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The Swiftel Center is a fan-first facility. That means ensuring your health, safety and welfare has always been our number one priority. In response to COVID-19, our facility temporarily closed...however, we are once again officially open to the public.

Throughout our closure, our team remained intact and continued to carry out the mission of the Swiftel Center.
"...to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the region..."

On the outside, the Swiftel Center is just a building. But in reality, it is so much more. The Swiftel Center is a gathering space. We are here to bring people together to experience a moment in time together. That’s why we are excited to open our doors and welcome you back inside.



Community is at the heart of what we do as members of the VenuWorks family. We serve our communities by creating and hosting events that bring people together.

// Steve Peters //
VENUWORKS FOUNDER



Wash Your Lyrics

Practice super star sensational hand hygiene! Using a handy automatic generator, we created these helpful infographics. Follow the directions while singing along to these crowd-pleasing songs. Your bathroom visit just became your ticket to fame! (Okay, maybe it's a long shot...but still! Have some fun with your hygiene!)




Create your own

Create hand washing infographics based on your favorite song. All you need is the song title and artist. And BAM! The generator instantly creates your infographic. You'll be a hand washing singing sensation!



Swiftel Center Virtual Front Row

Add a touch of front row hype to your online video chats with a series of virtual backgrounds featuring Swiftel Center concerts! Put yourself within reach of amazing artists we've hosted through the years. Then crank up the tunes and party on...online!

How To Add A Virtual Background
  1. Right-click on the image
  2. Save it to your computer or device
  3. Follow the conferencing platform’s instructions to add the image
  4. Start conferencing and see your updated background!

Brad Paisley

SHOW DATE: 1/31/2015
SUPPORTING ACTS: Parmalee and The Swon Brothers

Dierks Bentley

SHOW DATE: 10/25/2014
SUPPORTING ACTS: Randy Houser and Cassadee Pope

Godsmack

SHOW DATE: 10/2/2018
SUPPORTING ACTS: Asking Alexandria

Bret Michaels

SHOW DATE: 12/3/2011
SUPPORTING ACTS: Warrant

Florida Georgia Line

SHOW DATE: 10/3/2013
SUPPORTING ACTS: Colt Ford and Dallas Smith

Hawk Nelson

SHOW DATE: 11/15/2015
SUPPORTING ACTS: Ryan Stevenson

HOME FREE

SHOW DATES: 12/18/2015
12/17/2016, 5/11/2018, and 12/21/2019

KANE BROWN

SHOW DATE: 2/16/2019
SUPPORTING ACTS: Granger Smith and Jimmie Allen

STYX

SHOW DATE: 3/16/2018
ADDITIONAL ACTS: REO Speedwagon

JAKE OWEN

SHOW DATE: 3/20/2014
SUPPORTING ACTS: Thomas Rhett and Cadillac Three

LUKE BRYAN

SHOW DATE: 9/24/2011
SUPPORTING ACTS: Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, and Matt Mason

ZZ TOP

SHOW DATE: 9/23/2015
SUPPORTING ACTS: Blackberry Smoke




A World of Hearts

Our main lobby is full of hearts. And our hearts are full.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
We’ve been seeing all your beautiful windows filled with hearts, sending messages of hope and love and togetherness. We wanted to join in the fun! A talented local artist hand-painted each of these beautifully unique hearts just for you, Brookings. Because although our lobby can’t be full of people right now, it sure can be full of hearts!

🎨 Artwork Created By: Ashley Biggar of Creative Impressions —> https://www.facebook.com/creativelyimpress

#aworldofhearts #strongtogether #bebrookings #hifromsd #visitbrookingssd



Live Streamed Music Content

Cassadee Pope

Country music singer Cassadee Pope is hosting weekly "Wine with Cass" sessions on Facebook, featuring fan requests and her fave tunes.

FUN FACT! Cassade Pope has been to the Swiftel Center multiple times! In 2014, Cassadee opened for Dierks Bentley on the "Riser" arena headlining tour. She played to a sold out crowd here in Brookings which happened to also be Hobo Day! In 2016, Cassadee came back to open for Chris Young on the "I'm Comin' Over" tour. And guess what!? That concert was also on Hobo Day! (This photo is from the show!) Cassadee played to a rowdy Brookings crowd and even came out for an encore with Chris Young and Dan + Shay at the end of the night!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CassadeePope/videos/

Morgan Evans

Country music singer Morgan Evans joined Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini for a free livestream from the Grand Ole Opry.

FUN FACT! Morgan Evans opened for Old Dominion here at the Swiftel Center on January 25, 2019. (This photo is from that show!) He played to a sold out crowd of rowdy country music fans. We loved partying with him right here in Brookings!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/CircleAllAccess/videos/283517652681459/

Little Big Town

Country music group Little Big Town collaborated live, each from their own homes, for the Academy of Country Music on CBS.

FUN FACT! Little Big Town played to a sold out crowd here at the Swiftel Center on October 24, 2015. (This photo is from that show!) Oh, and plus it was South Dakota State University Hobo Day. So the "Day Drinking" turned into a "Tornado" and we had a major "Girl Crush" when they sang "Pontoon." It was a rowdy, rip-roarin' night here in Brookings. And we LOVED it!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/littlebigtown/videos/2642551509321691/

Maren Morris

Country music singer Maren Morris gave a shout-out to the Class of 2020 in the special video, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. Maren was featured along with dozens of other celebrities, musicians, athletes and special guests including former President Barack Obama!

FUN FACT! Maren Morris opened for Little Big Town here at the Swiftel Center on October 24, 2015. (This photo is from that show!) She played to a sold out crowd of rowdy Brookings cowboys and cowgirls. And we LOVED it!

