purchased at door or via the NMM 'Gift Shop' here on the NMM website.

 

NMM Live! -- The Maroons
Friday, March 15, 2019 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m., Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion, South DakotaThe Minnesota-based trio The Maroons explore and demonstrate a range of Caribbean music: the African musical traditions of chanting and drumming; calypso and soca of Trinidad; plus mento, ska, nyabinghi, rock steady, and lots of great Jamaican  reggae.You will hear Caribbean instruments such as steel pans, fonde/kumina drums, the rumba box (marimbula), as well as banjo, conventional guitar, bass, and drum kit.

General public, $7.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members. 

 

NMM Open House & NMM Live! concert: Rawlins Trio, "Romance at the Museum" 
Friday, February 1, 2019 -- Open House, 6:00-7:00; Rawlins Trio, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
At the National Music Museum
Susan Keith Gray (piano), Ioana Galu (violin) and Sonja Kraus (cello) perform for one final NMM Live! in the NMM's Larson Concert Hall before the space undergoes alterations within the greater NMM Carnegie building expansion.
Come early -- 6:00 to 7:00pm -- to have a look at the work involved in preparing the collections for the museum's upcoming metamorphosis. Wine and cheese served.
General public, $7.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members. 

 

NMM Live! -- T. Wilson King, 3 Guitars
POSTPONED DUE TO WINTRY WEATHER. Watch for rescheduled "3 Guitars" show date.
Friday, January 18, 2019 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m., Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion, South DakotaArea guitar-virtuoso T. Wilson King performs on classic 20th-century Martin and Gibson guitars from the National Music Museum's extraordinary John Barmeyer collection.
General public, $7.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members.

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m., Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion, South Dakota
NMM Live! show -- Hegg Brothers Holiday Show
The Heggs' signature new arrangements of holiday favorites and their popular rhythmic horn section make this a seasonal get-in-the-spirit classic.
General public, $10.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members.

 

Friday, November 9, 2018 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m., Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion, South Dakota  
NMM Live! concert -- Sound the Trumpets
International musicians Vince DiMartino and John Foster “Sound the Trumpets” as they showcase historical instruments from pre-history through today (and everything in between). The diverse program may include music from Monteverdi to Mozart, Morricone, Ellington, Armstrong, and others. Rare trumpets and related instruments will be on view after the concert.
General public, $7.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members.

 

Monday, October 22, 2018 -- 7:00 p.m., Coyote Twin Theater, 10 E. Main St., Vermillion, South Dakota
NMM at the Movies -- Searching for Sugar Man
A spellbinding mystery and fascinating documentary portrait of a forgotten musical pioneer.
Early '70s musician Sixto Rodriguez faded into obscurity in the U.S., only to remerge as a huge hit in South Africa. But then he disappeared -- rumored to have died. Two fans set out to learn the man's fate.

“One of the 10 best films of 2012” – New York Times.  Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 2013.
Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, and Audience Award for best international documentary, 2012.


Coyote Twin Theatre, Downtown Vermillion
General public, $5. Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members. 

 

Monday, September 3, 2018 -- 7:00 pm
NMM / Essential Cinema movie -- 1978 cult-film classic: Bee Gees’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
Showing at the Coyote Twin Theatre, Main St., Downtown Vermillion. 
General public, $8.
Free to USD students, faculty (with I.D.) and NMM Members. 
Sponsored by Vermillion Cultural Programming’s Essential Cinema.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018 -- noon-only show (12:05 p.m.)
NMM Live! show -- Steel City Rovers – Celtic/’Celtibilly’ music
Ontario, Canada’s Steel City Rovers are first up in the National Music Museum’s fall NMM Live! concert series.
The cross-pollination of Celtic and North American traditions.Contemporary takes of classics.
Ro(lli)ck on!

Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus.  FREE

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 -- 5:30-9:00p.m.
A Night at the Museum" NMM benefit gala
Rare performances on the NMM's Stradivari cello and Ceruti violin by the Rawlins Trio. Wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
NMM gamelan demonstrations by the Tatag Ensemble.
$150.00 minimum donation per person
To RSVP via online payment: https://shop.nmmusd.org/collections/donate-join