2024 Entertainment!

Friday Night

First up Friday night will be Elizabeth Jo! She grew up on a farm right outside of Tabor, SD and attended Bon Homme High School. She was influenced by country music at a young age with influences such as Martina Mcbride, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood. She started playing guitar and writing music around the age of twelve. She then went on to get her BSN, RN degree from the University of South Dakota. After graduating college she decided to make the jump to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her passion of music. While in Nashville she has played at bars such as Tootsies, Honkytonk Central, Kid Rocks and Rippys on Broadway. She has also recently recorded and released her first single "Ride Away Cowboy" that is streaming on all platforms. She is excited to get to play for an event that she grew up enjoying and share her passion of country music with Yankton.

Opening for Randy Houser Friday night will be Clayton Mullen. West Coast born and East Coast raised, it wasn't until Clayton found himself in the heart of the Texas Music scene that his musical journey began. He started writing songs in his college frat house he shared with 9 other roommates. During his time at TCU, he spent weekdays in the classroom and weekends on the road playing gigs. Opening shows for artists like Chris Lane, Corey Kent, Warren Zeiders, Randall King, Adam Doleac, and the Josh Abbott Band, Clayton was able to jump-start his music career before even graduating college. Clayton released an eleven-track album titled “Where the Time Goes,” in April of 2023 recapping his first chapter of music. That project has since amassed over 5 million streams to date.

23-year-old Clayton Mullen is quickly becoming one of country music’s newest artists to watch. Clayton moved to Nashville after graduating from TCU and has since signed with Concord Music Publishing, CAA, and What’s Good Projects. Clayton has already penned major label cuts as a songwriter, proving himself as more than just a one-dimensional artist. Influenced by many genres and kinds of music, Clayton is inspired by Texas instrumentation from artists such as Mike Ryan, Corey Kent, and Parker McCollum while blending Nashville’s melodies to create a sound of his own. 

Randy Houser has racked up over half a dozen hits and 1 billion streams. His How Country Feels album topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and nominated CMA Song of the Year, “Like A Cowboy”. In 2016 he added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went” from his Fired Up album. Houser’s sixth studio album Note To Self is available now and features the lead single and title track “Note To Self” marking his “powerful return” following 2019’s critically-acclaimed album Magnolia.

Along with the release of his most recent song “Cancel” and a relentless touring schedule, Houser also landed on-screen. Roles in Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed film“Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and more,as well as “The Hill” starring Dennis Quaid, the inspirational drama that hailed as the number one most streamed Netflix movie in February 2024.

Saturday Night

The Riverboat Days Committee has announced that Lit will be headlining the Saturday night concert along with special guest Diamante at the 2024 Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival held August 16-18 in Riverside Park, Yankton, SD.

Lit helped define an entire generation of SoCal power punk with hard-charging hits like “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable," "Zip-Lock,", and "Lipstick & Bruises." The band has released 6 worldwide studio albums.

Their biggest hit, "My Own Worst Enemy," is a popular karaoke song, one of the most recognizable rock hits of the last 20 years, and won them a Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Song of the Year.

Diamante knows what it means to shine genuinely. With a show-stopping voice,runwayready fashion swagger, and an empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American siren brings a new fire to rock and alternative music.

Diamante spent her teenage years cutting her teeth at local gigs on the Sunset Strip, and over the recent years, has toured extensively with bands like Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin,Three Days Grace, The Pretty Reckless, and more to become the powerhouse performer she is today.

This year’s Riverboat Days theme is “A Journey Through History: The Magnificent Meridian” coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Yankton’s Meridian Bridge.

No pets, no bikes, no coolers, no motorized vehicles at Riverside Park.

Riverboat Days Parade

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2024 Captain & Belle

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Tom and Kellie Holmstrom!
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Schedule of Events

So much to see and do this year, you don't want to miss your chance to do them all!
2023 Schedule