Swiftel Center – Thursday, October 22
Brookings, S.D. (10/6/2020) – Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Swiftel Center (managed by VenuWorks) on Thursday, October 22. The two greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time engage in a musical showdown of the hits with renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show. Tickets are on sale at the Swiftel Center Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are $59, $49 and $39. This is a reserved seating show. There is a $5 discount on tickets for: kids ages 3-17; seniors ages 65 and up; and active military personnel. The show is appropriate for all ages.
SAFE & HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
In response to COVID-19, the Swiftel Center is taking every reasonable precaution to promote a safe and healthy environment. It is crucial for all services to meet and exceed health guidelines, continuing to provide “MIDWEST HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST” and ensuring guests can come back with confidence. The Swiftel Center is thoughtfully and conscientiously following the recommended guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the guidelines of the City of Brookings ordinances.
As a City of Brookings owned facility, the Swiftel Center facility is adhering to the current City ordinance which includes a mask mandate. The ordinance requires an individual to wear a face covering in any indoor business and/or indoor public place unless social distancing of six or more feet can be maintained as well as to wear a face covering at any City-sanctioned event unless social distancing of six or more feet can be maintained. Ordinance information can be found on the City of Brookings website.
In addition to standard Swiftel Center cleaning practices, staff are frequently monitoring, cleaning and disinfecting all touch-points to provide a clean and comfortable environment. Touchless hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility. Guests are required to follow the posted signage guidelines and are encouraged to follow the recommended social distancing guidelines. The Swiftel Center encourages all guests to be on alert for symptoms and monitor their individual health.
ABOUT BEATLES VS. STONES – A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN
Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the county's top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.
During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an all-out encore involving both bands. The band members have their outfits custom-made, since avid fans know exactly what the Beatles and Stones wore onstage during different time periods in their careers. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands as well.