The first night of Bands on the Bricks was “absolutely incredible” said event coordinator Elizabeth Fritzler.
“I was blown away by the turnout! Alliance knows how to bring it that’s for sure. My husband and I have received numerous messages and calls about what a great event it was. Thank you Alliance!” said Fritzler.
For this upcoming week the hula hoops will be out and there will possibly be another vendor in addition to Sam and Louie’s and The Gathering Spot.
The gates open at 5 p.m. with the band set to take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m.
Last Friday, Crossroad Station entertained the large crowd with their country inspired music. This week DD & The Fayrohs will take the stage playing popular “oldies”.
“They will bring a great show for all ages,” said Fritzler.
This Rapid City band has been entertaining crowds for more than 30 years. DD (Darla Drew) Lerdal takes the lead on vocals, Don Lerdal helps out with vocals while playing the guitar, Tom Sitzler also pitches in on vocals and plays drums and fourth member Hank Harris provides vocal while playing the bass guitar.
They were inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Their bio online states, “Beginning in 1983, DD & The Fayrohs reached an almost legendary status in the Western South Dakota and the surrounding states with the generation of people who invented rock and roll. That initial groundswell of support produced standing room only concerts that continued through the eighties, nineties and into the new millennium. Adding to DD & the Fayrohs success was a string of opening slots for 50’s and 60’s shows in the area. As the opener for The Beach Boys’ sold out concert at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in 1985, the band established a solid reputation as the first-choice opener for most major “oldies rock” shows in the area. The band played car shows, fairs, conventions, public dances, rallies, bars and casinos all over the region for the next two decades. After 27 years as a band, DD & The Fayrohs still perform on limited basis around Western South Dakota.”