Dakota Jazz Quartet

These four gentleman will facilitate the student music clinic, as well as performing Friday night.

Dr. Darin Wadley

Dr Wadley is the Director of Percussion Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the University of South Dakota. An active performer, Darin is the principal timpanist with the Sioux City Orchestra.

Darin Wadley

Jeffrey Paul

Jeffrey Paul is the principal oboist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He was an aspiring concert pianist by the age of ten and was awarded opportunities to perform with the Conejo Youth Symphony and the Pepperdine University orchestra during his middle and high school years.

Jeffrey Paul

Michael Andersen

Michael has maintained a multi-faceted career as a bassist, teacher, and brass player. He has performed with symphonies, big bands, small jazz combos, and concert bands throughout the South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa area.

Mike Andersen

Joel Shotwell

Joel is and active freelance artist, saxophone player, and educator based in Sioux Falls. He has produced multiple albums under his own name as well as bands his is involved with. As and educator, he has a large private studio, and teaches at various camps and clinics around the area.

Joel Shotwell


Buckmiller-Schwager Band

The Buckmiller-Schwager Band, winners of the 2021 Iowa Blues Challenge and semi-finalists at the 2022 International Blues Challenge, bring their roots rock and electrified blues to the stage with engaging with engaging originals and heritage covers. In 2022 they were nominated for a Blues Blast Award in the category of best new emerging artist. They are also featured in a music documentary, which earned its way into 9 film festivals over the past year. That documentary, “To Memphis and Back”, can now be found on YouTube. Equal parts blazing guitars, storytelling, and blues education, Buckmiller-Schwager’s show is one you will remember!

Skitzo Fonik

Do you like to get your groove on to the latest dance hits blowing up the charts? We’ve got you covered with the best current top 40 artists plus … your old-school favorites that are still cool today! We’ll serve some of that up for you too, and mash it all together into one big NEW and OLD SCHOOL combo dessert that will tease your musical taste buds, and keep you enjoying the non-stop party mix! Our show is like your favorite Top-40 Radio Show, only live!


Skitzo Fonik

Ronley King Blues Band

The Ronley King Blues Band is the culmination of three individual experiences brought together for a common cause. While this group is relatively new to the scene: Ron, Kaleb, and Etheridge have played .together on many different stages. The music is their product; having fun is their principle. They won the prestigious 2022 Iowa Blues Challenge.

Ronley King Blues Band

Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders

Warning! Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders have blown into town to raise the roof and entertain all the many ramblers in search of good music and great honky-tonking times.

The Whiskey Benders have played the Grand Ole Opry Plaza Parties in Nashville, as well as the famous venues on lower Broadway.

They have opened for John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chestnutt, Montomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pure Prairie League, The Marshall Tucker Band, David Allan Coe and many more.

Playing sing-a-long favorites and a unique list of original songs from their three albums, many are comparing them to the original outlaws, but with a flare all their own.

The Vincents

The Vincents are led by bassist Chase McRoy, flat-pickin’ machine Dustin White and drumming wild-man Kellan Moore. They have been playing together for well over 10 years and their chemistry shows.

They play everything from 50’s rockabilly to modern day hits, all while performing what they call musical…shenanigans.

From acrobatic balancing acts to seamless instrument swapping you never know what will happen at a Vincents show!

They were also voted “Kansas City’s best band” by all of their mothers who would also like to add they’re all “very nice boys.”

Matt Keen

Matt Keen is a blues and soul driven singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL who has been honing his eclectic style for years. When playing with his band or working around the country as a solo artist, Keen brings an unparalleled honesty and grit to every performance. His debut solo album ‘Restless Days’ – released in April of 2020 is an 8 track southern rock renaissance. Working with artists like Samantha Fish, Jimmie Vaughan, Tesla, and Eric Gales in the last year have spurred a major creative stint for this unique artist and have led to finishing songs for his next record. His sophomore album entitled ‘Tillerman’ is set for release this Fall.