Performing Arts Center’s 5th Annual Family Series Returns in April

RAPID CITY, SD — The Performing Arts Center in Rapid City announced Monday that its annual family series is back for a fifth year and continues in April with two concerts for the whole family.

Both concerts feature brothers and violinists Malcolm and Umoja McNeish as The Sons of Mystro on April 6, and local musician, weed dancer and historian Sequoia Crosswhite on April 29.

Born in South Florida and having learned to play the violin in the public school system, brother McNeish’s eclectic musical fusion includes classic reggae, American pop, Caribbean beats as well as their own creations. The duo performed for the Miami Heat halftime shows and at TedX Youth in Miami. They also received the “Emerging Artist Under 21 Award” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Sequoia Crosswhite is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a descendant of Chief War Eagle and Chief Swift Cloud. His music combines hip-hop, rock and lyrics about Lakota heritage and contemporary life. For the performance, he will be joined by Greg McDonald, Bob Fahey, Donnie Williams, John Frazier, Ray Keller, Tommy the Silent and others for a concert celebrating community connections.

With live performances taking place in the historic theater, the series includes workshops at area schools led by artists from the Family series.

This year’s series also featured the South Dakota School of Mines Mine magic show in February.

With the goal that the series aims to make live performance accessible to all families in the community, thanks to the generosity of various sponsors, all events are Pay What You Will.

For more information on the annual family series, click here.