MEDIA ALERT: Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration with Will Graham begins Friday in Rapid City

After months of planning and preparation, the Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration with Will Graham begins on Friday, Sept. 24. The family-friendly event will feature free concerts from Christian artists and inspiring messages from evangelist Will Graham. Volunteers from 148 area churches are working together to make the Celebration a success.

Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has shared the Gospel with more than 1 million people across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.

The Monument
Rapid City, South Dakota 

  • Friday, Sept. 24: 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25: KidzFest – 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25: 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: 6 p.m. 

Admission is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


KidzFest,a special event tailored just for children, will take place on Saturday morning, Sept. 25, at The Monument. The program will include music by children’s performer Go Fish, an interactive video Gospel presentation called The Quest, and a message of hope from Graham. The one-hour event will be followed by bounce houses, face painting and games.

The Black Hills Paha Sapa Celebration will follow applicable state, local and venue-directed protocols. Individuals who are sick are encouraged to stay home and instead watch the livestream of the Celebration, which will be broadcast at

Media credentialing will take place at the press area, which will be located near the Celebration stage. Press kits and other materials will also be available at this location. Please bring your outlet-assigned press badge to use for verification in credentialing. Special seating for working press will be available.

Erik Ogren
(704) 577-2109

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