If it's 'Ladies Night' at RibFest, 80's heart throb Rick Springfield is the natural choice to headline at the WH Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls.

Rick is no stranger to playing Sioux Falls.  In fact, as Rick Dees pointed out in this intro of Rick from the TV show 'Solid Gold' in 1984, the singer, best known for the #1 song 'Jessie's Girl', has had a real affinity for the state of South Dakota for a long time:

It's been two decades or so since Rick last played in South Dakota's largest city, but he returns Friday night, sharing the bill with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella, and Stephen Pearcy of Ratt.

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Before the show, Rick spent time answering questions from the folks at the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, a facility which partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs encouraging, and empowering kids to follow their rock and roll dreams.

Chuck Brennan, founder of the academy, introduced him:

Rick is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30pm.