Worldwide music celebration includes Rapid City

Joshua Simpson
Make Music Day celebrated in Rapid City.(KOTA/KEVN)
Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 8:12 PM CDT
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It’s designed as a worldwide day to celebrate music and that’s just what was happening Monday here in the Black Hills.

It’s called Make Music Day and it’s put together here by the Rapid City Arts Council and the Allied Arts Fund. This is taking place in 1,000 cities in 120 countries and more than 100 cities here in the United States. Both amateur and professional musicians were on stage through the day at the Dahl Arts Center. For the musicians, there’s nothing quite like performing.

Joshua Simpson says, “Euphoria, Nirvana. It’s like I’m able to disassociate from the sum sorrow, which is the sort of the innocuous problems of modern day life and forget about them for a minute.”

Sheila Paulus of Dakota Blend says, “I get so much satisfaction because I love to involve the audience, whoever’s out there. It fills my soul is what it does.”

In addition to music, there were also local vendors, food trucks and art for sale.