First Friday - Kenny Putnam & Jami Lynn
July 6, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5 PM Mixer - 5:30 PM Showtime
Award winning artist Kenny Putnam and special guest Jami Lynn play and share the story of pioneer music!
Kenny Putnam is probably most well-known by locals for his talents as a violinist, playing with a variety of local groups including the Red Willow Band, Song Pilots, and Campfire Concerto. But those hands that so skillfully wield a violin bow are also busy with cameras, paintbrushes, tablets, and a variety of other artistic and technological mediums. The proverbial Renaissance man, Kenny is an arts professional with a wide range of talents.
Hailing from the Great Plains of eastern South Dakota, Jami Lynn began performing folk and bluegrass music at the age of thirteen. It took little coaxing from her grandfather to make the transition from the audience to the stage, where old-time country, polka, and regional folk music reigned supreme. She has written and recorded albums that gathered wide acclaim.
We're keeping the beat of “The Music and Immigrants of the Dakotah’s” flowing! Join us on the first Friday of June, July, August and September to celebrate South Dakota’s melting pot population. Each First Friday features a community gathering showcasing the various cultures that called Dakotah Territory their home. First Fridays are included in regular admission price to the museum and FREE for members. To learn more about becoming a member, click here.