Watch This South Dakota Senator & Sioux Falls Mayor Sing!
The 84th Annual Sioux Empire Fair is going strong at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. Whether you're looking for a delicious corn dog or visiting the animals at Old MacDonald's Farm, there's always something for the family to enjoy.
On top of all the fair food and carnival rides, the Sioux Empire Fair is really known for bringing great entertainment acts to the Grandstand stage. On Wednesday afternoon during the 40th Annual "Ag Appreciation Day," the crowd received a special and unexpected surprise concert from our very own Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken...South Dakota Senator John Thune!
Mayor TenHaken and Senator Thune decided to join the band on stage for a couple of songs. This was their unique way of showing their appreciation for the farmers and agricultural producers in South Dakota and around the Sioux Empire. What happened next was something no one saw coming! It was a moment you just had to be there for.
Senator John Thune took the microphone to start the show. He looked like he could have been a little nervous. But the crowd loved it! He performed "You Are My Sunshine." This was the perfect song for a sunny day!
The band then asked Mayor TenHaken to join them for their rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" He went on stage during Ag Appreciation Day in 2021 to sing this tune in front of the farmers. So naturally, Mayor TenHaken was happy to do an encore performance of this song!
These videos are just too awesome not to share! Someone needs to bring Senator Thune and Mayor TenHaken to a recording studio immediately!
Hey Senator Thune and Mayor TenHaken...I think there's a "Mayor against Senator" singing competition in the future. It could all be for charity too! You sounded great!
Needless to say, it was another successful Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair! The farmers in this state have shown their resilience over the last couple of years. From tornadoes to harsh winters and flooding, South Dakotan farmers hold their heads high and push through these hard times in order to feed the American people. That's why it's important we recognize their hard work and dedication to put food on our tables.
Thank you to our farmers and agricultural producers for all the tireless work that you do!