Last year the crew at Wiley's Tavern in Downtown Sioux Falls said "wouldn't it be cool if we put on a huge outdoor concert right out back in the parking lot?" They did, and it was so cool they decided to do it again.

The Eli Young Band will perform outside Friday, July 7, 2017 in Downtown Sioux Falls right behind Wiley's Tavern at 6th and Main. Tickets here. 

Somewhere in the midst of 10,000 towns, along a lonely highway between packing clubs in their native Texas years ago and more recently performing stadiums on one of country music’s hottest tours, the Eli Young Band became more than a band. They became a brotherhood. Camaraderie and creativity fused into an intoxicating cocktail that has propelled the talented foursome to the vanguard of contemporary country music.

One of my favorite Eli Young Band stories is one I've told on the air many times. My wife and I had been down to the river celebrating the July 4th Holiday. I had way too many Bud Lights that night. The next day found me hunched over hurling on the lawn outside the cabin.

When I finished I got in the pickup to ride with my friend to Lake Andes, the first song that came on Kickin' Country was Drunk Last Night. The first words that came out when the engine started were, "got it all up, got it all out."

The following Monday I interviewed Chris Thompson, the drummer for the Eli Young Band who was getting to play a concert at the 2013 South Dakota State Fair. I shared the story with him. He got quite a chuckle from it. I think I just got over the hangover last week.

Get your Tickets for the Outdoor show here, on sale Friday (April 28) at 10:00 AM. Gates 5:00 PM/Show 7:00 PM. Tickets are priced $20 in advance and $25 day of show.


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