MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — From rock and country to Christian, live music lovers in eastern South Dakota have plenty of options in the next couple of weeks.

The Corn Palace Festival in Mitchell is the first of several events. Country superstar Dwight Yoakam kicks it off Thursday. The festival runs through Sunday.

The South Dakota State Fair in Huron is Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. Among the bands on stage this year are 3 Doors Down, the Eli Young Band and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

Travis Tritt performs at the Fort Randall Casino and Hotel near Pickstown Aug. 30.

And the LifeLight Christian music festival runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Worthing, just south of Sioux Falls. Acts this year include Newsboys, Fireflight and Disciple.

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