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USD Sponsors Thursday on the Platz in Downtown Vermillion

Photo of Charlie with band at Thursday at the Platz - photo credit: VCDC. Charlie Coyote at Thursday on the Platz. Photo credit: VCDC.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Coyotes will be taking over the downtown area of Vermillion on Thursday evening for the last Thursday on the Platz event of the summer from 6-8 p.m, Aug. 31.

The live-music community event located downtown at the corner of Market St. and Main St. across from Cafe Brule is organized by the Vermillion NEXT Young Professionals Network and the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company.

Elijah Bonde, the lead organizer of the event and the Tourism and Marketing Coordinator for the VCDC, said there will be activities for everyone — from delicious food and cold drinks, to a bounce house for children and live music to enjoy performed by local band Listening Party.

Thursday’s event will be sponsored by the University of South Dakota, and USD students who bring their student IDs will receive a free walking taco.

“We’re so excited to have USD sponsoring our last Thursdays on the Platz of the summer because it allows our community and USD students to have some great, downtown fun together,” Bonde said.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News