About Us

Since opening our doors in 1977, we have played host to many of the country’s leading performing acts and entertainment events.

Major concerts, touring Broadway shows, and sporting events appear regularly at the Civic Center along with hometown entertainment. Winner of the prestigious Prime Site Award numerous times, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is dedicated to serving the needs of all customers, large and small.


The mission of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is to provide and maintain a user-friendly facility for entertainment, concerts, plays, conventions, sporting events, and civic gatherings to enrich the lives of the people in the Black Hills Area. While doing so, we will attempt to provide extraordinary customer service and safety standards which will provide a memorable experience for all Rushmore Plaza Civic Center guests.

Annual Report

In this annual report, you will find reference to our 2018 entertainment lineup and milestone events.  We discuss enhancements made to the customer experience with our new point of sale system and our committment to our community thru non profit rates and fundraising opportunities.  As we celebrate our 41st Anniversary we are grateful to have the unwavering support of Rapid City and the Black Hills as we look to the future growth of both the community and facility. We encourage you to come to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and enjoy the positive changes. 

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The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. The following guide provides important facility information and policies/rules for attending any Rushmore Plaza Civic Center event.

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Partnership Opportunities

Located in the heart of Rapid City, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is the Black Hills premier sports & entertainment facility. We host hundreds of events each year including Rapid City Rush Hockey, Sporting Events, Concerts, Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo®, Rodeo Rapid City, family shows, special events and exhibition & trade shows.

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Please check here for current RFP or BID Requests. All RFP & BID Requests are also published in local area newspaper(s) and online at rcgov.org

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