“Winter always gets to be long in South Dakota, and I believe everyone is ready to go outside and soak in nice weather,” said Karla Hjellming, social media marketing manager of Tinner’s Public House.

Elisabeth Hunstad and Reuben Rodriguez

In the midst of various plants and trees, guests can relax with their meal next to the patio fire pits, listening to music that is accompanied by the constant trickle of a waterfall.

She says it creates a “calm and welcoming vibe” to pair with dinner.

“Tinner’s has the perfect patio for people to unwind and enjoy time with others because it does a great job at bringing the natural elements to our guests,” she said. 

And in the warmth of the sun, umbrellas provide some shade and relief from the heat of the rays.

“We also have signature sangrias available and will have other other drink features running throughout the summer.” -Karla Hjellming

“Adding the live music ties it all together, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family,” said Hjellming. “The lineup this year is an eclectic mix of musicians, all being exceptionally talented.”

“Local artist Denham is bringing his skillful set for a few late-night performances that are sure to bring a great audience,” she added.

From the R&B beats of Denham to the pop and country lyrics of keyboardist Janae Sturma, there’s a variety of genres and styles to listen to.

“They all are unique and bring their own distinct energy to the patio,” she said.

Hjellming continued, “This year, the lineup is a blend of new musicians along with fan favorites. They incorporate audience involvement in their sets, which has helped us gain numerous returning customers.”

Ladies Night
Wednesday nights are Ladies Night at Tinner’s. Pick up a bottle of wine for half off, or a $3 glass of house wine. 

Rich Rislov

“Customers can stay updated on all of our music performances and upcoming features by following our Facebook and Instagram.” -Karla Hjellming

She adds that Elisabeth Hunstad is highly anticipated with her piano and vocal performances. Singing songs with all sorts of genres including pop, folk, rock, and country, Hunstad never limits herself.

“Hunstad is one of our customer’s most enjoyed performers because she brings great enthusiasm with her piano and crowd involvement,” said Hjellming.

Hunstad performs with her soulful, emotion-filled music seven times throughout the patio’s season, so there’s plenty of opportunity to check her out.

“We also have Chris Pohlson returning this summer,” said Hjellming. 

Pohlson’s music is influenced by the likes of John Mayer, Grateful Dead, and Tim O’Brien. Listen to him play the crowd May 21, June 23, and August 18.

The Lineup

+Wednesday, May 5 // Just Sugar 
+Sunday, May 9 // Lexi McGee
+Wednesday, May 12 // Danielle Haugen 
+Sunday, May 16 // Rich Rislov
+Wednesday, May 19 // Denham
+Friday, May 21 // Chris Pohlson
+Sunday, May 30 // Jordan Jaacks

+Wednesday, June 2 // Elisabeth Hunstad
+Sunday, June 6 // Lexi McGee
+Wednesday, June 9 // Betty Danger
+Friday, June 11 // Elisabeth Hunstad (with guest)
+Sunday, June 13 // James Dean
+Wednesday, June 16 // Rich Rislov
+Sunday, June 20 // Elisabeth Hunstad 
+Wednesday, June 23 // Chris Pohlson
+Thursday, June 24 // Tony Sammis 
+Sunday, June 27 // Micah Wetzel
+Wednesday, June 30 // Too Drunk to Fish

+Wednesday, July 7 // Elisabeth Hunstad
+Sunday, July 11 // Janae Sturma
+Wednesday, July 14 // Betty Danger
+Friday, July 16 // Denham
+Sunday, July 18 // James Dean
+Wednesday, July 21 // Amy Ellsworth
+Sunday, July 25 // Elisabeth Hunstad
+Wednesday, July 28 // Janae Sturma

+Sunday, August 1 // Jordan Jaacks
+Wednesday, August 4 // Micah Wetzel
+Sunday, August 8 // Danielle Haugen
+Wednesday, August 11 // Amy Ellsworth
+Friday, August 13 // Betty Danger
+Sunday, August 15 // Elisabeth Hunstad
+Wednesday, August 18 // Chris Pohlson
+Sunday, August 22 // Tony DePalo
+Wednesday, August 25 // Elisabeth Hunstad
+Sunday, August 29 // James Dean

“He puts on a lively acoustic set that incorporates everything from bluegrass to modern day pop hits,” she added.

Another performer will bring acoustic tunes to the patio.

“We have James Dean Acoustic making a few trips here from Yankton to showcase his live looping music,” she said.

Singer and songwriter Jordan Jaacks will take the patio on May 30 and August 1. His motto says that he likes to “keep it simple” and “keep it real” with his music. Other performers include Lexi McGee, Betty Danger, and more.

Chris Pohlson

On The Menu
Read more about the menu at Tinner’s here.

“Last year the entire staff witnessed tremendous growth regarding music and business on our patio,” said Hjellming. “The live music added the perfect relaxing and enjoyable element Wednesday and Sunday evenings.”

This time around, there will be many performances on Wednesday and Sunday along with a handful of Fridays and Thursdays.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what the new talent will bring to Tinner’s this summer,” said Hjellming.

For more information, visit tinnerspublichouse.com.
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