Sioux Falls Celebrates A Big Night With Little Big Town
There's nothing like gathering together for a live concert! That's right...the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center held its second big live concert over the weekend. Toby Keith was the first major artist to bring live music back to the Sioux Empire. This past weekend it was Little Big Town's turn to celebrate with Sioux Falls.
The Little Big Town concert at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center however was a bit different. In fact, the show went beyond the music. Saturday night was all about paying it forward and helping others in need by providing food assistance and in particular, beef to South Dakotans who are struggling with food insecurity.
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation held its Annual Primetime Gala, Auction, and Concert to benefit one of South Dakota’s most important charitable organizations, Feeding South Dakota. The people of South Dakota, through their participation in the Gala, live and silent auctions, and the concert were able to raise over $250,000 for Feeding South Dakota! With Little Big Town as the concert headliner, it seems only fitting to share some memorable moments from this "big night."
If you missed out on any of the action at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Saturday night, check out all the highlights from the concert and the huge donation presentation here!
Opening Song "Whiskey In The Water": If you aren't familiar with Tyler Farr's music, this was a big hit for him back in 2013.
"Redneck Crazy": This song was another huge hit for Farr in 2013.
Name this Alabama song! In the middle of his performance, Tyler Farr told the audience that he really loves the legendary songs. He covered three huge songs like this one from Alabama.
Farr performed two big hits in this video, "Church On Cumberland Road" and "All My Rowdy Friends." The crowd was standing up for these great songs!
This was such a cool moment. Farr instructed the technical producers to dim all the main stage lights. He encouraged everyone to turn on the flashlights on their phones. It was a sight to see and a great "science experiment" for Farr.
Moments before Little Big Town took the stage, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation presented the big check to Feeding South Dakota. Feeding South Dakota's CEO, Matt Gassen was trying to guess the amount raised, and this number exceeded his expectations. His reaction and the crowd's cheers say it all. Way to go, South Dakota!
Hello Little Big Town! It was finally time for this country group to take the stage. They opened the show with one of their biggest hits, Pontoon. What a way to start the show and to get the crowd singing along!
Little Big Town admits that they are known for their drinking songs especially ones about day drinking. This song symbolizes summer perfectly!
Rocket Man?! No way! The group surprised the audience with their rendition of "Rocket Man" from Elton John. It was a pretty great cover! Little Big Town put their own twist on this classic song and really made it their own.
"Girl Crush" is one of Little Big Town's biggest hits that was released in 2014. Everyone was singing along. Fun fact: One of the songwriters for this tune is Lori McKenna who just happens to be one of my favorite songwriters.
"Boondocks" was the last song of the night. Oh boy...this gave the audience and me the chills! The way they eased into the lyrics and just flawlessly blended all their voices. Just wow...
This was truly an amazing evening in Sioux Falls and for Feeding South Dakota. I’m sure South Dakotans cannot wait for more live concerts like this one. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!