It's a sad but true fact in the world we live in today.

As much as we want to, we can't trust everything we see on the internet.

We were reminded of that this week when the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls felt compelled to remind people who go online to purchase tickets for events at the facility to be careful where they click.

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Under the heading 'Ticket Buyers Beware', the email, sent to past customers and current pavilion members, warns that:

'Many sites and individuals peddle overpriced and, in some cases, fake tickets. Tickets that are found to be fraudulent will deny you admission and are not able to be refunded or exchanged.'   

The Pavilion also reminded online purchasers of the only three legitimate websites that are authorized ticket brokers for the facility:

A quick search for 'Washington Pavilion Tickets' on Yahoo! quickly illustrates the problem.

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The first three sites that pop up are NOT affiliated with the Pavilion. Instead, they are for ticket broker sites with names like TicketSales.com, VividSeats.com, and BoxOfficeTicketSales.com.

But it isn't just the Washington Pavilion that is having this issue.

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Online ticket buyers at Sioux Falls' other major concert venue, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, have had similar experiences on Yahoo!.

When you search for 'Denny Sanford Premier Center Tickets', you are first directed to the before-mentioned broker sites, as well as additional sites like the look-alike PremierCenterSiouxFalls.org, as well as EventTicketsCenter.com.

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A little homework will help you know whether or not you've landed on a legitimate site or a broker site.

The most valuable piece of information you can arm yourself with is the actual face value of the tickets you are trying to purchase. If the price you see on a website is higher than that, you're probably in the wrong place.

As always, the two most important words to remember any time you attempt to buy anything online are 'buyer beware'.

2024 Sioux Falls Area Concert Calendar [UPDATED]

2023 was a banner year for live music in Sioux Falls. Recovery from the pandemic has been strong and Sioux Falls is getting to enjoy so many great live shows.

This year saw Matchbox 20 finally get to play in Sioux Falls after several postponements. Luke Bryan took Sioux Falls by storm. Recently Jelly Roll made lifelong fans when he was in the Sioux Empire.


2024 will continue to see the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center hosting big-name music acts. Country music is the dominant genre on the calendar, but it's still early.

There are also fantastic shows planned in Brookings, Grandfalls Casino, and The District in Sioux Falls.

Here are the concerts that have been announced for 2024 in and around Sioux Falls.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

The 10 Largest Occupations in Sioux Falls

Where do people in Sioux Falls work? If this was fifty years ago the average Sioux Fallsian worked in some industrial, meat packing, or farm-related position. Sioux Falls has also been the major regional medical center for decades.

Customer service and other retail-related jobs have always been a part of the Sioux Empire's economy. But in recent years those industries have become major employers.

If you live in Sioux Falls, there's a pretty good chance you work one of these jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in Sioux Falls (as of 2022).

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

New Sioux Falls Residents are Moving from these 5 Cities

Before we get to the top 5, here's an honorable mention that's a bit surprising:

20) New York City: Sioux Falls gained 83 new residents in the latest census, according to Stacker.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott

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