(605) 939-0189  Barb Evenson
(605) 341-5940 Darla Lerdal



Think about public funding for community art and music programs the next time you have a chance to speak to someone in power!

Backroom Productions 
has been creating alternative performances in Rapid City since 1983.

Our latest project!

Imagine Nation Theater Camp

Mon-Sat, January 16-21
begins Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ the Dahl

brought to you by Eric Hedlund and the Dakota Players

with sponsorship from South Dakota Arts Council, a Senator Stanford M. Adelstein grant through Allied Arts Fund, Rapid City Arts Council at the Dahl Arts Center, and Backroom Productions.
For complete information, click here!



Coming the last weekend of February!

15th Annual
Guitar Masters 2012

For the fifteenth year, we have the honor of presenting four very different approaches to one instrument. This year's players will be announced here first! Check back in January, 2012 for the latest.

Last Year, 2011

2011 featured legendary local Vern Juran, ecletic fretless player Neil Haverstick, blues and classical guitarist James Van Nuys, and a family duo featuring stunning electric guitarist Drew Lerdal and his more traditional but equally skilled father Don Lerdal. Each of these musicians brings something uniquely their own, and the round robin format provides the audience with a deeper appreciation for the artistic choices each player makes. 

For more information on Guitar Masters, contact Darla Drew Lerdal 605-348-7515  ddrewlerdal@rushmore.com

Tickets for both events are available at the Dahl (713 Seventh St, Rapid City; 605-394-4101 x 200) or online at http://www.thedahl.org. Tickets are $17 each or two for $30. (You can go to both nights! You can take a friend! You can make it a date! How about taking that guitar-loving kid of yours?)

Women Behaving Badly

Each October, Backroom co-sponsors a fundraiser for Readiatrics Book Drive or the Dacoda Instrument Drive. Both of these worthy causes provide something very important for children in the Black Hills - books and musical instruments. We are proud to be associated with such great causes, and will provide more information here on this year's fundraiser as it becomes available.

Voices of the Heartland Indie Film Series
On the last Monday night of each month, at the Elks Theatre in downtown Rapid City, Voices of the Heartland presents an independent film followed by discussion. For more details, please visit their website at http://www.voicesfilms.org/.

Questions or Comments? Join the mailing list to find out more about each month's films.  Don or Kim  578-3857  kim_don2001@yahoo.com

Dakota Dance Company

Backroom Productions is happy to promote original dance! The goal of Dakota Dance Company is to provide area dance students with a performance opportunity, offer Black Hills choreographers a platform to create their work and to serve our local audience with exposure to new and innovative work.

Read more about the Dakota Dance Company here.

Music in the Park 
We are sorry to announce that the Backroom's Music in the Park series has been discontinued for the present. If you are interested in organizing this event with support from Backroom, please contact us.

Our sponsors include many fine public and private organizations. Please consider them when you are looking to patronize community-minded, music-friendly businesses.



THANKS! to the sponsors

Concert Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Sound Reinforcement
provided by

Dakota Backline