Location: https://xqsuperschool.org/rethinktogether/graduate-together-2020/

Jake Owen

Country music singer Jake Owen serenaded fans from his garage on Facebook live. He performed his single "Made For You," which he states is one of his favorite songs he has ever recorded.

FUN FACT! Jake Owen chose the Swiftel Center to kick off his first ever arena headlining tour! OMG Brookings! #winning Jake's first performance of his "Days of Gold" tour was here on 3/20/2014. He wore white pants and no shoes. (This photo is from that show!) Brookings was ready for summer and all about the country heat!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/jakeowen/videos/229055324854213/

Lindsay Ell

Country music singer Lindsay Ell hosted a live concert via Facebook. Her performance was to benefit Colorado’s Tennyson Center for Children (Tennyson Center).

FUN FACT! Lindsay Ell opened for The Band Perry here at the Swiftel Center on February 7, 2014! She toured with the band during their "We Are Pioneers" world tour.

Location: https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/videos/229457458266405

Thomas Rhett

Country music singer Thomas Rhett hosted a live session via Facebook and Instagram. His performance was part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition.

FUN FACT! Thomas Rhett has been to the Swiftel Center multiple times! In 2014, Thomas opened for Jake Owen on the "Days of Gold" arena headlining tour. This was Jake's first ever arena headlining tour which he chose to kick off right here in Brookings, SD! In 2017, Thomas came back on his own arena headlining, "Home Team Tour." (This is a photo from his show!) This was the largest concert in Swiftel Center history, with a sold out crowd of more than 5,600 fans. That certainly was a huge howdy from Brookings!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/thomasrhettmusic

Dierks Bentley

Country music singer Dierks Bentley hosted a live session via Facebook and Instagram. His performance was part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition.

FUN FACT! Dierks Bentley brought his arena headlining tour "Riser" here to the Swiftel Center on October 25, 2014. (This photo is from that show!) Opening acts were Cassadee Pope and Randy Houser. Dierks sold out the arena and played to a rowdy crowd here in Brookings on Hobo Day night!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/dierksbentley/videos/3680646868644163/

Brantley Gilbert

Country music singer Brantley Gilbert hosted a live session via Instagram, Fire't Up Friday.

FUN FACT! Brantley Gilbert brought his arena headlining tour "Black Out Tour" here to the Swiftel Center on April 21, 2016. (This photo is from that show!) Opening acts were Canaan Smith and Michael Ray!

Location: https://www.instagram.com/brantleygilbert

Brad Paisley

Country music singer Brad Paisley hosted a live session via Facebook and Instagram. His performance was part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition.

FUN FACT! Brad Paisley brought his arena headlining tour "Country Nation World Tour" here to the Swiftel Center on January 31, 2015. (This photo is from that show!) Opening acts were Parmalee and The Swon Brothers. Brad played to a sold out crowd!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/6791933097/videos/842576266253581/

Jimmie Allen

Country music singer Jimmie Allen hosted a live session via Facebook. He was accompanied by a full band, and performed songs including his two hits, "Best Shot" and "Make Me Want To."

FUN FACT! Jimmie Allen opened for Kane Brown here at the Swiftel Center on February 16, 2019. (This photo is from that show!) He played to a sold out crowd of rockin' country music fans. We loved partying with him and KB right here in SD!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/131950890297663/videos/503648753876127/

Jordan Davis

Country music singer Jordan Davis hosted a live session via Facebook and Instagram.

FUN FACT! Jordan Davis opened for Old Dominion here at the Swiftel Center on January 25, 2019. (This photo is from that show!) He played to a sold out crowd of rowdy country music fans. We loved partying with him right here in Brookings!

Location: https://www.facebook.com/jordandavisofficial/

Hometown Sessions

Godsmack singer Sully Erna will launch a twice-weekly internet show, "Hometown Sessions," at 5:00 p.m. on his YouTube channel. The program promises celebrity guests and musical friends, with Thursday shows focused on experts discussing mental health, addiction and depression.

FUN FACT! Godsmack has performed multiple times at the Swiftel Center. In 2015, Godsmack rocked the stage with their hard-hitting rock anthems. (This is a photo from that show!) Openers included Papa Roach and In This Moment. In 2018, Godsmack returned in a headlining rock duo concert with Shinedown. It was loud. It was explosive. It was ROCK!

Date: TWICE WEEKLY
Time: 5:00pm CST
Location: https://www.youtube.com/SullyErna

Diplo DJ Sets

Diplo is live-streaming 90-minute DJ sets straight out of his living room every night.

Diplo is on the cover of the current issue of Billboard, sharing how he and the small army that works for him keep his world in motion. Read the cover story here.

Date: EVERY NIGHT
Time: (check in daily)
Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/diplo1978/videos

Billboard Live At-Home

Billboard Live At-Home series launched 3/19 with JoJo via Billboard's Facebook page. Look out for future sessions from Luke Bryan, Josh Groban, Russell Dickerson and many more.

Date: (check in daily)
Time: (check in daily)
Location: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Billboard/1711083055850565/



Want More Music?

Check out Billboard's list of more live streams and virtual concerts to watch.



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Have A Question?

Our team is happy to help! Contact our administrative team at 605-692-7539 or via email swiftelcenter@swiftelcenter.com.




Swiftel Center Fun


Facility Quiz

Grab your historian cap and put your knowledge to the test. We gathered ten (10) questions to test what you know about our facility and its history. See if you know a thing or two or ten about us! Dust off the photo albums. Grab your newspaper clippings. Let's take a trip down memory lane!



Concert Quiz

Put on your favorite concert t-shirt and pull out those old ticket stubs. We gathered ten (10) questions to test what you know about concerts we have hosted in our facility. See if you know a thing or two or ten about shows that have rocked our stage. Cue lights. Cue music. Let's get this show on the road!





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