Hosting around 700 events each year, The Monument (formerly known as the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center) doesn’t mess around when it comes to keeping people entertained in Rapid City and the Black Hills area. Inside the walls of The Monument there's always something going on. If you’re coming to Rapid City seeking quality sporting entertainment, concerts with top name artists, or ready to experience your first ever rodeo or powwow – there’s only one place to go. 

rapid city rush hockey player with team and opponents inside the monument in rapid city, south dakota
The Rapid City Rush Hockey

One of the most popular events taking place at The Monument during the winter season are the games of the Rapid City Rush hockey team! They are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL. Games usually take place on Friday and Saturday nights and like most hockey games, the atmosphere is electric! You don’t have to be a Rush fan to appreciate a good game of hockey, but there’s a chance you’ll become one after attending a game. Check out the season schedule and go experience a game while you’re in town!

High up view of the marshalls football field during a game inside the monument in rapid city south dakota
The Rapid City Marshalls

Another sporting team that calls Rapid home and hosts games inside The Monument is the Rapid City Marshals. The Marshals are a professional indoor football team that are a part of the Champions Indoor Football. They compete with teams from all over the upper-Midwest down through Texas. Home games are fast paced, high energy and always entertaining. View their schedule for the season to add a fun event to your vacation!  

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The Summit Arena at The Monument ©Mike Wolforth

Great concerts are always happening at The Monument. Having hosted big names like Morgan Wallen, Luke Bryan and Elton John, this entertainment mecca continues to bring in bigger and bigger names thanks to the addition of the new Summit Arena. Every seat has a great view and you’re in walking distance to downtown for some fun before and after the concert! 

Native American dancer performing at the Black Hills Powwow at the monument in rapid city south dakota
The Black Hills Powwow

The Monument is home to some of the biggest annual events in Rapid City like the October Black Hills Powwow, which celebrates the beauty of Native American culture with singers, dancers and artisans. It's also home to the second largest event in South Dakota the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo® and Rodeo Rapid City which is held at the end of January into February and showcases all the wild west action you could dream of. 

Performing a play at the monument in Rapid City
The Monument

Beyond sporting events, concerts with big name artists, and unique area events The Monument always focuses on bringing a variety of quality entertainment to the region. For decades they have provided a Broadway Series line-up featuring shows like Jersey Boys, Beautiful: The Carol King Show, and Kinky Boots along with classics like Beauty and Beast and the Sound of Music and more.  

The Monument signage lit up on the exterior of the summit arena in rapid city south dakota
The Monument

The Monument has been the entertainment hub of the Black Hills, and it continues to grow. With a state-of-the-art arena, The Summit, there's a whole new level of events that can take place in Rapid City. See the schedule of events that will be happening this season and stay connected to see what the future has in store!