Historic Homestake Opera House

In The Moment ... July 25, 2018 Show 386 Hour 1

It's a one-time Black Hills concert experience. The Red Willow Band reconvenes to play at the Homestake Opera House in Lead.

Sarah Carlson, Executive Director of the Historic Homestake Opera House, joined In The Moment with a preview in addition to Red Willow Band original members: Kenny Putnam and Chris Gage.

The Red Willow Band Reunion Concert: Live at the Homestake is this Friday night at 7:30pm.  A few tickets are still available.


Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 12, 2017 Show 092 Hour 1

Today for Moment in Sound, we welcome Harland Allen and Kim Bachman otherwise known as Aces and Eights. They kick off the "Black Hills Opry" classic country theater at the Homestake Opera House this  month in Lead.


In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 2

Colt Romberger’s father served in Vietnam, and it changed his life forever. Colt is currently journeying across the United States on horseback to raise awareness about Vietnam veterans and exposure to Agent Orange. He joins us from the road to talk about remembering the courage of his father, his dad’s advice before Colt deployed to Iraq, and how one man’s journey can serve thousands.

A very special Christmas gift was given to the Hisotric Homestake Opera House. Fundraising efforts spanning two years have secured the purchase of a Yamaha CX Series 7-foot grand piano that will be installed this week.

Executive Director Sarah Carlson explains the nuances of purchasing an instrument worth tens of thousands of dollars and what it means for arts lovers throughout the region.

Historic Homestake Opera House

Historic Homestake Opera House is the focus of this week's Images of the Past segment. Sarah Carlson discusses the history of the Opera House and the restoration after the 1984 fire.

Innovation: Emily Graslie At Neutrino Day

Jul 10, 2015

Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent for the Field Museum in Chicago and creator of the YouTube channel "The Brain Scoop," talks about the relationships between science and art at this year's Neutrino Day. Graslie guides viewers through days in the life of scientists from expeditions in the Amazon to some gritty lab work on "The Brain Scoop" which has more than 275,000 viewers.  She joined SDPB's Cara Hetland Friday in the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Innovation: Mike Headley

Jul 10, 2015

Mike Headley, Executive Director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, visited about Neutrino Day.  Events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday (July 10-11) at the Sanford Lab and the Homestake Opera House.  Click here for more information.

Lead's Historic Homestake Opera House Turns 100

Aug 28, 2014
Amy Varland


The Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead is celebrating it’s centennial birthday this weekend. The Opera House opened it’s doors one hundred years ago this weekend in 1914 – it was designed as an artistic venue and recreation facility for miners and their families.

Historic Homestake Opera House Executive Director Sarah Carlson says a fire gutted the theater back in 1984, but prior to that it was a cultural and entertainment hub for the Black Hills region for decades.